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He'd give you the shirt off his back. Of course he'd call a press conference to announce it.

On Reggie Jackson.

James Augustus "Catfish" Hunter
New York Yankees
Pitcher

On the day I was signed, Mr. Finley, the owner of the Athletics at that time came up to me and said, 'When you were six you ran away from home, and when your parents found you at a nearby lake, you had already caught two catfish and were pulling in a third.  Now repeat it back to me.'

on how he got his nickname.

James Augustus "Catfish" Hunter
New York Yankees
Pitcher
Contributed by: Nick Johnson

They don't know who I was or that I played baseball.

When asked if he has ever been thanked by all the multimillionaire ballplayers he spawned by his free agency trailblazing

James Augustus "Catfish" Hunter
New York Yankees
Pitcher

This 20th win means more to me than the perfect game in 1968.

In 1971

James Augustus "Catfish" Hunter
New York Yankees
Pitcher

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