Catfish Hunter came to Oakland in 1968 with the Kansas City A’s. In seven seasons with the Oakland A’s, he played in three World Series. His World Series record was 4-0, with one save. With the A’s, he bettered 20 wins five times, topped by 25-12 in 1974 and 23-14 in 1975. In 1972 (21-7) and 1973 (21-5), he led the league in percentage of victories. He had a perfect game no-hitter, May 8, 1968, and was elected to Baseball’s Hall of Fame in 1987.
Inducted into the Bay Area Sports Hall of Fame in 1990.
Plaque location: Oakland Coliseum