Catfish Hunter Pitches Perfect Game
Date of Event: May 8, 1968
Going into the game on May 7, 1968, Catfish Hunter was 2-2 on the year and 30-36 lifetime in the American League. He was facing the hard-hitting Minnesota Twins, with a lineup that featured two batting champions, Rod Carew and Tony Oliva, and home run king Harmon Killebrew. Hunter’s Oakland ballclub had not yet attained the championship quality they would display in the early seventies and the oddsmakers favored the Twins. The odds are reversed on this day, on May 7, 1968.