Jim Hunter had five 20-win seasons four for the Oakland A's and one for the New York Yankees. He was named to eight AL All-Star games and won the 1974 Cy Young Award. He started 35 or more games every year from 1967-1976 (which probably shortened his career).
- Jim started with the A's in 1965 and endured a few seasons with a below-average team before the new guys (Reggie, Bando, Rudi, Blue, etc.) came up. Hunter was the A's ace for most of the time he spent with them.
- Hunter was granted free agency after the 1975 season because of a goofy mistake by Charlie Finley. Jim signed with the Yankees and had two good years before arm problems shortened his career. He retired after the 1979 season.
- Jim was elected to the Hall of Fame in 1987. Here is a link to his Hall of Fame page. I can't tell from his plaque whether he went in as an Athletic or as a Yankee.
- Jim came down with ALS (Lou Gehrig's disease) and died after a fall in 1999. Here is a Sports Illustrated article written during the last part of his life.
- Here is a 1980 Sports Illustrated article about life after retirement.