Catfish’s catcher recalls perfect game against the Twins on May 8, 1968

August 3, 2009 – With the recent perfect game by Mark Buerhle of the White Sox against the Tampa Rays still fresh in everyone’s mind, maybe it is time to think back to May 8, 1968 when Jim “Catfish” Hunter pitched the 9th perfect game in baseball history and this time the Minnesota Twins were the victims as they lost 4-0 at Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum.

Jim Pagliaroni was behind the plate that day and in this article that was written by Rich Zuckerman in May of 2008 he recounts what happened that day and tells you a little more about Hall of Famer Jim “Catfish” Hunter. It is a nice little article and well worth your time, click here to get to the story. For an actual newspaper account of the game, check out the Milwaukee Journal.

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