Friday, May 14, 2010

T206 Brooklyn Dodgers: George Hunter

Here is another member of the old Brooklyn Superbas who didn't last very long. George Henry Hunter played one full season in 1909 and one game in 1910 before returning to the minor leagues for good.

In 1909 he had the dual role as a Brooklyn starting pitcher and an outfielder. He was both a left hander on the mound and a switch hitter at the plate. Considering how bad the team was Hunter appeared to have pitched fairly well. He won 4 games and lost 10 while recording a ERA of 2.46 (team ERA was 3.10) and a WHIP average of 1.243. As a hitter, though, he was only average. He hit .228 in 23 games on a team that batted a collective .229. The weird thing about George Hunter is that after pitching for Brooklyn in 1909 he never again pitched a game in the majors or the minors. We went on to play 8 more seasons of professional ball in the New York State League as an outfielder after reaching the show.

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