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Randy Hundley

Golden Glove Winner 1967
All-Star Selection 1969

Full Name: Cecil Randolph Hundley
Bats: Right Throws: Right
Height: 6'0"
Weight: 175 lbs.
Born: Jun 01, 1942 in Martinsville, VA
Major League Debut: Sep 27, 1964
Died:

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CAREER BATTING STATISTICS
  BATTING
Year Team Avg G AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB K OBP SLG OPS
1964 SF .000 2 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .000 .000 .000
1965 SF .067 6 15 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 4 .067 .067 .133
1966 CHC .236 149 526 50 124 22 3 19 63 35 113 .285 .397 .682
1967 CHC .267 152 539 68 144 25 3 14 60 44 75 .322 .403 .725
1968 CHC .226 160 553 41 125 18 4 7 65 39 69 .280 .311 .591
1969 CHC .255 151 522 67 133 15 1 18 64 61 90 .334 .391 .725
1970 CHC .244 73 250 13 61 5 0 7 36 16 52 .288 .348 .636
1971 CHC .333 9 21 1 7 1 0 0 2 0 2 .333 .381 .714
1972 CHC .218 114 357 23 78 12 0 5 30 22 62 .261 .294 .555
1973 CHC .226 124 368 35 83 11 1 10 43 30 51 .283 .342 .625
1974 MIN .193 32 88 2 17 2 0 0 3 4 12 .228 .216 .444
1975 SD .206 74 180 7 37 5 1 2 14 19 29 .284 .278 .561
1976 CHC .167 13 18 3 3 2 0 0 1 1 4 .200 .278 .478
1977 CHC .000 2 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .000 .000 .000
  AVG G AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB K OBP SLG OPS
Totals .236 1061 3442 311 813 118 13 82 381 271 565 .292 .350 .642


  BATTING BASERUNNING MISC
Year Team HBP GDP TB IBB SH SF SB CS SB% AB/HR AB/K
1964 SF 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 0.0 1.0
1965 SF 0 1 1 0 1 0 0 0 .000 0.0 3.8
1966 CHC 3 11 209 3 10 5 1 3 .250 27.7 4.7
1967 CHC 2 12 217 6 7 5 2 4 .333 38.5 7.2
1968 CHC 4 19 172 6 5 5 1 0 1.000 79.0 8.0
1969 CHC 3 11 204 7 6 3 2 3 .400 29.0 5.8
1970 CHC 0 5 87 0 4 1 0 1 .000 35.7 4.8
1971 CHC 0 0 8 0 0 0 0 0 .000 0.0 10.5
1972 CHC 0 15 105 10 4 4 1 0 1.000 71.4 5.8
1973 CHC 0 9 126 8 6 2 5 6 .455 36.8 7.2
1974 MIN 0 4 19 0 1 0 0 0 .000 0.0 7.3
1975 SD 1 5 50 1 0 1 0 0 .000 90.0 6.2
1976 CHC 0 0 5 0 0 1 0 0 .000 0.0 4.5
1977 CHC 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 0.0 4.0
  HBP GDP TB IBB SH SF SB CS SB% AB/HR AB/K
Totals 13 92 1203 41 44 27 12 17 .414 42.0 6.1


CAREER FIELDING STATISTICS
Year Team POS G PO A E DP FPCT
1964 SF C 2 0 0 0 0 .000
1965 SF C 6 34 9 0 1 1.000
1966 CHC C 149 871 85 14 8 .986
1967 CHC C 152 865 59 4 7 .996
1968 CHC C 160 885 81 5 11 .995
1969 CHC C 151 978 79 8 17 .992
1970 CHC C 73 455 26 5 2 .990
1971 CHC C 8 43 3 1 0 .979
1972 CHC C 113 569 53 3 7 .995
1973 CHC C 122 648 59 5 7 .993
1974 MIN C 28 148 17 6 2 .965
1975 SD C 51 237 20 8 3 .970
1976 CHC C 9 22 2 2 0 .923
1977 CHC C 2 10 0 0 0 1.000
  G PO A E DP FPCT
Totals 1026 5765 493 61 65 .990



In December 1965 the Cubs made one of their best deals of the decade, acquiring two unproven players, Hundley and pitcher Bill Hands, from the Giants for Don Landrum, Lindy McDaniel, and Jim Rittwage. Hands became a 20-game winner, and Hundley turned out to be the best Cub catcher since Gabby Hartnett.

In the years 1966-69, Hundley caught nearly every Cub game. He set a ML record with 160 games behind the plate (147 complete) in 1968, and became the first player in history to catch 150 or more games for three consecutive years (1967-69). This iron man accomplishment stems in part from his own stamina, but was also a result of manager Leo Durocher's reluctance to play the second-stringers. When he won the Gold Glove in 1967, he committed just four errors for a NL record. Hundley popularized a new hinged glove that permitted a one-handed catching style, protecting his throwing hand. His arm was strong and accurate, he called pitches well, and hit with power. When the Cubs made their unsuccessful run for the flag in 1969, Hundley's fielding and 18 HR were key contributions, but he was thoroughly worn out by season's end.

The effects of overwork began to show the following April when Hundley injured his left knee and missed more than half the season. The right knee popped in 1971, limiting his action to nine games. Never the same after that, he drifted to the Twins in 1973, the Padres in 1974, and returned to finish with 15 games for the Cubs in 1976-77.


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