Randy Hundley

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Randy Hundley
Birthday:  June 1
Finished 4th in the NL Rookie of the Year voting in 1966
NL Gold Glove winner (1967)
NL All-Star (1969)

Yesterday's Cubs, Today's Metrics

I went to Fangraph's and looked at all Cubs catchers from 1871 to current
with a minimum of 500 PA's (as a Cubs catcher).

Randy Hundley ranked 5th in Cubs career WAR at catcher (late May/2017):

1) Gabby Hartnett 52.7 WAR
2) King Kelly 24.5 WAR
3) Johnny Kling 20.0 WAR
4) Jody Davis 18.5 WAR
5) Randy Hundley 12.8 WAR
6) Bob O'Farrell 12.5 WAR
7) Rick Wilkens 11.6 WAR
8) Geovany Soto 11.2 WAR
9) Michael Barrett  7.8 WAR
10) Silver Flint  7.6 WAR

  • In 1969, his 3.8 WAR was 2nd only to Johnny Bench among NL Catchers
  • In 1968, his 2.2 WAR was 5th in the NL behind Tom Haller, Johnny Bench, Jerry Grote, Joe Torre and above Tim McCarver
  • In 1967, his 3.9 WAR was tied for 3rd (Tom Haller) behind only Tim McCarver &   Joe Torre
  • In 1966, his 2.2 WAR was 7th among NL catchers

Randy Hundley seasons in Cubs history
Hundley's 3.9 WAR in 1967 and 1969 are tied for 10th best in WAR for Cubs


June 8, 1966
Randy Hundley hits his first career grand slam off the Dodgers, Don
Drysdale as the Cubs defeat the Dodgers 8-1 at Wrigley Field. 

August 11, 1966, game 1
An amazing game for Randy Hundley as the Cubs rookie catcher goes 4 for 5
with 3 runs & 3 RBI and hits for the cycle.  The Cubs needed all of this
effort as Hundley's 8th inning home run tied the game 8-8 and Hundley
completed the cycle with a single in the 11th inning and scored the winning
run on Lee Thomas walk-off single in a 9-8 Cubs victory.  The Astros won
game 2 by the same score (9-8).

The Cubs had an awful year in 1966, but they found an all-star catcher when
they acquired Hundley in an off-season trade with the Giants.

August 24, 1966
Ron Santo & Randy Hundley drive in 9th inning runs to win a come from
behind victory over Mets at Wrigley Field 6-5. Hundley's infield single
is the walk-off.…

May 20, 1967
The Cubs crush the Dodgers, 20-3.  Randy Hundley hits a grand slam
and drives in 5 runs. 

July 22, 1967
Cubs trail the Giants 5-3.  Randy Hundley's 8th inning RBI double
scoring Ron Santo cuts lead to 5-4.

In the 9th, Billy Williams ties the game with a solo home run off Gaylord
Perry and Hundley drives in Santo again, this time with a walk-off single
as the Cubs defeat the Giants 6-5 at Wrigley Field.  

September 26, 1967
Cardinals lead the Cubs 7-6 into the ninth inning, ron Santo ties
the game with a solo home run and Randy Hundley wins the game with a
2-out, walk-off RBI single. 

May 28, 1969
Randy Hundley's 3rd inning grand slam caps a 7-run Cubs inning to help
the Cubs defeat the Giants 9-8 at Candelstick Park in San Francisco.

July 26, 1969
Randy Hundley goes 3 or 5 with 3 RBI, driving in all 3 Cubs run, including
the walk-off single in the 11th inning as the Cubs defeat the Expos 3-2 at
Wrigley Field. 

3 Cubs relief pitchers (Rich Nye, Ted Abernathy & Phil Regan) combine for
4 innings of scoreless relief to help with this Cubs Victory.

April 16, 1970
Randy Hundley's walk-off RBI single scores Ron Santo for a 6-5 victory
over the Phillies in 10 innings.

May 15, 1971
At Wrigley Field, Randy Hundley goes 3 for 3 with a double & 2 RBI as
Cubs defeat the Giants 6-4.   The game is shortened to 7 innings.

April 16, 1972

In just his 4th major league game, 22 year old, Burt Hooton pithces a
no-hitter against Phillies at Wrigley Field.  Cubs win 4-0, Randy Hundley
drives in 2 runs and Ron Santo & Billy Williams each have 3 hits. 
Hooton struck out 7 batters and walked 7 batters as well.  

June 20, 1972
Randy Hundley's 1st inning grand slam caps a 7-run inning as the Cubs
defeat the Giants 15-8 at Wrigley Field. 

July 1, 1973, game 2
Ron Santo goes 5 for 5 with 2 RBI and a run scored.

The Cubs trail 5-3 in the 9th inning with 2 outs and win the game
on Randy Hundley's 3-run walk-off home run off Tug McGraw.

In game 1, the Mets defeat the Cubs by the same score, 6-5.  

May 2, 1976
At Candletstick Park, Randy Hundley hits a sacrfice fly in the 11th inning
as a pinch-hitter to drive in the winning run in a 6-5 Cubs victory.  It
is Hundley's only RBI of the 1976 season and the last RBI of his Mlb career.
This was the 2nd game of a doubleheader.  The cubs won the first game
by the same score (6-5) with that game going 14 innings.