Buddy Hunter

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Buddy Hunter
Second baseman
Born: (1947-08-09) August 9, 1947 (age 67)
Omaha, Nebraska
Batted: Right Threw: Right
MLB debut
July 1, 1971 for the Boston Red Sox
Last MLB appearance
June 1, 1975 for the Boston Red Sox
Career statistics
Batting average .294
Runs batted in 2
Runs scored 5

Harold James Hunter [Buddy] (born August 9, 1947 in Omaha, Nebraska) is a former utility infielder in Major League Baseball who played for the Boston Red Sox in part of three seasons (1971, 1973, 1975). Listed at 5' 10", 170 lb., Hunter bat and threw right-handed. He was selected by Boston in the 1969 draft out of the University of Nebraska in the 3rd round (61st overall).[1]

A dependable handyman, Hunter was used in pinch hitting, pinch running, DH, and late defensive replacement duties. He hit .294 (5-for-17) with five runs and two RBI in 22 career games, including two doubles and a .478 on-base percentage. In 12 infield appearances at second base (9) and third (3), he compiled a .969 fielding percentage while committing an error in 31 chances.

Following his career in the majors, Hunter played with Triple-A Pawtucket (1978–79) and later managed the Winston-Salem Red Sox (1980–81).


  1. ^ "Buddy Hunter Baseball Stats". Baseball Almanac. Retrieved 31 July 2011. 

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