January 14, 1987 The BBWAA elects pitcher Catf…

January 14, 1987

The BBWAA elects pitcher Catfish Hunter and outfielder Billy Williams (Cubs, A’s) to the Hall of Fame. The right-hander, an ace with the A’s and Yankees, became one of the game’s first big money free agents, and the Chicago flychaser established a National League record by playing in 1,117 consecutive games.