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Harold James Hunter (born August 9, 1946 in Omaha, Nebraska) is a former utility infielder in Major League Baseball who played for the Boston Red Sox in part of three seasons spanning 1971–1975. Listed at 5' 10", 170 lb., Hunter batted and threw right-handed.[1]

Buddy Hunter
Utility infielder
Born: (1946-08-09) August 9, 1946 (age 72)
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
MLB statistics
Batting average.294
Runs batted in2
Runs scored5

The Red Sox selected Hunter in the third round, 61st pick of the 1969 MLB Draft out of the University of Nebraska. 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.[1]

Following his career in the majors, Hunter played with Triple-A Pawtucket Red Sox (1978–1979) and later managed the Winston-Salem Red Sox (1980–1981).[1]


  1. ^ a b c MLB Statistics.Baseball Almanac. Retrieved on July 31, 2011.

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