On September 16, 1979 — At Yankee Stadium, the Bronx Bombers hold Catfish Hunter Day to honor their future Hall of Fame pitcher who will be retiring at the end of the season at the age of 33. A 20 year-old left-hander named Dave Righetti makes his major league debut for the hometown team.

 


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Sources:
Baseball Reference September 16
National Pastime September 16
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