81 minutes | Oct 14, 2020

Episode #76 - Catfish Hunter

Today, the topic of our podcast is the humble catfish. Did you know you can find subspecies of this feisty feline can be found in freshwater environments all over the world? What's more, those subspecies can range in size from 40 centimeters long (the South American Candiru, or toothpick fish) to over 3 meters long (the Mekong giant catfish, native to southeast Asia, which can also grow to be up to 350 kg!) Coincidentally, there also happened to be a pitcher for the Oakland A's named Catfish Hunter who was a Tater Tot in the late '60s and early '70s, fulfilling our requirement for baseball content on this podcast. He was the first baseball player to receive a million-dollar contract in free agency, and is the namesake of a Bob Dylan song.  Here is a Youtube video of an intrepid catfish hunter using a snake to flush 6 catfish from a hole using a snake. Seems unfair to me but whatever. DONATE to Baseball for All FOLLOW us on Twitter LIKE us on Facebook SEND us an e-mail Our theme music is "The Littlest League Possible" by Guided by Voices and our album artwork is by Shelby Criswell.
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