Randy Hundley is a retired professional American Baseball player who is best known for playing in Major League Baseball as a catcher. He is also a well-known baseball coach. He has managed to earn the title of best catcher of his era during his years as an active baseball player.
Randy Hundley Early Life (Parents, Siblings, Hometown, and Age)
Randy Hundley was born Cecil Randolph Hundley Jr. on June 1, 1942, in Martinsville, Virginia, the USA to his parents; father, Cecil Randolph Hundley Sr., and mother, Lois Mitchell Hundley. Randy was the eldest child of four siblings. He grew up in Martinsville along with his younger brother, Kenn Hundley, and younger sisters; Mary Lois Hundley and Pat Hundley.
His father was the founder of the Cecil R. Hundley Construction Company, Inc. The company operated under his guidance for 40 years before retiring in 1984. Randy then got his first coaching from his father on catching the ball one-handed. Cecil Randolph Hundley Sr. was also a semi-pro baseball player for over two decades. He also was the coach of the Connie Mack Martinsville Pirates until 1967.
Randy Hundley is 79 years old.
Randy Hundley Personal Life (Relationship Status, Wife, Children)
Randy Hundley was married to his wife, Betty Foster Hundley. The couple were high school sweethearts and tied the knot on September 30, 1961, at the Tabernacle Baptist Church in Bassett, Virginia. The couple is blessed with four children; two sons and two daughters. His son Todd Hundley is also a famous baseball player. His other children are Chad M. Hundley, Julie A. Hermanson, and Renee H Ignoffo.
Sadly, his 58 years old wife, Betty died on September 4, 2000, at her home in Palatine, Illinois due to breast cancer.
Randy attended John D. Bassett High School in Bassett, Virginia. He played in the school as a baseball player for four years before his graduation in June 1960.
Hundley started playing as a professional baseball player after his graduation.
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San Francisco Giants signed a contract with Randy in 1960 for the amount of $110,000 bonus payable over five years and received an amount less than $1000 as a monthly payment during his contract. On September 27, 1964, Randy
debuted in the major league with the Giants. Since his major debut, Hundley has played for several clubs and has achieved a lot of records during his long career. The clubs in which Hundley is associated are:
- San Francisco Giants (From 1964 to 1965)
- Chicago Cubs (From 1966 to 1973)
- Minnesota Twins (1974)
- San Diego Padres (1975)
- Chicago Cubs (From 1976 to 1977)
Due to his long active days in tournaments and practices, Randy’s body took a heavy toll, and because of that Hundley constantly suffered injuries during his matches. He missed a lot of games in 1970 and 1971 but made a comeback in 1972 and played 114 games for the Cubs.
However, due to the severe damage to his knees, he stopped playing in games in 1976. He worked as a bullpen coach for the Chicago clubs until his retirement in 1977.
Hundley played 1,061 games in his 14-year long career in the major league. He assembled a record of 82 home runs, 381 runs batted in, and a .292 on-base percentage.
Randy Hundley Net Worth
According to various online sources, the total net worth of Randy Hundley is estimated to be USD 8 million in 2021 and his annual income was estimated to be around USD 90,000 when he was active as a baseball player.
His long baseball career is his direct income and aside from that he still receives his retirement benefits and also owns a private house in his hometown, Martinsville.
Awards and Achievements
Here are the awards and achievements received by Randy Hundley:
- All-Star (1969)
- Gold Glove Award (1967)
The following are some unknown facts related to Randy Hundley:
- Randy was acclaimed to be one of the finest defensive catchers in the league.
- His father taught him the one-handed catching style.
- Randy played shortstop and pitched in baseball as a child.
- Randy asked his wife Betty to his high school prom in 1960 and later proposed to her to marry him which she happily accepted.
- Hundley attended the annual Cubs Convention in Chicago in January even after his retirement.
Wiki and Short bio.
- Name: Randy Hundley
- Birth Name: Cecil Randolph Hundley Jr.
- NickName: N/A
- Birth Date: June 1, 1942
- Birth Place: Martinsville, Virginia, USA
- Age: 79
- Gender: Male
- Zodiac: Gemini
- Nationality: American
- Ethnicity: White
- Religion: N/A
- Father’s Name: Cecil Randolph Hundley Sr.
- Mother’s Name: Lois Mitchell Hundley
- Sibling: 1 younger brother, 2 younger sisters
- Sibling Names: Kenn Hundley, Mary Lois Hundley, and Pat Hundley
- Relationship Status: Married
- Marital Status: Married
- Spouse: Betty Foster Hundley
- Children: 4
- Names: Todd Hundley, Chad M. Hundley, Julie A. Hermanson, Renee H Ignoffo
- Occupation: Professional Baseball Player, Coach
- Years Active: (1960-1977)
- Total Home Runs: 82
- Net Worth: USD 8 million
- Height: 6 feet (1.83 m or 183 cm)
- Weight: N/A
- Complexion: Fair
- Hair color: Light Brown/Blonde (Currently: White)
- Eye Color: Blue
- Social media: Facebook @randy.hundley.5,