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Catfish Hunter in critical condition after fall

Updated: September 2, 1999, 12:54 AM ET

GREENVILLE, North Carolina (Ticker) -- Hall of Fame pitcher Jim "Catfish" Hunter, who is battling Lou Gehrig's disease, is in critical condition after a fall on Sunday night.

Hunter is unconscious and was downgraded from serious to critical condition today at Pitt County Memorial Hospital, according to hospital spokesman Doug Boyd.

The five-time 20-game winner sustained a head injury as a result of the fall at his home in Hertford, North Carolina. He was conscious when he arrived ...

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