Hall of Famer Catfish Hunter dies at 53
Jim "Catfish" Hunter, the Hall of Fame pitcher who ushered in baseball's era of big bucks for free agents, died today at age 53 after battling the disease named after another New York Yankees great, Lou Gehrig.
Hunter died at his home in Hertford, N.C., according to George
Byrum of Swindell Funeral Home. Hunter fell and hit his head on
concrete steps at his home on Aug. 8. He was unconscious for
several days, but improved enough to be sent home Saturday,
according to the Rev. ...
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