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More than 1,000 turn out for Hunter's funeral

Updated: September 12, 1999, 6:41 PM ET
Associated Press

HERTFORD, N.C. -- Jim "Catfish" Hunter probably would have despised this -- people dressed in suits making a fuss over him.

He was buried Sunday several hundred yards from the high school field where he began a baseball career that would send him to the Hall of Fame.

More than 1,000 family, friends and former major league teammates turned out for the funeral of the pitcher who won five World Series titles with the Oakland Athletics and New York Yankees.

Hunter died ...

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