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Jim "Catfish" Hunter, whose precise pitching carried him to the Hall of Fame and helped the A's win three World Series championships in the 1970s, died yesterday. He was 53. Hunter died at his home in Hertford, N.C. He had battled amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), known as Lou Gehrig 's disease, for the past year.How did Kim Hunter Daughtery die?
Kim Hunter Daughtery, a 45-year-old fifth-grade teacher at Hertford Grammar School, died after having an undisclosed medical emergency in the presence of a school nurse at about 10:30 a.m., Perquimans County Schools assistant superintendent James Bunch told the Virginian-Pilot.How did Jim Hunter get the nickname Catfish?
His hands seemed soft and puffy, a far cry from the powerful hands of the pitcher and farmer he had been. The Kansas City Athletics found Hunter in Hertford, and owner Charles O. Finley, intent on promoting his players to the hilt, pinned the nickname "Catfish" on him. To friends and family, however, he always remained Jim.How old was Hunter Hunter when he died?
Hunter, who pitched for the New York Yankees from 1975-79, died in 1999 at age 53. Although the family returned to their native North Carolina after Catfish’s time in the Bronx, the Hunters were regular fixtures at Yankee Stadium for annual events like Old Timer’s Day.