James Augustus "Catfish" Hunter, b. 4/8/46 in Hertford, North Carolina; d. 9/9/99 (of ALS) in Hertford, age 53. Pitched for Kansas City Athletics, Oakland Athletics, and New York Yankee. A member of five World Series championship temas; inducted into the Nat'l Baseball Hall of Fame in 1987. Often referred to as baseball's first big money free agent. Buried at Cedarwood Cemetery in Hertford, adjacent to the field where he played high school baseball.