Why was Catfish Hunter called catfish?

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Kansas City/Oakland Athletics
Finley gave Hunter the nickname "Catfish" in 1965 because he thought his 19-year-old pitcher needed a flashy nickname. In 1966 and 1967, Hunter was named to the American League All-Star team. Prior to the 1968 season, Finley moved the A's from Kansas City to Oakland.

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Moreover, what did Catfish Hunter die from?

Lou Gehrig's disease

Beside above, when did Catfish Hunter play? 1965 Oakland Athletics

Similarly, when did Catfish Hunter die?

September 9, 1999

Is Catfish Hunter alive?

Deceased (1946–1999)

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Where is Catfish Hunter buried?

North Carolina, United States

Why is Catfish Hunter in the Hall of Fame?

Hunter retired in 1979 after developing persistent arm problems. He was inducted into the National Baseball Hall of Fame in 1987. He was diagnosed with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, also known as Lou Gehrig's disease, in his early 50s.

How many children did Catfish Hunter have?

James Augustus ("Catfish") Hunter, baseball player: born Hertford, North Carolina 8 April 1946; married (two sons, one daughter); died Hertford 9 September 1999.

Where is Catfish Hunter from?

Hertford, North Carolina, United States

What number was Catfish Hunter?

Oakland Athletics / Pitcher