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James Augustus “CatfishHunter was born on April 8, 1946. He would have been 64 years-old today. The world lost this man way too early, at the age of 53. He passed away in September of 1999 from Lou Gehrig’s disease.

“Winning isn’t everything. Wanting to win is.” – Catfish Hunter

In 1975, he was the subject of the Bob Dylan song, “Catfish”. You can listen to it here. The rest of the lyrics are after the jump.

Catfish (Written & Performed by Bob Dylan and Jacques Levy)

Lazy stadium night
Catfish on the mound.
“Strike three,” the umpire said,
Batter have to go back and sit down.

Catfish, million-dollar-man,
Nobody can throw the ball like Catfish can. (more…)

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