James Augustus Hunter
Born: April 8, 1946, Hertford, North Carolina
Died: September 9, 1999, Hertford, North Carolina
Kansas City A's (1965-1967), Oakland A's (1968-1974), New York Yankees (1975-1979)
Elected to the Hall of Fame by Baseball Writers: 1987
This Day in Baseball History
On May 24, 1972, California Angels pitcher Don Rose homers in his first major league at-bat. Rose connects against Oakland A’s left-hander Vida Blue, giving himself and the Angels a dramatic 6-5 win. Rose will never win another game or hit another home run in the major leagues.