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 December 9, 1923, former major league pitcher and manager “Wild Bill” Donovan dies in a train crash in Forsyth, New York. The 47-year-old Donovan won 186 games over an 18-year career. Another well-known baseball passenger, Hall of Fame executive George Weiss, survives the accident.