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Clyde Kluttz

Clyde Kluttz (Baseball.  Born, Rockwell, NC, Dec. 12, 1917; died, Salisbury, NC, May 12, 1979.)  A journeyman major league catcher, Clyde Franklin Kluttz became known as the scout who signed righthander Catfish Hunter – twice.  Kluttz convinced the Kansas City Athletics to sign Hunter for some $75,000 in June 1964, even though the pitcher had […]

Catfish Hunter

Catfish Hunter (Baseball.  Born, Hertford, NC, Apr. 18, 1946; died, Hertford, NC, Sept. 9, 1999.)  The very first of the big money free agents in modern baseball history, James Augustus Hunter spent the last five years of his illustrious career with the Yankees.  Because of a breach of contract found to have been committed by […]

Gabe Paul

Gabe Paul (Baseball.  Born, Rochester, NY, Jan. 4, 1910; died, Tampa, FL, Apr. 26, 1998.)  A major league executive for nearly a half-century, Gabriel Howard Paul reestablished the Yankees as a dominant force in baseball.  Paul became president and de facto general manager of the Yankees when a syndicate headed by George Steinbrenner bought the club […]

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