Catfish and Home

An article from Southern Cultures 17:3, The Memory Issue

By Josh Eure

  • eBook ISBN: 978-0-8078-8282-5
    Published: September 2011

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Catfish and Home

by Josh Eure

As a Little Leaguer, Josh Eure couldn’t hit a lick, but the presence of local hero Catfish Hunter at all the games made even minor victories at the plate worth savoring.

“Jimmy ‘Catfish’ Hunter pitched for the Oakland Athletics and the New York Yankees and in 1987 was inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame—all the while maintaining his small-town farming roots. He played every game with the shotgun pellets from a childhood hunting accident lodged in his foot, and natives imagined he held a major piece of them in his cleats.”

About the Author

Josh Eure won the Dell Award and the Brenda L. Smart Prize and was finalist for Glimmer Train’s Short Story Award for New Writers. He also was nominated for a Best of the Net Award, and his work has appeared in the Raleigh Review and Dell magazine online. He received his MFA in Creative Writing from North Carolina State University.
For more information about Josh Eure, visit the Author Page.