Only a select few people have the privilege of calling Hertford their home, and one of history’s best baseball players was one of them. Jim "Catfish" Hunter was born and raised in Hertford. And even after his pro years playing for the Kansas City A’s and then the New York Yankees, Hunter decided that there’s no place like home. He returned to Hertford, remaining involved in his community. Today the Jim Catfish Hunter Museum, tucked away in a room at Hertford Visitors Center, memorializes the baseball legend’s career and his contributions to Hertford. A short video outlines his life and achievements. You can see yearbook photos from his days playing high school football and baseball. His letter jackets from the A’s and the Yankees hang against the wall. And it doesn’t get much cooler than getting to hold a Yankees check written out to the highest paid baseball player of his time. Admission to the museum is free, and donations are appreciated.