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Jim Bunning

Baseball Hall of Fame Pitcher and Senator Jim Bunning

Full Name: James Paul David Bunning
Profession: Baseball Hall of Fame Pitcher and Senator

United States of America

Why Famous: Perfect game vs Mets 1965, Rep. Senator-Ky

Born: October 23, 1931
Birthplace: Southgate, Kentucky, USA

Generation: Silent Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Goat/Sheep
Star Sign: Scorpio

Died: May 26, 2017 (aged 85)
Cause of Death: A stroke

Historical Events

  • 1958-07-20 Detroit Tigers future Baseball HOF pitcher Jim Bunning no-hits Boston Red Sox, 3-0
  • 1964-06-21 Phillies pitcher Jim Bunning hurls a perfect game as Philadelphia beats the New York Mets, 6-0 on Fathers Day at Shea Stadium
  • 1967-05-10 Hank Aaron only inside the park HR (vs Phillies' Jim Bunning, in Philadelphia)
  • 1967-09-27 Phillies Jim Bunning ties NL record of 5, 1-0 losses in a year
  • 1970-08-11 Future Baseball HOF pitcher Jim Bunning becomes 2nd Cy Young Award winner to win 100 games in both NL and AL; Phillies beat Houston 6-5 at Astrodome
  • 1996-03-05 Earl Weaver & Jim Bunning, elected to Baseball Hall of Fame
  • 1996-08-04 Jim Bunning, Earl Weaver, Bill Foster and Ned Hanlon inducted into Baseball Hall of Fame, Cooperstown, NY

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