Lest we forget: Jim Bunning

May 27, 2017

Now it’s getting serious. Now we’re getting the the men who were playing when I was growing up. Sad.

Jim Bunning, a Hall of Fame pitcher who became a U.S. Senator, died yesterday at the age of 85. Here’s the New York Times‘ obituary by Richard Goldstein.

Bunning pitched a perfect game against the New York Mets on Fathers day in 1964, fitting since he had so many kids. He “authored” one book shortly after that and was the subject of a biography published in 1998, two years after the was inducted into the Hall.

He was the subject of numerous trivia questions, including one of 10 pitchers — and the first in the “modern era” — to win 100 games in both leagues.

 

THE STORY OF JIM BUNNING 1st HC/dj 1965 Ralph Berstein Philadelphia Phillies!!! Image result for jim bunning book

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