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Jim Bunning

James Paul David "Jim" Bunning is an American former Major League Baseball pitcher and politician.
During a 17-year baseball career, he pitched from 1955 to 1971, most notably with the Detroit Tigers and the Philadelphia Phillies. When he retired, he had the second-highest total of career strikeouts in Major League history; he is currently 17th. Bunning pitched the seventh perfect game in baseball history on June 21, 1964 against the New York Mets, a feat that has currently been accomplished only twenty times in baseball history. He was inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1996.
After retiring from baseball, Bunning returned to his native northern Kentucky and was subsequently elected to the city council, and then the state senate, in which he served as minority leader. In 1986, Bunning was elected to the U.S. House of Representatives from ... » Read more on Wikipedia.org

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Jim Bunning: Fifty years ago, perfect game stamped his Hall of Fame ticket
2014-06-21
Once the game started, though, Bunning had to luck past the very first batter. "I got away with some bad pitches early," Bunning said. "I hung a couple sliders to Jim Hickman, but he only fouled them back. "I told Gus if they weren't hitting those ...
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  1. JIM BUNNING: Perfect account of a perfect game

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Perfect game in an imperfect world
2014-06-20
Fifty years ago today, Philadelphia Phillies pitcher Jim Bunning pitched a perfect game against the New York Mets. It was the highlight of what was expected to be a glorious season. Bunning's Father's Day perfecto garnered headlines and accolades.
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Jim Bunning doesn't like how Major League Baseball shut Mark Cuban out of the ...
2014-06-16
The Cubs were sold to the Ricketts family a couple of years ago, but former Senator and major leaguer Jim Bunning still doesn't like how it went down. Specifically, as it related to Mark Cuban's failed bid. And Bunning said that if a similar thing were ...
(NBCSports.com)
  1. Bunning: Cubs best argument to eliminate MLB antitrust exemption

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Cubs 3, Phillies 0: At Last, A Road Series Win
2014-06-15
Sunday, the Phillies were celebrating the 50th anniversary of Jim Bunning's perfect game. The perfecto was actually thrown June 21, 1964, but since Sunday was Father's Day, that game was on Father's Day, and the Phillies aren't home June 21, they ...
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  1. Phillies 0, Cubs 3: Worse Than a Tie for Father's Day
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Father's Day to remember: Bunning's perfect game of '64
2014-06-15
Jim Bunning is the father of nine children, so it's not surprising that the native of Southgate, Ky., would do something extraordinary — something that had never been accomplished before and has not been since — on Father's Day. It was the defining ...
(FOXSports.com)
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  2. Fifty Years Ago, Jim Bunning's Perfect Game at Shea Stadium (Video)
  3. Jim Bunning to Throw "Perfect" Pitch at Sunday's Phillies Game

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Bunning remembers perfect game, '64 run with fondness
2014-06-13
PHILADELPHIA — Fifty Father's Days after impressing his 11-year-old daughter with a historic performance at Shea Stadium, Jim Bunning is grateful. He's grateful to remember the look on the faces of his wife and daughter after the game. He's grateful ...
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  1. Bunning reflects on Father's Day perfect game

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Bunning remembers perfect game, '64 run with fondness
2014-06-13
PHILADELPHIA — Fifty Father's Days after impressing his 11-year-old daughter with a historic performance at Shea Stadium, Jim Bunning is grateful. He's grateful to remember the look on the faces of his wife and daughter after the game. He's grateful ...
(The Reporter)
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Brignac's walk-off to snap scoreless tie a rarity
2014-06-12
Bunning, 82, said he figured that afternoon might be a good one when he hung a couple sliders to Mets leadoff hitter Jim Hickman, but he only fouled them back. He remembered the biggest defensive play of the game when Jesse Gonder smashed a ball to ...
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Medicare sustainable growth rate remains focal point of docs' ire at AMA meeting
2014-06-09
Jim Bunning (R-Ky.) filibustered to block patching a 21.2 percent SGR-driven Medicare pay cut. The pay cut went into effect on March 1, but Congress wound up passing another “doc fix” the next day. “Health professionals” helped elect Bunning, a ...
(Crain's Detroit Business)

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