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PHILLIES RETIRED NUMBERS

Jim Bunning
POSITION
RHP
BATS-THROWS
R-R
HEIGHT
6-3
WEIGHT
195
BORN
October 23, 1931
Southgate, KY
CAREER
Pitched in 17 major league seasons, 1955-1971: Detroit Tigers (1955-63), Phillies (1964-67; 1970-71), Pittsburgh Pirates (1968-69) and Los Angeles Dodgers (1969) . . . Managed in the Phillies minor league system for five years following his playing career.

HOW OBTAINED
Acquired along with C Gus Triandos from Detroit for OF Don Demeter and RHP Jack Hamilton, December 5, 1963.

WINS
From 1955 through 1971, he led the majors in wins, innings and strikeouts . . . He won 19 games in each of first three seasons with the Phillies and finished 1967 with 17 wins while suffering a major-league record five 1-0 losses.

MISC
Led AL in strikeouts, twice . . . Led NL in shutouts, twice; innings, once and strikeouts, once . . . Upon retiring in 1971, he ranked second to Walter Johnson on the all-time strikeout list . . . He became the first modern-era pitcher to win 100 games in each league and the second to record 1,000 strikeouts in each league. Both milestones came in a Phillies uniform.

NO-HITTERS
Pitched a no-hitter against the Boston Red Sox while pitching for Detroit, July 20, 1958 . . . Became the first 20th century pitcher to throw a no-hitter in each league when he (father of seven) pitched a perfect game against the New York Mets at Shea Stadium on Father's Day, June 21, 1964, throwing only 90 pitches . . . It was the first perfect game in the NL since 1880.

HONORS
He was the first to pitch in All-Star Games for both leagues, being scored upon only once in his eight appearances . . . Started and won the first game in Veterans Stadium history, April 10, 1971, 4-1 over the Montreal Expos . . . Number retired April 6, 2001 . . . Elected to the National Baseball Hall of Fame in 1996 . . . Elected to the United States Senate from Kentucky in 1998.


W-L ERA G GS CG SHO IP H BB SO
224-184 3.27 591 519 151 40 3760.1 3433 1000 2855
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