Mauch in 1961
Short in 1973
A 1951 Bowman Gum card of Mauch
Short, circa 1963
Mauch (left) managing the Montreal Expos in July 1969 at Shea Stadium, New York.

After leading by six and a half games with 12 to go, manager Gene Mauch decided to start his two aces, Bunning and Short, for eight of the last 12 games.

- Chris Short

Mauch decided to start his two pitching aces, Jim Bunning and Chris Short, in 7 of the last 10 games, 4 of those starts on 2 days' rest (all of which they lost).

- Gene Mauch
Mauch in 1961

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Manager Eddie Sawyer abruptly quit the team after the season opener in 1960, and was replaced by Gene Mauch.

Though Ashburn and Roberts were gone, the 1964 Phillies still had younger pitchers Art Mahaffey, Chris Short, and rookie Ray Culp; veterans Jim Bunning and screwballer Jack Baldschun; and fan favorites Cookie Rojas, Johnny Callison, and NL Rookie of the Year Dick Allen.

Jim Bunning as a Detroit Tigers rookie in 1955

Jim Bunning

American professional baseball pitcher and politician who represented Kentucky in both chambers of the United States Congress.

American professional baseball pitcher and politician who represented Kentucky in both chambers of the United States Congress.

Jim Bunning as a Detroit Tigers rookie in 1955
Bunning greeting President Ronald Reagan in 1983
Bunning with his eventual successor, Rand Paul

Manager Gene Mauch used Bunning and fellow hurler Chris Short heavily down the stretch, and the two became visibly fatigued as September wore on.