Jim Bunning

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

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

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Jim Bunning as a Detroit Tigers rookie in 1955

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Shea Stadium exterior in 2007

Shea Stadium

Multi-purpose stadium in Flushing Meadows–Corona Park, Queens, New York City.

Multi-purpose stadium in Flushing Meadows–Corona Park, Queens, New York City.

Shea Stadium exterior in 2007
Shea during its inaugural 1964 season
Plaque commemorating the location of Shea Stadium's home plate, now in Citi Field's parking lot.
A Mets game in 1969
A panoramic view of Shea Stadium from the upper deck behind home plate before a baseball game in 2008. The construction of Citi Field is visible beyond the outfield wall.
Shea Stadium prior to the start of a New York Mets game in 2008. Shea had the best attendance in the National League that year, averaging over 51,000 fans per game.
A concept drawing of Shea Stadium in football configuration
O.J. Simpson pictured breaking the NFL's single-season rushing record at Shea Stadium.
Shea Stadium and vicinity, with the Manhattan skyline in the distance, 1981
One of the neon players on the outside of Shea Stadium.
Shea's exterior, pictured here in 1964, was decorated with blue and orange panels from 1964 until their removal in 1980.
Shea Stadium in 2005
The skyline from Shea's scoreboard, now on top of the Shake Shack in Citi Field.
Shea's home run apple

A month earlier, on Father's Day, Callison's teammate, future Hall of Fame member and U.S. Senator Jim Bunning, pitched a perfect game against the Mets.

Paul in 2011

Rand Paul

American physician and politician serving as the junior U.S. senator from Kentucky since 2011.

American physician and politician serving as the junior U.S. senator from Kentucky since 2011.

Paul in 2011
Paul speaking at a Tea Party rally in Hawesville, Kentucky, on November 21, 2009.
Paul greeting supporters at Bowman Field in Louisville, Kentucky, on November 1, 2010.
Paul being sworn in as a senator by Vice President Joe Biden, along with his family, in the Old Senate Chamber in the U.S. Capitol, January 2011.
Paul campaigning with his father, Ron Paul, for his 2012 presidential campaign in Waterloo, Iowa, on August 10, 2011.
Paul speaking during filibuster on the Senate floor on March 6, 2013.
Paul at the 2019 Turning Point USA Winter Gala at Mar-a-Lago.
Paul speaking at a Turning Point USA event in 2020
Paul speaking at the 2013 Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) in National Harbor, Maryland, on March 14, 2013.
Paul speaking at a campaign rally in Des Moines, Iowa, October 2015.
Paul being interviewed by Jerry Doyle at Liberty Political Action Conference (LPAC) 2011 in Reno, Nevada, September 16, 2011.
Paul speaking with former U.S. Congressman Allen West.
Paul in New Hampshire, August 13, 2015.
Paul with his family on the Capitol steps.
Paul and his father Ron Paul at an event hosted in their honor at CPAC 2011 in Washington, D.C.

At the beginning of 2009, there was movement by political supporters of his father to draft Paul in a bid to replace beleaguered Republican Kentucky senator Jim Bunning.

Philadelphia Phillies

American professional baseball team based in Philadelphia.

American professional baseball team based in Philadelphia.

1888 Philadelphia Quakers
Grover Cleveland Alexander, Phillies pitcher from 1911 to 1917 and 1930
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1964 Philadelphia Phillies
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Darren Daulton, Phillies' catcher from 1983, 1985 to 1997
Citizens Bank Park has been the Phillies' home since 2004.
Chase Utley, Phillies' second baseman from 2003 to 2015
Ryan Howard, Phillies' first baseman from 2004 to 2016
Roy Halladay, Phillies' pitcher from 2010 to 2013
Bryce Harper was signed by the team in 2019.
The Phillies play division rival New York Mets at Citizens Bank Park on September 29, 2017.
Gene Mauch, Phillies' manager from 1960 to 1968
Charlie Manuel, Phillies' manager from 2005 to 2013
Ed Delahanty, 1945 Hall of Fame inductee
Mike Schmidt, 1990 Wall of Fame inductee
Steve Carlton, Phillies' pitcher from 1972 to 1986
Chuck Klein, 1932 NL MVP and 1933 Triple Crown winner
John Kruk, Phillies first baseman from 1989 to 1994
8× Gold Glove winner Garry Maddox (1975–1986)
The Centennial Team plaque at the left end of the Wall of Fame
Coca-Cola Park in Allentown, Pennsylvania, home of the Lehigh Valley IronPigs, the Phillies' Triple-A affiliate, April 2009
Harry Kalas, Phillies broadcaster from 1971 to 2009
Phillies fans, who have a reputation for occasional unruly behavior, brawl with New York Mets fans at Shea Stadium, September 2007

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.

Buehrle pitching for the Toronto Blue Jays in 2015

Mark Buehrle

American former professional baseball pitcher.

American former professional baseball pitcher.

Buehrle pitching for the Toronto Blue Jays in 2015
Buehrle pitching for the Chicago White Sox in 2005.
Buehrle receiving a sign during his 2009 perfect game
Teammates celebrate Buehrle's perfect game on July 23, 2009
Buehrle pitching for the Chicago White Sox in 2011.
Buehrle with the Miami Marlins in 2012.
Buehrle during spring training, 2013.
Buehrle with the Toronto Blue Jays in 2013.
Buehrle pitching for the Toronto Blue Jays in 2013.

With the perfect game, Buehrle became the 24th pitcher to throw multiple no-hitters in a career, and the sixth perfect game pitcher who had also thrown another no-hitter, joining Cy Young, Addie Joss, Jim Bunning, Sandy Koufax, and Randy Johnson.

Nolan Ryan holds the record for no-hitters in the major leagues with seven.

No-hitter

Game in which a team was not able to record a single hit through conventional means.

Game in which a team was not able to record a single hit through conventional means.

Nolan Ryan holds the record for no-hitters in the major leagues with seven.
Hall of Famer Sandy Koufax threw four no-hitters, including one perfect game, during his MLB career.
Jason Varitek caught four no-hitters during his MLB career.
Mike Witt pitched in both a complete game no-hitter and a combined no-hitter.
Bob Feller pitched the first (and to date only) Opening Day no-hitter, in 1940.
Ken Johnson pitched a no-hitter in 1964 but was the losing pitcher of the game.
Matt Young allowed no hits in a 1992 game that is not considered a no-hitter because he only pitched eight innings.
Rich Hill had a potential no-hitter broken up in extra innings in 2017.
Justin Verlander threw his first two no-hitters for the Detroit Tigers, and more recently one for the Houston Astros.
Joe Musgrove pitched the most recent, and to date only, no-hitter for the San Diego Padres.
Len Barker's perfect game is the most recent no-hitter for the Cleveland Indians.

Five pitchers have thrown a no-hitter in both the American League and the National League: Cy Young, Ryan, Jim Bunning, Nomo, and Randy Johnson.

Xavier University

Private Jesuit university in Cincinnati and Norwood, Ohio.

Private Jesuit university in Cincinnati and Norwood, Ohio.

St. Xavier Church, bishop's residence, and St. Xavier College in 1848
Smith Hall, which houses the Williams College of Business
The Gallagher Student Center.
Justice Hall, one of the university's main residence halls
Musketeers logo
Hayden Field seen from Hinkle Hall
Tu Holloway
Jalen Reynolds

Jim Bunning, U.S. Senator from Kentucky, member of Baseball Hall of Fame. Threw baseball's seventh perfect game as a member of the Philadelphia Phillies in 1964

Reading Fightin Phils

The Reading Fightin Phils (also called the Reading Fightins) are a Minor League Baseball team based in Reading, Pennsylvania, playing in the Northeast Division of the Eastern League.

The Reading Fightin Phils (also called the Reading Fightins) are a Minor League Baseball team based in Reading, Pennsylvania, playing in the Northeast Division of the Eastern League.

Ryne Sandberg
Mike Lieberthal

1972: 70–69, manager Jim Bunning, 5th in EL, 4th in South Division

Eugene Emeralds

The Eugene Emeralds (nicknamed the Ems) are a Minor League Baseball team in the northwest United States, based in Eugene, Oregon.

The Eugene Emeralds (nicknamed the Ems) are a Minor League Baseball team in the northwest United States, based in Eugene, Oregon.

Ian Happ (2015 Eugene Emeralds Outfielder)

Jim Bunning (1973, MGR) Inducted, 1996

Larsen in 1956

Don Larsen

American professional baseball pitcher.

American professional baseball pitcher.

Larsen in 1956
Larsen as a member of the Baltimore Orioles in 1954.
The "everlasting image" of Yogi Berra leaping into Larsen's arms upon the completion of the perfect game
Larsen at a Yankees fan fair in 2007
Roy Halladay and Don Larsen, the only two pitchers to throw postseason no-hitters in MLB history

Larsen pitched a shutout against Jim Bunning and the Detroit Tigers on August 5, 1955.

Cincinnati Reds outfielder Adam Dunn strikes out swinging.

Strikeout

In baseball or softball, a strikeout (or strike-out) occurs when a batter accrues three strikes during a time at bat.

In baseball or softball, a strikeout (or strike-out) occurs when a batter accrues three strikes during a time at bat.

Cincinnati Reds outfielder Adam Dunn strikes out swinging.
Hall of Famer Sandy Koufax
Detroit Tigers fan keep track of their starting pitcher's strikeouts during a game in 2010, with each 'K' representing one strikeout
The batter attempting to advance to first base after an uncaught third strike, which the catcher has already retrieved and is about to throw to the first baseman to record the putout
An electronic banner announcing the milestone achievement of John Smoltz recording his 3000th strikeout during a game in April 2008

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