A report on 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.

- Jim Bunning
Jim Bunning as a Detroit Tigers rookie in 1955

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

No-hitter

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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.

Philadelphia Phillies

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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
Dick Allen

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.

Johnson in 2016

Randy Johnson

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American former professional baseball pitcher who played 22 seasons in Major League Baseball (1988–2009) for six teams, primarily the Seattle Mariners and Arizona Diamondbacks.

American former professional baseball pitcher who played 22 seasons in Major League Baseball (1988–2009) for six teams, primarily the Seattle Mariners and Arizona Diamondbacks.

Johnson in 2016
In 2001, Johnson struck a bird with a pitched ball, resulting in what ABC News described as a "sea of feathers".
Johnson with the Yankees
Johnson pitching for the Arizona Diamondbacks.
Johnson with the Giants in 2009
Johnson throwing out the ceremonial first pitch at the Seattle Mariners home opener at Safeco Field

The perfect game made him the fifth pitcher in Major League history (after Cy Young, Jim Bunning, Nolan Ryan, and Hideo Nomo) to pitch a no-hitter in both leagues.

Halladay pitching for the Blue Jays in 2009

Roy Halladay

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American professional baseball pitcher, who played in Major League Baseball (MLB) for the Toronto Blue Jays and Philadelphia Phillies between 1998 and 2013.

American professional baseball pitcher, who played in Major League Baseball (MLB) for the Toronto Blue Jays and Philadelphia Phillies between 1998 and 2013.

Halladay pitching for the Blue Jays in 2009
2001 Toronto Blue Jays #32 Roy Halladay road jersey (after 9/11)
Halladay with Toronto in 2006
Halladay pitching for the Phillies
Roy Halladay and Don Larsen, the only two pitchers to throw postseason no-hitters in MLB history
Halladay delivers a pitch in 2011
Halladay in 2011
Halladay in 2009, showing his characteristic sinker grip
Halladay's widow Brandy receiving his plaque during his induction ceremony into the Baseball Hall of Fame in 2019

He also became the first pitcher since Nolan Ryan in 1973 to throw two no-hitters in a season, as well as the seventh pitcher to hurl both a perfect game and a regular no-hitter in his career, joining Cy Young, Addie Joss, Jim Bunning, Sandy Koufax, Randy Johnson, and Mark Buehrle.

Paul in 2011

Rand Paul

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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.

2010 United States Senate election in Kentucky

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The 2010 United States Senate election in Kentucky took place on November 2, 2010, alongside other elections to the United States Senate in other states as well as elections to the United States House of Representatives and various state and local elections.

The 2010 United States Senate election in Kentucky took place on November 2, 2010, alongside other elections to the United States Senate in other states as well as elections to the United States House of Representatives and various state and local elections.

Counties carried by Paul are in Yellow; counties carried by Grayson are in green.
The county carried by James Buckmaster is in gray. The county carried by Darlene Price is in brown. The counties carried by Dan Mongiardo are in blue. The counties carried by Jack Conway are in yellow.
Rand Paul and Jack Conway debate, October 2010

Incumbent Republican U.S. Senator Jim Bunning decided to retire instead of seeking a third term.

Buehrle pitching for the Toronto Blue Jays in 2015

Mark Buehrle

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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.

Short in 1973

Chris Short

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American professional baseball pitcher, who played in Major League Baseball (MLB) for the Philadelphia Phillies (1959–1972), and Milwaukee Brewers (1973).

American professional baseball pitcher, who played in Major League Baseball (MLB) for the Philadelphia Phillies (1959–1972), and Milwaukee Brewers (1973).

Short in 1973
Short, circa 1963

Teammate Jim Bunning was 5th that season with a 2.63 ERA.

1996 Baseball Hall of Fame balloting

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Elections to the Baseball Hall of Fame for 1996 followed the system in use since 1995.

Elections to the Baseball Hall of Fame for 1996 followed the system in use since 1995.

The Veterans Committee met in closed sessions and selected four people from multiple classified ballots: Jim Bunning, Bill Foster, Ned Hanlon, and Earl Weaver.

Shea Stadium exterior in 2007

Shea Stadium

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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.