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From 1955 to 1971, in a playing career spent mostly with the Detroit Tigers and Philadelphia Phillies, Bunning would be triumphant in 224 games. Though the eight-time All-Star would have only one 20-win season, Bunning would win 19 games four times. Often pitching with tough luck, he lost a major league-record five 1-0 decisions in a season. When Bunning retired, he was second on the all-time strikeouts list to Walter Johnson with 2,855.
Bunning’s most memorable performance may have come on June 21, 1964 when, on Father’s Day, the father of nine tossed the ninth perfect game in major league history and the first no-hitter by a Phillies pitcher in more than 58 years in a 6-0 victory over the New York Mets. He also pitched a no-hitter for Detroit on July 20, 1958, against Boston, winning 3-0.
Upon retirement in 1971, James Paul David Bunning served as a politician who represented constituents from Kentucky in both chambers of the United States Congress.