It's been a bad year for ex-Phillies...
Former Tiger's and Phillies' ace pitcher Jim Bunning passed away on May 26, 2017 at age 85.
Bunning pitched for the Tigers from 1955-1963, and for the Phillies from 1964-67, and 1970-71. In his first season with the Phillies, this father of 9 pitched a perfect game on Fathers' Day.
He retired after the 1971 season, and after a stint as a minor-league manager for the Phillies, he went into politics, eventually becoming a US senator for Kentucky.
Philadelphia Inquirer obituary
Larry Bowa's recollections of Jim Bunning. Bunning and Bowa were teammates during Bowa's first 2 (Bunning's last 2) seasons.
Here is Jim Bunning's page in my 1967 Phillies yearbook (which I just found a few weeks ago after moving).
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