A father's 'perfect game' day

Happy Father's Day.  This is a great Father's Day story to share with your father or sons.

Before he became Senator Jim Bunning of Kentucky, he was a good Major League pitcher.  He won 224 games and had a stellar 3.27 career ERA and 3,433 Ks.  Bunning was elected to the Hall of Fame in 1996.

We remember him for something else: what happened one Sunday afternoon many years ago.

On Father's Day 1964, Jim Bunning of the Phillies threw a perfect game against the Mets in the old Shea Stadium in New York.

It was important, because Bunning knew something about fatherhood.  He and Mrs. Bunning had 9 kids and eventually 35 grandchildren once he was a U.S. senator.

Happy Father's Day, and remember that fathers matter a lot.

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