Jim Bunning, a father of seven children at the time, pitched the best game of his career on the best day he could imagine — Father's Day.
June 21, 1964 at Shea Stadium
Doubles : Triandos, Bunning.
Home Runs : Callison.
Left On Base : Philadelphia 5.
Sacrifice : Herrnstein, Rojas.
Jim Bunning Perfect Game Box Score
In the ninth inning, Jim Bunning called his catcher, Gus Triandos , to the mound. What did they talk about? Triandos stated after the game, "He said I should tell him a joke, just to get a breather. I couldn't think of anything. I just laughed at him."
Did you know that Jim Bunning threw ninety pitches of which seventy-nine went for strikes during this perfect game?
What did Jim Bunning do immediately after the game was over? He appeared that same night on the Ed Sullivan Show.