Jim Bunning throws a perfect game on Father’s Day to beat the New York Mets
Bunning’s consistency and intimidation, two attributes he was known for, were on full display in June of 1964. He struck out 10 Mets total, fanning six batters in the last three innings of the game.
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The Phillies were up 2-0 going into the fifth inning when Bunning started to realize he and his teammates could do something special.
“I started thinking about it around the fifth inning,” Bunning told the Chicago Tribune. “By then, you know you’ve got a chance. Yes, I talked about it. I talked about it during my last one, too. That way you’re not so disappointed if you don’t get it.”