Jim Bunning was awesome in his short time with the Philadelphia Phillies

Blogged under Blast from the Past,Bloglockers,Front Page,General by joelapinski on Monday 22 April 2013 at 11:11 am

Righty starting pitcher Jim Bunning was only with the Phillies for six seasons, but they were good ones.  He pitched in 226 games (208 starts) in his six years with the Phillies and he was 89-73 with 4 saves, a 2.93 ERA and a 1.11 WHIP.  He was an All-Star twice with the Phillies and he won 19 games three times and 17 games once in his six year with the team.  In 1967, Bunning finished 2nd in the N.L. Cy Young Award voting.  He pitched in 40 games (all starts) in 1967 for the Phillies and he was 17-15 with a 2.29 ERA and a 1.04 WHIP.  Bunning pitched 302 1/3 innings in 1967 and he gave up 241 hits, 73 walks and he whiffed 253 batters.  Despite only pitching six years for the Phillies, Bunning is still #9 in games started (208) in franchise history.  He is also #5 in WHIP (1.11), #10 in innings pitched (1,520 2/3), #7 in strikeouts (1,197) and #5 in shutouts (23) in Phillies’ history.  Bunning was elected into Baseball’s Hall of Fame in 1996.

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