James Paul David Bunning
Born: October 23, 1931, Southgate, Kentucky
Detroit Tigers (1955-1963), Philadelphia Phillies (1964-1967, 1970-1971), Pittsburgh Pirates (1968-1969), Los Angeles Dodgers (1969)
Elected to the Hall of Fame by Veterans Committee: 1996
This Day in Baseball History
On June 18, 1975, Boston Red Sox rookie Fred Lynn drives in 10 runs, helping the Boston Red Sox to a 15-1 demolition of the Detroit Tigers. Lynn ties an American League record for most total bases in a game by hitting three home runs, a triple and a single. Lynn will go on to win the American League’s Rookie of the Year Award and the Most Valuable Player Award.