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Happy 70th Birthday, Wally Bunker


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Happy birthday, Wallace Edward Bunker.

The 1964 Major League winning percentage champion (tied with Sandy Koufax at .792), also finished in 2nd place behind Tony Oliva in that year's Rookie of the Year voting, pitched a complete-game shutout in Game Three of the 1966 World Series for the World Champion Baltimore Orioles, and won 60 games between 1964 and 1971 in an injury-shortened career.

http://www.baseball-reference.com/players/b/bunkewa01.shtml

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Happy birthday, Wallace Edward Bunker.

The 1964 Major League winning percentage champion (tied with Sandy Koufax at .792), also finished in 2nd place behind Tony Oliva in that year's Rookie of the Year voting, pitched a complete-game shutout in Game Three of the 1966 World Series for the World Champion Baltimore Orioles, and won 60 games between 1964 and 1971 in an injury-shortened career.

http://www.baseball-reference.com/players/b/bunkewa01.shtml

Mods, much appreciated if this can get some traffic here on "Orioles Talk" before transferring it to "Orioles History."

Absolutely. Happy Birthday.

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Happy Birthday, Wally! I was lucky enough to have been at the 3rd game he pitched in the 1966 World Series. Wally pitched a complete game shutout, Paul Blair hit a homer in the fifth and the last out was Luis Aparicio throwing to Boog!!

I was there, too! Most important game Bunker ever pitched. When the game started with a good catch by Blefary in left field, you knew it was going to be special.

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