Monday, June 16, 2014

1983 Phillies Postcards Great Moments #4 Jim Bunning & Tony Taylor

Cubs 3, Phillies 0
Game 67 - Sunday Afternoon, June 15th in Philadelphia
Record - 29-38

One Sentence Summary:  Travis Wood and the Cubs made it look easy against the Phillies, winning 3-0 on Father's Day.

What It Means:  It means the Phillies went 4-2 on this short homestand and they'll now play their next 35 games against teams with winning records.  This could get ugly.

What Happened:  Wood no-hit the Phillies until the sixth inning when Ben Revere finally broke through with a single.  The offense would manage just two more hits.  A.J. Burnett took the loss, despite his eight innings of solid work.

Featured Card:  Hall of Famer Jim Bunning threw out the ceremonial first pitch, marking the 50th anniversary of his Father's Day perfect game against the Mets in 1964.  The Phillies also wore their 1964 throw-back uniforms for the second time this series.

I was all set to scan Bunning's card from this year's Topps Gypsy Queen set, when I realized that if you've seen one Gypsy Queen card, you've probably seen them all.  Why not scan in a card that not many people have seen before?  With that in mind, this is one of the postcards given away at The Vet during the team's 1983 centennial season.  Tony Taylor shares the card with Bunning as a result of the fine defense turned in by Taylor to preserve Bunning's perfect game back in 1964.

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