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Significant Passings
Quote:Jim Bunning, the Hall of Fame pitcher who threw a perfect game and later forged a second career as a fervently conservative and often cantankerous Republican congressman and senator from Kentucky, died Friday in the Fort Thomas, Ky., area. He was 85.
Link: https://www.nytimes.com/2017/05/27/sport....html?_r=0

Detroit Tigers star pitcher:                                                             Senator Bunning During Senate Health Care Hearings in 2009:
       

Quote:Mr. Bunning pitched a no-hitter against the Boston Red Sox at Fenway Park on July 20, 1958, retiring Ted Williams for the final out.

His perfect game was the first in the National League in 84 years and the first in the major leagues since the Yankees’ Don Larsen threw one against the Brooklyn Dodgers in the 1956 World Series. Mr. Bunning set down all 27 Mets batters at Shea Stadium on June 21, 1964, in the first game of a Father’s Day doubleheader, striking out John Stephenson, a pinch-hitter, for the final out.

Bunning had been traded from the Tigers to the Philadelphia Phillies in 1963, then the very next year in 1964 he pitched his perfect game. The Tigers did not always make smart trades back then. They traded Bunning and Gus Triandos to the Phillies in exchange for Don Demeter and Jack Hamilton.
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Quote:Zbigniew Brzezinski, who served as U.S. President Jimmy Carter's national security adviser during the Iran hostage crisis and the Soviet invasion of Afghanistan and drove a normalization of relations with China, has died. He was 89.
Link: https://www.reuters.com/article/us-peopl...SKBN18N049

   

Of all the guys I've ever heard of, his name was the hardest to spell!
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Music legend Gregg Allman dies at 69

The Allman Brothers Band - Whipping Post - 9/23/1970 - Fillmore East (Official)


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Three Significant Passings in one day! S11

I was going to mention Greg Allman, but I decided to leave that to a fan. S1
I'm mainly a classical music aficionado.
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Zbignew was a political bully, and tried to take over the administration when the President was sick, decided to ignore the Constitution and run the government himself. Really thought he could walk on water.
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I never said ZBig was a good guy. Just memorable. He served in the Carter administration, which got very few things right. It was the worst in U.S. history, until Obama came along and set new standards for misguided administrative incompetence.
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