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Jim Bunning | County Cork

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Full Name: James Paul David Bunning

Born: Oct 23, 1931 in Southgate, KY

Irish Roots: Cork

Family Name: Walsh

Surname Origins: Walsh is a common Irish surname, meaning “foreigner”, taken to Ireland by soldiers from Britain after the Norman invasion of Ireland. It is most common in County Mayo and County Kilkenny.

Accomplishments: 

  • 9X All Star
  • AL Wins Leader
  • 3X Strikeout Leader
  • Perfect Game
  • No Hitter

Honors:

  • National Baseball Hall of Fame (1996)

Biography

Jim’s great-grandmother, Ellen Walsh, was born in County Cork!