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Why did Jim Bunning choose Philly over Detroit in the HOF?

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Bunning pitched for the Tigers from 1955 to 1963. It was during this time where he had his only 20 win season, which was in 1957. Went on two 5 All-Star apperances as a Tiger (Only 3 elsewhere). As a Philly, he pitched 6 season, which 2 were total duds at the end of his career. I don't get it. Was the perfect game that did it?

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Bunning always thought he was being short changed in salary by GM Jim Campbell. His choice of Philly over Detroit was his way of getting back at Campbell. Very similar to Sparky choosing Cinci over Detroit.

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I don't think the two situations are comparable at all. Sparky had good reasons to choose a Reds logo. He won more in Cincy. That's where he got his start. that's where he was a household name. He's linked with one of the best teams of all time. The only thing Detroit offered over Cincy was longevity but after 1988 the team only contended once really, and that was only until August.

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The entire "going in as a memeber of xxxx team" is stupid. The NHL doesn't do much right, but they do get the HOF spot on in that regard. You go in as a player only, with your teams, accomplishments, etc. honored and mentioned. Baseball should do the same thing, because this is one "tradition" that is pretty dumb.

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It's actually a recent thing. many old timers didn't have logos on the caps. I don't think Gehringer or Cochrane do. Now the HOF dictates what logo is on the cap. They'll usually go with what hte player says but if t's something stupid like Boggs going in as a Devil Ray, then they'll overrule.

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Bunning always thought he was being short changed in salary by GM Jim Campbell. His choice of Philly over Detroit was his way of getting back at Campbell. Very similar to Sparky choosing Cinci over Detroit.

Jim Campbell wasn't the GM until after Bunning was traded to Philladelphia.

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Bunning did not get along with the Tiger organization. It may not have been Campbell but he did have issues with the Tigers.

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