Bunker, second from right, was only 21 but his arm had hurt for two solid years, ever since he felt a stab in his shoulder he equated with being shot by a .22-caliber rifle.
Regardless, Bunker wasn't about to miss his chance to pitch against the Dodgers in Game 3 of the World Series. He welcomed the noise and hoopla of the big stage. In fact, he was jealous that Jim Palmer, and not he, got to match up against Sandy Koufax in Game 2.
Trainers applied hot packs and oil to his right arm after every inning. But on the mound, he could do no wrong, allowing just seven base runners in a shutout that put the Orioles within one game of a world championship.
“Was it my most memorable moment? Oh, absolutely,” Bunker said. “All the rest were just another game.”
Also pictured are, from left, Steve Barber, Dave McNally and pitching coach Harry Brecheen.