By the way, for those of us who were around in 1964 [allentown, julio, lonestarphan, yours truly] it truly was "the best of times, the worst of times" to be a Phillie phan. And today, June 21, indeed Father's Day 56 years ago, it was the best of times. Phillies swept a Sunday DHer in New York against the Mets and Jim Bunning, he the father of 9 children, tossed a perfect game. Rick Wise won the night cap 8-2 for his first major league win as the Phils took a 2 game lead over the SF Giants. I recall Bunning going on the Ed Sullivan Show that night.
A few weeks later, in the very same Shea Stadium, Johnny Callison would hit a game winning 3 run homer against Dick Radatz in the bottom of the 9th to give the NL a 7-4 win. Truly, these two events, along with the thrilling wins on an almost daily basis made the Summer of '64 one of my most memorable ever.
Alas, summer turned to fall, ecstasy turned to agony and the best of times became the worst of times. But not so on this day, June 21, Fathers Day, 1964.