Jim Bullinger
Born: (1965-08-21) August 21, 1965 (age 58)
New Orleans, Louisiana, U.S.
Batted: Right
Threw: Right
MLB debut
May 27, 1992, for the Chicago Cubs
Last MLB appearance
April 7, 1998, for the Seattle Mariners
MLB statistics
Win–loss record34–41
Earned run average5.06
Bullinger wore #44[1] during his brief stint with the Mariners.

James Eric Bullinger (born August 21, 1965) is an American former professional starting pitcher. He played for the Chicago Cubs (1992-1996), Montreal Expos (1997) and Seattle Mariners (1998) of Major League Baseball (MLB). He batted and threw right-handed. He is the brother of pitcher Kirk Bullinger. Jim Bullinger was converted to a pitcher in the Cubs' farm system, after initially playing as a shortstop. He played for the University of New Orleans before going pro, where his team made it to the 1984 College World Series.


He made his major league debut on May 27, 1992.[1] On June 8 of that year, he hit a home run on the first pitch he faced in his first at-bat in the majors, one of only five pitchers to accomplish this feat.

In a seven-season career, Bullinger posted a 34–41 record with 392 strikeouts and a 5.06 ERA in 642.0 innings pitched.[1]

He was a better than average hitting pitcher, batting .188 (31-for-165) with 14 runs, 9 doubles, 4 home runs, 19 RBI, 13 walks, 20 sacrifice hits and 2 sacrifice flies in 186 games.[1]

He posted a perfect 1.000 fielding percentage, handling 171 total chances (72 putouts, 99 assists) without a miscue in his major league career.[1]


  1. ^ a b c d e "Jim Bullinger Baseball Stats". Baseball Almanac. Retrieved 2009-02-21.