He and his wife are active members of St. Therese Catholic Church in Soughtgate, Kentucky.
He is married to Mary Catherine Theis, and they have nine children and 35 grandchildren.
He sruck-out 2,855 batters.
His career ERA (earned run average) is 3.27.
He was signed by the Detroit Tigers as an amateur free agent in 1950.
He played his last game Septmeber 3, 1971.
He made his MLB debut July 20, 1955.
He attended Xavier University.
He is listed at 6'3 and 195 lbs.
He would serve Kentucky as a United States Senator.
He recorded 224 career wins.
He was selected to the All-Star Game seven times.
He threw a Perfect Game on Father's Day in 1964.
He threw no-hitters in both the American and National Leagues.
He played for 17 season before retiring.
He bat and threw right-handed.
He played for the Detroit Tigers, Philadelphia Phillies, Pittsburgh Pirates, and the Los Angeles Dodgers.
He played the postion of pitcher.
He was elected into the Hall of Fame in 1996.