Jim BullingerBaseball Player
Rummel HS/U. of New Orleans/MLB
An outstanding prep athlete at Rummel High School, played a significant role in the success of the raider baseball program in the early 1980s.
Helped lead the Raiders to a state championship and was selected to several all-district and all-metro teams.
As a college freshman in 1984, he led the University of New Orleans to its first-ever College World Series appearance.
Played both shortstop and pitcher for the Privateers.
Drafted by the Chicago Cubs in 1986 and went on to play seven seasons in the majors for the Cubs, Montreal and Seattle.
Made his major league debut on May 27, 1992.
Belted a home run on the first pitch he faced 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.