James Eric Bullinger (born August 21, 1965) is a 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.
|Born: August 21, 1965|
New Orleans, Louisiana
|May 27, 1992, for the Chicago Cubs|
|Last MLB appearance|
|April 7, 1998, for the Seattle Mariners|
|Earned run average||5.06|
He made his major league debut on May 27, 1992. 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.
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 185 games.
He posted a perfect 1.000 fielding percentage, handling 171 total chances (72 putouts, 99 assists) without a miscue in his major league career.