- Republican served two terms in Senate and 12 years in House
- Bunning one of only 18 MLB pitchers to throw perfect game in modern era
Jim Bunning, a former Hall of Fame pitcher who went on to serve in Congress, has died. He was 85.
Bunning’s death was confirmed by Jon Deuser, who served as chief of staff when Bunning, who was from Kentucky, was in the Senate. Deuser said he was notified about the death by Bunning’s family.