Family, friends and former teammates and colleagues are paying tribute to Jim Bunning. The former U.S. Senator, Congressman and baseball Hall-of-Famer died Friday night. He was 85.
Bunning had suffered a stroke in October at his home in Southgate, Kentucky.
By the time Jim Bunning decided to enter politics, he already had a distinguished baseball career behind him. Bunning pitched for four teams during his 17-year career, mainly for Detroit and Philadelphia.
He’s still the only pitcher to throw no-hitters in both the National and American leagues. The second one, on Father’s Day, 1964, was a perfect game, as Bunning’s Phillies blanked the New York Mets.