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Hall of Fame pitcher Jim Bunning dies

Written by Craig Rhodes and The Associated Press | May 28, 2017 7:41 AM
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(Louisville, KY) -- Hall of Fame pitcher and former Philadelphia Phillie Jim Bunning has died. He was 85.

The family says Bunning died late Friday of complications from a stroke.

In a 17-year major league career, Bunning won 224 games....89 of those with the Phillies.

He became the first pitcher after 1900 to throw no-hitters in both the American and National Leagues and he belonged to a rare group of major league pitchers to throw a perfect game in the modern era. 

After baseball Bunning entered politics.

A Kentucky Republican, Bunning served 12 years in Congress and two terms in the U.S. Senate.

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