Hall of Fame Pitcher Jim Bunning, who went on to serve in Congress has died at the age of 85. His death was confirmed by Jon Deuser, who served as chief of staff when Bunning was in the Senate. Deuser said he was notified about the death by Bunning’s family. In his prime, Bunning won 224 games in a 17-year major-league career and pitched the first perfect game in modern National League history.
He became the first pitcher after 1900 to throw no-hitters in both the American and National Leagues. He was also a Kentucky Republican and the only member of the Baseball Hall of Fame to serve in Congress. He served in both the House and Senate.