LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP/KGTV) -- Hall of Fame pitcher Jim Bunning has died at 85.
Bunning was one of only 18 Major League Baseball pitchers to throw a perfect game in the modern era, and the second pitcher to record 100 wins and 1,000 strikeouts in the American and National Leagues.
His perfect game came on Father's Day, June 21, 1964, against the New York Mets. Bunning played for five MLB teams, including the Los Angeles Dodgers, throughout his major league career from 1655 to 1971.
Bunning was also the only member of the Baseball Hall of Fame to serve in the United States Congress. The Kentucky Republican served 12 years in the House and two terms in the Senate.
We mourn the passing of Jim Bunning, a Hall of Fame pitcher and former U.S. Senator. He was 85. pic.twitter.com/NVTdhQuYmr
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