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Jim Bunning Edit Profile

Congressman , professional baseball player

Jim Bunning, former United States Senator from Kentucky, retired professional baseball player. Achievements include leading the American League in: wins, innings, 1957; strikeouts, 1959, 1960; leading the National League in: starts, shutouts, 1966, 1967; innings, 1967; pitching a perfect game against the New York Mets, June 21, 1964. Member Brighton St. Center Community Action Group; board directors Kentucky Special Olympics.

Background

Bunning, Jim was born on October 23, 1931 in Southgate, Kentucky, United States.

Education

Bachelor of Science in Economics, Xavier University, 1953.

Career

Professional baseball player, 1955-1971; with, Detroit Tigers, 1955-1963; with, Philadelphia Phillies, 1964-1967; with, Pittsburgh Pirates, 1968-1969; with, Los Angeles Dodgers, 1969; with, Philadelphia Phillies, 1970-1971; retired professional baseball, 1971; congressman, Kentucky State Senate, Frankfort, 1979-1983; member, 100th-104th Congresses from 4th Kentucky district, since 1987; member budget committee member ways and means committee.

Achievements

  • Achievements include leading the American League in: wins, innings, 1957. Strikeouts, 1959, 1960. Leading the National League in: starts, shutouts, 1966, 1967.

    Innings, 1967; pitching a perfect game against the New York Mets, June 21, 1964.

Membership

Member Brighton St. Center Community Action Group. Board directors Kentucky Special Olympics.

Connections

Married Mary Catherine Theis, 1952. 9 children.

spouse:
Mary Catherine Theis