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Bunning, James Paul David

Born: 1931 AD
Currently alive, at 84 years of age.
Nationality: American
Categories: Baseball Player, Politician

1931 – Bunning was born in Southgate, Kentucky on the 23rd of October.

1949 – He graduated from St. Xavier High School in Cincinnati and later received a bachelor’s degree in economics from Xavier University.

1955 – Jim Bunning’s first game as a major league pitcher was on the 20th of July.

         – He was the pitcher for Detroit Tigers.

1964-1967 – He became pitcher for Philadelphia Phillies.

         – He was a pitched perfect game playing for Philadelphia Phillies against New York (1st perfect game by a National League pitcher).

1968 – He was a pitcher for Pittsburgh Pirates.

1969 – He was pitcher for Los Angeles Dodgers.

1970 – He was the 1st pitcher since Cy Young to have won 100 games in major leagues.

1979-1983 – He became a member of Kentucky senate.

1987 – He Representative from Kentucky.

1999 – He became Senator from Kentucky.

2006 – In April, he was selected by Time as one of "America’s Five Worst Senators.

         – On the 6th of December, Bunning was one of only two senators (along with Rick Santorum), to vote against the confirmation of Robert Gates as Secretary of Defense.