Tuesday, December 28, 2010


Bunning To Leave Congress At End Of Week

Republican U.S. Sen. Jim Bunning is in his final week in Congress. His retirement at the end of the week will bring an end to a 24-year career in Washington.

The 79-year-old Bunning, who hails from Southgate in northern Kentucky, will leave a legacy of conservatism that stretches from the halls of Congress to the back roads of northern Kentucky's Fourth Congressional District.

Before devoting himself to Congress, Bunning had a highly successful 17-season Major League Baseball career that earned him a spot in the Baseball Hall of Fame, The Kentucky Enquirer reported.

He threw a no-hitter for the Detroit Tigers in 1958, pitched a perfect game for the Philadelphia Phillies on Father's Day 1964, and is the only pitcher ever to strike out legendary slugger Ted Williams three times in one game.

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