Orioles catcher Gus Triandos dies at 82

SAN JOSE, Calif., March 29 (UPI) -- Gus Triandos, a four-time all-star catcher for the Baltimore Orioles, died at his home in San Jose, Calif., his family said. He was 82.
Rand Paul winner in Kentucky Senate race

Rand Paul winner in Kentucky Senate race

LEXINGTON, Ky., Nov. 2 (UPI) -- Rand Paul, a political newcomer and son of libertarian U.S. Rep. Ron Paul, R-Texas, was projected the winner Tuesday in the U.S. Senate race in Kentucky.

Dems expect GOP benefits block to backfire

WASHINGTON, March 29 (UPI) -- Democrats said they expect a backlash against Republican senators who, for a second time in March, are blocking a quick extension to U.S. jobless benefits.

Ginsburg in 'good health' one year on

WASHINGTON, March 24 (UPI) -- A year after cancer surgery and Sen. Jim Bunning's remark she'd have nine months to live, Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg says she is "alive and in good health."
Bunning relents, Senate OKs jobless bill

Bunning relents, Senate OKs jobless bill

WASHINGTON, March 2 (UPI) -- Sen. Jim Bunning, R-Ky., Tuesday dropped his one-man blockade against extending unemployment benefits and the Senate voted to approve the extension.
Ky. senator defends benefits tactic

Ky. senator defends benefits tactic

WASHINGTON, March 1 (UPI) -- Sen. Jim Bunning, R-Ky., Monday defended his tactic in blocking a bill to extend benefits due to expire for hundreds of thousands of unemployed Americans.
1.2M jobless could lose benefits Sunday

1.2M jobless could lose benefits Sunday

WASHINGTON, Feb. 26 (UPI) -- About 1.2 million of the jobless stand to lose unemployment benefits if the U.S. Senate fails to approve an extension by Sunday, officials say.
Senate confirms Bernanke for second term

Senate confirms Bernanke for second term

WASHINGTON, Jan. 28 (UPI) -- The U.S. Senate confirmed Ben Bernanke's second term as head of the Federal Reserve Bank Thursday by a 70-30 vote margin, a slim victory for a bank chairman.

Bunning won't seek re-election in 2010

WASHINGTON, July 27 (UPI) -- Sen. Jim Bunning, R-Ky., citing a lack of funding, said he would not seek re-election in 2010.
Bunning augments income from baseball fame

Bunning augments income from baseball fame

WASHINGTON, June 12 (UPI) -- Sen. Jim Bunning, R-Ky., has collected $20,000 by capitalizing on his career as a baseball Hall of Fame pitcher, records indicate.

GOP leaders reportedly want Bunning out

WASHINGTON, Jan. 22 (UPI) -- Republican leaders are pressuring Sen. Jim Bunning of Kentucky to give up his seat when his term ends in 2010, observers say.

Senators' measure condemns China's spying

WASHINGTON, July 30 (UPI) -- Two U.S. senators introduced a resolution Wednesday calling on the Chinese government to suspend its plans to spy on visitors to the Olympic Games in Beijing.

MLB: LA Angels 6, Boston 2

BOSTON, July 29 (UPI) -- John Lackey came within two outs of pitching the ninth no-hitter in franchise history Tuesday in the LA Angels' 6-2 win over the Boston Red Sox.
Rescue plan hits opposition in Washington

Rescue plan hits opposition in Washington

WASHINGTON, July 16 (UPI) -- A plan to quickly restore confidence in the two largest U.S. mortgage companies has slowed amid bipartisan criticism, sources said.

Bernanke denies stagflation looms

WASHINGTON, Feb. 28 (UPI) -- U.S. Federal Reserve Chairman Ben S. Bernanke told the Senate Banking Committee Thursday he did not believe the economy was headed towards stagflation.
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Jim Bunning
Supreme Court Nominee Samuel Alito (R) meets with Senator Jim Bunning (R-KY) in his office in Washington on January 24, 2006. Bunning gave Alito a signed baseball. (UPI Photo/Kevin Dietsch)

James Paul David "Jim" Bunning (born October 23, 1931) is a American former Major League Baseball pitcher and current politician.

During a 17-year baseball career, he pitched from 1955-1971, most notably with the Detroit Tigers and the Philadelphia Phillies. When he retired, he had the second-highest total of career strikeouts in Major League history; he is currently 17th. Bunning pitched the seventh perfect game in baseball history on June 21, 1964 against the New York Mets, a feat that has currently been accomplished only twenty times in baseball history. He was inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1996.

After retiring from baseball, Bunning returned to his native northern Kentucky and was subsequently elected to the city council, and then the state senate, in which he served as minority leader. In 1986, Bunning was elected to the U.S. House of Representatives from Kentucky's 4th congressional district, and served in the House from 1987 to 1999. He was elected to the United States Senate from Kentucky in 1998 and has served there since 1999 as the Republican junior U.S. Senator. Bunning is currently the fifth oldest U.S. Senator and the oldest Republican in the Senate. In July 2009, he announced that he would not run for re-election in 2010, citing difficulty in raising campaign funds.

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