Funeral Services Set for Former Senator, Hall-of-Famer Jim Bunning

May 30, 2017

Services have been set for former U.S. Sen. and Hall of Fame pitcher Jim Bunning.

Muehlenkamp-Erschell Funeral Home in Fort Thomas says on its website that a funeral Mass for Bunning will be held Saturday at the Cathedral Basilica of the Assumption in Covington. 

Then-Sen. Jim Bunning, a Hall of Fame pitcher, delivers a pitch prior to a game in Arlington, Tex., in 2003. Bunning died Friday at age 85.
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A visitation will be held from 2 p.m. to 8 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.

Bunning's family said he died late Friday of complications from a stroke suffered last October. He was 85.

Bunning won 224 games in a 17-year major league career, mostly with the Detroit Tigers and the Philadelphia Phillies. He retired in 1971.

The Republican served 12 years in the U.S. House, followed by two terms in the Senate.