PHILADELPHIA - AUGUST 10: Phillies Alumni Jim Bunning stands on the field during a pre game ceremony before a game between the Philadelphia Phillies and the New York Mets at Citizens Bank Park on August 10, 2014 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
Photo: Hunter Martin/Getty Images
Photo: Hunter Martin/Getty Images

Jim Bunning, former U.S. senator, baseball Hall of Famer, dies at 85

Bunning had suffered a stroke in October, WCPO reported. 

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Before representing Kentucky for two decades in Congress, serving terms in the House of Representatives and the Senate, Bunning played professional baseball from 1955 to 1971. He was inducted into the National Baseball Hall of Fame in 1996.

Sen. Rand Paul posted his condolences on Twitter.

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