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Baseball Program: June 23, 2005

Players Take to New, but Old, Field

Four decades after the first official Roll Call Congressional Baseball Game was played at what was then Washington’s newest sports venue, history seems to have proved that in partisan baseball battles, as in life, the more things change, the more they stay the same.

Teams Stock Up on New Talent

When Republicans take the field for the 44th Annual Roll Call Congressional Baseball Game tonight, one notable name will be missing.

Kuhn Keen on Baseball’s Return

Fun fact about Bowie Kuhn, the former Major League Baseball commissioner: He was named for Bowie, the Maryland city where the past nine Roll Call Congressional Baseball Games were played.

Michel Throws Ball to Score a 7-2 Win

In 1972, the Annual Roll Call Congressional Baseball Game was played at RFK Stadium for what was presumed to be the final time. Following is a recap of that contest.

Return to RFK Brings Good News to Baseball Game’s Beneficiaries

Two area charities are just as thrilled as the lawmakers themselves that the 44th Annual Roll Call Congressional Baseball Game returns to RFK Stadium tonight. Because the game is now being played closer to the Capitol and at a bigger venue, it is expected to raise more funds than ever for the Washington Literacy Council and the Boys and Girls Club of Greater Washington.

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