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2006 Democratic Roster

Rep. Joe Baca (Calif.)

Pitcher
Infield
Elected 1999

Hits R
Throws R
Votes L

Baca, a former semi-pro baseball player, is hoping to break a hitless streak stretching over two years. He is expecting his L.A. Dodgers No. 7 uniform to bring him luck this year and believes the Democrats have “a good chance to end the GOP’s dominance both on the field and in November.”
Home Rialto

Rep. Brian Baird (Wash.)

Pitcher
Outfield
Elected 1998

Hits R
Throws R
Votes L

The former Little League and high school player’s RBI single gave the Democrats their only lead of the game last year. This year, Baird will wear a Prairie High School uniform.
Home Olympia

Rep. Tim Bishop (N.Y.)


Outfield
Elected 1998

Hits R
Throws R
Votes L

Going 1-for-1 last year and 2-for-2 in 2005, Bishop, who will be wearing New Field High School’s No. 29 uniform, is expected to fare well again this year. His office noted that if Bishop is able to notch a hit in the next 54 games, he will tie Joe DiMaggio’s record. Even more impressively, he will be 110 when he does so.
Home Southampton

Rep. Russ Carnahan (Mo.)


Utility
Elected 2004

Hits R
Throws R
Votes L

Carnahan’s first year, in which he went 1-for-1 at the plate, impressed the Democrats. The former junior-high shortstop and third baseman will be a utility player again in his lucky St. Louis Cardinals No. 99 jersey.
Home St. Louis

Rep. Ben Chandler (Ky.)


Infield
Elected 2004

Hits R
Throws R
Votes L

Chandler is hoping that switching his uniform from the University of Kentucky to Kentucky State’s No. 20 won’t change his luck. The past two years he’s batted 1-for-1, and he drove in two runs in 2004.
Home Versailles

Rep. William Lacy Clay (Mo.)


Outfield
Elected 2000

Hits R
Throws R
Votes L

One of this year’s three Democratic rookies, Clay’s extensive baseball and softball experience should help the slumping team. He will sport No. 33 in a University of Missouri at St. Louis uniform.
Home St. Louis

Rep. Mike Doyle (Pa.)

Manager
Catcher
Elected 1994

Hits R
Throws R
Votes L

Doyle, a two-time MVP, is excited about his first year as manager. Although he isn’t starting, he will be batting and catching as needed. He’ll be sporting the Pittsburgh Pirates’ No. 14 jersey, usually worn by Jose Castillo. Last year he had an RBI while batting 1-for-3.
Home Swissvale

Rep. Tim Holden (Pa.)


Catcher
Elected 1992

Hits R
Throws R
Votes S

Holden will be taking to the field for his 13th game, in his No. 24 Harrisburg Senators uniform for the fourth time. An MVP in 2003, Holden was hitless in 2004 and didn’t bat in 2005.
Home St. Clair

Rep. Jay Inslee (Wash.)


Infield
Elected 1998

Hits R
Throws R
Votes L

Wearing an Ingraham High School Rams No. 17 uniform, Inslee insists his cracked rib from a May biking accident won’t keep him on the injured list. He said, “Shimkus’ fastball wouldn’t hurt if it hit you in the ribs. ... They should finally give me a deed to John Shimkus because I own him.”
Home Bainbridge Island

Rep. William Jefferson (La.)


Infield
Elected 1990

Hits R
Throws R
Votes L

Jefferson has been 0-for-1 the past two years. Sporting a Tulane University uniform, Jefferson’s high school experience as a shortstop hopefully will help him out this year. “We’re expecting him to have a great game and the Democrats’ victory this year,” said Communications Director Melanie Roussell.
Home New Orleans

Rep. Stephen Lynch (Mass.)


Outfield
Elected 2001

Hits R
Throws R
Votes L

Lynch is making his Roll Call Congressional Baseball Game debut this year in Boston Red Sox center fielder Coco Crisp’s No. 6 jersey. His previous baseball experience includes the Babe Ruth League, Connie Mack League and his high school’s varsity team.
Home South Boston

Rep. Jim Marshall (Ga.)

Infield
Outfield
Elected 2002

Hits S
Throws R
Votes S

Going 0-for-1 last year and 1-for-2 in 2004, Marshall is hoping this is the year his childhood baseball experience will kick in. He will be wearing his No. 3 Georgia Military College jersey again this year.
Home Macon

Rep. Mike McIntyre (N.C.)


Infield
Elected 1996

Hits R
Throws R
Votes S

This year will mark McIntyre’s 10th consecutive game. He will be sporting a uniform from his alma mater, the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, in honor of his two alumni sons. He has a 1-RBI-per-year streak going, which he hopes to keep up this year.
Home Lumberton

Rep. Bill Pascrell (N.J.)


Outfield
Elected 1996

Hits R
Throws R
Votes L

Pascrell’s background as a high school, college and semi-pro player hasn’t helped him in the past five years, all of which have seen him go hitless. He will be sporting a Fordham University No. 1 jersey this year.
Home Paterson

Rep. Tim Ryan (Ohio)


Infield
Elected 2002

Hits R
Throws R
Votes L

Ryan’s baseball skills date back to his days in Little League and Colt League. This year, he will be wearing No. 50 in Youngstown Scrappers threads.
Home Niles

Rep. Linda Sánchez (Calif.)


Infield
Elected 2002

Hits S
Throws R
Votes L

Sánchez is once again sporting her No. IX “lucky UCLA jersey” this year. And how does she feel about being the only woman on the team? “I consider it my duty as a loyal Democrat and team member to help teach Anthony Weiner how not to throw like a girl,” Sánchez said.
Home Lakewood

Rep. Adam Smith (Wash.)


Infield
Elected 1996

Hits L
Throws R
Votes L

Smith, a former team MVP, will likely need a repeat performance for his team to come out on top this year. Last year he went 3-for-4, scoring two runs, and 2-for-3 in 2004. He will be wearing the Tacoma Rainiers’ No. 3 jersey.
Home Tacoma

Rep. Bart Stupak (Mich.)

Pitcher
Infield
Elected 1992

Hits R
Throws R
Votes L

One of the team’s strongest arms, Stupak will be taking to the mound in a Menominee Red Wave No. 15 jersey.
Home Menominee

Rep. Mark Udall (Colo.)


Outfield
Elected 1998

Hits R
Throws R
Votes L

Udall is proud to be wearing the jersey of this year’s state champs: the Broomfield High School Eagles. The former Little Leaguer is making his seventh appearance in the Roll Call Congressional Baseball Game.
Home Boulder

Rep. Mel Watt (N.C.)


Pitcher
Elected 1992

Hits R
Throws R
Votes L

The three-time MVP (1995, 1996 and 2000) didn’t do much damage last year with his one at bat. He will once again climb the mound for the Democrats and hope to cut off the GOP offense.
Home Charlotte

Rep. Anthony Weiner (N.Y.)


Outfield
Elected 1998

Hits R
Throws R
Votes L

Weiner’s Mets are having a great season, and he’s hoping that wearing the No. 9 jersey (as his is the 9th district) will bring him more luck this year. Any other special attire this year? “Linda Sánchez is an inspiration to me,” Weiner said. “I’ve stopped wearing my high heels to practice.”
Home Brooklyn

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