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Baseball Program: June 17, 2009

Democrats Aim to End Streak

To diehards, baseball is all about statistics — a pastime in which success is determined one pitch at a time, inning by inning, week by week and year by year.

2008 Game Had a Wild Conclusion

With “44” in the White House, 59 in the Senate and plenty in the House, Democrats are now hoping for just one — one win, in tonight’s 48th Annual Roll Call Congressional Baseball Game.

So, You Want to Be a Manager?

Ever wonder what the conversation is like when a coach comes out to the mound to calm down a struggling pitcher? When it comes to the Annual Roll Call Congressional Baseball Game, Rep. Joe Barton (Texas), the Republican coach, said he occasionally tries to take his player’s mind off the game by throwing a political curve ball.

Hulshof Chose Politics Over Baseball but Became a Star

The first time former Rep. Kenny Hulshof (R-Mo.) stepped onto the field for a Congressional Baseball Game, there was no indication he would someday take his place in the institution’s Hall of Fame.

Charities Are Game’s Real Winners

As one team moves a step closer to the coveted Roll Call trophy, local charities move closer to their goals of serving the community, thanks to tonight’s game.

Neighborhood Near Ballpark Slow to Evolve

The only bar next to the new Nationals Park is a tent over a section of parking lot, with a few picnic tables for patrons to sip their 16-ounce aluminum bottles of Budweiser.

Hall of Fame Inductees

The Roll Call Congressional Baseball Hall of Fame was established in 1993, when seven veterans were inducted.




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