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Baseball Program: July 14, 2011

50 Years of Baseball: ‘A Natural Camaraderie’

Republicans and Democrats return to Nationals Park tonight for the 50th installment of the Roll Call Congressional Baseball Game, an event filled with camaraderie, competition, charity ­— and even, on occasion, some decent baseball.

Lou Barletta Brings Experience to the GOP Side

Rep. Lou Barletta (R-Pa.) is a freshman on the House floor, but on the baseball field, he’s a veteran.

2010 Recap: GOP Errors Help Democrats Win

Ahead of the opening pitch in last year’s annual Roll Call Congressional Baseball Game, Democratic manager Rep. Mike Doyle (Pa.) had a vision. In it, retiring Rep. Gresham Barrett (S.C.), who was not expected to play, would come off the bench for one final at bat and win the game for the GOP.

2011 Preview: GOP Looking to Break Democrats’ Streak

The Democratic team hopes to extend its winning streak to three, while the Republican squad expects that an infusion of freshman talent will earn it the victory. The 50th Annual Roll Call Congressional Baseball Game is fun and games and for a good cause — but it is also serious business.

Democrats Root for Cedric Richmond

Wearing a purple Colorado Rockies jacket and a look of determination, the rookie phenom whom Democrats have pinned their hopes on for this year’s Roll Call Congressional Baseball Game stepped up to the plate for batting practice.

Hall of Fame: Mel Watt Lives His Dream

Rep. Mel Watt (D) didn’t get a chance to play baseball at the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill, which he attended at a time in the 1960s when few, if any, African-Americans played on Tar Heel teams.

Good of the Game: Proceeds Benefit Local Charity Groups

Every year, the Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Washington brings a group of children and teenagers to the Roll Call Congressional Baseball Game.

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