Second Base Elected 1999 Home: Rialto Hits R | Throws R | Votes L
Baca is looking forward to “the excitement and the insanity of playing in the Nationals’ stadium. Reliving our dream of when we used to play ball.” He’ll wear a Los Angeles Dodgers uniform, No. 22, on game day.
Rep. Tim Bishop (N.Y.)
Third Base Elected 2002 Home: Southampton Hits R | Throws R | Votes L
“Hopefully no one gets hurt,” says Bishop, who’ll be wearing a No. 29 jersey from Stony Brook University, which made its first-ever appearance in the College World Series this month.
Shortstop Elected 2004 Home: Versailles Hits R | Throws R | Votes S
On the history behind his Berea College practice uniform: “It was the only school south of the Mason-Dixie Line to admit African-Americans before the Civil War. There were extreme fights over it. [Today], they don’t charge tuition.” In the game, he’s wearing a Berea College No. 58 jersey.
Second Base Elected 2010 Home: Johnstown Hits R | Throws R | Votes L
“We won three in a row, and I’m looking forward to another Democratic win to lead to another Democratic victory in November,” Critz said. He plans to wear a Pitt Panthers jersey, No. 12.
Rep. Joe Crowley (N.Y.)
First Base Elected 1998 Home: Queens Hits R | Throws R | Votes L
On Crowley’s favorite baseball player, Mike Baxter: “He’s a younger player for the Mets who pretty much saved a [crucial] game for them. His parents live in my neighborhood, and so I’ve had a chance to meet them.” He’ll be wearing a Mets jersey.
Manager Elected 1994 Home: Forest Hills Hits R | Throws R | Votes L
“This is different than playing 162 games a year [because] you can have a bad day, or a slump. Here, your glory or mistakes last for a year,” says Doyle, one of the few Democratic managers to retire a coveted CQ Roll Call trophy.
Outfield Elected 2008 Home: Boulder Hits R | Throws R | Votes L
On quashing the comparison to A-Rod: “Everyone on the team has a nickname, mine’s always been J-Rod.” Polis says his favorite player is Todd Helton, and he plans to wear a Colorado Rockies jersey, No. 45.
Rep. Cedric Richmond (La.)
Pitcher Elected 2010 Home: New Orleans Hits R | Throws R | Votes L
Richmond’s spectacular performance on the mound in the 2011 game earned him the nickname “Franchise” from his teammates. He will don a Tulane University uniform.