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.
Following the speeches from elected officials, the crowd stands at long tables as they dig into BBQ, brunswick stew, cadillac rice at the Law Enforcement Cookout at Wayne Dasher's pond house in Glennville, Ga., on Thursday, April 17, 2014.