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Rep. Timothy H. Bishop

Elected 2002
Home: Southampton, N.Y.
Hits R | Throws R | Votes L

Bishop will wear a New York Yankees jersey, No. 1 for New York’s 1st District and hopes that his performance will earn him a tryout with the Bronx Bombers.

Rep. Bruce Braley

Elected 2006
Home: Waterloo, Iowa
Hits R | Throws R | Votes L

Braley will wear the uniform of the Cedar Rapids Kernels, a Class A minor-league affiliate of the Minnesota Twins. This year’s Congressional Baseball Game is the first game during which Braley has represented Cedar Rapids (after congressional redistricting).

Rep. John Carney

Elected 2010
Home: Wilmington, Del.
Hits R | Throws R | Votes L

Carney will be wearing a Homestead Grays uniform, No. 15, in honor of Judy Johnson, a Negro League third baseman. Johnson is the only Delawarean in the Hall of Fame.

Rep. William Lacy Clay

Elected 2000
Home: St. Louis, Mo.
Hits R | Throws R | Votes L

Clay will be sporting a St. Louis Cardinals jersey with No. 1, a nod to his district, as well as his friend and mentor, Cardinals Hall of Fame shortstop Ozzie Smith.

Rep. Joseph Crowley

Elected 1998
Home: Queens, N.Y.
Hits R | Throws R | Votes L

Crowley plans to wear his New York Mets jersey. He’s a lifelong fan and is proud to represent Citi Field — the home of the Mets.

Sen. Joe Donnelly

Elected 2012
Home: Granger, Ind.
Hits R | Throws L | Votes L

First elected to the House in 2006, Donnelly will wear jerseys from the University of Evansville and the University of Indianapolis. The jerseys represent two communities he is proud to now serve as Indiana’s newest senator.

Rep. Mike Doyle

Elected 1994
Home: Forest Hills, Pa.
Hits R | Throws R | Votes L

The longtime manager will be wearing the uniform of his beloved Pittsburgh Pirates, No. 14 because he represents the 14th District. If he were to wear the number of his favorite player, he said it would be 21, for Pittsburgh Hall of Fame player Roberto Clemente.

Rep. Jared Huffman

Elected 2012
Home: San Rafael, Calif.
Hits L | Throws R | Votes L

Huffman will be wearing a Humboldt State University jersey to support the largest university in his district, California’s 2nd.

Rep. Hakeem Jeffries

Elected 2012
Home: Brooklyn, N.Y.
Hits R | Throws R | Votes L

Jeffries will be wearing a Brooklyn Cyclones jersey, No. 8. The Cyclones play Double-A baseball in Coney Island, one of the unique neighborhoods in his district.

Rep. Dan Kildee

Elected 2012
Home: Flint Township, Mich.
Hits R | Throws R | Votes L

Kildee will be wearing a Central Michigan University jersey, No. 5. Central Michigan is the congressman’s alma mater and his daughter, Katy, is attending classes there now.

Sen. Christopher S. Murphy

Elected 2012
Home: Cheshire, Conn.
Hits R | Throws R | Votes L

Murphy, who was elected to the House in 2006 before joining the Senate, will be wearing a Newtown High School jersey. “I’m dedicating this game to Newtown,” he said.

Rep. Patrick Murphy

Elected 2012
Home: Jupiter, Fla.
Hits R | Throws R | Votes L

Murphy will wear an Indian River State College Pioneers jersey, No. 15. The college’s main campus is in Florida’s 18th District, which Murphy represents.

Rep. Beto O’Rourke

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