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Cedric Richmond's Pitching Arm Threatened by Shoulder Surgery

Richmond will have surgery after Election Day. (Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call)

Democratic baseball star Cedric L. Richmond will undergo surgery after Election Day to repair torn cartilage in his right shoulder, threatening the golden pitching arm that has led the Democrats to victory since his first Roll Call Congressional Baseball Game .  

The Times-Picayune reported the surgery Monday as part of an interview with the Louisiana congressman, who said he could not lift his arm for two weeks after this year's game.  

"I suspect some Republicans are going to be excited when they see me walking around in a sling," Richmond told the Times-Picayune. The surgery is set for some time after Election Day.  

Richmond pitched the entire night in the 53rd Annual Roll Call Congressional Baseball Game, helping the Democrats beat their Republican opponents 15-6 . Richmond played baseball for Morehouse College and has been a Democratic star since he first took the mound in 2011.  

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