Politics

Congressional Baseball Game Highlights

57th annual Democrats vs. Republicans game for charities at Nationals Park in Washington

Rep. Tim Ryan, D-Ohio, tags out Rep. Fred Upton, R-Mich., at third base during the 57th annual Congressional Baseball Game at Nationals Park on Thursday. The Democrats prevailed 21-5. (Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call)

Democratic members of Congress beat their Republican counterparts, 21-5, Thursday in the annual Congressional Baseball Game for Charity at Nationals Park in Washington.

Rep. Cedric L. Richmond pitched a complete game for the Democrats, who won 11-2 last year. 

House Majority Whip Steve Scalise, who was severely wounded in the shooting at the Republican team’s practice the day before last year’s game, started the game at second base for the GOP and made a putout at first base on the game’s first pitch, bringing both dugouts and the crowd to their feet.

Here are highlights from the game:

Correction 11:53 p.m. | The photo caption in an earlier version of this story misidentified the first name of the Democrats’ catcher, Sen. Christopher S. Murphy.

 

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