Trading Suits for Jerseys: Annual Congressional Baseball Game

Congressional baseball practice

(WWSB) - Let’s take a look at trading suits for jerseys as members of Congress leave Capitol Hill and gear up for the Annual Congressional Baseball game.

The tradition started in 1909, Democrats versus Republicans for bragging rights on Capitol Hill. Two years after being shot at when a gunman opened fire at Republicans as they practiced for the 2017 game, U.S. representative Steve Scalise is now ready to play ball. Wednesday night the game returns to Nationals Park for the 12th consecutive year.

It raises more than a million dollars for boys and girls clubs and Congressman Greg Steube released a statement to ABC7: “I’m very excited for the game tomorrow. It’s a wonderful cause and I’m looking forward to going out on the mound and making Florida proud. I hope you will tune in to CSPAN to watch the game!”

Steube has his work cut out for him as the Democrats have won nine of the past 10 games, including a 21-5 victory last year.

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