Congressional Baseball Game for Charity: Republican & Democrat Rosters
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Congressional Baseball Game for Charity: Republican & Democrat Rosters

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Despite a gunman shooting four people during the Republican team’s practice on Wednesday, the annual Congressional Baseball Game will go on as scheduled.

The announcement that no plans have changed came hours after Rep. Steve Scalise, a staffer, a lobbyist and one Capitol Police officer were shot by 66-year-old James Hodgkinson.

Event organizers issued a statement regarding the shooting hours after it occurred.

Please join us in praying for the people who were injured this morning at the Republican practice for the Congressional Baseball Game. The Members of Congress, the staff and the volunteers who were out at practice this morning care deeply about the causes they play to benefit. We believe the best way to honor them is to play the game as scheduled tomorrow night.

The Congressional Baseball Game will take place on June 15, 2017 with the first pitch at 7:05 PM.
We also want to express our appreciation for the men and women who run towards danger especially the Capitol Police and Alexandria City Police – without their presence this morning it could have been even worse.

First pitch is scheduled for 7:05 p.m. EDT on Thursday at Nationals Park in Washington D.C.

The baseball game started all the way back in 1909 and is the “only annual partisan showdown beloved by all and enjoyed by thousands,” event organizers wrote on the game’s website.

Virtually every year, members of the Senate and House get together to represent their political parties — and congressional districts — by competing in the game. Typically, representatives wear jerseys from their home districts.

Of course, the game is for a good cause.

Since its inception, the game has raised money for various charities in the D.C. area. This year, those include The Washington Literacy Center, The Boys and Girls Clubs of Greater Washington and the Washington Nationals Dream Foundation.

Because of Wednesday’s shooting, The Capitol Police Memorial Fund was added to the list of beneficiaries.

Last year, the Republicans earned an 8-7 victory. But that came after seven-straight years of the Democrats claiming bragging rights. This year’s match-up figures to be a heated one, as both the Democrats and the Republicans have identical 39-39-1 records.

Rep. Joe Barton of Texas will coach the Republicans, while Rep. Mike Doyle of Pennsylvania will lead the Democrats.

Here are the rosters for the much-anticipated charity baseball game:


Republicans

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Joe Barton (TX-06)
Jack Bergman (MI-1)
Mike Bishop (MI-08)
Kevin Brady (TX-08)
Mo Brooks (AL-05)
Mike Conaway (TX-11)
Ryan Costello (PA-07)
Rodney Davis (IL-13)
Ron Desantis (FL-6)
Jeff Duncan (SC-03)
Jeff Flake (AZ — Sen.)
Chuck Fleischmann (TN-03)
Matt Gaetz (FL-01)
Bill Johnson (OH-06)
Trent Kelly (MS-01)
Darren LaHood (IL-18)
Doug LaMalfa (CA-01)
Barry Loudermilk (GA-11)
Roger Marshall (KS-1)
Pat Meehan (PA-07)
John Moolenaar (MI-04)
Steve Palazzo (MS-04)
Gary Palmer (AL-06)
Rand Paul (KY — Sen.)
Erik Paulsen (MN-03)
Steve Pearce (NM-02)
Thomas Rooney (FL-17)
Dennis Ross (FL-15)
Steve Scalise (LA-01)
John Shimkus (IL-15)
Mark Walker (NC-06)
Brad Wenstrup (OH-02)
Roger Williams (TX-25)
Kevin Yoder (KS-03)


Democrats

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Pete Aguilar (CA-31)
Nanette Diaz Barragan (CA-44)
Don Beyer (VA-08)
Brendan Boyle (PA-13)
Tony Cardenas (CA-29)
Joe Crowley (NY-07)
Joe Donnelly (IN –- Sen.)
Mike Doyle (PA-14)
Ruben Gallego (AZ-07)
Jared Huffman (CA-02)
Hakeem Jeffries (NY-08)
Daniel Kildee (MI-05)
Ruben Kihuen (NV-04)
Chris Murphy (CT-Sen.)
Jimmy Panetta (CA-20)
Bill Pascrell (NJ-09)
Ed Perlmutter (CO-07)
Jared Polis (CO-02)
Cedric Richmond (LA-02)
Raul Ruiz (CA-36)
Tim Ryan (OH-17)
Linda Sanchez (CA-39)
Marc Veasey (TX-33)
Tom Suozzi (NY-03)
Eric Swalwell (CA-15)
Timothy Walz (MN-01)


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Anonymous

Wow. That shooter must really hate the designated hitter rule.

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