Whether you’re into the political scene or just itching to get back to Nationals Park to see some baseball, the Congressional Baseball Game might be for you.
This evening, at 7 p.m., members of both parties will settle the score on the baseball diamond instead of in the U.S. Capitol. Tickets are just $10 and proceeds benefit the Washington Literacy Council and The Boys and Girls Club of Greater Washington.
For over a century, Republicans and Democrats have come together to enjoy the national pastime each summer during the annual Congressional Baseball Game. The tradition began when Representative John Tener of Pennsylvania, a former professional baseball player, organized the inaugural baseball game in 1909. Democrats are 33-38-1 and Republicans are 38-33-1.
Rachel Robinson, the widow of Jackie Robinson, will throw the ceremonial first pitch, so arrive early!
Learn more at congressionalbaseball.org.