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Hardball: Reps. Murphy, Rooney clash on congressional diamond tonight

by George Bennett | June 13th, 2013

Gerald Ford as a Michigan congressman and catcher for the GOP team in the 1950s.

U.S. Reps. Patrick Murphy, D-Jupiter, and Tom Rooney, R-Okeechobee, are on the rosters for tonight’s Congressional Baseball Game, a tradition that goes back more than 100 years.

Republicans hold a 38-to-36 advantage, with one tie, in the games. But Democrats have dominated since Louisiana Rep. Cedric Richmond, a former college player, took office in 2011 and brought his overpowering pitching to the game. Republicans are hoping to counter Richmond this year with freshman Rep. Ron DeSantis, R-Ponte Vedra Beach, who pitched in the 1991 Little League World Series and at Yale.

DeSantis, Rooney and Murphy are the only Floridians in the game.

Murphy can pitch and play center field for the Democrats. Rooney plays first base for the GOP squad.

3 Responses to “Hardball: Reps. Murphy, Rooney clash on congressional diamond tonight”

  1. Mike Says:

    I think both strike out!

  2. Frankie Says:

    Murphy looks more like a catcher.

  3. yb4hvS1O Says:

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