Annual Congressional baseball game raises money for D.C. charities

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WASHINGTON, D.C. (Gray D.C.) - The annual Congressional baseball game Wednesday night raises money for charities in the Washington, D.C. area.

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The winner also brings bragging rights back to Capitol Hill.

House Minority Whip Steve Scalise, R-Louisiana, said Democratic Rep. Cedric Richmond of Louisiana has had the Republicans' number for a while.

"But we’ve got his now," Scalise said. "And we’re going to come back with a stronger team. We actually have some really good new players, a great new pitcher, and I feel really good about what, where our team is.”

Democrats have won nine of the last 10 games, including two in a row.

The game is at Nationals' Park for the 12th consecutive year.

The tradition began in 1909.

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