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June 26, 2014

Bloopers: Roll Call Congressional Baseball Game

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Shortstop Rep. Tim Ryan dives for a ground ball during the Roll Call Congressional Baseball Game on Wednesday, June 25, 2014. (Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call)

The Roll Call Congressional Baseball Game can be a real challenge for a political photographer like me. Although I used to be a really good sports photographer — having covered every level of competition from tee ball to the Olympics in my days working for daily newspapers — one gets a bit rusty shooting slow-moving lawmakers around the Capitol full time.

Hopefully you’ve already seen our gallery of the best photos from the game. It looks easy, doesn’t it? Let’s take a look at the ones that got away.

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Slideshow: Roll Call Congressional Baseball Game

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Rep. Marlin Stutzman, R-Ind., pitches at Nationals Stadium during the Roll Call Congressional Baseball Game on Wednesday, June 25, 2014. (Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call)

Check out the best shots of the Roll Call Congressional Baseball game by Photo Editor Bill Clark and photographer Tom Williams. There really was some action on the field – a few times.

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June 19, 2014

#TBT: Baseball and Cigars

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Conte lights a victory cigar after Republicans won the 1975 Roll Call Congressional Baseball Game. Click on photo to enlarge. (Pen Wilson/CQ Roll Call File Photo)

Rep. Silvio Conte, R-Mass., was an prominent figure on Capitol Hill during his years in office from 1959 to 1991. A major player in the Congressional Baseball Game, Conte was rarely seen on the field without a cigar. Capitol Lens dug into our archives to find some of Conte’s most iconic pictures.

Don’t forget to get your ticket for the 53rd Annual Roll Call Congressional Baseball Game, which is on June 25 this year. And get in the spirit with our coverage of the Wednesday night Congressional Women’s Softball Game.

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Conte, with a cigar clamped in his teeth, jokes with Bill Chapel, D-Fla., during the 1986 Roll Call Congressional Baseball Game. Click on photo to enlarge. (Keith Jewell/CQ Roll Call File Photo)

 

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Conte, center, claps with a cigar in his mouth during a Roll Call Congressional Baseball Game. Click on photo to enlarge. (CQ Roll Call File Photo)

 

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Conte, with his recently discarded crutches below him, lines up to take a pitch during the 1966 game. Click on photo to enlarge. (Mickey Senko/CQ Roll Call File Photo)

 

 

June 5, 2014

#TBT: We’ve Got Spirit

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Congressional staffers get geared up to cheer at the 1966 Roll Call Congressional Baseball Game. From left, Alleene from Rep. Clark Thompson’s office, Barbara Cook from Rep. Robert Casey’s office, Betty Anne Reichley from the Senate Finance Committee staff and Barbara (Bobbi) Lewis from Rep. James Hanley’s office are photographed outside the Capitol in July 1966. Click on photo to enlarge. (Mickey Senko/CQ Roll Call File Photo)

 

The 53rd Annual Roll Call Congressional Baseball Game is on June 25. Buy your tickets now!

The Republicans are looking to reclaim a title this year, after a disastrous losing streak. It will be an uphill battle since the GOP has lost its top player.

Bookmark this page to follow all of our baseball coverage. We’ll see you at the game!

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