Since 1909 the Congressional Baseball Game has been the only annual partisan showdown beloved by all and enjoyed by thousands. Every year, with a few interruptions, Senate and House members of each party team up to settle scores and solidify friendships off the floor and on the field. Members usually sport the uniform of their home states and districts, and although proportional representation is not required, elected officials of many states play to win every year. Over the last century the Congressional Baseball Game's popularity has contributed to its evolution into a fundraiser for three worthy and effective DC area charities, The Washington Literacy Council, The Boys and Girls Club of Greater Washington, and the Washington Nationals Dream Foundation.
It's often much tougher and more expensive to see representatives play hardball up close in Washington, so at only $10 a ticket the game is a fiscally responsible way to have a whole lot of fun!