Traditions

Congressional Baseball/tiles/non-collection/o/oh_inst_trad_cong_baseball_tick_hc.xml Collection of the U.S. House of Representatives
About this object
This ticket gave the bearer admittance to the 1953 Congressional Baseball Game.
Known for its many traditions, the House embraces its past customs even as it responds to changes in and beyond Capitol Hill. Memories of defunct organizations like the Little Congress Club are included alongside accounts of the thriving Congressional Baseball Game, testifying to the House’s rich and dynamic history.

Video

Congressional Baseball Game

Representative Oxley describes the camaraderie between congressional baseball players.

The Honorable Michael G. Oxley, U.S. Representative of Ohio
Interview Recorded May 22, 2012. Deed of Gift

Congressional Softball

The Honorable Ileana Ros-Lehtinen discusses how women Members bond when involved in activities like the Congressional Softball Game.

The Honorable Ileana Ros-Lehtinen, U.S. Representative of Florida
Interview recorded April 16, 2018 Deed of Gift
Transcript (PDF)

Congressional Football

The Honorable Donna F. Edwards talks about her experience as the only woman Representative to play on the Congressional Football Team.

The Honorable Donna F. Edwards, U.S. Representative of Maryland
Interview recorded June 29, 2018 Deed of Gift
Transcript (PDF)

Competitive Basketball

The Honorable Lynn C. Woolsey remembers being the first woman on the Members' basketball team.

The Honorable Lynn C. Woolsey, U.S. Representative of California
Interview recorded March 7, 2016 Deed of Gift
Transcript (PDF)

Baseball Jerseys

Representative Oxley explains the regional uniform choices of Members.

The Honorable Michael G. Oxley, U.S. Representative of Ohio
Interview recorded May 22, 2012. Deed of Gift

Singing in the House Chamber

Recollections of the frivolity on the House Floor before adjournment of the first session of the 84th Congress (1955–1957).

Bill Goodwin, Page, U.S. House of Representatives
Interview recorded November 2, 2009 Deed of Gift
Transcript (PDF)

Congressional Baseball Game: Part One

Memories of the Congressional Baseball Game during the 1950s.

George W. Andrews III, Page, U.S. House of Representatives, and Son of Representatives George and Elizabeth Andrews of Alabama
Interview recorded May 21, 2010 Deed of Gift
Transcript (PDF)

Congressional Baseball Game: Part Two

Memories of the Congressional Baseball Game during the 1950s.

George W. Andrews III, Page, U.S. House of Representatives, and Son of Representatives George and Elizabeth Andrews of Alabama
Interview recorded May 21, 2010 Deed of Gift
Transcript (PDF)

Singing in the Well

Memories of singing in the House Chamber with Representative Louis Rabaut of Michigan.

The Honorable John Dingell, Jr., U.S. Representative of Michigan and Son of Representative John Dingell, Sr., of Michigan
Interivew recorded February 3, 2012 Deed of Gift
Transcript (PDF)

Audio

Tradition in the House Press Gallery

Brief account of a longstanding House tradition.

Benjamin C. West, Superintendent, Daily Press Gallery, U.S. House of Representatives
Interview recorded August 24, 2005 Deed of Gift
Transcript (PDF)

The Little Congress

Description of the staff organization, the Little Congress.

Glenn Rupp, Page, U.S. House of Representatives
Interview recorded April 28, 2005 Deed of Gift
Transcript (PDF)

"Heck of a Good, Young Team"

Memories of Wilmer "Vinegar Bend" Mizell.

Joe Bartlett, Clerk to the Minority, U.S. House of Representatives
Interview recorded May 17, 2006 Deed of Gift
Transcript (PDF)