Congressional Baseball Game Trophy

Roll Call Congressional Baseball Trophy/tiles/non-collection/o/oh_obj_baseball_trophy_hc.xml Collection of the U.S. House of Representatives, Gift of the Honorable Michael G. Oxley
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In 1962, Speaker John McCormack of Massachusetts revived the traditional congressional baseball game with the support of a new Capitol Hill newspaper, Roll Call, instituting a best-of-five series. Former Representative Michael Oxley of Ohio, manager of the victorious Republican team for the 2005 Congressional Baseball Game, describes what it was like to hold the coveted trophy that year when they swept a best-of-five game series with a 19-10 victory over the Democrats. Oxley, who led the GOP team to two trophy series victories, also recalls the game’s traditions during his long House career.

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The Trophy Game

Representative Oxley shares his memories of the 2005 Congressional Baseball Game.
The Honorable Michael G. Oxley, U.S. Representative of Ohio
Interview recorded May 22, 2012 Deed of Gift

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The Trophy Game

Representative Oxley shares his memories of the 2005 Congressional Baseball Game.
The Honorable Michael G. Oxley, U.S. Representative of Ohio
Interview recorded May 22, 2012 Deed of Gift

The Thrill

Representative Oxley recounts the excitement of winning the baseball game.
The Honorable Michael G. Oxley, U.S. Representative of Ohio
Interview recorded May 22, 2012 Deed of Gift

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Congressional Baseball Game Trophy
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The tenth Roll Call congressional baseball trophy was presented to the Republican team in 2005, following their sweep of the best-of-five series.
Collection of the U.S. House of Representatives, Gift of the Honorable Michael G. Oxley 
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Congressional Baseball Game
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Former major leaguer turned Congressman Wilmer “Vinegar Bend” Mizell fired one down the middle to Representative Lee Hamilton during the 1969 Congressional Baseball Game at Robert F. Kennedy Memorial Stadium. Mizell’s pitching led the Republicans to a 6–2 victory over the Democrats, the sixth straight win for the Grand Old Party.
Collection of the U.S. House of Representatives
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Bill Shuster Congressional Baseball Game Baseball Card
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The Congressional Baseball Game was a long-standing tradition when Pennsylvania Congressman Bud Shuster donned the jersey of the Altoona Curve, a minor league team, in 2007.
Collection of the U.S. House of Representatives
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Michael G. Oxley
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The Ohio flag provides a flash of red in the portrait of Financial Services Committee Chairman Mike Oxley.
Collection of the U.S. House of Representatives
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