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May 8, 2017

Roll Call – New Faces on Congressional Baseball Teams — Including a Woman

BY Alex Gangitano

There will be a few new faces on the field at the 56th annual Congressional Baseball Game on June 15.

The teams begin practice with a few freshman lawmakers on their rosters and some players lost in the shuffle of the 2016 election.

Democrats will be seeking redemption after losing to the Republicans last year, 8-7, in a heart-stopping finish, which also ended their seven-game winning streak.

The most obvious change this year is there will be another woman in the Democrats’ dugout: Freshman Nanette Barragán, 40, joins fellow California Rep. Linda T. Sánchez. 

Sánchez has been on the team since her first year in Congress in 2003. Barragán will also play in the Congressional Women’s Softball Game this year. READ MORE