Bat time: Rs vs. Ds
Republicans narrowly broke the Democrats' three-game winning streak in the annual Congressional Baseball Game on Wednesday night.
Why it matters: Although congressional baseball games have been played since the early 1900s — at times against the media — it's been an annual, partisan affair since 1962.
- In those six decades, Democrats have won 23 games and Republicans have won 35, according to the House of Representatives Office of the Historian.
- There was a tie in 1983 and 2020's game was canceled because of the pandemic.
Between the lines: The highlight of this year's game was a rare, out-of-the-park home run hit by Rep. Greg Steube (R-Fla.).
- It sent congressional Republicans to a 13-12, seven-inning victory.
- President Biden attended the game and visited both dugouts.
- The event raised $1.2 million for charity.