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Ron Paul in the Congressional Baseball Hall of Fame

On Thursday, Paul will be inducted into the CQ Roll Call Congressional Baseball Hall of Fame.

Paul was a solid performer for seven years on the Republican team, but he is being honored largely for a single moment — the night in 1979 when he smacked a pitch from former Ohio Democratic Rep. Ron Mottl over the left-field wall at Four Mile Run Park in Alexandria, Va., a Fenwayesque shot of about 310 feet.

It is believed to be the first out-of-the-park homer in the history of the Congressional game. (The only other, by Illinois GOP Rep. John Shimkus, hit the foul pole in 1997 at Prince George’s Stadium in Bowie, Md. Others have hit inside-the-park homers.)

Paul will become the 22nd member of the Hall of Fame in a ceremony before the start of the 51st Annual CQ Roll Call Congressional Baseball Game on Thursday night at Nationals Park.

Continue: http://hoh.rollcall.com/paul-in-the-hall/




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bump, I would love to see a

bump, I would love to see a youtube of Ron's first pitch!

here are some great pics over at RPF
http://www.ronpaulforums.com/showthread.php?382057-Congressi...

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Here you go.

http://www.dailypaul.com/242574/video-ron-and-rand-paul-in-5...

Video: Ron and Rand Paul in 51st Congressional Baseball game

Would CSPAN cover this? Anyone streaming it?

This is tonight. C-SPAN doesn't appear to have anything scheduled for this evening.
Schedule: http://www.c-spanvideo.org/videoLibrary/gridSchedule.php

To request that C-Span cover the ceremony and game:
http://www.c-span.org/About/Contact-C-SPAN/

Of course, if you're in the area, tickets are $10.
http://www.congressionalbaseball.org/

Game starts 7:05pm eastern and the induction ceremony is before the game.
Ron Paul is throwing out the first pitch and Rand will be playing.

NJ

Thanks for sharing, it's nice

Thanks for sharing, it's nice to hear good and positive news once in a while!

boycott this bbq

Ron should boycott this bbq. He doesnt want to subsidize Martin Luther King day but he will play along with the critters bbq. How much do you think this will cost the Tax Payers?

WE'RE ONLY DOING WHAT SHOULD HAVE BEEN DONE IN 1988!!!

It is a charity event.

Not a taxpayer funded event.

I looked but it took me so long to build my post I guess you posted first -- or else I didn't see it. the mods can take mine down. But you might want one of the pictures I posted or the place to buy tickets from mine.

Integrity means having to say things that people don't want to hear & especially to say things that the regime doesnt want to hear -RonPaul

According to Rand's facebook,

According to Rand's facebook, Ron will be throwing the ceremonial first pitch at the game this weekend!

Also, thinking about the Congressional baseball game, hopefully Bunning never played in it when he was in Congress. Ron Paul is probably the only person who could ever have hit one of his pitches!

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He Ought To Be In The Congressional Hall Of Fame

The others ought to be in jail..

RP always

Hits Home Runs!!!! Nice and bump!

Let us disappoint the Men who are raising themselves upon the ruin of this Country. John Adams