The Republicans edged out the Democrats 13-12 at the annual Congressional Baseball Game Wednesday, buoyed by a home run blast from Rep. Greg Steube.
Steube, R-Fl., hit the solo homer off Rep. Pete Aguilar, D-Calif., in the bottom of the third inning at Nationals Park in Washington, D.C.
"I believe that is the first out-of-the park home run in this game in more than 40 years." pic.twitter.com/Civcfdh7oI
— CSPAN (@cspan) September 30, 2021
As the ball bounced off the left-field railing and back onto the field, Steube slowed his circumambulation of the bases to a trot and held up his hand in triumph.
THE RECORD BOOKS
The last lawmaker to hit an out-of-the-park home run in the Congressional Baseball Game was then-Rep. Ron Paul, R-Texas, in 1979.
- But unlike Steube’s victorious GOP, Paul’s squad lost to the Democrats 7-3.
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi appeared distracted during Wednesday’s game, what with her party imploding as she tries to push through trillions of dollars in new spending.