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Congressman Mo Brooks

Representing the 5th District of Alabama

Alabama Congressman Mo Brooks to Start at First Base in 2019 Congressional Baseball Game

June 26, 2019
Press Release

Washington, DC— Wednesday, ahead of tonight’s Congressional Baseball Game for Charity, Congressman Mo Brooks (AL-05) announced he will start at first base for the Republican team. The game has been played since 1909 and has already raised more than $1 million this year for The Washington Literacy Center, The Boys and Girls Clubs of Greater Washington, the Washington Nationals Dream Foundation, and the United States Capitol Police Memorial Fund in gratitude to the brave officers who saved many of our lives at the Republican baseball team assassination attempt on June 14, 2017.

Congressman Brooks and his granddaughter at Wednesday morning’s final practice before

the 2019 Congressional Baseball Game for Charity

Click HERE to download pictures from Wednesday morning’s practice


Congressman Brooks said, “The Congressional Baseball Game is a great tradition that brings Republicans and Democrats together at the Washington Nationals stadium where, last year, more than 16,000 fans attended the game. I can’t wait to participate in this great American pastime while supporters, my wife, my daughter, and four of our grandchildren cheer from the stands.”

Humorous promotional poster for the 2019 Congressional Baseball Game for Charity

created by The Lukens Company


Brooks concluded, “I hope our three months of 6:00 AM morning practices (some on icy fields) has paid off. This year’s Republican team is the best since I’ve been here. The 2018 elections added to our roster former NFL wide receiver Anthony Gonzalez, whose blazing speed helps him cover all of center field, and a former Florida high school all-state player, Greg Steube, who has shown home run power at the plate. Despite a painful partial dislocation of my right collar bone from a construction injury suffered last month, I’m excited to be starting at first base. Quite frankly, I am optimistic we will give the Democrats fierce competition tonight and I’m hopeful we will return the trophy to our side of the House floor.”

The 2019 Congressional Baseball Game for Charity Republican Team at Wednesday morning’s practice