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Congressman Mo Brooks

Representing the 5th District of Alabama

"Play Ball," Brooks to Start at First Base in Congressional Baseball Game

June 13, 2018
Press Release

Washington, DC— Wednesday morning, GOP Coach Congressman Roger Williams (R, Texas) announced that Congressman Mo Brooks (AL-05) will start at first base for the Republican team in the Congressional Baseball Game for Charity.

Brooks said, “I look forward to starting at first base for the Republicans this year. The Congressional Baseball Game is a great tradition that brings Republicans and Democrats together at the Washington Nationals stadium where, last year, over 25,000 fans attended the game. Our bipartisan competition is friendly and raises millions for charity— $1.8 million last year alone. My Republican teammates and I have practiced hard and are hopeful we can bring home a win. As a former all-city outfielder for the Grissom High Tigers, I’ll proudly wear the Tigers uniform for the game.”

Congressman Brooks wearing his Grissom Tigers uniform

at the Republican team scrimmage in May

Click HERE for pictures of Congressman Brooks

at the Republican scrimmage

Brooks continued, “The past year has been memorable. After experiencing the shooting at the baseball field in June followed by cancer surgery in December, I am grateful for the recoveries made by those who were wounded and our slow but sure collective return to good health. I'm thrilled with the opportunity to raise money for charity and participate in a great American tradition with my colleagues while supporters and loved ones cheer from the stands. Play ball!"