Ron Paul will become the 22nd member of congress inducted into the Congressional Baseball Hall of Fame this Thursday night at Nationals Park. The ceremony will be before the start of the annual baseball game which starts at 7:05 pm. Roll Call has the details:
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.
According to Ron's facebook he will also be throwing out the first pitch for the game, and Rand Paul will be playing centerfield for the Republican team. Get your tickets now (only $10, proceeds go to charity) at the following website: