Congressman Rob Wittman (R-Virginia) saluted the green and gold Thursday night as he wore a Willliam & Mary Tribe uniform in the Annual Roll Call Congressional Baseball Game.
The game between teams of Republicans and Democrats is
played each summer for charity. This year marks the 102th anniversary of the
first Congressional game, which is held in Nationals Park in Washington, D.C.
It started in 1909 when Rep. John Tener from Pennsylvania, who played for the
Chicago White Stockings in the late 1880s, organized a bipartisan pickup game.
The game was revived in the 1960s by the Roll Call newspaper and continues
Representatives from across the country get to wear the baseball uniform of their choice. The Congressman is very familiar with the university. This past spring, he was named William & Mary’s 2001 Hunter Andrews Fellow in American Politics. During his visit to campus, Wittman met with students and faculty and also delivered a public lecture.