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Vice President Curtis Throws Opening Pitch at Congressional Baseball Game

In this photograph, taken on June 4, 1932, Vice President Charles Curtis throws the opening pitch at the Congressional Baseball Game at Griffith Stadium in Washington, D.C. The friendly competition between Republican and Democrat members of Congress was first held in 1909, and soon became an anticipated tradition. The first Congressional Baseball Game since the start of the Great Depression, the 1932 game was held as a fundraiser to benefit unemployed people in the District of Columbia. The Republicans defeated the Democrats with a final score of 19-5.
Harris & Ewing
Date of Work
June 4, 1932
Library of Congress