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Lawmaker plays 3rd in charity game

POSTED: June 24, 2013 9:24 a.m.
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U.S. Rep. Jack Kingston stands in the dugout at Nationals Field in Washington.

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U.S. Rep. Jack Kingston, R-Ga., recently played third base for the Republican team in the Congressional Baseball Game for Charity at Nationals Park in Washington, D.C. The Congressman sported a University of Georgia jersey, presented to him by the UGA Athletic Association during the Georgia State Republican Convention last month in Athens. Kingston is a UGA alum.
The Congressional Democrats beat the GOP, 22-0.
 “The Republican team may have come up short, but the real purpose behind the game is to raise money for charity. The game was a resounding success on that front, raising $311,000 for deserving causes like child-literacy programs. In that sense, we all win,” Kingston said.
Louisiana Democrat Cedric Richmond threw a shutout for the Democrats. Richmond tossed a one-hitter in 2011 and struck out 16 Republican batters in 2012.
“As it does every year, the game fostered great fellowship between members and a healthy competition. While this loss was humbling, it’s great fodder to practice harder and will make next year’s victory even sweeter!” Kingston said.

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