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1933 Political World Series

At the height of the Depression in 1933, a number of prominent members of the U.S. Congress played a game of baseball in order to raise money for the poor. The game, in which the Democrats played the Republicans, was billed as the 1933 Political World Series. This rare program is from that game. President Roosevelt threw out the first pitch. One of the umpires was boxer Gene Tunney. This was the line-up and batting order:


Eddie Kelly, manager, Illinois 3b
Jim Meade, New York 2b
Dick Richards, South Carolina ss
Tommy McMillan, South Carolina c
Rusell Ellzey, Mississippi 1b
William T. Schulte, Indiana cf
Lamar Jeffers, Alabama lf
John Y. Brown, Kentucky rf
Jennings Randolph, West Virginia rf
Pitchers: Ray Cannon, Wisconsin
Charles West, Texas
Millard Caldwell, Florida


Vincent Carter, capt., Wyoming 1b
Edward W. Goss, Connecticut lf
George W. Blanchard, Wisconsin 2b
W.P. Lambertson, Kansas 3b
Fred A. Hartley, Jr., New Jersey ss
Gardner W. Winthrow, Wisconsin cf
James Wolfenden, Pennsylvania rf
Walter G. Andrews, New York c
Leo E. Allen, Illinois p-1b.

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