The Congressional baseball game was ... not close

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Every year, our Congress critters gather for the playing of a game with some superficial resemblances to baseball. The 2013 round-up yielded a score that was ... not especially close:

As this graphic in the Atlantic notes, the biggest whuppin' in the history of this event occurred way back yonder in 1928, when the Democrats beat the Republicans by a tally of 36-4. This year's outcome is the second-largest margin of victory and the largest in a shutout. On the other hand, the GOP by some counts still leads the all-time series by a mark of 41 wins against 38 defeats. On the other, other hand, the Dems have now taken five straight.

As noted by the New York Daily News, this year's event raised more than $300,000 for the Washington Literacy Center, the Boys and Girls Club of Greater Washington and the Nationals Dream Foundation.

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Dayn Perry has been a baseball writer for CBS Sports since early 2012. Prior to that, he wrote for FOXSports.com and ESPN.com. He's the author of three books, the most recent being Reggie Jackson: The... Full Bio

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