U.S. Rep. Greg Steube, R-Sarasota, stepped to the plate in the annual Congressional Baseball Game on Wednesday night and stroked a home run to left field at Nationals Park in Washington.
On the C-SPAN broadcast, the announcers were taken aback by the Republican’s skills on the first pitch by Rep. Pete Aguilar, D-Calif.
“Wow, this is a long ball ...”
“Greg Steube with the first pitch and the first swing, it’s going to be a home run! Steube out of the ballpark! Into the left-field bleachers!”
“I believe that is the first out-of-the-park home run in this game in more than 40 years.”
Watch the video and you’ll see Steube break into a home run trot just after he passes first base.
The Republicans defeated the Democrats in the bipartisan matchup, 13-12. Steube made the last out, catching a pop-up. Go figure.