Former JHS Theology teacher Fr. Pat Conroy S.J. plays in Annual Congressional Baseball Game
Former Jesuit High School Theology teacher Fr. Pat Conroy S.J. played in the June 28, 2012 Annual Congressional Baseball Game. He was trained for much of this event with his JV II softball coaching experience at Jesuit High School. He put that experience to good use as a first base coach for two innings. Fr. Conroy S.J. said, “They figured I had the experience necessary.”
Conroy S.J., (sworn in as the 60th US House of Representatives Chaplain in May of 2011) a spectator in last year’s game, also pinch ran for New York Congressman Tim Bishop (priest for bishop) who walked, then took second on a single and then made it to third on a fielder’s choice. He scored on a passed ball. “Pretty much like JV II softball,” Conroy said. His Jesuit jersey and cap were obtained from Jesuit High School head baseball coach Tim Massey last spring.
The Democrats beat the Republicans 18-5 in the annual game that raised $250,000 for the Boys and Girls Clubs of Greater Washington, and the Washington Literacy Center. The Republicans hold a 38-36-1 edge in the series which started in 1909.