Lawmakers get their own cards for Congressional Baseball Game
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One of the biggest thrills for baseball players is getting their own cards and lawmakers participating in tonight's congressional baseball game are getting in on the fun.

Spectators at Thursday's 2018 Congressional Baseball Game will receive a set of 62 playing cards with headshots of the lawmakers, courtesy of Quorum, a public affairs software company in Washington, D.C.

The card backs have their own unique statistics, with info on each lawmaker, including the percentage of votes they received in the last election – their most important number.

Other stats include the percentage of times they vote with their party and the percent of bills they drafted that got out of committee. The cards also feature breakdowns of their states or districts, including the average age of voters and how many constituents say they are fans of Major League Baseball.

The cards also average the ages of players on each team. Democrats are the younger team with an average age of 49 to 56 for the Republicans. And the card lists the average number of years in office for each team: 8 for the Dems and 9 for the GOP.

The photos show lawmakers in their work clothes, but they'll be donning their baseball gear for tonight's game at Nationals Park, just over a mile from the Capitol. The first pitch is at 7:05 p.m.

House Majority Whip Steve ScaliseStephen (Steve) Joseph ScaliseTrump digs in amid uproar on zero tolerance policy Sunday Shows preview: Lawmakers, Trump allies discuss Russia probe, migrant family separation Dems best GOP as Scalise returns for annual charity baseball game MORE (R-La.) is back on the GOP team this year and expected to start at second base. Scalise was seriously injured last year when a gunman opened fire on the Republican team's practice.

The baseball game began informally in 1909 and has developed into a much-anticipated annual tradition for elected officials and their staffers. Democrats won last year but Republicans still hold the overall record.

Last year's game raised over $1.5 million for charities and saw almost 25,000 in ticket sales.

And no matter the winner, fans get to leave the game with a fun memento celebrating America’s pastime.

You can download the full deck here.

--This report was updated at 9:54 a.m.