Former child star David Pollock is running for Congress.
The Bad News Bears star, who played nervous Rudi Stein in three of the baseball movies, is hoping to become a Democrat in Washington, D.C.
The 50 year old has served as an elected official in Moorpark, California for 17 years on the City Council.
After turning his back on acting, Pollock spent 18 years working for Boeing.
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