Breaking News Bar
updated: 10/6/2017 5:55 PM

Wounded congressman throws out first pitch for playoff game

hello
Success - Article sent! close
  • House Majority Whip Steve Scalise, R-La., reacts after throwing out a ceremonial first pitch before Game 1 of baseball's National League Division Series between the Washington Nationals and the Chicago Cubs, at Nationals Park, Friday, Oct. 6, 2017, in Washington.

    House Majority Whip Steve Scalise, R-La., reacts after throwing out a ceremonial first pitch before Game 1 of baseball's National League Division Series between the Washington Nationals and the Chicago Cubs, at Nationals Park, Friday, Oct. 6, 2017, in Washington.
    Associated Press

  • House Majority Whip Steve Scalise, R-La., throws out a ceremonial first pitch before Game 1 of baseball's National League Division Series between the Washington Nationals and the Chicago Cubs, at Nationals Park, Friday, Oct. 6, 2017, in Washington.

    House Majority Whip Steve Scalise, R-La., throws out a ceremonial first pitch before Game 1 of baseball's National League Division Series between the Washington Nationals and the Chicago Cubs, at Nationals Park, Friday, Oct. 6, 2017, in Washington.
    Associated Press

  • House Republican Whip Steve Scalise pumps his fist after throwing out the ceremonial first pitch before the start of Game 1 of baseball's National League Division Series between the Chicago Cubs and Washington Nationals at Nationals Park, Friday, Oct. 6, 2017, in Washington. Scalise recently returned to work at the Capitol, more than three months after a baseball practice shooting left him fighting for his life.

    House Republican Whip Steve Scalise pumps his fist after throwing out the ceremonial first pitch before the start of Game 1 of baseball's National League Division Series between the Chicago Cubs and Washington Nationals at Nationals Park, Friday, Oct. 6, 2017, in Washington. Scalise recently returned to work at the Capitol, more than three months after a baseball practice shooting left him fighting for his life.
    Associated Press

  • Washington Nationals manager Dusty Baker (12) greets House Majority Whip Steve Scalise, R-La., after he threw out a ceremonial first pitch before Game 1 of baseball's National League Division Series against the Chicago Cubs, at Nationals Park, Friday, Oct. 6, 2017, in Washington.

    Washington Nationals manager Dusty Baker (12) greets House Majority Whip Steve Scalise, R-La., after he threw out a ceremonial first pitch before Game 1 of baseball's National League Division Series against the Chicago Cubs, at Nationals Park, Friday, Oct. 6, 2017, in Washington.
    Associated Press

 
 

WASHINGTON -- House Majority Whip Steve Scalise threw out the ceremonial first pitch before Game 1 of the NL Division Series between the Washington Nationals and Chicago Cubs.

The Louisiana Republican made a triumphant return to the House last week - more than three months after he was wounded while practicing for an annual charity baseball game featuring members of Congress.

Scalise wore a red Nationals jersey Friday night with his name and No. 3 on the back. He threw to U.S. Capitol Police officer David Bailey while holding onto a walker stationed a few feet in front of the mound.

Scalise, Bailey and two others were wounded when a gunman opened fire at the practice. Zack Barth and Matt Mika, the other shooting victims, were honored after the pitch.

Article Comments ()
Guidelines: Keep it civil and on topic; no profanity, vulgarity, slurs or personal attacks. People who harass others or joke about tragedies will be blocked. If a comment violates these standards or our terms of service, click the X in the upper right corner of the comment box. To find our more, read our FAQ.