U.S. Rep. Steve Scalise made the first, and most celebrated, play in Thursday’s congressional baseball game at Nationals Park in Washington, D.C.
Scalise, R-La., cleanly fielded a ground ball and retired the game’s first batter. He was back on the diamond exactly one year after he was wounded in an assassination attempt at a Republican team practice in Virginia. The effects of his injuries were evident as he struggled to reach for the ball and make a throw.
Sweet moment as Rep. Steve Scalise is mobbed by his teammates after snagging a grounder on the first pitch of tonight’s congressional baseball game.
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