WASHINGTON -- House Majority Whip Steve Scalise threw out the ceremonial first pitch before Game 1 of the National League Division Series between the Washington Nationals and Chicago Cubson Friday night.
The Louisiana Republican made a triumphant return to the House last week -- more than three months after he was wounded in a shooting 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 on to 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.
The Nationals went on to lose 3-0.