Wounded congressman Steve Scalise throws out first pitch before Game 1 of NLDS

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Saturday, October 7, 2017

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.