Capitol Police officer injured in shooting throws 1st pitch at congressional baseball game
One of the Capitol Police officers injured in Wednesday's shooting has thrown out the first pitch at the congressional baseball game — to thunderous applause.
David Bailey walked to the pitcher's mound on crutches and former New York Yankees manager Joe Torre handed him the game ball. Bailey then threw a pitch that bounced before reaching the catcher, Roberto Clemente Jr.
Bailey gave a good-natured shrug as the stadium applauded.
Bailey is a member of Congressman Steve Scalise's protective detail. He sustained a relatively minor injury Wednesday morning as he and other officers engaged with a gunman who shot up a practice of the GOP baseball team.
Scalise remains in critical condition as his teammates honor him at the game at Nationals Park.