WASHINGTON (AP) -- 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.