Steve Scalise back on diamond for congressional baseball game year after being shot

U.S. Rep. Steve Scalise made the first, and most celebrated, play in Thursday’s congre sional baseball game at Nationals Park in Washington, D.C.Scalise, R-La., cleanly fielded a ground ball andretired Kyle Seager Jersey the game’s first batter. He was back on the diamond exactly one year after he was wounded in an a sa sination 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.MORE: N.Y. rep compares NFL anthem protests to Nazi saluteScalise’s colleagues briefly stopped the game to give him Randy Johnson Jersey hugs and handshakes.Sweet moment as Rep. Steve Scalise is mobbed by his teammates after snagging a grounder on the first pitch of tonight’s congre sional baseball game.A year ago, Scalise was among four people shot during a GOP practice for the annual charity contest. ABC News (@ABC) June 14, 2018Before the game, Scalise told reporters that being able to return to the field was “an incredible feeling.”Scalise, 52, was one of four people wounded by a man who fired onto afield being used by the GOP squad. Scalise was critically injured in the attack.Capitol police killed the gunman at the scene.The congre sional game the next day turned into a bipartisan show of support for the victims and first responders.

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