One yr to the day since Rep. Steve Scalise was significantly wounded in a taking pictures throughout a workforce apply in Alexandria, Va., the Louisiana Republican took to Washington’s Nationals Park for the 2018 Congressional Baseball Sport, making a play on the very begin of the sport.
Scalise, who endured multiplies surgical procedures and wanted to stroll with crutches for months, made the beginning for the GOP at second base, snagged a grounder on the primary pitch of the sport and promptly threw out Rep. Raul Ruiz, a California Democrat, at first, earlier than being mobbed by his teammates.
The second got here simply minutes after Scalise was escorted to second by U.S. Capitol Cops David Bailey and Crystal Griner — the officers who had been injured responding to the taking pictures final yr.
Scalise would stay within the recreation for yet another batter earlier than being changed at second base to a standing ovation.
On June 14, 2017, a lone gunman opened fireplace as Republican lawmakers had been practising for the annual recreation. Considered one of 4 individuals shot, Scalise suffered life-threatening accidents.
“I had a protracted highway to restoration to get thus far,” Scalise informed reporters Thursday morning. “I’ve obtained extra to go, however to suppose that after 9 surgical procedures … I get to be again out right here with my colleagues … God bless America!”