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    Wounded Congressman Throws First Pitch at Playoff Game
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    House Majority Whip Steve Scalise (R-LA) throws the ceremonial first pitch prior toduring Game One of the National League Division Series at Nationals Park on Oct. 6, 2017, in Washington, DC.

    House Majority Whip Steve Scalise threw out the ceremonial first pitch before Game 1 of the NL Division Series between the Washington Nationals and Chicago Cubs Fridaynight. 

    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 onto a walker that was stationed a few feet in front of the mound.

    Zack Barth and Matt Mika, the other shooting victims, were honored after the pitch.

    The Louisiana Republican made a triumphant return to the House last week, more than three months after he was wounded while practicing for an annual charity baseball game featuring members of Congress.

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    Scalise, Bailey and two others were wounded when a gunman opened fire at the practice.