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Capitol Police officer injured in shooting throws 1st pitch at congressional baseball game

Injured Capitol Hill Police officer David Bailey throws out a ceremonial first pitch with Joe Torre, MLB's Chief Baseball Officer, right, watching, before the Congressional baseball game, Thursday, June 15, 2017, in Washington. The annual GOP-Democrats baseball game raises money for charity. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

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.

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