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)
Photo: Alex Brandon/AP
Photo: Alex Brandon/AP

Agent injured in shooting throws first pitch at congressional baseball game

To everyone’s surprise, US Capitol Police Special Agent Daniel Bailey took the mound at this year’s Congressional Baseball Game and threw the ceremonial first pitch.

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Bailey is still on crutches, but threw out the first pitch anyway. He was greeted by — and exited to — roars of applause.

He was injured in yesterday’s shooting at a practice for today’s game in Alexandria, Virginia.

He and two other US Capitol Police special agents Crystal Griner and Henry Cabrera — were assigned to the security detail of Rep. Steve Scalise’s (R, LA-01).

Their actions yesterday morning have been celebrated for saving lives and preventing a shooting from becoming a massacre.

Special Agent Crystal Griner and Rep. Steve Scalise remain hospitalized. President Donald Trump visited them at the Medstar Washington Hospital Center last night.

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