Rep. Scalise, shot during Congress baseball practice, throws 1st pitch in D.C.
Brad Mills / USA TODAY Sports

The National League Division Series began with a powerful moment in the nation's capital.

Rep. Steve Scalise (R-LA) - who was shot while practicing for the annual Congressional baseball game in June - threw out the ceremonial first pitch prior to Friday's series opener between the Washington Nationals and Chicago Cubs at Nationals Park.

Scalise took the field aided by a walker, and was greeted with a loud ovation from the D.C. faithful before throwing a strike.

Scalise, who serves as the House majority whip, was seriously injured during the June 14 shooting in Alexandria, Va., after a gunman opened fire at the field where Republicans were practicing. He made his return to Congress on Sept. 28 following several months of rehab.

Rep. Scalise, shot during Congress baseball practice, throws 1st pitch in D.C.
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