Democrats ran roughshod over Republicans in the 2017 Congressional Baseball Game, a day after Wednesday’s shooting in Alexandria, Virginia, that left House Majority Whip Steve Scalise and three others injured.
Democrats won by a score of 11-2 over Republicans, in the annual charity game played Thursday evening at Nationals Park in Washington. The GOP won last year and Democrats prevailed in games played during the seven previous years.
Pennsylvania Rep. Mike Doyle, Democratic team leader, presented the winning trophy to Republican Texas Rep. Joe Barton to place in Scalise’s office.
More than $1 million was raised for Congressional Sports for Charity, after 24,959 tickets were sold, a record for the event that started in 1909 and compared to about $500,000 that was raised last year.
Former New York Yankees manager Joe Torre presented the game ball to Capitol Police special agent David Bailey, who threw the first pitch despite being injured in the shooting
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