Friday, June 16, 2017

2017 Congressional Baseball Game

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C-SPAN presented live coverage from the annual congressional baseball game between Republicans and Democrats. The game took place at Nationals Park one day after Majority Whip Steve Scalise (R-LA) and three others were shot at a practice session for the game in Alexandria, Virginia. President Trump did not attend the game, but he did deliver a video message prior to the game. 

The national anthem was sung by the Congressional Chorus, and the ceremonial first pitch was thrown by U.S. Capitol Police Officer David Bailey, who was injured in the previous day’s shooting. He was handed the ball by Joe Torre, and his catcher was Roberto Clemente. 

The game’s attendance was 24,959, the largest in the history of the game. The Democrats won by a score of 11-2 and gave the trophy to the Republican team to be placed in Representative Scalise’s office. 

Video coverage was arranged by the MLB Network, and radio commentary was courtesy Federal News Radio. 

Click here for video. 

Source: C-SPAN

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