The annual congressional baseball game is in the books. Democrats beat the Republican team, 11-2. The game took place just one day after a gunman opened fire on Republican lawmakers practicing for the game in Alexandria, Virginia. House Majority Whip Steve Scalise and 3 others were wounded in the shooting. Scalise remains in the hospital. He is in critical condition but the hospital said he was improving.
Lawmakers on both sides of the aisle have been pushing for more civilized debate between political opponents since the shooting. President Trump even delivered a taped message before the game calling for unity.
At the end of the game, the manager of the Democrats Pennsylvania Rep. Mike Doyle called Republican manager Texas Rep. Joe Barton to join him on the field. Doyle gave the trophy to Barton so it could be placed in the office of Scalise.
24,959 tickets were sold to the game and over $1 million was raised for charity, more than double the amount raised last year.
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