The Congressional Baseball game is a 108-year-old tradition and one of the best annual showings of bipartisanship.

This year, a day after Rep. Steve Scalise was shot and severely injured during baseball practice, a public display of unity and civility was desperately needed. And that’s exactly what happened.

Before the game began, both Republican and Democrat teams held a moment of silence and prayer at second base, where Rep. Scalise was supposed to play

The Congressional Chorus lead the crowd in the national anthem

Still on crutches, David Bailey, one of the Capitol Police Officers injured in Wednesday’s shooting, threw out the first pitch

And these guys got the game started

Everyone wore purple and gold to support Rep. Scalise, a proud LSU Alum

And these two sat down for a joint interview

25,000 people showed up to watch the game

Including members of the first family

President Trump addressed the crowd

And in the ultimate show of sportsmanship, Democrats gave their trophy to Rep. Scalise

And a whopping $1.5 million was raised for charity

Baseball is truly America’s game.

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