WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the annual congressional baseball game (all times local):
Look for Steve Scalise (skuh-LEES') to be wearing a U.S. Capitol Police ball cap at Thursday night's annual congressional baseball game.
The cap is in honor of the two officers who returned fire after the Republican congressman from Louisiana and four others were shot at a GOP practice a year ago in Alexandria, Virginia.
Scalise was gravely wounded from the shooting. He's had nine surgeries and still walks with crutches or a cane.
The third-ranking House Republican leader tells Fox News said that while he still has physical limitations, he'll be starting at second base for the game at National Park.
The 52-year-old lawmaker jokes that "tells you how bad the talent level is." He says he "can field balls and still make the throw at first."
Scalise says President Donald Trump called him Wednesday to wish him well.
The annual baseball game between congressional Republicans and Democrats carries special significance, coming a year since the ball-field shooting that almost killed House Majority Whip Steve Scalise.
Republicans have largely maintained their support for gun rights despite other mass shootings since the attack last year on their practice session in Alexandria, Virginia.
Scalise himself says the shooting "deepened my appreciation for the Second Amendment because it was people with guns who saved my life and every other member out there."
Scalise is expected to start at second base in Thursday night's game at Nationals Park. Top Republicans are hoping President Donald Trump attends, though the White House hasn't said one way or the other.