The Democrats emerged as 11-2 winners. After accepting it graciously, Barton cracked, "Next year we won't be so nice".
Two Capitol police officers, David Bailey and Crystal Griner, as well as House Republican aide Zack Barth were injured, but have been released from hospital.
A sign in the crowd spelled out: "ONE FAMILY".
(AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin). A playground near the baseball field is cordoned off with police tape as the investigation continue at the scene in Alexandria, Va., Thursday, June 15, 2017, the day after House Majority Whip Steve Scalise of La. was shot d.
The House of Representatives' No. 3 Republican leader was in grave condition when he was first shot.
On Capitol Hill, Wednesday's shooting jolted many lawmakers, leaving them feeling vulnerable.
He refused to detail Scalise's injuries, but said that he would guess there are "hundreds of fragments" in Scalise and he has "no intention to remove all bullet fragments at this point" due to the high risk of looking for them.
Duncan found that memory hard to shake Thursday night as he stood in for Scalise at second base. "That was humbling in a way".
Rep. Cedric Richmond of Louisiana was the Democrats' star pitcher, and a close friend of Scalise's. Rep. Mike Doyle of the Democrat team will be hosting a dinner next Wednesday for the Republican team in order that all may come together and reflect, reported CNN. Baseball cards handed out as fans entered the park identified the players' partisan voting percentages.
The political parties play against each another.
"We will not give in to fear, violence or hate", Aguilar said.
It's a tradition dating back to 1909.
The Congressional Baseball Game for Charity confirmed the milestone on Facebook. The Washington Nationals Dream Foundation, the Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Washington and the Washington Literary Center are the game's other beneficiaries. The game was for healing. The two have enjoyed a long-running ribbing over the game, which Republicans won last year to break a seven-year Democratic win streak.