Washington Nationals in History

Events in Sport

  • 1880-09-29 1st pro baseball game at Polo Grounds, NY Metropolitans beat Washington Nationals 4-2 in 5 innings
  • 1906-08-03 Washington Nationals' Tom Hughes becomes first MLB pitcher to win a 1-0 extra innings game off his own home run in 10th v St. Louis Browns
  • 2005-04-05 The Washington Nationals lose their inaugural season opener, 8-4 to the Philadelphia Phillies; first team to represent the nation's capital since the Washington Senators left after the 1971 season
  • 2010-06-07 MLB Draft: Southern Nevada outfielder Bryce Harper first pick by Washington Nationals
  • 2019-10-30 Baseball World Series: Washington Nationals beat Houston Astros, 6-2 in Game 7 at Minute Maid Park, Houston to win first title in franchise history; MVP: Washington pitcher Stephen Strasburg
  • 2021-07-08 MLB Padres relief pitcher Daniel Camarena gets his first hit, in his second career at bat - a grand slam - against Washington Nationals' Max Scherzer, in San Diego

Birthdays in Sport

  • 1949-06-15 Dusty Baker, American baseball manager (World Series 2022 Houston Astros; SF Giants, Chicago Cubs, Cincinnati Reds, Washington Nationals; NL Manager of Year 1993, 97, 2000) and outfielder (MLB All Star 1981, 82; LA Dodgers), born in Riverside, California
  • 1964-12-02 Chip Hale, American baseball infielder, coach and manager (Minnesota Twins; Arizona Diamondbacks; Washington Nationals), born in Santa Clara, California
  • 1965-11-28 Matt Williams, American baseball infielder (5 x MLB All Star; NL home run leader 1994; NL RBI leader 1990; SF Giants) and manager (Washington Nationals), born in Bishop, California
  • 1976-11-26 Brian Schneider, American baseball player (Washington Nationals), born in Jacksonville, Florida
  • 1981-11-10 Tony Blanco, American baseball player (Washington Nationals), born in San Juan de la Maguana, Dominican Republic
  • 1983-10-04 Kurt Suzuki, American baseball catcher (MLB All Star 2014; Washington Nationals), born in Wailuku, Hawaii
  • 1984-06-26 Elijah Dukes, American baseball player (Washington Nationals), born in Homestead, Florida
  • 1992-10-16 Bryce Harper, American baseball player (Washington Nationals), born in Las Vegas, Nevada