209, 2009

Washington Nationals third baseman Ryan Zimmerman nominated for MLBPAA Heart & Hustle Award

September 2nd, 2009|

Zimmerman To Receive Award From Former Washington Senator & Chair of MLBPAA Jim Hannan Washington Nationals Third Baseman Ryan Zimmerman is the ballclub's 2009 recipient of the Major League Baseball Player Alumni Association's (MLBPAA) Heart & Hustle Award. The esteemed award honors an active player who demonstrates a passion for the game of baseball, and best embodies the values, spirit and tradition of the game. A representative from each Major League team is selected to receive the award by a committee of Alumni players, with the final winner announced on November 6 at the 10th Annual Legends for Youth Dinner in New York City. Current members of the Alumni Association will vote to choose the winner from the list of 30 finalists (see below).

607, 2009

Nats’ Zimmerman tabbed as National League reserve for All-Star game

July 6th, 2009|

Ryan Zimmerman had no real plans for Major League Baseball's All-Star break next week. His hometown of Virginia Beach is just a short car ride away, after all. But while Zimmerman will still catch up with friends and family, that reunion will instead happen at the All-Star game itself in St. Louis The Nationals' third baseman was named to a reserve spot on the National League roster for the July 14th All-Star game. It will be the first appearance for the 24-year-old, who earlier this season signed a five-year, $45 million contract extension with the Nats.

2102, 2009

Zimmerman returns after inking contract

February 21st, 2009|

VIERA, Fla. -- Nationals third baseman Ryan Zimmerman was in Phoenix late Thursday night to prepare for his arbitration hearing the next day. He was set to go to bed when he received word from his agent, Brodie Van Wagenen, that progress had been made in terms of getting a deal done. Within a few hours, Zimmerman agreed to a one-year, $3.325 million contract. Zimmerman was back at Space Coast Stadium by Friday afternoon. He took his physical and had a batting-practice session with hitting coach Rick Eckstein.

304, 2008

Harbor Park to host MLB Exhibition Game

April 3rd, 2008|

Orioles vs. Nationals - Friday April 3rd 3:30 pm By Norfolk Tides / Norfolk Tides The Norfolk Tides have announced that Harbor Park will host the Baltimore Orioles and Washington Nationals in a Major League exhibition game on Friday, April 3 at 3:30 p.m. Ticket prices and sale date for [...]

3103, 2008

Opening Night: Zim’s walk-off wins it

March 31st, 2008|

WASHINGTON -- The Nationals had it all on Sunday night, as they christened new Nationals Park. They had a sellout crowd, President George W. Bush threw out the ceremonial first pitch, and the Nats topped it off with a thrilling 3-2 victory over the Braves. Leave it to the franchise player, Ryan Zimmerman, to send the crowd home happy. In the bottom of the ninth inning, he hit Peter Moylan's 1-0 pitch over the left-center-field wall for the victory. It was the fourth walk-off home run of Zimmerman's career.

2003, 2008

Q and A with Ryan Zimmerman

March 20th, 2008|

Zimmerman, 23, is entering his third season as a starter for the Nationals. In 2006, he hit .287 with 47 doubles, 20 home runs and 110 RBI in 2006, finishing second in the National League Rookie of the Year voting. Last season he batted .266 with 43 doubles, 24 home runs and 91 RBI. Zimmerman established the ziMS foundation in 2006, to support research and awareness of multiple sclerosis, a condition his mother Cheryl was diagnosed with in 1995.

509, 2007

Zimmerman helps in search for MS cure

September 5th, 2007|

Zimmerman's work with the foundation is the reason he is a candidate for the Roberto Clemente Award, which recognizes the player who best exemplifies the game of baseball, sportsmanship, community involvement and the individual's contribution to his team. It is named in honor of the former Pirates outfielder whose spirit and goodwill will always be remembered. Clemente died in a plane crash while attempting to transport relief supplies to earthquake-stricken Nicaragua on Dec. 31, 1972. The winner will be announced during the World Series.

104, 2007

Face of Franchise, Zimmerman Is One Attractive Selling Point

April 1st, 2007|

Two springs ago, when the Washington Nationals were preparing to return baseball to the nation's capital for the first time in a generation, Ryan Zimmerman was a 20-year-old junior at the University of Virginia. He had signed some autographs -- "maybe a few, for the Virginia baseball program and that kind of thing" -- but he was an unknown. On Monday, Zimmerman will be the Nationals' starting third baseman as the club opens its third season here. He has attended parties with Scarlett Johansson and Tom Cruise, gets paid merely for signing a batting glove, will pen a column in a local paper and will, if he so desires, soon be able to pick up the phone and order a Ryan Zimmerman pizza.

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