Ryan Zimmerman, who has been a Washington Nationwide so long as this version of the franchise has existed, is looking it a profession.
After 16 main league seasons and 1,799 video games, a participant often called “Mr. Nationwide” as a result of he was the group’s first ever draft decide, in its inaugural yr of 2005, introduced his retirement Tuesday via his company.
“We misplaced 100 video games (twice), we received 90 video games (4 instances), we moved into a brand new stadium, we did not get out of the primary spherical of the playoffs (4 grueling instances), and, in fact, we skilled the magical World Collection run of 2019 that nobody will ever neglect,” Zimmerman wrote in a piece addressed to Nats followers within the assertion via CAA.
The 37-year-old was the No. 4-overall select of the College of Virginia, rising up as a longtime AAU teammate of David Wright’s. He cracked into the majors in 2005 and hit his first homer a season later — towards the Mets’ Billy Wagner within the ninth inning, tying a recreation that Washington rallied to win.
Zimmerman was an All-Star in 2009, when he additionally received a Gold Glove, and 2017. He was fixture at third base for the Nationals and well-regarded for a powerful arm that will abandon him. He needed to transfer off third following shoulder surgical procedure earlier than the 2013 season, and he was a primary baseman via the latter half of his profession.
Zimmerman was hardly ever glorious however at all times was fixed and beloved in Washington. He has performed extra video games, collected extra hits (1,846), knocked extra homers (284) and scored extra runs (963) than anybody in Nationals/Expos historical past.
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