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Could the best-case for Bradley Beal’s legacy look like Ryan Zimmerman?

Hughes: Could the best-case for Beal's legacy look like Zimmerman? originally appeared on NBC Sports Washington. Everyone has taken their seats at halfcourt as the banner bearing his name and number remains cloaked in the rafters. John Wall, Marcin Gortat and other teammates from the past have flown in; some with gray hair, some with none at all, some who look like they could still play a few minutes and score a few baskets if needed.
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Washington Nationals news & notes: Ryan Zimmerman weekend; Davey Martinez on No. 11 + more...

Ryan Zimmerman played a total of 67 games in the minors after he was drafted 4th overall in 2005, and before he was called up to make his MLB debut in September of ‘05, and the now-37-year-old infielder said one of the most imposing things he had to do in his 16-year career was walk into his manager Frank Robinson’s office for the first time when called up late in his first year as a pro.

Washington Nationals news & notes: Davey Martinez on Ryan Zimmerman; Evan Lee + more...

This weekend is all about Ryan Zimmerman, so No. 11 is going to make it into the news & notes too. Zimmerman’s number was retired yesterday. Former teammates returned this weekend to celebrate with Washington’s 2005 1st Round pick and his manager talked to reporters before Saturday’s matchup with the Philadelphia Phillies about getting to work with the face of the Nationals’ franchise after taking over on the bench in 2018, and now getting to honor him and celebrate his 16-year career.
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Ryan Zimmerman reflects on ‘unique’ path to jersey retirement

WASHINGTON — Ryan Zimmerman has never been a man for the spotlight. It’s been difficult for the former first-round pick, two-time All-Star and 2019 World Series winner to evade the attention that came with playing 16 seasons in the major leagues, but he has always done his best to deflect the adoration of fans toward others around him.

Ryan Zimmerman has cool gesture for Nationals fans ahead of jersey retirement

Ryan Zimmerman had his number retired by the Washington Nationals prior to Saturday’s game against the Philadelphia Phillies, and drinks were on him. Nats fans attending Saturday’s game received a card saying Zimmerman was buying their first beer before or after his jersey retirement ceremony. The promotion was taking place at The Salt Line, a restaurant across the street from Nationals Park. Zimmerman, of course, is an investor in The Salt Line.
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Ryan Zimmerman lived his childhood dream. Nats fans are lucky for it.

This is a carousel. Use Next and Previous buttons to navigate. At the start of his baseball journey, like so many kids south of Baltimore before baseball returned to Washington, Ryan Zimmerman would play Wiffle ball in his Virginia Beach backyard and pretend to be Cal Ripken. At the end, on a sun-drenched and breezy Saturday afternoon, he sat on a makeshift stage on the Nationals Park infield with his infant son in his lap and his number painted on the grass, listening to the people he loves most talk about him and trying not to cry.

Nationals celebrate Ryan Zimmerman, retire No. 11

WASHINGTON (DC News Now) – Ryan Zimmerman is known by the Nationals and their fans as “Mr. National,” “Mr. Walk off,” and “Employee number 11.” Zimmerman’s number 11 was officially retired by the team Saturday. “Nobody thinks this is going to happen, nobody expects this to happen,” Zimmerman told DC News Now Saturday. “You don’t […]

Ian Desmond, Daniel Murphy reflect on Ryan Zimmerman

WASHINGTON - Ian Desmond shared a story on how far the Nationals came as a franchise and how Ryan Zimmerman played a huge role in that. Desmond, the former Washington shortstop, recalls a certain Opening Day when he was with the Nationals. “We were playing the Phillies and they booed...

Washington Nationals retire No. 11 for Ryan Zimmerman

No. 11. Ryan Zimmerman’s number was retired yesterday. Washington’s first 1st Round pick back in 2005, who played his entire career in the nation’s capital, ended up being the first player to have his number retired by the franchise. Pretty unique. Seventeen years after they drafted him,...

Nationals ready for Ryan Zimmerman weekend

WASHINGTON (DC News Now) — The Washington Nationals have a big weekend as they will retire the number 11 jersey of Ryan Zimmerman Saturday afternoon. A two time All-star, Zimmerman spent his entire career with the Nationals. In his 16 seasons, he helped the Nationals win the world series in 2019. Zimmerman won two Silver […]