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Nationals announce 2020 awards

The Washington Nationals announced the winners of the fifth-annual end-of-season awards as voted on by members of the local media. Outfielder Juan Soto was voted 2020 Nationals Player of the Year, while right-handed pitcher Max Scherzer was named Pitcher of the Year. Left-handed pitcher Sean Doolittle was given the “Good Guy” Award, given to a player for his always-professional dealings with members of the media,

Nationals agree to terms with Dave Martinez

The Washington Nationals have agreed to a multi-year extension with Manager Dave Martinez. Martinez, 56, is in his third season as the Manager of the Washington Nationals after being named the seventh field manager in team history on Oct. 30, 2017. Through a steady, unwavering approach, consistent strategy and never-ending positivity and support for players, Martinez led the Washington Nationals on an improbable run to

Anthony Santander named 2020 Most Valuable Oriole

The Orioles today announced that outfielder Anthony Santander has been voted the winner of the 2020 Louis M. Hatter Most Valuable Oriole Award by members of the local media who cover the team on a regular basis. Santander finished the season hitting .261/.315/.575 (40-for-153) with 13 doubles, one triple, 11 home runs, 24 runs scored, 32 RBI, and 10 walks. His season was cut short

Nationals return to Washington to conclude 2020 regular season with eight-game homestand

The Nationals return to D.C. to finish out the rest of the 2020 regular season with an eight-game homestand starting with a four-game series against the Philadelphia Phillies (September 21-23) and a four-game series against the New York Mets (September 24-27). Due to a previously postponed game against the Philadelphia Phillies, on Tuesday, September 22, there will be a shortened seven-inning doubleheader at Nats Park.

Orioles to celebrate Fan Appreciation Week with slate of promotions

The Orioles today announced plans to celebrate Fan Appreciation Week, beginning Saturday, September 19, and lasting through the final game of the 2020 regular season on Sunday, September 27. The weeklong slate of promotions will feature exclusive giveaways, surprise player engagement opportunities, and unique virtual experiences designed to bring the magic of Oriole Park to fans at home as a “thank you” for their support

Orioles join Major League Baseball in promoting voter engagement through Voter Up campaign

The Orioles today announced additional plans to support the club’s ongoing Voter Up campaign, which launched last month in conjunction with the Empowerment Series as part of the Orioles’ celebration of the 100th anniversary of the ratification of the 19th Amendment. The Voter Up campaign, which supports Major League Baseball’s league-wide voter engagement initiative, will raise awareness around key dates in the election cycle in

FITTEAM Ballpark of the Palm Beaches announces 2021 Grapefruit League schedule

WEST PALM BEACH, FL - FITTEAM Ballpark of the Palm Beaches, Spring Training home of the Houston Astros and Washington Nationals, announced its 2021 Grapefruit League schedule today. The facility’s home opener, which is also the Nationals home opener, will take place on Saturday, February 27, when the club hosts the Astros. The following day, Sunday, February 28, the Astros open their home campaign against

Orioles announce 2021 spring training schedule

The Orioles today announced they will begin their 2021 Grapefruit League season at home on Saturday, February 27, at Ed Smith Stadium in Sarasota, Fla. against the Atlanta Braves. The club’s home Grapefruit League schedule, which features 16 dates, will conclude with a home game on Saturday, March 27, against the Minnesota Twins. Pitchers and catchers are scheduled to report on Tuesday, February 16, and

Orioles to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the 1970 World Series championship

The Orioles will celebrate the 50th anniversary of the 1970 World Series championship on Friday, September 18, during the 7:35 p.m. ET game against the Tampa Bay Rays. The celebration will recognize the 1970 team, which went 108-54 during the regular season and defeated the Cincinnati Reds, 4-1, to win the club’s second World Series title. On Friday at 6:00 p.m., a special roundtable discussion

Nationals select contract of Yadiel Hernández

The Washington Nationals selected the contract of outfielder Yadiel Hernández on Thursday. On Wednesday, the Nationals placed first baseman/designated hitter Howie Kendrick on the 10-day Injured List with a left hamstring strain (retroactive to Sept. 6). Nationals President of Baseball Operations and General Manager Mike Rizzo made the announcement. Hernández, 32, joins the active roster for the first time and his first appearance will be

Orioles to host food distribution at Ed Smith Stadium

As part of the club’s ongoing efforts to serve and strengthen the community during the current pandemic, the Orioles announced today that they have partnered with All Faiths Food Bank to host a series of mass food distribution events at Ed Smith Stadium. The events will take place on the second Saturday of each month from September through December, with the first event being held

Nationals agree to terms with Mike Rizzo

The Washington Nationals have agreed to a multi-year contract extension with President of Baseball Operations and General Manager Mike Rizzo. Rizzo, 59, was rewarded with this contract after serving as the architect of the Washington Nationals 2019 World Series Championship. Under Rizzo’s leadership, the Nationals have transformed into one of Major League Baseball’s perennially elite clubs, winning a World Series in 2019, earning four National

Orioles to recognize Childhood Cancer Awareness Day

For the fifth consecutive year, the Orioles will join the rest of Major League Baseball in recognizing Childhood Cancer Awareness Day on Saturday, September 5, as they host the New York Yankees at 7:35 p.m. ET. During Saturday’s game, Orioles players and coaches will wear special gold chest decals and the bases will have special gold jewels, to raise awareness for childhood cancer. The evening’s

Orioles nominate Hanser Alberto for 2020 Roberto Clemente Award

The Orioles and Major League Baseball today announced that Hanser Alberto has been named the Orioles’ 2020 nominee for the prestigious Roberto Clemente Award. The most prominent individual player award bestowed by MLB, the Roberto Clemente Award is the annual recognition of a player from each club who best represents the game of baseball through extraordinary character, sportsmanship, community involvement, philanthropy, and positive contributions, both

Orioles to celebrate the 25th anniversary of Cal Ripken Jr.’s record-breaking consecutive game streak

The Orioles will celebrate the 25th anniversary of Cal Ripken Jr.’s record-breaking 2,131st consecutive game on Sunday, September 6, during the 1:05 p.m. ET game against the New York Yankees. The celebration will recognize the iconic moment when Ripken played his 2,131st consecutive game, passing Yankees legend Lou Gehrig, on September 6, 1995. Prior to that afternoon’s game, Ripken will throw out the ceremonial first

Orioles mourn passing of longtime scout Fred Uhlman Sr.

It is with great sadness that the Orioles share the news of the passing on Sunday of longtime scout and Orioles Hall of Famer Fred Uhlman Sr. Uhlman’s career in professional scouting spanned 46 years, including the last three decades with the Orioles. He joined the club as Scouting Director in January of 1985 and later served as a Special Assistant and Professional Scout. Upon

Nationals, Entercom announce digital streaming of radio broadcasts

Baseball fans in the nation’s capital can now stream the 106.7 The Fan (WJFK-FM) radio broadcast of Nationals games through RADIO.COM, the fastest growing digital audio platform in America. Fans will be able to listen to Charlie Slowes and Dave Jageler, the voices of Nationals radio, free on the RADIO.COM app and website, or on RADIO.COM via select smart speakers by selecting 106.7 The Fan.

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