Children’s National Medical Center visit by umpires was a good call

The men in blue made a few new friends on Tuesday, before donning their usual garb and taking the field at Nationals Park for a game between the Rockies and Nationals. The four-man crew assigned to the four-game series - Jerry Meals, Ron Kulpa, Gabe Morales and John Libka - took time out of their schedules to visit patients at Children’s Nationals Medical Center and ... read more

Nationals launch “Kids Eat Free” program for fans 12 and under

You know that old saying that there’s no such thing as a free meal? Well, at Nationals Park, that adage will soon no longer apply. Beginning with the July 22 home game against the Rockies, the Nationals will debut the “Kids Eat Free” program, where children 12 and under will receive complimentary meals through the Labor Day game against the Mets. Complimentary meal packs will ... read more

Golfers get chance to take a few strokes at Nats Park

Baseball fans who also happen to be golfers might wonder what it would be like to whack a few Titleists onto the lush, emerald green outfield of a big league ballpark. Visitors to Nationals Park will get the chance to indulge that particular fantasy, virtually, Aug. 22-25 as Topgolf Crush comes to Washington. Participants will tee off from the third base line and take aim ... read more

Obama surprises scholar-athletes at Youth Baseball Academy with a visit

Like most of their peers, students at the Washington Nationals Youth Baseball Academy are counting down the days until summer vacation begins. When the weather warms up and the days until the end of school grow shorter, kids tend to get restless. How best to combat this development? How about a surprise visit from a former president? On Wednesday, the scholar-athletes at the Youth Baseball ... read more

Nationals players to visit D.C., Virginia youth baseball leagues on May 18

If you’re a youth baseball player in Washington, D.C., and you think you see Nationals stars Anthony Rendon or Adam Eaton at your game on Saturday, your eyes may not be playing tricks on you. Rendon, Eaton, Patrick Corbin, Yan Gomes, Joe Ross, Kurt Suzuki, Michael A. Taylor and Ryan Zimmerman will be visiting nine youth baseball league sites Saturday morning. Players from the Single-A ... read more

Zimmerman’s “A Night at the Park” raises $300,000 to fight multiple sclerosis

Ryan Zimmerman hasn’t stopped raising money to support research toward a cure for multiple sclerosis, and Monday’s 10th edition of “A Night at the Park,” his annual fundraiser, added approximately $300,000 in support. The Nationals first baseman’s ziMS Foundation has been hard at work since 2006 in support of the 400,000 people affected by MS. Zimmerman’s mother, Cheryl, was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis in 2006, ... read more

Nationals Homecoming Gala raises more than $1 million for Dream Foundation

The return of the Nationals to Washington, D.C., was the perfect reason to throw a party. Even better: the worthy charities that will benefit from it. On Tuesday night, the Washington Nationals Dream Foundation highlighted its year-round community contributions during their annual gala. Unlike in years past, the event was held before the season started with a homecoming theme and the site was moved to ... read more

Nationals receive 2019 Bobby Murcer Award from Baseball Assistance Team

The Baseball Assistance Team (B.A.T.) has named the Nationals one of two recipients of the 2019 Bobby Murcer Award, which recognizes the team in each league whose players, managers and coaches pledge to contribute the most amount of money to B.A.T during the organization’s annual spring training fundraising tour. The Blue Jays won for the American League. The award is named after the former B.A.T. ... read more