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BIG-TIME NATS FIRSTS

NL Cy Young Award:

Max SCHERZER (2016)

NL MVP Award

Bryce HARPER (2015)

NL Rookie of The Year Award

Bryce HARPER (2012)

Manager of the Year Award

Davey JOHNSON (2012)

First 20-Game Winner

Gio GONZALEZ (21 wins in 2012)

First 20-strikeout Game

Max SCHERZER (May 11, 2016 vs Tigers)

First No-Hitter:

Jordan ZIMMERMANN (Sept 28, 2014 - last game of the regular season)

First IMMACULATE Inning (struck out 3 batters on nine consecutive pitches in a half-inning):

Jordan ZIMMERMANN (May 6, 2011) vs the Florida Marlins

MORE FIRSTS

First Ballpark

Robert F. Kennedy (RFK) Memorial Stadium (2005-07)

First Ever NATS Batter

Brad Wilkerson CF – got a hit in this first at bat on April 04, 2005. He was the last ever Montreal Expos batter because he wore the Expos uniform during a MLB Japan All-Star Series after the end of the 2004 regular season; as such his is sometimes referred to as “The Last Expo.”

First Ceremonial Pitch (at RFK)

President George W. Bush on April 14, 2005 (Opening Day)

First NATS Manager

Frank Robinson

First NATS General Manager

Jim Bowden

First NATS Lineup (at RFK-2005)

Brad Wilkerson (CF)-Cristian Guzman (SS)-Jose Vidro (2B)-Jose Guillen (RF)-Nick Johnson (1B)-Vinny Castilla (3B)-Termel Sledge (LF)-Brian schneider (C)-Livan Hernandez (P)

First NATS Starter

Livan Hernandez on April 04, 2005 (loss to the Phillies). Hernandez was also the first starter at home (RFK) on April 14, 2005 when he threw eight shutout innings for the win against the Diamondbacks.

First NATS Win

April 6, 2005 at the Phillies (7-2) (regular season game #2).

First NATS Save

Chad Cordero on April 12, 2005

First NATS Grand Slam

Brad Wilkerson CF on August 04, 2005

First “Hit for the Cycle:”

Brad Wilkerson CF, in the second game of the 2005 season. Wilkerson previously hit for a “natural cycle” on June 24, 2003 as a Montreal Expo. The only other “cycle” to date by the Nats was by Cristian Guzman at Nationals Park on August 20, 2008

First Ever NATS Home Run

Termel Sledge lf on April 4, 2005

First Ever Bases-Empty Inside-the-Park Home Run

Austin Kearns RF on May 12, 2007

First STATS MLB Leader

Chad Cordero #1 in saves with 47 in 2005

First NATS All-Stars

Livan Hernandez P and Chad Cordero P (2005)

FIRSTS at NATIONALS PARK

First Ceremonial Pitch at NATS Park

President George W. Bush on March 30, 2008 (Opening Day)

First Home Run (and walk-off) in NATS Park

Ryan Zimmerman’s 3B two-out walk-off home run in the bottom of the 9th inning on opening day, March 30, 2008. Chipper Jones of the Atlanta Braves hit the first home run in the park earlier in the game.

First Pitcher/Starter in NATS Park

Odalis Perez. Jon Rauch got the win.

First Hit in NATS Park

Cristian Guzman SS March 30, 2008. Guzman also scored the first run

First RBI in NATS Park

Nick Johnson 1B March 30, 2008

First ERROR in NATS Park

Christian GUZMAN SS on opening day, March 30, 2008

First Grand Slam in NATS Park

Felipe Lopez 2B on Apr 24, 2008

First Lineup at NATS Park

Cristian Guzman (SS)-Lastings Milledge (CF)-Ryan Zimmerman (3B)-Nick Johnson (1B)-Austin Kearns (RF)-Paul Lo Duca (C)-Elijah Dukes (LF)-Ronnie Belliard (2B)-Odalis Perez (P)