Ryan Zimmerman announces his retirement after 16 seasons with the Nationals

RYan Zimmerman He officially announced his retirement from the Major Leagues on Tuesday. The player put an end to his career, after 16 seasons with the Washington Nationals and a World Series.

Through a letter, the 37-year-old player confirmed his farewell to the diamonds. While the team published an emotional video remembering Zimmeman’s great achievements.

In 2005, Ryan became the Nationals’ first draft pick upon his move to Washington. He immediately had an important impact, since in that season he was placed as the second best rookie in the MLB.

Zimmerman’s history with the ninth is a fairy tale. In addition to being the man hit the team’s first home run after the opening of Nationals Park, contributed in the Fall Classic against the Astros by hitting Gerrit Cole with a home run; that was also the team’s first in World Series history.

The North Carolina native also stands out as the player with the most games in the franchise with 1,799. He is also the leader in home runs with 284 and hits with 1,846. On the other hand, the slugger was not part of the team for the 2020 season, however in his last campaign he shone with 14 fly fences in the 110 commitments.

Immediately the fans have sent emotional messages on social networks and his Washington peers have also penned statements, firing the Nats legend.

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