The Washington Nationals’ first Spring Training game…


WASHINGTON – Who is aware of if there might be any Spring Coaching video games this month.

However on today in 2005, the Nationals performed an historic Grapefruit League contest in Florida.

“Within the Washington Nationals’ first sport since shifting from Montreal, pitcher Tony Armas, Jr. tosses two hitless innings and Jose Guillen hits a two-run dwelling run because the Nationals submit a 5-3 overcome the [New York] Mets within the Grapefruit League opener for each groups. The Expos performed their first regular-season sport in opposition to the Mets in 1969 and their final sport in opposition to the Mets on October 3, 2004. Within the first regular-season sport between these franchises, Tom Seaver began for the Mets at Shea Stadium and Coco Laboy powered the Expos to an 11-10 victory. Of their final assembly, Tom Glavine began for the Mets at Shea Stadium and Todd Zeile hit a dwelling run to deal the Expos an 8 – 1 defeat,” based on baseballreference.com.

The Nationals educated in Viera, Florida – the previous dwelling of the Montreal Expos – earlier than making the transfer about 110 miles southeast to West Palm Seashore, the location Washington now shares with the Houston Astros.

“Carrying their regular-season dwelling uniforms as a substitute of the normal batting observe spring coaching jerseys, the Nationals defeat Glavine this time,” baseballreference.com wrote of that Spring Coaching sport 17 years in the past.

This date in 2019 doesn’t have good vibes for Washington followers.

On March 2, 2019, the Phillies launched free-agent outfielder Bryce Harper throughout Spring Coaching in Clearwater.

Harper was the No. 1 draft choose of the Nationals (in 2010) and performed for Washington by way of the 2018 season.

In an fascinating quirk, pitcher Pete Broberg was born in West Palm Seashore on March 2, 1950.

He was a first-round choose of the Washington Senators in 1971 out of Dartmouth and posted a document of 41-71 within the majors.

Broberg broke in with the Senators in 1971 then additionally performed for the Texas Rangers, Milwaukee Brewers, Chicago Cubs, and Oakland A’s in his profession.

Former Orioles’ pitcher Sammy Stewart died on today in 2018.

The suitable-hander from North Carolina performed for the Orioles from 1978-85. He fanned seven straight batters within the first sport he pitched for Baltimore.

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