Washington Nationals and April 1st … No Fooling


WASHINGTON – Not one however two former infielders within the Washington system have fun birthdays at present, April 1.

Will Rhymes was born on April 1, 1983, in Houston. He performed in faculty at William & Mary in Virginia, and was drafted within the 27th spherical from the Tribe program by the Detroit Tigers in 2005.

Rhymes performed within the majors for Detroit in 2010 and 2011 and for Tampa Bay in 2012.

The infielder ended his professional profession on the Triple-A stage within the Washington farm system, enjoying for Syracuse in 2013 and 2014.

Daniel Murphy, who was very productive whereas with the Nationals, was born on April 1, 1985, in Jacksonville, Florida.

He stayed dwelling to play in faculty at Jacksonville and for 2 summers whereas in faculty performed for Luray within the Valley Baseball League in Virginia.

Certainly one of his teammates there was Harrisonburg, Virginia native Brian Bocock, who performed shortstop within the majors for the Giants and Phillies.

Murphy was drafted out of faculty by the Mets within the 13th spherical in 2006.

He performed for the Mets from 2008 to 2015 and was a postseason star in 2015 because the Mets made the World Collection.

The lefty hitter had a mean of .347 and .322 in his first two years with the Nationals, in 2016 and 2017.

He was dealt to the Cubs on the commerce deadline in 2018.

Murphy was with the Rockies in 2020 and after that season introduced his retirement.

April 1 was additionally a milestone within the profession of Bryce Harper, the previous Washington MVP.

“The legend of Bryce Harper retains rising. He homers off Miami’s Ricky Nolasco in his first two at-bats of the season and accounts for all the Nationals’ runs in a 2-0 Opening Day win at dwelling. Harper, the reigning Nationwide League Rookie of the Yr, is the youngest participant to homer twice on Opening Day. Stephen Strasburg will get the win, giving up three hits and no walks in seven innings,” baseballreference.com wrote of that day in 2013.

In 2021, the Nats had their Opening Day on April 1 known as off towards the Mets attributable to COVID-19 points with Washington gamers.

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