This weekend will feature one of the biggest highlights of the Nationals’ season when the club hosts a ceremony to retire Ryan Zimmerman’s No. 11 jersey.
During the two-day celebration, the Nationals will honor their inaugural draft pick by holding Q&A sessions with former players, giving away free T-shirts and selling limited-edition items like bobbleheads and commemorative tickets.
Here’s everything you need to know.
1:05 p.m.: Game 1 of Nationals-Phillies doubleheader
5:30 p.m.: Gates open back up for all fans
6-6:20 p.m.: Q&A session with former players on top of visitor’s dugout hosted by MASN’s Bob Carpenter
6-6:20 p.m.: Fans not in attendance can stream a Q&A session with former players hosted by 106.7 The Fan’s Dave Jageler and Charlie Slowes on Instagram
6:20-6:40 p.m.: Q&A session with Ryan Zimmerman on top of visitor’s dugout hosted by MASN’s Bob Carpenter
7:05 p.m.: Game 2 of Nationals-Phillies doubleheader
2:30 p.m.: Gates open for all fans
3:10 p.m.: On-field ceremony for Ryan Zimmerman begins
4:35 p.m.: First pitch of Nationals-Phillies
The Nationals encourage fans to arrive to the ballpark early and be in their seats by 3:00.
Ryan Zimmerman Employee No. 11 adult T-shirts (first 25,000 fans 21 and up)
2006 Ryan Zimmerman Employee kids jersey T-shirt (first 10,000 fans 12 and under)
In addition to the free T-shirts fans can collect, the Nationals will also be selling exclusive Ryan Zimmerman merchandise at their team store including a “Mr. National” bobblehead and commemorative tickets.
Former players in attendance
The Nationals invited the following former players to participate in the festivities:
SS Ian Desmond (played for WSH from 2009-15)
2B Danny Espinosa (2010-16)
1B Adam LaRoche (2011-14)
UTIL Jordy Mercer (2021)
OF Laynce Nix (2011)
C Brian Schneider (2005-07)
OF Jayson Werth (2011-17)
SP Gio González (2012-18)
SP Jordan Zimmermann (2009-15)