Ryan Zimmerman

Baseball Player With the Washington Nationals
Born Sep 29, 1984

Ryan Wallace Zimmerman is a Major League Baseball third baseman with the Washington Nationals. A 6-foot 3-inch player from the University of Virginia and Kellam High School, Zimmerman has been a member of the Nationals since his debut on September 1, 2005. Zimmerman is acknowledged to be the "face" of his franchise and a team leader. He is also well-known for his clutch hitting and walkoff hits.… Read More

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1984 Birth Born on September 28, 1984.


Zimmerman established the school record of hits in a season with 90 in 2004, breaking his own record with 92 in 2005. … Read More


Zimmerman was drafted in the first round as the fourth overall pick by the Washington Nationals in the 2005 Major League Baseball Draft. … Read More
He remained with the Major League club to start the 2006 campaign, taking over third base duties from Castilla, who was traded to the San Diego Padres.
On a game that began on May 12, 2007, but ended at 1:42 am the next day (Mother's Day), Zimmerman hit a two-out bottom-of-the-ninth grand slam to rally the Nationals past the Florida Marlins, 7–3.
2008 23 Years Old 1 More Event
Zimmerman was placed on the disabled list on June 3, 2008 with a small labral tear in his left shoulder.
On February 20, 2009, Zimmerman agreed to a $3.325 million, one-year deal for 2009, avoiding arbitration.
2010 25 Years Old 1 More Event
Zimmerman hit his 100th career home run on May 30, 2010 at Petco Park, he became the second player to reach this milestone in the '05 draft class. … Read More
2011 26 Years Old On August 19, 2011, Zimmerman hit a walk-off grand slam to give the Nationals an 8–4 victory over the Philadelphia Phillies.
On 26 February 2012, Zimmerman signed a 6-year, $100 million extension that runs through 2019 and includes a $24 million club option for 2020. … Read More


2015 30 Years Old 1 More Event
After the season, the Nationals declined the option of first baseman Adam LaRoche, indicating Zimmerman would permanently move to first base in 2015 due to his many shoulder injuries.
2016 31 Years Old 1 More Event
On January 5, 2016, it was announced that Zimmerman had filed a lawsuit suing Al Jazeera for defamation following the publication's release of the documentary "The Dark Side: Secrets of the Sports Dopers", which linked Zimmerman and Philadelphia Phillies first baseman Ryan Howard, among others, to a clinic that allegedly distributed steroids and HGH. … Read More
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