On June 16, 2006 — For the first time in 35 years, the Yankees play a regular season game in the nation’s capital, beating the Nationals in an inter-league contest at RFK Stadium, 7-5. The Bronx Bombers’ previous game in Washington, played in the same ballpark on Sept. 30, 1971, ended with New York being awarded a 9-0 victory when Senators fans, as a protest to losing another franchise for the second time since 1961, refuse to leave the field with their team ahead by two runs in the season finale.

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