On July 3, 2011 Rosters for the 2011 All-Star Game, to be played July 12th in Phoenix, AZ, are announced. Toronto Blue Jays outfielder Jose Bautista leads all vote-getters with 7.4 million votes, the most-ever in All-Star balloting. Left off the roster is Ichiro Suzuki, ending a streak of 10 straight appearances in the mid-summer classic.
The Colorado Rockies defeat the Montreal Expos, 16 – 7, setting a team record in the process by stroking 24 hits. Todd Helton goes 5 for 5 in the contest, while all nine Colorado starters get at least one hit and one RBI.
May 3, 2000
Nationals Park hosts a simulcast of the Washington National Opera’s production of Verdi’s dramatic musical play, ‘The Masked Ball,’ being performed at the Kennedy Center. The annual free program, called Opera in the Outfield, features special events, kids activities, and prizes to introduce the genre to a broader audience, especially children.
September 19, 2010
Dillon Gee becomes the first Mets rookie to win 13 games in a season in 27 years when New York defeats Washington, 6-3. In 1984, Dwight Gooden compiled a 17-9 record as a freshman in 31 starts for the team.
September 13, 2011