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Frank Robinson will throw out the first pitch prior to the Nationals first home playoff game next week.
Former Nationals manager and Major League Baseball legend Frank Robinson will throw out the first pitch prior to Washington's first home playoff game. William Ladson reported that Robinson would be on the mound for the ceremonial first pitch prior to Game 3 of the National League Division Series. The game will be either next Tuesday or Wednesday, depending on how the Nats and Reds fare in the final game of the regular season.
Robinson was the first manager for DC franchise, coming over from Montreal. He manned the dugout with the organization from 2002 to 2006, going 152-172 in his two season while the team was in Washington. Ryan Zimmerman and Ian Desmond are the only current players who crossed paths with Robinson while he was here.
The legend was the face of the franchise when they made the move, pushing all the right buttons through the first half of their first summer in DC. Having Robinson throw out the first pitch will certainly add another element to the playoff atmosphere, getting a raucous crowd in full roar prior to the first home game.