SENATE RESOLUTION 407--CONGRATULATING THE WASHINGTON NATIONALS ON WINNING THE 2019 MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL WORLD SERIES; Congressional Record Vol. 165, No. 176
(Senate - November 05, 2019)

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   SENATE RESOLUTION 407--CONGRATULATING THE WASHINGTON NATIONALS ON 
          WINNING THE 2019 MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL WORLD SERIES

  Mr. KAINE (for himself, Mr. Warner, Mr. Van Hollen, Mr. Cardin, and 
Mr. McConnell) submitted the following resolution; which was considered 
and agreed to:

                              S. Res. 407

       Whereas, on October 30, 2019, the Washington Nationals won 
     the 2019 Major League Baseball World Series;
       Whereas that World Series win was the first World Series 
     won by the Washington Nationals in the 51 years that the 
     franchise has been in Major League Baseball;
       Whereas the last Major League Baseball team in Washington, 
     DC, to win the World Series was the Washington Senators in 
     1924;
       Whereas the Washington Nationals defeated the Milwaukee 
     Brewers in the National League Wild Card Game;
       Whereas the Washington Nationals defeated the Los Angeles 
     Dodgers in the National League Division Series;
       Whereas the Washington Nationals defeated the St. Louis 
     Cardinals in the National League Championship Series;
       Whereas the Washington Nationals defeated the Houston 
     Astros in the World Series;
       Whereas the Washington Nationals demonstrated team spirit 
     and determination in winning the World Series after starting 
     the regular season 19-31, staving off 5 playoff elimination 
     games, and being widely considered underdogs in the World 
     Series;
       Whereas the roster of players for the Washington Nationals 
     for the 2019 World Series included--
       (1) Matt Adams;
       (2) Asdrubal Cabrera;
       (3) Patrick Corbin;
       (4) Sean Doolittle;
       (5) Brian Dozier;
       (6) Adam Eaton;
       (7) Yan Gomes;
       (8) Javy Guerra;
       (9) Daniel Hudson;
       (10) Howie Kendrick;
       (11) Gerardo Parra;
       (12) Tanner Rainey;
       (13) Anthony Rendon;
       (14) Victor Robles;
       (15) Fernando Rodney;
       (16) Joe Ross;
       (17) Anibal Sanchez;
       (18) Max Scherzer;
       (19) Juan Soto;
       (20) Stephen Strasburg;
       (21) Wander Suero;
       (22) Kurt Suzuki;
       (23) Michael A. Taylor;
       (24) Trea Turner; and
       (25) Ryan Zimmerman;
       Whereas Stephen Strasburg received the Most Valuable Player 
     award for the 2019 World Series;
       Whereas Mike Rizzo, General Manager and President of 
     Baseball Operations, and Dave Martinez, Manager, provided 
     outstanding leadership and guided the Washington Nationals to 
     their first World Series victory;
       Whereas the Principal Owners of the Washington Nationals, 
     Theodore N. Lerner (Founding Principal Owner), Mark D. Lerner 
     (Managing Principal Owner), Annette M. Lerner, Marla Lerner 
     Tanenbaum, Debra Lerner Cohen, Robert K. Tanenbaum, Edward L. 
     Cohen, and Judy Lenkin Lerner, have contributed greatly to 
     the Nation's Capital and the National Capital Region through 
     the philanthropic work of The Annette M. and Theodore N. 
     Lerner Family Foundation and the Washington Nationals Dream 
     Foundation: Now, therefore, be it
       Resolved, That the Senate--
       (1) congratulates the Washington Nationals on winning the 
     2019 World Series;
       (2) applauds the people of the Nation's Capital and the 
     National Capital Region for their enthusiastic support of the 
     Washington Nationals; and
       (3) respectfully requests the Secretary of the Senate to 
     transmit an enrolled copy of this resolution to--
       (A) the Managing Principal Owner of the Washington 
     Nationals, Mark D. Lerner;
       (B) the Manager of the Washington Nationals, Dave Martinez; 
     and
       (C) the General Manager and President of Baseball 
     Operations of the Washington Nationals, Mike Rizzo.

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