Meet the Team: Part III

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The third annual Washington Nationals Wounded Warrior Celebrity Softball Classic takes place this Sunday, September 15, following the Nationals home game vs. the Philadelphia Phillies. Each day this week in advance of the game, we will introduce you to two members of the team – one celebrity participant and one of the Wounded Warriors who will participate.


Born: 1956 in San Diego, California

Position: Second Base

WWCSC Experience: First Year

The Vice Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, Winnefeld is the second-highest ranking officer in the United States Armed Forces, a post he has held since August, 2011. While he has thrown out the ceremonial first pitch at Nationals Park several times, his baseball experience extends past that, having played throughout high school.

“I’m honored to share the field with this incredible group of wounded warriors.  I’m continually amazed by their grit and resilience . . . their commitment to ability over disability. And the caregivers, all heroes in their own right; they are so vital to the journey, spending countless hours unselfishly giving to those who’ve given so much to this nation.”


Born: 1985 in DeKalb, Illinois

Position: Outfield

WWCSC Experience: Third Year

Lindsey lost part of his right arm below the elbow after serving in the US Army during Operation Iraqi Freedom. Lindsey, a fan of the Chicago Bears and Chicago Cubs, is participating in this third Wounded Warrior Celebrity Softball Classic. He played in contests in 2011 and 2012.

Meet our other participants:

Chelsey Desmond & Josh Wege

Sakina Jaffrey & Kyle Earl

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