Today in Nationals’ History: Nationals play final home game at RFK Stadium

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RFK Stadium on the evening of July 24, 2006, the first home game under Lerner family ownership.

RFK Stadium on the evening of July 24, 2006, the first home game under Lerner family ownership.

September 23, 2007 – The 41-year-old RFK Stadium, one-time home to the NFL’s Washington Redskins and the American League’s Washington Senators, hosted its 1,047th and final Major League Baseball game as the Washington Nationals beat the Philadelphia Phillies, 5-3. On the final pitch, closer RHP Chad Cordero fittingly struck out former Phillie and current National OF Jayson Werth. When the District’s team moved to Texas to become the Rangers in 1972, the 56,000-seat facility lost baseball until the Montreal Expos arrived in D.C. to become the Nationals in 2005.

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