Ryan Zimmerman

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Former MLB All-Star, Washington Nationals 

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Ryan Zimmerman: Biography at a Glance

  • Ryan Zimmerman is a former Major League Baseball player who played 16 seasons for the Washington Nationals.
  • Selected fourth overall by the Washington Nationals in the 2005 MLB Draft, he became the first draft selection in the franchise's history and earned the nickname "Mr. National."
  • The two-time MLB All-Star led the team, which struggled for years to get past the first round, to a World Series Championship in 2019.
  • Zimmerman is the founder of the ziMS Foundation, a non-profit organization that raises funds for multiple sclerosis research and provides support for those affected by the disease.


Ryan Zimmerman is a former infielder for the Washington Nationals of Major League Baseball (MLB). Zimmerman played his college baseball at the University of Virginia where he was named a 2005 All-American. 

Zimmerman was drafted with the fourth overall pick in the 2005 MLB draft by the Washington Nationals. This was the franchise's first-ever draft pick as the Washington Nationals after completing their relocation from Montreal. 

Nicknamed "Mr.National", Zimmerman went on to be one of the league's most consistent hitters during his 16 year MLB career. He is a two-time MLB All-Star and two-time Silver Slugger Award Winner. 

In 2019 Zimmerman hit the first World Series home run for the Washington Nationals and helped lead the Nationals to the World Series Championship. 

After his mother's battle with multiple sclerosis, Zimmerman founded the ziMS Foundation, which is dedicated to treating and curing multiple sclerosis.

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