For the first time since 1924 we brought the World Series championship back to our nation’s capital,” Mr. Lerner added, looking back to the last title won by a D.C-based ballclub.
“We’re all thrilled that my 94-year-old father, Ted Lerner, had his dream come true, to bring a World Series championship to his hometown,” he continued.
“It was a joy to watch you play and celebrate and support one another. The true definition of team.”
“Washington, D.C., we’re the World Champions, how about that? It’s got a good ring to it,” GM Mike Rizzo said at the start of his speech, before thanking the organization’s scouting and player development staff, which he always does.
“Davey Martinez,” Rizzo added, turning to the seventh full-time manager since 2006, who finally led the team to a title. “They were shoveling dirt on him in May, now he’s the World Champ. Congrats, Davey.”