The Washington Nationals have already been eliminated from playoff contention.
But, that was to be expected in Spring Training.
What caught many people off guard this year is how good the Nationals looked at certain points.
They played solid baseball for stretches during the year and were able to develop many young players.
The future looks bright in Washington.
But, the past is something the Nationals still want to celebrate.
The Nationals won the World Series back in 2019, and it was their first in franchise history.
One player who played a big role on that team was pitcher Sean Doolittle.
He recently announced his retirement from baseball and the Nationals wanted to thank him for his contributions.
For everything and forever, Sean. Thank you. ♥️ pic.twitter.com/3PN03p3bwt
— Washington Nationals (@Nationals) September 22, 2023
Doolittle was reliable for the Nationals in 2019.
He threw 60 innings that year and saved 29 games.
Also, he led the league in games finished with 55.
In the postseason that year, he threw 10.1 innings and allowed only two runs.
He finished two games in the World Series and had one save.
Doolittle was only with the Nationals for 3.5 seasons.
But, he made his impact felt over a short period.
In 2018, he made the All-Star team and posted a 1.65 ERA with 25 saves.
Doolittle had a very successful career which ended with him recording 112 career saves.
Also, he has a career ERA of 3.20.
There may be many people around baseball who will not remember the contributions of Doolittle.
But all the fans in Washington seem to be appreciative of what he was able to accomplish.NEXT: The Nationals Surprised Fans Even With October Elimination