Baseball caps and letter from Washington Nationals


Baseball caps and letter from Washington Nationals



8 VT baseball hats worn by Washington Nationals on April 19th 2007 game; Signed by team


April 19, 2007 Charles W. Steger President Virginia Polytechnic Institute & State University Blacksburg, VA Dear President Steger, Members of the Athletic Department and the entire Virginia Tech Family, The enclosed ball caps were worn by the Washington National players, including Manager Manny Acts, in our game against the Atlanta Braves on April 17, 2007. The hats and the gesture merely symbolize the enormous sympathy and support felt by your neighbors here in Washington, DC. Our players wanted you to have the enclosed ball caps which have been autographed with messages of support. We hope they bring a small dose of comfort. On behalf of our entire Washington Nationals organization, please know we carry the Virginia Tech community in our hearts and prayers. With deepest sympathies, [signed] Jim Bowden James G. Bowden, IV Vice President & General Manager Enclosure: Hats signed by Manny Acts, Manager Kory Castro, Left Fielder Chad Cordero, Right Handed Closer John Patterson, Right Handed Pitcher John Rough, Right Handed REliever Ryan Wagner, Right Handed Reliever Dmitri Young, First Baseman Ryan Zimmerman, Third Baseman

Date Created



Unless otherwise noted, Virginia Tech owns the materials in the Virginia Tech April 16, 2007, Archives of the University Libraries, and retains copyright for the physical and digital materials that comprise the Archives. For further information see

Access Rights

Unless otherwise noted this resource is available to the public.




Spatial Coverage

District of Columbia
United States


Washington Nationals, “Baseball caps and letter from Washington Nationals,” VT Special Collections and University Archives Online, accessed February 22, 2024,