April 8, 2004: Padres walk off in first game at Petco Park

Coming into the 2004 season the Padres had played 2,775 regular-season…

April 4, 2005: Washington Nationals lose debut game to Phillies

It was a few minutes after 4 P.M. on September 29, 2004, and…
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April 14, 2005: 'Baseball is back in Washington, DC!' as Nationals win home opener

There is graduation pomp and circumstance. There is Opening Day…

July 7, 2005: Jeff Francoeur's dazzling debut

The Atlanta Braves were grinding down the upstart Washington…
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September 2, 2006: Kevin Kouzmanoff blasts first big-league pitch for grand slam

Any time a young minor-league player is called up to the major…

June 29, 2014: Mookie Betts debuts in Red Sox outfield

Just a year after winning the World Series in 2013, the Red Sox…

May 15, 2018: Nationals' Juan Soto homers before his major-league debut

“He has six homers, but this was actually his first. It just…