Ryan Zimmerman doesn’t hit a ton of home runs. He has 189 for his career through age 30, which is good for 35th-most among active hitters and is tied for 345th-most all time.
But he sure makes them count. Zimmerman hit a walk-off homer in the 10th inning last night to beat the Yankees and closer Andrew Miller, who hadn’t allowed a run this season.
And then, as has become the Nationals’ tradition, he got a bottle of chocolate syrup squeezed onto his head by Max Scherzer.
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There are only nine players in MLB history with more walk-off homers than Zimmerman and all nine of them have at least 379 career homers. He has 189.
Suffice it to say that Zimmerman has earned his “Mr. Walk-Off” nickname.