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Mayor Gray To Turn John A. Wilson Building “Red” To Highlight Washington Nationals Playoff Berth Win

Friday, September 21, 2012

Mayor Gray To Turn John A. Wilson Building “Red” To Highlight Washington Nationals Playoff Berth Win

Nationals Become the First DC Baseball Team to Play in the Postseason Since the Senators Played in the World Series in 1933

(WASHINGTON, DC) – Mayor Vincent C. Gray today announced that the John A. Wilson Building, the seat of the District of Columbia government, will “turn red” in recognition of the Washington Nationals securing a berth in the Major League Baseball playoffs last night.  Starting tonight and throughout the team’s playoff run, each night Wilson building technicians will light the building red in honor of the Nationals. 

“It’s terrific that our Nats have clinched a spot in the playoffs.  Next up the Division title.” said Mayor Gray. “On behalf of the residents of the District of Columbia, I wish the team good luck throughout the playoffs.”
The Washington Nationals (91-58) beat the Los Angeles Dodgers 4-1 to secure at least a National League wild card place and bring playoff baseball back to the US capital for the first time since 1933 when the Washington Senators were playing in the World Series.  The Nationals “magic number” to win the National League East Division is down to 8.