Ryan W. Zimmerman…following the 2006 season, established the ziMS Foundation, dedicated to the treatment and ultimate cure of Multiple Sclerosis by funding comprehensive support and educational programs…the ziMS Foundation will host local events in hometown of Virginia Beach, VA, and in Washington, DC to raise funds for the Foundation…is on the board of the National MS Society and the Washington, DC chapter…in 1995, mother, Cheryl, was diagnosed with MS, a chronic and unpredictable disease that affects the central nervous system…participated in the Nationals’ 2006, ’07, ’09 and ’10 Winter Caravans…a standout at nearby University of Virginia…hit .393 with six home runs and 59 RBI as a senior in 2005 and helped Virginia earn a second consecutive NCAA berth…capped collegiate career as a .355 career hitter with 47 doubles and 140 RBI in three seasons at UVa…helped the Cavaliers end the program’s eight-year postseason void with a pair of NCAA berths (’04, ’05)…was first UVa player to be selected in first round since ’96 (Seth Greisinger)…with Team USA, was named MVP at the FIFU II World University Games, played during the summer of 2004 in Taiwan…led or tied for the Team USA club lead in all three triple crown categories, hitting .468 with four homers and 27 RBI…for efforts, was named USA Baseball’s Athlete of the Year in 2004.

2015

Season was twice interrupted by injury due to plantar fasciitis in his left foot (June 11-July 28) and a left oblique strain (September 7-end of the season)…Clubbed his 10th career walk-off home run, a two-run blast off the right field foul pole in the 10th inning, May 19 vs. NYY (Miller)…It was the first of his 10 walk-off home runs to come in extra innings…Zimmerman’s 10 walk-off home runs rank third in National League history behind Stan Musial (12) and Tony Perez (11), according to the Elias Sports Bureau…In addition, his 10 walk-offs are third among active players behind David Ortiz (11) and Albert Pujols (11)…Hit .209/.265/.346 before DL stint, but .311/.372/.652 with 13 doubles, 11 home runs, 39 RBI and 21 runs scored in 39 games after return…Hit safely in his final 11 games played of 2015, going 20-for-46 (.435) with four doubles, six home runs, 18 RBI and 11 runs scored…Clubbed his 200th career home run (Sept. 2 at STL) during 11-game span Aug. 23-Sept. 2 in which he collected 23 RBI, the most over an 11 game span in franchise history (Nationals/Expos).