By Michael Donovan
Washington’s sports teams honored the late Congressman John Lewis, D-Ga., who died at age 80 on Friday.
DC sports teams were graced by Rep. John Lewis presents through the years, so they returned the favor in his mourning, bringing to light all the good he did.
The Nats held a moment of silence to honor Lewis, before an exhibition baseball game against the Phillies at Nationals Park.
“The Washington Nationals organization is deeply saddened by the passing of Civil Rights pioneer Rep. John Lewis. Our condolences go out to his family and to all those mourning this enormous loss,” said the Nationals on Twitter.
Lewis threw out the first pitch for the Nationals in April 2018 as part of honoring Jackie Robinson Day. He dawned a jersey with “Lewis” on the back when he visited Nationals Park for the occasion.