In honor of Ted Lerner who passed away in February, the Washington Nationals are planning to wear a commemorative patch for one of the founding partners of the Washington Nationals franchise.
According to the team, players will wear the commemorative patch on the left sleeve of the jerseys and will induct Ted Lerner into the Ring of Honor on Opening Day. His name will be displayed behind home plate below the owner’s suite.
Lerner, whose family purchased the Nationals from Major League Baseball in 2006, one year after the franchise relocated from Montreal, died at 97 on Feb. 12. The D.C. native, who once worked as an usher at Griffith Stadium, built his fortune in real estate in the Washington region and closely supervised the construction of publicly financed Nationals Park, where his name will now appear on the facade beneath the owner’s suite behind home plate. It will be flanked by the Nationals’ curly “W” and a logo commemorating the 2019 World Series title he helped bring to D.C.