"We'd also like to thank you for keeping everyone here safe in our country," Zimmerman said, "and continuing to make America the greatest country to live in the world."
"These guys, we fought all year long to stay together," said Ryan Zimmerman, who has been here since the return of baseball in 2005 and was visibly emotional on stage at the scene Saturday. "We came from a dark place in June. We played playoff games from June on and I think that really helped us. There is not a team I wouldn't rather to do this more than these guys."