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2006 Alfonso Soriano becomes the third player in big-league history to compile four seasons of 30 homers and 30 stolen bases. With his second-inning swipe of second base in a 6-4 victory over the Phillies, the Nationals outfielder joins Barry and Bobby Bonds in accomplishing the feat for the fourth time.
2006 Before the second game of a day-night doubleheader against the Yankees, reality TV show host and future U.S. president Donald Trump throws out the ceremonial first pitch at Fenway Park. During his four years in office, the 45th Commander-in-Chief will decline the Nationals' invitation to throw out the Opening Day CFP, a tradition every President has participated in since William Taft's toss in 1910, except for Jimmy Carter, who threw one before Game 7 of the 1979 World Series.

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