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Nationals Hold Moment of Silence for News4's Jim Vance



    Nationals Honor Jim Vance With Moment of Silence

    Another big tribute for Jim Vance, this time by the Washington Nationals. (Published Tuesday, July 25, 2017)

    The Washington Nationals honored News4's own Jim Vance with a moment of silence before Tuesday night's game against the Brewers.

    Vance, who lost his battle with cancer Saturday, was a passionate fan of Washington sports. In 2014, Vance threw out the first pitch at a Nats game; he sailed it over the plate.

    Vance called it "my moment!"

    "I think I had the chance to meet him once or twice, just in passing, and he was a special guy," said Nats first baseman Ryan Zimmerman, who said he learned of Vance's death in a text from his wife, a Washington native. "He always had a quick one-liner. He's smart, man."

    "Anytime you lose someone like that, it's tough," Zimmerman said. "Especially in a city like this, that always has news and always has breaking news, good or bad. There's so much of it here. And I feel like he delivered it with such grace."