September 15, 2019

NATS: Happy Birthday, Rick Eckstein (Big 4-0!)

HAPPY 40th BIRTHDAY TO WASHINGTON NATIONALS HITTING COACH, RICK ECKSTEIN!

THE BIG 4-0!

Washington Nationals’ Hitting Coach was born on 03/04/1973 in Sanford, Florida. Eckstein is starting his fifth season as batting coach. Eckstein was praised last season after helping Kurt Suzuki improve his hitting skills and increasing his batting average after joining the Nats.

Happy Birthday #4.

Washington Nationals Hitting Coach Rick Eckstein during photo day on field before game v. Colorado Rockies, July 7, 2012 (Cheryl Nichols/District Sports Page)

Washington Nationals Hitting Coach Rick Eckstein during photo day on field before game v. Colorado Rockies, July 7, 2012 (Cheryl Nichols/District Sports Page)

Bryce Harper soaking up every last bit of information from hitting coach Rick Eckstein - Los Angeles Dodgers v. Washington Nationals, Game One of Doubleheader on September 19, 2012 (Cheryl Nichols/District Sports Page)

Bryce Harper soaking up every last bit of information from hitting coach Rick Eckstein – Los Angeles Dodgers v. Washington Nationals, Game One of Doubleheader on September 19, 2012 (Cheryl Nichols/District Sports Page)

Nats Hitting Coach Rick Eckstein holding relief pitcher Sean Burnett back and Ryan Zimmerman with Bryce Harper during brawl #2 - Chicago Cubs v Washington Nationals, 9/6/2012. (Cheryl Nichols/District Sports Page)

Nats Hitting Coach Rick Eckstein holding relief pitcher Sean Burnett back and Ryan Zimmerman with Bryce Harper during brawl #2 – Chicago Cubs v Washington Nationals, 9/6/2012. (Cheryl Nichols/District Sports Page)

 

 

About Cheryl Nichols

Cheryl Nichols is a Columnist and Photographer for District Sports Page. She is credentialed to cover the Washington Capitals and has reported on the community service and fan events since 2006. Cheryl has been published in The Washington Post and many other local media. She was a credentialed photographer for the 2010 season covering the Washington Nationals. You can follow her on Twitter @cnichols14.

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