Nationals give personalized World Series ring to former broadcaster Johnny Holliday

Matt Weyrich
NBC Sports Washington

Former "Nats Xtra" pre/postgame MASN show host Johnny Holliday received a World Series ring from the Nationals on Wednesday, the broadcaster announced on Facebook.

"What makes it so special is that I wasn't a part of last [year's] run to that World Championship having stepped away after 12 years," Holliday wrote. "I have said over and over how much I enjoyed those 12 [years], meeting thousands of fans, working with Mark Lerner, Alan Gottleib, Mike Rizzo, as well as Chris Glass from MASN, Bob Carpenter and of course my [long-time] partner Ray Knight."

Holliday joined Knight behind the desk at MASN in 2007, broadcasting into the television sets of Nationals fans for over a decade before Knight was unceremoniously let go in 2018 following a verbal dispute with another coworker. Out of loyalty for his partner, Holliday left MASN as well after the season ended.

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The longtime voice of Maryland basketball and football is now in his 80s, but has a resume that's included covering now two eventual championship teams-even if he wasn't in the booth during the Nationals' 2019 season.

"How lucky can one get, to have a Maryland National championship ring from 2002 in men's basketball...now a World Series ring," Holliday wrote. "Pretty darn lucky."

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