July 21, 2011 11:17 AM ET

August 12th at Pfitzner Stadium is Ian Desmond Bobblehead Night, presented by the Local Geico Offices of Dave Stinson, Sr. The first 1,000 fans through the gates for the Friday night game against the Myrtle Beach Pelicans will receive this outstanding collectible. Desmond, who earned the Washington Nationals starting shortstop job out of Spring Training before the 2010 season,spent parts of three seasons with the P-Nats. Desmond firmly established himself as a cornerstone of Washington's future in 2010 when he hit .269 with ten homers, 65 RBIs and 27 doubles. Ian spent portions of the 2005 and 2006 seasons in Woodbridge and was promoted to Harrisburg in '06. But he vaulted himself onto a new trajectory as a prospect with a breakout year in 2007: in 129 games, he hit .264 with 13 homers, 30 doubles and 45 RBIs and 27 stolen bases. Friday the 12th will be Autism Awareness Night and Bank and Credit Union Professionals Night. To book your tickets for one of the biggest nights of the year at Pfitzner Stadium, call the ticket office at 703-590-2311 or purchase them on the club's website at www.potomacnationals.com.

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