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Milwaukee pitcher Zach Davies puts down a bunt during a game between the Brewers and the Washington Nationals at Nationals Park in Washington, D.C., July 25, 2017.

Milwaukee pitcher Zach Davies puts down a bunt during a game between the Brewers and the Washington Nationals at Nationals Park in Washington, D.C., July 25, 2017. (Joe Gromelski/Stars and Stripes)

Fans in the bleachers follow the path of an approaching baseball hit by Milwaukee's Travis Shaw for a three-run homer during a game between the Washington Nationals and the Brewers at Nationals Park in Washington, D.C., July 25, 2017.

Fans in the bleachers follow the path of an approaching baseball hit by Milwaukee's Travis Shaw for a three-run homer during a game between the Washington Nationals and the Brewers at Nationals Park in Washington, D.C., July 25, 2017. (Joe Gromelski/Stars and Stripes)

Washington Nationals batter Brian Goodwin goes down on strikes, literally, as Milwaukee Brewers catcher Manny Pina moves in to make the tag during a game at Nationals Park in Washington, D.C., July 25, 2017.

Washington Nationals batter Brian Goodwin goes down on strikes, literally, as Milwaukee Brewers catcher Manny Pina moves in to make the tag during a game at Nationals Park in Washington, D.C., July 25, 2017. (Joe Gromelski/Stars and Stripes)

U.S. Marines in the stands acknowledge the cheers of the crowd between innings of a game between the Washington Nationals and Milwaukee Brewers at Nationals Park in Washington, D.C., July 25, 2017.

U.S. Marines in the stands acknowledge the cheers of the crowd between innings of a game between the Washington Nationals and Milwaukee Brewers at Nationals Park in Washington, D.C., July 25, 2017. (Joe Gromelski/Stars and Stripes)

Washington Nationals pitcher Edwin Jackson wraps his arm between innings of a game between the Nats and the Milwaukee Brewers at Nationals Park in Washington, D.C., July 25, 2017.

Washington Nationals pitcher Edwin Jackson wraps his arm between innings of a game between the Nats and the Milwaukee Brewers at Nationals Park in Washington, D.C., July 25, 2017. (Joe Gromelski/Stars and Stripes)

Washington Nationals shortstop Stephen Drew stretches for a flip from second baseman Daniel Murphy — who made a diving stop on what was ruled a single by Ryan Braun — as Milwaukee's Zach Davies slides safely into second base. A run scored on the two-out, fourth-inning play and the next batter, Travis Shaw, hit a three-run homer.

Washington Nationals shortstop Stephen Drew stretches for a flip from second baseman Daniel Murphy — who made a diving stop on what was ruled a single by Ryan Braun — as Milwaukee's Zach Davies slides safely into second base. A run scored on the two-out, fourth-inning play and the next batter, Travis Shaw, hit a three-run homer. (Joe Gromelski/Stars and Stripes)

U.S. Marines — and Marine mascot Chesty XIV — watch as Washington Nationals outfielder Bryce Harper takes the field on the third of five military-themed "branch nights" hosted by the Nationals during the 2017 season.

U.S. Marines — and Marine mascot Chesty XIV — watch as Washington Nationals outfielder Bryce Harper takes the field on the third of five military-themed "branch nights" hosted by the Nationals during the 2017 season. (Joe Gromelski/Stars and Stripes)

Washington Nationals first baseman Ryan Zimmerman meets U.S. Marine Corps mascot Chesty XIV before a game between the Nationals and Milwaukee Brewers at Nationals Park in Washington, D.C., July 25, 2017.

Washington Nationals first baseman Ryan Zimmerman meets U.S. Marine Corps mascot Chesty XIV before a game between the Nationals and Milwaukee Brewers at Nationals Park in Washington, D.C., July 25, 2017. (Joe Gromelski/Stars and Stripes)

A U.S. Marine takes a photo of Marine Corps mascot Chesty XIV before a game between the Washington Nationals and Milwaukee Brewers at Nationals Park in Washington, D.C., July 25, 2017.

A U.S. Marine takes a photo of Marine Corps mascot Chesty XIV before a game between the Washington Nationals and Milwaukee Brewers at Nationals Park in Washington, D.C., July 25, 2017. (Joe Gromelski/Stars and Stripes)

U.S. Marine Corps Commandant Gen. Robert Neller throws the ceremonial first pitch before a game between the Washington Nationals and Milwaukee Brewers at Nationals Park in Washington, D.C., July 25, 2017.

U.S. Marine Corps Commandant Gen. Robert Neller throws the ceremonial first pitch before a game between the Washington Nationals and Milwaukee Brewers at Nationals Park in Washington, D.C., July 25, 2017. (Joe Gromelski/Stars and Stripes)

U.S. Marine Corps Commandant Gen. Robert Neller stands on the mound before the ceremonial first pitch at a game between the Washington Nationals and Milwaukee Brewers at Nationals Park in Washington, D.C., July 25, 2017.

U.S. Marine Corps Commandant Gen. Robert Neller stands on the mound before the ceremonial first pitch at a game between the Washington Nationals and Milwaukee Brewers at Nationals Park in Washington, D.C., July 25, 2017. (Joe Gromelski/Stars and Stripes)

U.S. Marine Corps Commandant Gen. Robert Neller grips a baseball as he prepares to throw the ceremonial first pitch before a game between the Washington Nationals and Milwaukee Brewers at Nationals Park in Washington, D.C., July 25, 2017.

U.S. Marine Corps Commandant Gen. Robert Neller grips a baseball as he prepares to throw the ceremonial first pitch before a game between the Washington Nationals and Milwaukee Brewers at Nationals Park in Washington, D.C., July 25, 2017. (Joe Gromelski/Stars and Stripes)

U.S. Marines salute as the national anthem is played before a game between the Washington Nationals and Milwaukee Brewers at Nationals Park in Washington, D.C., July 25, 2017.

U.S. Marines salute as the national anthem is played before a game between the Washington Nationals and Milwaukee Brewers at Nationals Park in Washington, D.C., July 25, 2017. (Joe Gromelski/Stars and Stripes)

The President's Own U.S. Marine Corps Band plays the national anthem before a game between the Washington Nationals and Milwaukee Brewers at Nationals Park in Washington, D.C., July 25, 2017.

The President's Own U.S. Marine Corps Band plays the national anthem before a game between the Washington Nationals and Milwaukee Brewers at Nationals Park in Washington, D.C., July 25, 2017. (Joe Gromelski/Stars and Stripes)

U.S. Marine Corps Commandant Gen. Robert Neller salutes as the national anthem is played before a game between the Washington Nationals and Milwaukee Brewers at Nationals Park in Washington, D.C., July 25, 2017.

U.S. Marine Corps Commandant Gen. Robert Neller salutes as the national anthem is played before a game between the Washington Nationals and Milwaukee Brewers at Nationals Park in Washington, D.C., July 25, 2017. (Joe Gromelski/Stars and Stripes)

The Marine Corps Color Guard from Marine Barracks Washington marches onto the field before a game between the Washington Nationals and Milwaukee Brewers at Nationals Park in Washington, D.C., July 25, 2017.

The Marine Corps Color Guard from Marine Barracks Washington marches onto the field before a game between the Washington Nationals and Milwaukee Brewers at Nationals Park in Washington, D.C., July 25, 2017. (Joe Gromelski/Stars and Stripes)

Washington Nationals manager Dusty Baker poses with U.S. Marine Corps Commandant Gen. Robert Neller, left, and Sergeant Major of the Marine Corps Ronald L. Green during a ceremony marking Baker's induction into the Marine Corps Sports Hall of Fame. Baker served as a Marine Reservist from 1968 to 1974.

Washington Nationals manager Dusty Baker poses with U.S. Marine Corps Commandant Gen. Robert Neller, left, and Sergeant Major of the Marine Corps Ronald L. Green during a ceremony marking Baker's induction into the Marine Corps Sports Hall of Fame. Baker served as a Marine Reservist from 1968 to 1974. (Joe Gromelski/Stars and Stripes)

The grounds crew prepares the field before a game between the Washington Nationals and Milwaukee Brewers at Nationals Park in Washington, D.C., July 25, 2017.

The grounds crew prepares the field before a game between the Washington Nationals and Milwaukee Brewers at Nationals Park in Washington, D.C., July 25, 2017. (Joe Gromelski/Stars and Stripes)

U.S. Marines pose with Commandant Gen. Robert Neller and Sergeant Major of the Marine Corps Ronald L. Green before a game between the Washington Nationals and Milwaukee Brewers at Nationals Park in Washington, D.C., July 25, 2017.

U.S. Marines pose with Commandant Gen. Robert Neller and Sergeant Major of the Marine Corps Ronald L. Green before a game between the Washington Nationals and Milwaukee Brewers at Nationals Park in Washington, D.C., July 25, 2017. (Joe Gromelski/Stars and Stripes)

Washington Nationals manager Dusty Baker poses with U.S. Marine Corps Commandant Gen. Robert Neller, left, and Sergeant Major of the Marine Corps Ronald L. Green during a July, 2017 ceremony marking Baker's induction into the Marine Corps Sports Hall of Fame. Baker served as a Marine Reservist from 1968 to 1974.

Washington Nationals manager Dusty Baker poses with U.S. Marine Corps Commandant Gen. Robert Neller, left, and Sergeant Major of the Marine Corps Ronald L. Green during a July, 2017 ceremony marking Baker's induction into the Marine Corps Sports Hall of Fame. Baker served as a Marine Reservist from 1968 to 1974. (Joe Gromelski/Stars and Stripes)

WASHINGTON — Washington Nationals manager Dusty Baker was honored by the U.S. Marine Corps Monday night before his team faced the Milwaukee Brewers on the third of five "branch days" sponsored by the Nationals during the 2017 season.

Baker, a Marine Reservist from 1968-74, is among the Marine Corps Sports Hall of Fame's 2017 inductees. In a pre-game ceremony, he was presented with a plaque and a trophy by Commandant Gen. Robert Neller and Sergeant Major of the Marine Corps Ronald L. Green.

Neller threw out the ceremonial first pitch, and the national anthem was performed by the "President's Own" Marine Corps Band.

The remaining branch days will honor the Coast Guard (August 7 vs. the Miami Marlins) and Air Force (Sunday, September 17 vs. the Los Angeles Dodgers). Navy Day was May 3, and the Army was in the spotlight June 12.

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