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Arkansan who is part owner of Washington Nationals uses sport to help children

Slater uses sport to help D.C. kids

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Photographs by Frank E. Lockwood

Rodney Slater (left) and Washington Nationals manager Dusty Baker get together before the start of a game Sept. 30 in Washington. Slater, a founding partner of the Nationals, was there to help promote the team’s youth baseball academy.

At Nationals Park, thousands of fans poured into the stands on the last Saturday of the regular season. But Rodney Slater, an Arkansan and one of the team's founding partners, had things on his mind besides pennant races and World Series rings.

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Rodney Slater, who grew up in Marianna, remembers what it’s like to live in government housing, attend segregated schools and... + Enlarge

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Jeris Taylor and his 12-year-old son Dejuan attend a recent session at the baseball youth academy in Washington. “This progra... + Enlarge

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PopulistMom says...

Great work. Thank you.

Posted 8 October 2017, 8:21 a.m. Suggest removal

mrcharles says...

An honorable man

Posted 8 October 2017, 10:27 p.m. Suggest removal

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