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Eaton became the sixth Clark County native to play in the World Series. He followed: Jiggs Donahue (1906 Chicago White Sox); Harvey Haddix (1960 Pittsburgh Pirates); Will McEnaney (1975 and 1976 Cincinnati Reds); Rick White (2000 New York Mets); and Hermanson (2005 White Sox).
Eaton joined Donahue, Haddix, McEnaney and Hermanson on the list of Clark County natives who won the World Series.
» PHOTOS: Eaton through the years
Eaton, 30, was a 19th-round pick in the 2010 draft. He made his big-league debut with the Arizona Diamondbacks in 2012, was traded to the Chicago White Sox on Dec. 10, 2013, and then dealt to the Nationals on Dec. 7, 2016. He’s a career .285 hitter with 56 home runs.
The Nationals won the World Series for the first time. They became the first team to win the World Series by winning four games on the road. Washington trailed 2-0 through six innings but scored six runs in the final three innings.