RFK Turns 50: Athletes Reflect

Washington celebrated the 50 year anniversary of RFK stadium, the landmark stadium where Washington, DC sports teams came to dominate.

Naturally, when you think of sports played at RFK you think of the Washington Redskins, but on the evening athletes from all walks of RFK past, present, and future came to show their appreciation, and to reflect.

We caught up with Fred Valentine, baseball player for the then Washington Senators where he reflected on his early days in baseball, the state of baseball today, even giving us his thoughts on the Washington Nationals, and recent event surrounding Nationals' player, Wilson Ramos.

The RFK gala had on display memorabilia of the past, to include team jerseys, a stadium directory, even the orange colored bleachers of the past.

"We're excited", said Greg O'Dell president and CEO of EventsDC, the organization responsible for the overall programming of RFK Stadium events. "It's fifty great years not only as a way to celebrate the events and the performers that have been there over time, but we also want people to know that we still do great things there now."

RFK continues to host sporting events, most notably the DC United soccer team, the annual Military Bowl, the AT&T Nation's Football Classic.

Fans selected their favorite RFK Stadium memory at www.RFKstadium50.com. After the votes were tallied EventsDC came up with the RFK All-Stadium Team consisting of all time favorite people from baseball, football, entertainment, culture and more.

See who made the cut here.