While the Nationals celebrated winning their first World Series in franchise history on Wednesday night, Juan Soto commemorated the occasion with another first of his own.
Soto, who turned 21 last week, was able to drink beer in the clubhouse instead of the sparkling grape juice he used in previous celebrations.
"I'm thankful to be celebrating this with my first beer with these guys," he said, per MLB.com. "This is incredible."
Soto has been an integral part of Washington's postseason run in his first full season in the majors. He played the entire regular season at the age of 20 and turned 21 last Friday, the same day as Game 3. Fox analysts Alex Rodriguez and David Ortiz presented him with a birthday cake before the game.
The Nationals advanced to the National League Division Series after Soto ripped a game-winning line drive to right field during the eighth inning of the NL Wild Card Game. The left fielder tallied 18 postseason hits, including nine in the World Series.
According to MLB.com, Soto joined Mickey Mantle as only the second player to record an RBI in Game 7 of the World Series at age 21 or younger.