2021 Eyes of History: Still Contest: Sports Action

A picture that shows participation in a game or sports event. Peak-action pictures during competitive events should be included in this category.

First Place

Geoff Burke, Freelance for USA Today Sports
Harrison Plunked: Washington Nationals second baseman Josh Harrison (5) is hit by a pitch against the New York Mets in the second inning at Nationals Park in Washington, on Sept. 24, 2020.

Second Place

Mark Goldman, Freelance for Icon
Step Up: Atlanta Braves shortstop Dansby Swanson (7) steps on the head of Washington Nationals shortstop Trea Turner (7) as he goes high for throw on successful steal on Sept. 10, 2020, at Nationals Park, in Washington. The Braves defeated the Nationals, 7-6.

Third Place

Al Drago, Freelance for The Associated Press
Hanging on by a Thread: Washington Football Team defensive end Montez Sweat (90) falls while tearing a piece of of Philadelphia Eagles running back Jason Huntley’s jersey who is being tackled by Washington Football Team strong safety Landon Collins (26) and cornerback Jimmy Moreland (20) during the first half of an NFL football game, on Sept. 13, 2020, in Landover, Md. Washington won 27-17.