12 Facts About Washington Nationals


In 2008, they moved in to Nationals Park, located on South Capitol Street in the Southeast quadrant of D C, near the Anacostia River.

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Washington Nationals Statesmen played in the American Association in 1891, before jumping to the National League as the Senators the following season.

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The Washington Nationals failed to make the playoffs in 2018, finishing a disappointing second in a year they were expected to sail to the playoffs.

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The Washington Nationals then swept the St Louis Cardinals in the NLCS, giving them their first NL pennant.

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In 2022, the Washington Nationals Post reported that the Lerner family was exploring a restructuring of the team's ownership, including the possibility of selling the team outright.

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In 2018 the Washington Nationals released a navy alternate uniform, featuring a script rendition of the team name in white with red trim along with red numbers.

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The Washington Nationals did not wear their home and red alternate "curly W" uniforms throughout that shortened season.

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In 2009, the Washington Nationals unveiled a navy alternate uniform for games that fell during Independence Day week.

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Some Montreal Expos fans express appreciation that the Washington Nationals are honoring the Expos, and Expos players inducted into the Ring of Honor have expressed gratitude that the Washington Nationals chose to include them, especially with no MLB team in Montreal to honor their careers.

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Washington Nationals became the first "true" National – the first person based specifically on his career as a National – inducted into the Ring of Honor.

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WFED remains on the network as an affiliate; its 50 kilowatt clear-channel signal allows the Washington Nationals' home-team call to be heard up and down the East Coast.

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Washington Nationals have an inter-league rivalry with the nearby Baltimore Orioles, which is nicknamed the Beltway Series.

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