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Encyclopedia > Washington Nationals
Washington Nationals
Established 1969
Based in Washington since 2005

Team Logo

Cap Insignia
Major league affiliations
Current uniform
Retired Numbers 42
Name
  • Washington Nationals (2005–present)
Other nicknames
  • The Nats
Ballpark

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Major league titles
World Series titles (0) None
NL Pennants (0) None
East Division titles (1) 1981 (split season, won second half as Montreal Expos)
Wild card berths (0) None
Owner(s): Ted Lerner
Manager: Manny Acta
General Manager: Jim Bowden

The Washington Nationals are a professional baseball team based in Washington DC. The Nationals are a member of the Eastern Division of Major League Baseball's National League. From 2005 to 2007, the Nationals played in Robert F. Kennedy Memorial Stadium. Theodore N. Lerner (born c. ... Manny Acta Manuel Elias Acta (born January 11, 1969 in San Pedro de Macorís, Dominican Republic) is the current manager of the Washington Nationals in Major League Baseball. ... Jim Bowden James Gordon Bowden III (born in Boston, Massachusetts) is the general manager of the Washington Nationals. ... Washington Nationals (or Nats) can refer to: Washington Nationals, a National League baseball franchise based in Washington, D.C. Washington Nationals/Senators, an American League baseball franchise based in Washington, D.C. from 1901 to 1960, after which they became the Minnesota Twins. ... Baseball is a team sport which is played by several professional leagues throughout the world. ... Flag Seal Nickname: DC, The District Motto: Justitia Omnibus (Justice for All) Location Location of Washington, D.C., with regard to the surrounding states of Maryland and Virginia. ... The National League Yellow Division is one of Major League Baseballs six divisions. ... Major Leagues redirects here. ... For other uses, see National League (disambiguation). ... The following are the baseball events of the year 2005 throughout the world. ... The following are the baseball events of the year 2007 throughout the world. ... Robert F. Kennedy Memorial Stadium, informally known as RFK Stadium or RFK, is a professional sports stadium in the United States. ...


The "Nationals" name originates from the two former Washington baseball teams who held the same name (used interchangeably with "Senators"). They are nicknamed "the Nats", a shortened version of the Nationals name that was also used by the old DC teams. Baseball nicknames have become an integral part of the culture of baseball In no sport are nicknames more pervasive than baseball. ...


An expansion franchise, the club was founded in Montreal, Quebec in 1969. Then the Montreal Expos, the team was the first team in Canada, and played its home games at Jarry Park, then later, in Olympic Stadium. The team saw very little success, their most successful season coming in the strike-shortened season of 1994, which cancelled the end of the season, stopping the Expos from making it into the postseason. It is considered that this is what killed baseball in Montreal[1], and the team would eventually leave in 2005, moving to Washington to become the Nationals. This was the first complete relocation in Major League Baseball since 1972, when the Washington Senators left DC to become the Texas Rangers. They are one of four teams to have never played in a World Series, never having won a league championship. They have only made it to one league championship series, their only playoff appearance, which was under the strange circumstances of the 1981 season. Nickname: Motto: Concordia Salus (well-being through harmony) Coordinates: , Country Province Region Montréal Founded 1642 Established 1832 Government  - Mayor Gérald Tremblay Area [1][2][3]  - City 365. ... This article is about the Canadian province. ... The following are the baseball events of the year 1969 throughout the world. ... Jarry Park (Le Parc Jarry) was a Montréal baseball stadium and home to the Montréal Expos; Major League Baseballs first Canadian franchise from 1969-1976. ... Le Stade Olympique (The Olympic Stadium) is a stadium in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. ... The following are the events of the year 1994 that happened world-wide throughout the sport of baseball. ... The following are the baseball events of the year 2005 throughout the world. ... The following are the events of the year 1972 that happened world-wide throughout the sport of baseball. ... Major league affiliations American League (1961–present) West Division (1972–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 26, 34, 42 Name Texas Rangers (1972–present) Washington Senators (1961-1971) Other nicknames None in common use Ballpark Rangers Ballpark in Arlington (1994–present) a. ... For other events named World Series, see World Series (disambiguation). ... The following are the baseball events of the year 1981 throughout the world. ...


The team is expected to move into a new ballpark, located in Southeast D.C. near the Anacostia River and with views of the Capitol building, in the spring of 2008. Nationals Ballpark, the planned new ballpark for the Washington Nationals of Major League Baseball, is projected to open in April 2008. ... Color-enhanced USGS satellite image of Washington, DC, taken April 26, 2002. ... The Anacostia River is a river that flows about 8. ... The United States Capitol is the capitol building that serves as the location for the United States Congress, the legislative branch of the U.S. federal government. ...

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Montreal Expos (1969-2004)

Main article: Montreal Expos

The Montreal Expos joined the National League in 1969, along with the San Diego Padres. After a decade of losses, the team became a winner in the early 1980s, winning their only division championship in the strike-shortened split season of 1981. That team lost to the Los Angeles Dodgers 3-2 in the National League Championship Series. After several mediocre years in the late 1980s, the team rebounded in the early 1990s. In 1994 the Expos, led by a talented group of players including Larry Walker, Moisés Alou, Marquis Grissom and Pedro Martínez, had the best record in major league baseball when the 1994 Major League Baseball strike forced the cancellation of the remainder of the season. After the disappointment of 1994, the Expos began to lose players, money and fans. Ownership squabbles, the decimated fan base, a difficulty in selling broadcasting rights, and numerous other issues led to the team being bought by MLB in 2002. The Montreal Expos (French: Les Expos de Montréal) were a Major League Baseball team located in Montreal, Quebec, Canada from 1969 until 2004. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... For other uses, see National League (disambiguation). ... Major league affiliations National League (1969–present) West Division (1969–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 6, 19, 31, 35, 42 Name San Diego Padres (1969–present) Other nicknames The Pads, The Friars, The Fathers, The Dads Ballpark PETCO Park (2004–present) Qualcomm Stadium (1969-2003) a. ... The 1980s refers to the years from 1980 to 1989. ... The following are the baseball events of the year 1981 throughout the world. ... Major league affiliations National League (1890–present) West Division (1969–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 1, 2, 4, 19, 20, 24, 32, 39, 42, 53 Name Los Angeles Dodgers (1958–present) Brooklyn Dodgers (1932-1957) Brooklyn Robins (1914-1931) Brooklyn Dodgers (1913) Brooklyn Trolley Dodgers (1911-1912) Brooklyn Superbas (1899... In Major League Baseball, the National League Championship Series (NLCS) determines who wins the National League pennant and advances to baseballs championship, the World Series, facing the winner of the American League Championship Series. ... For the band, see 1990s (band). ... The following are the events of the year 1994 that happened world-wide throughout the sport of baseball. ... Larry Kenneth Robert Walker (born December 1, 1966 in Maple Ridge, British Columbia, Canada) is a former right fielder in Major League Baseball. ... Moisés Rojas Alou (born July 3, 1966 in Atlanta, Georgia) is a Dominican American All-Star outfielder in Major League Baseball who plays for the New York Mets. ... Marquis Deon Grissom, nicknamed Grip (born 17 April 1967) is a former Major League Baseball player. ... This article is about the multiple All-Star/Cy Young right-handed pitcher. ... The 1994 baseball strike resulted in the cancellation of the World Series for the first time in 90 years. ...


Relocation to Washington

Washington is a city with a rich baseball history. The Washington Senators, a founding member of the American League, played in the nation's capital from 1901 to 1960. These Senators were founded and owned by Clark Griffith and played in Griffith Stadium. With notable stars including Walter Johnson and Joe Cronin, the Senators won the 1924 World Series and pennants in 1925 and 1933, but were more often unsuccessful and moved to Minnesota for the 1961 season. A second Washington Senators (1961-1971) had a winning record only once in their 11 years, though bright spots, such as slugger Frank Howard, earned the love of fans. The second Senators moved to Texas for the 1972 season, and Washington spent the next 33 years without a baseball team. Washington Senators may refer to an American League baseball team based in Washington, D.C. from 1901 to 1960, mostly at Griffith Stadium, that moved to Minneapolis-St. ... Major league affiliations American League (1901–present) Central Division (1994–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 3, 6, 14, 29, 34, 42 Name Minnesota Twins (1961–present) Washington Nationals/Senators (1901-1960) Other nicknames The Twinkies Ballpark Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome 1982-present Metropolitan Stadium (1961-1981) Griffith Stadium (1911-1960... The American League (or formally the American League of Professional Baseball Clubs) is one of two leagues that make up Major League Baseball in the United States of America and Canada. ... Clark Griffith of the Chicago White Sox at the West Side Grounds in 1902. ... Griffith Stadium was a sports stadium that stood in Washington, D.C. from 1911 to 1965, at the corner of Georgia Avenue and W Street, NW. An earlier wooden baseball park had stood on the site, built in 1891. ... Walter Perry Johnson (November 6, 1887-December 10, 1946), American professional baseball pitcher. ... Joe Cronin Joseph Edward Cronin (October 12, 1906 – September 7, 1984) was a Major League Baseball player from 1926 to 1945 and manager from 1933 to 1947. ... The Washington Senators beat the New York Giants in 7 games. ... The Pittsburgh Pirates beat the Washington Senators in 7 games. ... The 1933 World Series featured the New York Giants and the Washington Senators, with the Giants winning in 5 games for their first championship since 1922, and their fourth overall. ... Major league affiliations American League (1961–present) West Division (1972–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 26, 34, 42 Name Texas Rangers (1972–present) Washington Senators (1961-1971) Other nicknames None in common use Ballpark Rangers Ballpark in Arlington (1994–present) a. ... Frank Oliver Howard (born August 8, 1936 in Columbus, Ohio) is a former Major League Baseball outfielder/first baseman, coach and manager. ...

Washington, D.C. Mayor Anthony Williams unveils the new logo.

After several years in a holding pattern, MLB began actively looking for a relocation site for the Expos. Some of the choices included Oklahoma City; Washington D.C.; San Juan, Puerto Rico; Monterrey, Mexico; Portland, Oregon; Northern Virginia; Norfolk, Virginia; and Charlotte, North Carolina. In the decision-making process, Commissioner Bud Selig added Las Vegas, Nevada to the list of potential Expos homes. Image File history File links NatLogoUnveiling. ... Anthony Allen Tony Williams (born July 28, 1951, in Los Angeles, California) is a United States politician who served as the fifth elected mayor of the District of Columbia from 1999 to 2007. ... Downtown Oklahoma City The State Capitol of Oklahoma From The South Motto: Nickname: Capital of the New Century Founded 1889 Incorporated County Oklahoma County Cleveland County Canadian County Borough {{{borough}}} Parrish {{{parrish}}} Mayor Mick Cornett Area  - Total  - Water 1,608. ... Aerial photo (looking NW) of the Washington Monument and the White House in Washington, DC. Washington, D.C., officially the District of Columbia (also known as D.C.; Washington; the Nations Capital; the District; and, historically, the Federal City) is the capital city and administrative district of the United... For other uses, see San Juan. ... This article is about the Mexican city; for other uses, see Monterrey (disambiguation). ... Nickname: Location of Portland in Multnomah County and the state of Oregon Coordinates: , Country State Counties Multnomah County Incorporated February 8, 1851 Government  - Mayor Tom Potter[1]  - Commissioners Sam Adams Randy Leonard Dan Saltzman Erik Sten  - Auditor Gary Blackmer Area  - City 376. ... Map of Northern Virginia Northern Virginia (NoVA) consists of Arlington, Fairfax, Loudoun, and Prince William counties and the independent cities of Alexandria, Falls Church, Fairfax, Manassas, and Manassas Park. ... Motto: Crescas (Latin for, Thou shalt grow. ... Charlotte redirects here. ... Allan Huber Bud Selig, Jr. ... For further information, see Las Vegas metropolitan area and Las Vegas Strip. ...


On September 29, 2004, MLB officially announced that the Expos would move to Washington, D.C. in 2005. The move was approved by the owners of the other teams in a 28–1 vote on December 3 (Baltimore Orioles owner Peter Angelos cast the sole dissenting vote). In addition, on November 15, 2004, a lawsuit by the former team owners against MLB and former majority owner Jeffrey Loria was struck down by arbitrators, ending legal moves to keep the Expos in Montreal. is the 272nd day of the year (273rd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... The following are the baseball events of the year 2004 throughout the world. ... For other uses, see Washington, D.C. (disambiguation). ... The following are the baseball events of the year 2005 throughout the world. ... is the 337th day of the year (338th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Major league affiliations American League (1901–present) East Division (1969–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 4, 5, 8, 20, 22, 33, 42 Name Baltimore Orioles (1954–present) St. ... is the 319th day of the year (320th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... The following are the baseball events of the year 2004 throughout the world. ...


Although there was some sentiment to revive the name Senators, political considerations factored into the choice of Nationals, a revival of the first American League franchise's "official" nickname used from 1905 to 1956.[2] Politicians in the District of Columbia objected to the name Senators because the District of Columbia does not have voting representation in Congress. Another reason was the Texas Rangers (the second Washington Senators team) still owned the rights to the "Senators" name. Major league affiliations American League (1901–present) Central Division (1994–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 3, 6, 14, 29, 34, 42 Name Minnesota Twins (1961–present) Washington Nationals/Senators (1901-1960) Other nicknames The Twinkies Ballpark Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome 1982-present Metropolitan Stadium (1961-1981) Griffith Stadium (1911-1960... The following are the baseball events of the year 1905 throughout the world. ... September 30 Chicago White Sox pitcher Jim Derrington becomes the youngest pitcher in modern history to start a game. ... Voting rights in the District of Columbia differ from those of United States citizens in other parts of the country. ... Major league affiliations American League (1961–present) West Division (1972–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 26, 34, 42 Name Texas Rangers (1972–present) Washington Senators (1961-1971) Other nicknames None in common use Ballpark Rangers Ballpark in Arlington (1994–present) a. ...


Opposition from the Orioles

The move was announced despite opposition from Peter Angelos, owner of the nearby Baltimore Orioles. Since 1972, the Orioles had been the only MLB franchise in the Baltimore-Washington area, which he considered a single market in spite of vastly different cultures and populations in the two cities. Angelos contended that the Orioles would suffer financially if another team were allowed to enter the market. Critics objected that the Orioles and the Washington Senators had shared the market successfully from 1954 through 1971. This reasoning disturbed many in Washington who recalled that it was the Griffith family, owners of the Washington Senators, who allowed the St. Louis Browns to move to Baltimore in 1954 in the first place. Peter Angelos (born July 4, 1929) is a trial lawyer and the current owner of the Baltimore Orioles, a baseball team in the American League East Division. ...


On March 31, 2005, Angelos and Major League Baseball struck a deal to protect the Orioles against any financial harm the Nationals might present. is the 90th day of the year (91st in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... The following are the baseball events of the year 2005 throughout the world. ...


Under the terms of the deal, television and radio broadcast rights to Nationals games are handled by the Orioles franchise, who formed a new network (the Mid-Atlantic Sports Network) to produce and distribute the games for both franchises on both local affiliates and cable/satellite systems. MASN was not, however, immediately available on all cable providers, adding to the frustration of Nationals fans. In fact, most in the DC area missed almost the entirety of the Nationals first two seasons. The deal with Angelos makes the Nationals the only major league baseball team which does not own their own broadcast rights. Mid-Atlantic Sports Network (MASN) is a team-owned regional sports network that televises both Washington Nationals and Baltimore Orioles games in the mid-Atlantic region (Harrisburg, PA to Charlotte, NC) When the Montreal Expos were relocated to Washington, D.C. in 2004, the issue arose regarding television rights for...


The ballpark controversy

Nationals at bat against the San Diego Padres in RFK Stadium.
Nationals at bat against the San Diego Padres in RFK Stadium.

The team's relocation to Washington was contingent on a financing plan for the Nationals' stadium — this plan quickly became the subject of much debate on the D.C. Council. Image File history File linksMetadata Download high-resolution version (2816x2112, 1974 KB) Summary Washington Nationals at bat in RFK stadium. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Download high-resolution version (2816x2112, 1974 KB) Summary Washington Nationals at bat in RFK stadium. ... Major league affiliations National League (1969–present) West Division (1969–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 6, 19, 31, 35, 42 Name San Diego Padres (1969–present) Other nicknames The Pads, The Friars, The Fathers, The Dads Ballpark PETCO Park (2004–present) Qualcomm Stadium (1969-2003) a. ... Robert F. Kennedy Memorial Stadium, informally known as RFK Stadium, is a sports stadium that opened in 1961. ... Nationals Ballpark, the planned new ballpark for the Washington Nationals of Major League Baseball, is projected to open in April 2008. ...


Three Council members who supported Mayor Anthony Williams's plan were ousted in September 2004's Democratic party primary. In addition, an opinion poll conducted by the Washington Post during the peak of the controversy found that approximately two-thirds of District residents opposed the mayor's stadium plan. Anthony Allen Tony Williams (born July 28, 1951, in Los Angeles, California) is a United States politician who served as the fifth elected mayor of the District of Columbia from 1999 to 2007. ... Federal courts Supreme Court Circuit Courts of Appeal District Courts Elections Presidential elections Midterm elections Political Parties Democratic Republican Third parties State & Local government Governors Legislatures (List) State Courts Local Government Other countries Atlas  Politics Portal      Further information: Politics of the United States#Organization of American political parties The Democratic... ...


Much of the controversy centered on the fact that the city would be helping finance a $581 million stadium without state or county support, despite the fact that a large portion of the team's fan base would be drawn from the surrounding Maryland and Virginia suburbs. [1]


During December 2004, the move to Washington itself was called into doubt when the D.C. Council sought to change details of the stadium's financing. When the Council voted on December 14 to require 50 percent private financing for any new stadium, MLB ceased promotional activities for the Nationals and announced that they would consider looking for a new market. is the 348th day of the year (349th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ...


Eventually, the council passed an amended plan on December 21, 2004 that proved slightly more financially favorable to the city, while remaining acceptable to MLB. Mayor Williams signed the stadium financing package on December 30. is the 355th day of the year (356th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2004 (MMIV) was a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... is the 364th day of the year (365th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ...


During the 2005 season, a private financing plan for construction of the stadium was negotiated between the city and a syndicate of bankers led by Deutsche Bank. The negotiations of the details ran into another problem in November 2005. The bankers requested a letter of credit or other financial guarantee of $24 million US, $6 million for each of four years, ensuring payment of lease revenues against various risks including poor attendance and terrorism. The city requested that Major League Baseball provide this guarantee, which they were unwilling to do. Deutsche Bank AG (ISIN: DE0005140008, NYSE: DB) (English: ) is a bank operating worldwide and employing more than 75,000 people (June, 2007). ...


On December 22, 2005, the Post reported that Major League Baseball had specifically instructed prospective owners not to offer to pay cost overruns on the stadium if they were selected as the owners. Bidders were also told not to communicate with the press about these issues. is the 356th day of the year (357th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ...


In February 2006, the DC City Council imposed a $611 million cap on the stadium.


Finally, on March 5, Major League Baseball signed a lease for a new ballpark, agreeing to the city's $611 million cap. MLB also agreed to contribute $20 million toward the cost of the stadium, although it did not agree to cover stadium overruns. Further, MLB added the condition that excess ballpark tax revenue earmarked for debt service for the bonds to be available for cost overruns. Two days later, on March 7 the DC City Council, by a vote of 9 to 4, approved a construction contract for a state-of-the-art stadium with a contemporary glass-and-stone facade, seats for 41,000 fans and a view of the U.S. Capitol, and affirmed its demand that public spending on the project be limited to $611 million. The votes were the final actions needed to satisfy the terms of the deal struck in September 2004, paving the way for the sale of the team. This article is about the day. ... is the 66th day of the year (67th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ...


Major League Baseball had agreed at the time that the franchise was moved to Washington, DC, to sell the team to an owner or ownership syndicate. Several dates for sale of the team were set and missed due to the legal wrangling regarding the building of the stadium. The delay was harshly criticized by city residents and leaders as reported in the Washington Post. ...


Selecting from a finalized group of three potential ownership syndicates, Major League Baseball announced in July 2006 that it had chosen the Lerner Enterprises group, led by billionaire real-estate developer Theodore N. Lerner. The final sale price of the team was $450 million and the transfer of ownership was completed July 24, 2006. In late September 2006, Comcast finally agreed to broadcast the Nationals games. Lerner Enterprises is a real estate business founded by Ted Lerner in North Bethesda, Maryland and operates primarily throughout the Washington, D.C. metropolis. ... Theodore N. Lerner (born c. ... is the 205th day of the year (206th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


Viability of the Washington baseball market

The view from RFK Stadium before a game.

Due to the history of Washington franchises (See Washington Senators), there are doubts about whether Washington will actually be a better market for a major league team than Montreal in the long term. Major League Baseball does not express such doubts, and proponents of the move argue that the failure of previous franchises has more to do with poor business decisions and financial management on the part of their owners than with any lack of popular support in the region itself. Image File history File links Download high-resolution version (2816x2112, 2082 KB) Summary View from RFK Stadium before a Washington Nationals game. ... Image File history File links Download high-resolution version (2816x2112, 2082 KB) Summary View from RFK Stadium before a Washington Nationals game. ... Washington Senators may refer to an American League baseball team based in Washington, D.C. from 1901 to 1960, mostly at Griffith Stadium, that moved to Minneapolis-St. ... Major Leagues redirects here. ...


Some analysts [2] have pointed out that Washington may be less suited than some other cities to support baseball because it is primarily an African-American city (59%), and that African-Americans generally support baseball less than whites. Past Washington Senators teams have blamed poor attendance partially on lack of attendance by African-Americans. Washington has larger suburbs than it did in the 60s, so some analysts believe this will be a less important factor than in the past. Still, both versions of the Senators only finished in the first half of the American League in attendance in 9 out of 71 seasons; the worst percentage of any team in Major League Baseball history that played for more than two seasons, including the Expos. The only season the Senators finished with more than one million in attendance was 1946. The following are the baseball events of the year 1946 throughout the world. ...


Though partially a product of the team's surprising 2005 first half showing, the Nationals' midseason attendance totals exceeded the Expos' 2004 total attendance. The final attendance for the 2005 season was 2,731,993; the 2005 total in Washington, D.C. exceeded the previous three seasons in Montreal combined (2002-2004) and was 11th in MLB. Nevertheless, Chicago White Sox owner Jerry Reinsdorf - MLB's point-man on the Nationals - later expressed disappointment in the first season's attendance, noting that it compared unfavorably with the first seasons of recent expansion teams [3]. The counterargument to Mr. Reinsdorf is that the Nationals did not have a good local radio contract (broadcasting on a station with a weak signal which could not be heard in most of the region), did not have a good local TV contract (most cable users did not have access to the games), and spent little or no money on advertising. Another contributing factor may have been the aging RFK Stadium itself, and its lack of quality concessions. Attendance numbers dipped considerably in the 2006 season to 2,153,150 total and 26,582 per game [4], which was well below the MLB-average of 31,381 fans per game [5]. The team also finished last in their division, which probably contributed to the poor attendance. Year 2004 (MMIV) was a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Jerry Reinsdorf (born February 25, 1936 in Brooklyn, New York) is the owner of Chicago White Sox and the Chicago Bulls. ...


In the 2006 annual estimates made by Forbes Magazine, the Nationals were the 6th most valuable franchise in Major League Baseball at $440 million [6]. Alternate meaning: For the Boston Brahmin family associated with John Forbes Kerry, see Forbes family. ...


Notable firsts from the 2005 season

President George W. Bush throws out the ceremonial first pitch in 2005.
President George W. Bush throws out the ceremonial first pitch in 2005.

Image File history File links Metadata Size of this preview: 433 × 599 pixelsFull resolution (515 × 713 pixels, file size: 70 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) President George W. Bush throws out the opening pitch of the Washington DC Nationals home opener at RFK Stadium in Washington DC on Thursday April... Image File history File links Metadata Size of this preview: 433 × 599 pixelsFull resolution (515 × 713 pixels, file size: 70 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) President George W. Bush throws out the opening pitch of the Washington DC Nationals home opener at RFK Stadium in Washington DC on Thursday April... is the 94th day of the year (95th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... The following are the baseball events of the year 2005 throughout the world. ... Stephen Bradley Breakfast Wilkerson (born June 1, 1977 in Owensboro, Kentucky) is an outfielder and first baseman in Major League Baseball who plays for the Texas Rangers. ... 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Notable moments from the 2006 season

  • On Father's Day, June 18, 2006, the paid attendance was 45,157, the second-largest ever to see a single baseball game in the history of RFK stadium. In that game, the Nationals beat the New York Yankees 3-2 on a two-run walk-off home run by rookie Ryan Zimmerman. A 1962 doubleheader drew more spectators, as did the Nationals' first-ever home game with Arizona. [3]
  • September 2, 2006, the Nationals rally from three runs down in the first game and from five runs down in the second game to take a day-night doubleheader sweep from the Arizona Diamondbacks, the first day-night doubleheader in Washington Nationals history.
  • On Labor Day, September 4, 2006 Ramon Ortiz takes a no-hitter into the ninth inning vs. the St. Louis Cardinals, yet gives up a single to Aaron Miles on his 2nd pitch in the 9th to break up his no-hitter. Then he gave up a home run to Albert Pujols, which ended his chance to get his second ever career shutout. Ortiz himself also hit a home run in the 8th inning into the bullpen beyond the left-field fence at RFK. The Nationals won 5-2.
  • September 16, 2006, Alfonso Soriano becomes the fourth player to hit 40 home runs and steal 40 bases in a season when he steals his 40th base in the first inning of a game vs. the Milwaukee Brewers. Soriano follows that feat on September 22 by hitting his 40th double vs. the New York Mets, becoming the first member of the "40-40 Club" to also hit 40 doubles in the same season.

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Notable moments from the 2007 season

  • On May 12, 2007, the Nationals hosted the Florida Marlins. Tied 3-3 in the bottom of the ninth Marlins pitcher Jorge Julio faced Ryan Zimmerman with the bases loaded and two outs. Zimmerman hit the 2-2 pitch over the right-center field wall for the walk-off grand slam. [7]. Also during this game, right fielder Austin Kearns hit the Nationals' first inside-the-park home run. The game is further notable for ending at 1:42AM after two separate extended rain delays.
  • On August 7, 2007, Washington Nationals pitcher Mike Bacsik allowed Barry Bonds' 756th career home run, giving him first place on the career home run list. However, the Nationals won the game 8-6.
  • On September 23, 2007, the Nationals played their final game at RFK, a 5-3 victory over the Philadelphia Phillies.

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New ownership and "The Plan"

When Ted Lerner took over the club in mid-2006 he hired Stan Kasten as team President. Kasten was widely known as the architect of the Altanta Braves before and during their run of 14 consecutive National League Eastern Division titles. "The Plan" as it became known, was a long range plan, starting with rebuilding from the ground up: investing in the farm system and draft picks, and to have a suitable team to go along with their new stadium.


At the end of the 2006 season, the Nationals declined to re-sign free agent and star Alfonso Soriano. Soriano signed a $136 million contract with the Cubs, and Washington received two draft picks in return. Jose Guillen was also let go to free agency, and another high draft pick was obtained. Another high priced player, Jose Vidro, was traded to the Seattle Mariners for prospects Chris Snelling (outfield) and RHP Emiliano Fruto. In mid-2006, the Nats received Austin Kearns, Felipe Lopez, and Ryan Wagner from the Reds, giving up Gary Majewski, Bill Bray, Royce Clayton, Brendan Harris and Daryl Thompson. In August they traded Livan Hernandez to the Arizona Diamondbacks for pitching prospect Matt Chico and Garrett Mock. The team acquired pitching prospects Luis Atilano (Braves), Shairon Martis (Giants) and Jhonny Nunez (Dodgers). In 2006 they had two first round draft picks, and signed them both (outfielder Chris Marrero and righthander Colten Willems), and also signed a 16-year-old Dominican shortstop, Esmailyn Gonzalez, for $1.4 million.[8] Alfonso Guilleard Soriano (born January 7, 1976 in San Pedro de Macoris, Dominican Republic) is a Major League Baseball outfielder for the Chicago Cubs. ... José Manuel Guillén [ghee-YEN] (born May 17, 1976 in San Cristóbal, Dominican Republic) is a Major League Baseball right fielder who plays for the Washington Nationals. ... José Vidro (born August 27, 1974 in Mayaguez, Puerto Rico) is a Major League Baseball player who currently plays second base for the Washington Nationals. ... This article does not cite its references or sources. ... Felipe Lopez (born 10 March 1977) is an athlete from Spain. ... Ryan Scott Wagner (born July 15, 1982 in Yoakum, Texas) is a Major League/Minor League baseball player. ... Gary Wayne Majewski (born February 26, 1980) is the most Jewish man in Major League Baseball. ... William Paul Bray (born June 5, 1983 in Virginia Beach, Virginia), is a Major League Baseball relief pitcher with the Cincinnati Reds. ... Royce Spencer Clayton (born January 2, 1970 in Burbank, California) is a journeyman major leauge shortstop. ... Brendan Harris (born August 26, 1980 in Albany, New York) is a second baseman currently in the Washington Nationals farm system. ... Eisler Liván Hernández Carrera (born February 20, 1975 in Villa Clara, Cuba), better known as Liván Hernández [lee-VAHN er-NAN-deth], is a right-handed starting pitcher who plays with the Washington Nationals. ... Major league affiliations National League (1998–present) West Division (1998–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 42 Name Arizona Diamondbacks (1998–present) Other nicknames The D-backs, The Snakes Ballpark Chase Field (1998–present) a. ... Matthew Bryan Chico, born June 10, 1983, in Fullerton, California, is a pitching prospect in the Washington Nationals organization. ...


Other players traded or let go from the 2005 season were Preston Wilson, Hector Carrasco, Jamey Carroll, and Terrmel Sledge. Preston James Richard Wilson is a Major League Baseball outfielder, playing for the St. ... Hector Pacheco Pipo Carrasco (b. ... Jamey Carroll (born February 18, 1974 in Evansville, Indiana) is a Major League Baseball infielder who plays for the Colorado Rockies. ... Terrmel Sledge (born March 18, 1977 in Fayetteville, North Carolina) is a Major League Baseball player for the Texas Rangers. ...


In the front office, the Nationals hired the well respected former Arizona scouting director Mike Rizzo to be the vice president of baseball operations, essentially the second-in-command under General Manager Jim Bowden.[9] Mike Rizzo is a DJ/Producer/remixer from New York City. ...


As for their farm system, the Nats had a lot of work to do. By the spring of 2007 Baseball America had ranked the Nats organization as dead last twice in four years in terms of minor league talent[10]


The Nats had five of the first 70 picks in the 2007 first-year player draft -- their own two, and three compenastion picks (two from losing Soriano, and one for Guillen) -- and selected what many considered to be four of the top 30 players available.[10] Over all, the Nationals signed all twenty of their first twenty draft picks.[11] One of them, a first round supplemental pick, Michael Burgess, was, by the end of the year, picked by Baseball America as the top prospect for the entire Gulf Coast League[12]. Their rookie team, Vermont, sent three starting pitchers (Colton Willems, Glenn Gibson, and Adrian Alaniz, in addition to two other players, first baseman Bill Rhinehart, and outfielder Aaron Seuss) to the NY-Penn League all star game.[13]. By the end of the season, three Vermont pitchers landed in the Top 20 prospects for the NY-Penn League: 2007 second round Jordan Zimmermann was #5, 2006 fourth round LHP Glenn Gibson was #9, and 2006 first round RHP Colton Willems was #11.[14]. In the low A South Atlantic Top 20, two players made the list: Chris Marrero at #5 and Justin Maxwell, who played a few games with the Nationals during September, at #18.[15] The Gulf Coast League is a minor league baseball league which operates in Florida. ... Justin A. Maxwell (born November 6, 1983 in Olney, Maryland) is a Major League Baseball baseball outfielder who currently plays for the Washington Nationals. ...


In addition, after having no teams in the Dominican Summer League, the Nats fielded two clubs in 2007, one of which won the DSL Championships[16]


2007 season: "Pledge Your Allegiance"

After losing four starters (Livan Hernandez, Tony Armas, Ramon Ortiz and Pedro Astacio) from the prior year, the Nationals invited an extraordinary 36 pitchers to spring training.[17][18] On Opening Day, the Nationals lost their starting shortstop (Cristian Guzman, hamstring) and center fielder (Nook Logan) for five weeks. At the end of April, one of their starters, Jerome Williams hurt his ankle while batting and was placed on the 15-day disabled list. Then, in the space of just 10 days in May, Shawn Hill, John Patterson, and Jason Bergmann went on the disabled list. Jerome Williams returned, pitched one game, and went back on the DL with a shoulder injury. The Washington Post's wrote: "Almost everything that could sink a team's attitude has befallen the Nats. They started the year 1-8, then they lost eight in a row to drop to 9-25."[19] Major league affiliations National League (Since 1969) Eastern Division (Since 1969) 2007 Uniform Location Robert F. Kennedy Memorial Stadium (Since 2005) Washington, D.C. (Since 2005) 2007 Information Owner(s) Ted Lerner Manager(s) Manny Acta Local Television MASN, WDCA Local Radio WTWP The Washington Nationals 2007 season will begin... Cristian Guzman is a MLB shortsop who has played for the Minnesota Twins (1998-2004), and the Washington Nationals (2005). ... Exavier Prente (Nook) Logan (b. ... Jerome Lee Williams (born December 4, 1981 in Honolulu, Hawaii) is a pitcher in Major League Baseball. ... Shawn Hill (born April 28, 1981 in Mississauga, Ontario) is a Canadian baseball pitcher. ... John Patterson is a well-known name. ... Jason Bergmann (born September 25, 1981 in Neptune, NJ) is a pitcher for the Washington Nationals. ...


They pressed journeymen Mike Bacsik, Micah Bowie (a relief pitcher) and Jason Simontacchi, along with and rookie reliever Levale Speigner into the starting rotation, amidst predictions that the 2007 Nationals might equal the 1962 Mets' record of futility, 120 losses in one season.[20]. But the Nationals bounced back, going 24-18 in their next 42 games through June 25. But on that day, a day in which Bergman made his first start off the DL, the Nationals received the news that shortstop Cristian Guzman, their leadoff hitter (and second on the team with a .329 batting average) was lost for the rest of the season due to a thumb injury he received the day before tagging out a runner. Michael Joseph Bacsik (born November 11, 1977 in Dallas, Texas) is an American baseball player who currently plays for the Washington Nationals. ... Micah Andrew Bowie (born November 10, 1974 in Webster, Texas) is an American baseball player. ... Jason William Simontacchi (born November 13, 1973 in Mountain View, CA) is a starting pitcher in Major League Baseball, currently with the Washington Nationals. ... Jimmy Levale Speigner(born September 24, 1980 in Thomasville, Georgia) is an American right-handed pitcher who currently plays for the Washington Nationals Organization. ... Cristian Guzman is a MLB shortsop who has played for the Minnesota Twins (1998-2004), and the Washington Nationals (2005). ...


The Nationals finished the 2007 season 73-89, improving their record by two more wins than in 2006. In September, the Nationals won five out of six games with the New York Mets, contributing to the Met's collapse out of first place. Major league affiliations National League (1962–present) East Division (1969–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 14, 37, 41, 42 Name New York Mets (1962–present) Other nicknames The Amazin Mets, The Amazins, The Metropolitans, The Kings of Queens Ballpark Shea Stadium (1964–present) Polo Grounds (1962–1963) Major league...


Quick facts

Legal Name: Despite being publicly known as the Washington Nationals, until it was sold by MLB, the legal name of the team was still Baseball Expos LP. With the Lerner family as new owners, it is now known as Washington Nationals Baseball Club, LLC.
Founded: 1969 (Relocated from Montreal in 2005)
Stadium: RFK Stadium, Washington (capacity 45,000 when used for baseball)[1] 2005-Present
Uniform Colors: The Nationals adopted the red, white and blue used by previous Washington baseball teams while adding gold trim. Red hats and white jerseys are worn for home games, while dark blue hats and grey jerseys are worn for road games. The new alternate uniforms include red and gold jerseys and hats.
Logo Design: A shield featuring "Washington" in a ribbon device over "Nationals" in a hard-block font, both superimposed over a baseball flanked by 9 stars, representing the 9 defensive players of a baseball team. The scripted "W" on the Nationals' hats is similar to that of the former Washington Senators (1961 expansion, now the Texas Rangers). There is also an alternate logo of an interlocking DC (similar to the alternate logos of the San Diego Padres, Los Angeles Dodgers, and San Francisco Giants)
Mascot: A six-foot, two-inch (1.88 meters) tall eagle chick named "Screech", wearing a Washington Nationals cap and matching jersey.
Team Motto: Pledge Your Allegiance.
Other Nicknames: Often called the Nats.
Current ownership: Lerner family (Lerner Enterprises)
Playoff appearances (1): 1981 (as the Montreal Expos)
Local Television: MASN, WDCA 20, WTTG 5
Local Radio: Washington Post Radio - WTWP 107.7 FM/1500 AM
Spring Training Facility: Space Coast Stadium, Viera, FL

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People of note

Baseball Hall of Famers

  • 20 Frank Robinson, Manager, 2005-2006, elected for his playing achievements

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Broadcasters

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Current roster

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Catchers

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Pitchers

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Manager

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Retired numbers

With the exception of 42, retired for all MLB teams to honor Jackie Robinson, the Nationals have no retired numbers. The Montreal Expos retired the number 8 for Gary Carter, the number 10 for both Rusty Staub and Andre Dawson, and the number 30 for Tim Raines. The Nationals returned these numbers to circulation: In the 2006 season, number 8 was worn by second baseman Marlon Anderson, number 10 was formerly worn by shortstop Royce Clayton and catcher Brandon Harper and is currently worn by infielder Ronnie Belliard, and number 30 was worn by reliever Mike Stanton and currently belongs to pitcher Chris Booker. The retired numbers for the Expos are now displayed at the Bell Centre in Montreal, Quebec, home of the NHL's Montreal Canadiens. Jack Roosevelt Jackie Robinson (January 31, 1919 – October 24, 1972) became the first African-American major league baseball player of the modern era in 1947. ... Gary Edmund Carter (born April 8, 1954), nicknamed Kid, is a former Major League Baseball Hall Of Fame catcher from 1974-1992. ... 1964 Topps baseball card #109 Daniel Joseph Rusty Staub (born April 1, 1944 in New Orleans, Louisiana) was a Major League Baseball player for 23 seasons (1963-1985), for the Houston Colt . ... Andre Nolan Dawson (born July 10, 1954, Miami, Florida) is a former Major League Baseball outfielder. ... Timothy Raines (born September 16, 1959 in Sanford, Florida), nicknamed Rock, is a former American left fielder in Major League Baseball known for his speed and ability to get on base. ... Marlon Ordell Anderson is a Major League Baseball infielder who was born on January 16, 1974 in Montgomery, Alabama. ... Royce Spencer Clayton (born January 2, 1970 in Burbank, California) is a journeyman major leauge shortstop. ... Brandon Scott Harper (born April 29, 1976) is a baseball players from Odessa, Texas. ... Ronnie Belliard (born April 7, 1975 in Bronx, New York) is a second baseman of Dominican descent who currently plays for the Washington Nationals. ... William Michael (Mike) Stanton (born June 2, 1967 in Houston, Texas) is a left-handed specialist relief pitcher in Major League Baseball for the Cincinnati Reds. ... Christopher Scott Booker (born December 9, 1976) is a professional baseball player from Monroeville, Alabama. ... Centre Bell, Montreal Centre Bell, Montreal The Bell Centre (French: Centre Bell), formerly known as the Molson Centre, has been the home of the Montreal Canadiens since March 16, 1996, when the team departed from the historic Montreal Forum after their last game on March 11 of the same year. ... NHL can also be an abbreviation for National Historic Landmark or Non-Hodgkins lymphoma. ... The Montreal Canadiens (French: ) are a professional mens ice hockey team based in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. ...


Washington Hall of Stars

RFK Stadium has a series of banners displaying a Washington Hall of Stars above its right-field fence. The banners replaced a prior version consisting of lighted signs that ran around the railing between the upper and lower decks at RFK. The original version of the Hall of Stars was removed to make way for LED boards and to create additional advertising space when the Nationals came to RFK. The Hall of Stars is actually a thick, green banner hung on the back wall of the lower level of the stadium. Originally, the Hall was hung with the right edge justified against the RF foul pole; for the 2006 season, it was moved to the left and aligned with RFK's famous Budweiser sign to accommodate 4-time MLS Cup Champions DC United's banners.


Figures from all of sport, including sportswriters, are eligible, but, as yet, no Nationals figures have been honored. The following Washington Senators are so honored:

Sievers (the second time around), Hinton and Howard played for the "New Senators" who became the Rangers; Vernon, Yost and Hodges managed the new Senators and Selkirk was an executive for the second franchise. All others either played for or managed the "Old Senators" who became the Twins. Neither the Twins nor the Rangers ever retired any numbers while they were the Washington Senators, nor have they so honored any former Senators since their moves, with the exception of Harmon Killebrew, whose number 3 was retired by the Twins on his election to the Hall of Fame. Walter Perry Johnson (November 6, 1887-December 10, 1946), American professional baseball pitcher. ... Clark Griffith of the Chicago White Sox at the West Side Grounds in 1902. ... Joseph Ignatius (Joe) Judge (May 25, 1894 - March 11, 1963) was a first baseman in Major League Baseball. ... Edgar Charles Sam Rice (February 20, 1890 - October 13, 1974) was a Major League Baseball player. ... Bucky Harris Stanley Raymond Bucky Harris (November 8, 1896 - November 8, 1977) was a Major League Baseball player, manager and executive. ... Leon Allen Goslin (October 16, 1900 – May 15, 1971), better known as Goose Goslin, was a left fielder in Major League Baseball known for his powerful left-handed swing and dependable clutch hitting. ... Oswald Louis Ossie Bluege (October 24, 1900 - October 14, 1985) was an American third baseman in Major League Baseball who played his entire career for the Washington Senators from 1922 to 1939. ... Joe Cronin Joseph Edward Cronin (October 12, 1906 – September 7, 1984) was a Major League Baseball player from 1926 to 1945 and manager from 1933 to 1947. ... Cecil Travis Cecil Howard Travis (August 8, 1913 - August 1 [1998]] ]]ashortstop in Major League Baseball from 1933 to 1947. ... George Washington Case (November 11, 1915 - January 23, 1989) was an American left and right fielder in Major League Baseball who played most of his career for the Washington Senators. ... Mickey Vernon, playing for Washington James Barton Vernon (Mickey) (born April 22, 1918 in Marcus Hook, Pennsylvania) is a former Major League Baseball player for the Washington Senators (1939-1948, 1950-1955) for the majority of his career, plus 4 other teams: the Cleveland Indians (1949-1950, 1958), the Boston... Early Wynn Jr. ... For the pioneer American baloonist, see Ed Yost. ... Roy Sievers - Topps baseball card - 1956 Series, #75 Roy Edward Sievers (born November 18, 1926 in St. ... Harmon Clayton Killebrew (born June 29, 1936 in Payette, Idaho, United States) is a former Major League Baseball player and member of the Baseball Hall of Fame. ...   Charles Edward (Chuck) Hinton, Jr. ... George Alexander Selkirk (January 4, 1908 - January 19, 1987) was a Canadian outfielder and front office executive in Major League Baseball. ... Gilbert Raymond Hodges (April 4, 1924 – April 2, 1972) was an American first baseman and manager in Major League Baseball who played most of his career for the Brooklyn & Los Angeles Dodgers. ... Frank Oliver Howard (born August 8, 1936 in Columbus, Ohio) is a former Major League Baseball outfielder/first baseman, coach and manager. ... The National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum, located at 62 Main Street in Cooperstown, New York, is a semi-official museum operated by private interests serving as the central point for the study of the history of baseball in the United States and beyond, the display of baseball-related...


Josh Gibson and Buck Leonard are also listed on the Hall of Stars banner, honoring their contributions playing for the Homestead Grays of the Negro Leagues. Both are in the Baseball Hall of Fame, as are Johnson, Griffith, Goslin, Cronin, Wynn and Killebrew. For the Australian rules footballer, see Joshua Gibson (footballer). ... Walter Buck Leonard was born on September 8, 1907 in Rocky Mount, North Carolina, USA. At the age of 14 he left school for the simple reason that no high school education was available for Blacks in his hometown. ... The Homestead Grays were a professional baseball team that played in the Negro Leagues in the United States. ... Part of the History of baseball series. ... The National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum, located at 62 Main Street in Cooperstown, New York, is a semi-official museum operated by private interests serving as the central point for the study of the history of baseball in the United States and beyond, the display of baseball-related...


Season standings

(as Washington Nationals)

Washington Nationals (NL)
Year Record Winning % Position Postseason
2005 81-81 .500 5th in NL East Did not make playoffs
2006 71-91 .438 5th in NL East Did not make playoffs
2007 73-89 .451 4th in NL East Did not make playoffs

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Franchise records

What follows are the Washington Nationals/Montreal Expos team records.


Single season records

Batting

  • Batting Average: Vladimir Guerrero, .345 (2000)
  • On-base percentage: Mike Jorgensen, .444 (1974)
  • Slugging Percentage: Vladimir Guerrero, .664 (2000)
  • OPS: Vladimir Guerrero, 1.074 (2000)
  • At Bats: Warren Cromartie, 659 (1979)
  • Runs: Tim Raines, 133 (1983)
  • Hits: Vladimir Guerrero, 206 (2002)
  • Total Bases: Vladimir Guerrero, 379 (2000)
  • Doubles: Mark Grudzielanek, 54 (1997)
  • Home Runs: Alfonso Soriano, 46 (2006)
  • Runs Batted In: Vladimir Guerrero, 131 (1999)
  • Walks: Ken Singleton, 123 (1973)
  • Strikeouts: Andrés Galarraga, 169 (1990)
  • Stolen Bases: Ron LeFlore, 97 (1980)
  • Singles: Mark Grudzielanek, 157 (1996)
  • Runs Created: Vladimir Guerrero, 154 (2000)
  • Extra-Base Hits: Vladimir Guerrero, 84 (1999)
  • Times on Base: Vladimir Guerrero, 296 (2002)
  • Hit By Pitch: Ron Hunt, 50 (1971)
  • Sacrifice Hits: Larry Lintz, 23 (1974)
  • Sacrifice Flies: Andre Dawson, 18 (1983)
  • Intentional Walks: Vladimir Guerrero, 32 (2002)
  • At Bats per Strikeout: Gary Sutherland, 25.3 (1971)
  • At Bats per Home Run: Bob Bailey, 12.6 (1970)

Vladimir Alvino Guerrero (born February 9, 1976 in Don Gregorio, Nizao, Dominican Republic), nicknamed Vladdy, Super Vlad,Vlad The Impaler, Bad Vlad, and known in his native Dominican Republic as Miquéas (Spanish for Micah), is a Major League Baseball right fielder who plays for the Los Angeles Angels of... Michael Jorgensen (born August 16, 1948 Passaic, New Jersey) was a utility player with a 17 year career from 1968, 1970 to 1985. ... Warren Livingston Cromartie (born September 29, 1953, in Miami Beach, Florida) is an American baseball player. ... Timothy Raines (born September 16, 1959 in Sanford, Florida), nicknamed Rock, is a former American left fielder in Major League Baseball known for his speed and ability to get on base. ... Mark James Grudzielanek [Gress-uh-Lawn-ick] (born June 30, 1970 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin) is a second baseman in Major League Baseball who played for the St. ... Alfonso Guilleard Soriano (born January 7, 1976 in San Pedro de Macoris, Dominican Republic) is a Major League Baseball outfielder for the Chicago Cubs. ... Kenneth Wayne Singleton (born June 10, 1947, in New York City) was an outfielder/designated hitter with a 15-year career from 1970 to 1984. ... Andrés José Padovani Galarraga [gal-lar-RAH-ga] (born June 18, 1961 in Caracas, Venezuela) was a Major League Baseball first baseman who played for the Montreal Expos, St. ... Ronald LeFlore (born June 16, 1948, in Detroit, Michigan) is a former Major League Baseball outfielder. ... Ron Hunt (born Ronald Kenneth Hunt on February 23, 1941 in St. ... Larry Lintz (born October 10, 1949 in Martinez, California) was a Second Baseman for the Montreal Expos (1973-75), St. ... Andre Nolan Dawson (born July 10, 1954, Miami, Florida) is a former Major League Baseball outfielder. ... Gary Lynn Sutherland (born September 27, 1944 in Glendale, California) was a Second Baseman and Shortstop for the Philadelphia Phillies (1966-68), Montreal Expos (1969-71), Houston Astros (1972-73), Detroit Tigers (1974-76), Milwaukee Brewers (1976), San Diego Padres (1977) and St. ... Robert Sherwood (Bob) Bailey (born October 13, 1942 in Long Beach, California) is an American former third baseman in Major League Baseball who played for the Pittsburgh Pirates (1962-66), Los Angeles Dodgers (1967-68), Montreal Expos (1969-75), Cincinnati Reds (1976-77) and Boston Red Sox (1977-78). ...

Pitching

  • ERA: Pedro Martínez, 1.90 (1997)
  • Wins: Ross Grimsley II, 20 (1978)
  • Won-Loss %: Bryn Smith, .783 (1985)
  • WHIP: Pedro Martinez, .932 (1997)
  • Hits Allowed/9IP: Pedro Martinez, 5.89 (1997)
  • Walks Allowed/9IP: Bryn Smith, 1.45 (1988)
  • Strikeouts/9IP: Pedro Martinez, 11.37 (1997)
  • Games: Mike Marshall, 92 (1973)
  • Saves: Chad Cordero, 47 (2005)
  • Innings: Steve Rogers, 301 ⅔ (1977)
  • Strikeouts: Pedro Martínez, 305 (1997)
  • Games Started: Steve Rogers, 40 (1977)
  • Complete Games: Bill Stoneman, 20 (1971)
  • Walks Allowed: Bill Stoneman, 146 (1971)
  • Hits Allowed: Carl Morton, 281 (1970)
  • Strikeout to Walk: Javier Vazquez, 4.73 (2001)
  • Losses: Steve Rogers, 22 (1974)
  • Earned Runs Allowed: Steve Rogers, 126 (1974)
  • Wild Pitches: Steve Renko, 19 (1974)
  • Hit Batsmen: Ramon Ortiz, 18 (2006)
  • Batters Faced: Bill Stoneman, 1,243 (1971)
  • Games Finished: Mike Marshall, 73 (1973)

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Career records

record All-time Active Currently with team
Batting (as of September 30, 2007)
Games played Tim Wallach 1767 José Vidro 1186 Brian Schneider 757
batting average Vladimir Guerrero .323 Vladimir Guerrero .323 Brian Schneider .252
on-base percentage Rusty Staub .402 Vladimir Guerrero .390 Brian Schneider .323
slugging percentage Vladimir Guerrero .588 Vladimir Guerrero .588 Brian Schneider .377
OPS Vladimir Guerrero .978 Vladimir Guerrero .978 Brian Schneider .700
At bats Tim Wallach 6529 José Vidro 4257 Brian Schneider 2321
Runs Tim Raines 947 Vladimir Guerrero 641 Brian Schneider 206
Hits Tim Wallach 1694 José Vidro 1280 Brian Schneider 586
Total bases Tim Wallach 2728 Vladimir Guerrero 2211 Brian Schneider 876
Doubles Tim Wallach 360 José Vidro 304 Brian Schneider 133
Triples Tim Raines 82 Vladimir Guerrero 34 Cristian Guzmán 12
Home runs Vladimir Guerrero 234 Vladimir Guerrero 234 Brian Schneider 47
RBI Tim Wallach 905 Vladimir Guerrero 702 Brian Schneider 294
Walks Tim Raines 793 José Vidro 397 Brian Schneider 236
Stolen bases Tim Raines 635 Vladimir Guerrero 123 Felipe López 45
Sacrifice flies Andre Dawson 71 José Vidro 34 Brian Schneider 20
Sacrifice bunts Steve Rogers 101 Javier Vázquez 65 Brian Schneider 16
Hit by pitches Ron Hunt 114 Vladimir Guerrero 50 Nick Johnson 28
Intentional walks Vladimir Guerrero 130 Vladimir Guerrero 130 Brian Schneider 53
Plate appearances Tim Wallach 7174 José Vidro 4753 Brian Schneider 2608
Extra base hits Tim Wallach 595 Vladimir Guerrero 494 Brian Schneider 188
Pitches seen Brad Wilkerson 11562 Brad Wilkerson 11562 Brian Schneider 9555
Pitching (as of September 30, 2007)
Wins Steve Rogers 158 Javier Vázquez 64 Luis Ayala 26
Saves Jeff Reardon 152 Chad Cordero 128 Chad Cordero 128
Innings pitched Steve Rogers 2837⅔ Javier Vázquez 1229⅓ John Patterson 368⅔
Strikeouts Steve Rogers 1621 Javier Vázquez 1076 John Patterson 341
Earned Run Average Tim Burke 2.61 Pedro Martínez 3.06 N/A N/A
Games pitched Tim Burke 425 Chad Cordero 299 Chad Cordero 299
Games started Steve Rogers 393 Javier Vázquez 191 John Patterson 65
Complete games Steve Rogers 129 Pedro Martínez 20 John Patterson 2
Shutouts Steve Rogers 37 Pedro Martínez 8 John Patterson 1
Save opportunities Chad Cordero 152 Chad Cordero 152 Chad Cordero 152
Caught stealing Liván Hernández 26 Liván Hernández 26 John Patterson 15
Pickoffs Liván Hernández
Tomokazu Ohka
7 Liván Hernández
Tomokazu Ohka
7 Jason Simontacchi 5
Games finished Jeff Reardon 281 Chad Cordero 224 Chad Cordero 224
Batters faced by pitcher Steve Rogers 11702 Javier Vázquez 5183 John Patterson 1584
Pitch count Tony Armas, Jr. 14051 Tony Armas, Jr. 14051 John Patterson 6216
Holds Luis Ayala 68 Luis Ayala 68 Luis Ayala 68
Fielding (as of September 30, 2007)
Games played (defensive) Tim Wallach 1757 José Vidro 1105 Brian Schneider 715
Games started (position player) José Vidro 980 José Vidro 980 Brian Schneider 654
Innings (position player) José Vidro 8354.2 José Vidro 8354.2 Brian Schneider 5822.2
Total chances Gary Carter 8759 José Vidro 4815 Brian Schneider 4541
Putouts Andrés Galarraga 7893 Brian Schneider 4187 Brian Schneider 4187
Assists Tim Wallach 3354 José Vidro 2795 Ryan Zimmerman 638
Double plays Andrés Galarraga
José Vidro
606 José Vidro 606 Nick Johnson 269
Caught stealing (catcher) Brian Schneider 178 Brian Schneider 178 Brian Schneider 178

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In baseball statistics, an at bat (AB) is used to calculate other data such as batting average. ... Bengie Molina of the Anaheim Angels (in gray and red) scores a run by touching home plate after rounding all the bases. ... Timothy Raines (born September 16, 1959 in Sanford, Florida), nicknamed Rock, is a former American left fielder in Major League Baseball known for his speed and ability to get on base. ... In Major League Baseball history, Ty Cobb had a record 4,191 hits (later revised to 4,189) by 1928; Pete Rose would surpass it 57 years later, and finish with 4,256 career hits. ... In baseball statistics, total bases refers to the number of bases a player has gained with hits, i. ... In baseball, a double is the act of a batter safely reaching second base by striking the ball and getting to second before being made out, without the benefit of a fielders misplay (see error) or another runner being put out on a fielders choice. ... In baseball, a triple is the act of a batter safely reaching third base by striking the ball and getting to third before being made out, without the benefit of a fielders misplay (see error) or another runner being put out on a fielders choice. ... Cristian Antonio Guzmán (born March 21, 1978 in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic) is a baseball player who has played shortstop in the major leagues for the Minnesota Twins and Washington Nationals. ... In baseball, a home run is a base hit in which the batter is able to circle all the bases, ending at home plate and scoring a run, with no errors on the play that result in the batter achieving extra bases. ... “RBI” redirects here. ... Rashad Eldridge of the Oklahoma Redhawks walks to first base after drawing a base on balls. ... The all-time stolen base leader, Rickey Henderson, swipes third in 1985 In baseball statistics, stolen bases (denoted by SB) is a count of the number of bases successfully stolen by a player. ... Felipe López (born May 12, 1980 in Bayamón, Puerto Rico) is a mexican shortstop for Major League Baseballs Washington Nationals franchise. ... In baseball, a batted ball is considered a sacrifice fly (denoted by SF) if the following four criteria are met: There are fewer than two outs when the ball is hit. ... Andre Nolan Dawson (born July 10, 1954, Miami, Florida) is a former Major League Baseball outfielder. ... In baseball, a sacrifice hit is the act of deliberately striking the ball in a manner that allows a runner on base to advance to another base, while the batter is himself put out. ... Stephen Douglas (Steve) Rogers (born October 26, 1949) is a former starting pitcher in Major League Baseball who played his entire career for the Montréal Expos. ... Javier Carlos Vázquez (born July 25, 1976 in Ponce, Puerto Rico) is a right-handed starting pitcher who plays for the Arizona Diamondbacks since 2005. ... In baseball, being hit by a pitch refers to the batter being hit in some part of the body by a pitch from the pitcher. ... Ron Hunt (born Ronald Kenneth Hunt on February 23, 1941 in St. ... In baseball statistics, an intentional base on balls (denoted by IBB), often called an intentional walk, is used in baseball to count the number of times a walk was issued with no intent of ever allowing a hit. ... In baseball statistics, a player is credited with a plate appearance (denoted by PA) each time he completes a turn batting. ... In baseball, an extra base hit (EB, EBH or XBH) is a statistic credited to a batter for hitting a double, triple, or home run. ... The typical motion of a pitcher In baseball, a pitch is the act of throwing a baseball toward home plate to start a play. ... Stephen Bradley Breakfast Wilkerson (born June 1, 1977 in Owensboro, Kentucky) is an outfielder and first baseman in Major League Baseball who plays for the Texas Rangers. ... In Major League Baseball, a win (denoted W) is generally credited to the pitcher for the winning team who was in the game when they last took the lead. ... Luis Ayala (born January 12, 1978 in Los Mochis, Sinaloa, Mexico) is a pitcher for the Washington Nationals. ... Trevor Hoffman, a closer for the San Diego Padres, is currently the leader on the all-time save list. ... Jeffrey James Reardon (born October 1, 1955 in Dalton, Massachusetts) is an American former Major League Baseball relief pitcher. ... Chad Cordero (born March 18, 1982 in Upland, California) is a current right-handed pitcher in Major League Baseball who plays for the Washington Nationals. ... In baseball, innings pitched (IP) are the number of innings a pitcher has completed, measured by the number of batters and baserunners that are put out while the pitcher is in the game. ... In baseball, a strikeout or strike out (denoted by K or SO) occurs when the batter receives three strikes during his time at bat. ... In baseball statistics, earned run average (ERA) is the mean of earned runs given up by a pitcher per nine innings pitched. ... Timothy Philip Burke (born February 19, 1959 in Omaha, Nebraska) was a Major League Baseball pitcher from 1985 to 1992 for the Montreal Expos, New York Mets, and New York Yankees. ... This article is about the multiple All-Star/Cy Young right-handed pitcher. ... In baseball statistics, games pitched (denoted by GP) is the number of games in which a pitcher appears. ... In baseball statistics, games started (denoted by GS) is credited to a pitcher who throws the very first pitch to the opposing team of a single game. ... In baseball, a complete game (denoted by CG) is the act of a pitcher pitching an entire game himself, without the benefit of a relief pitcher. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... The pitcher gets a save opportunity when he has the chance to close out the game, and gain a save. ... In baseball, a player is charged with a caught stealing when, as a runner, the player attempts to advance from one base to another without the ball being struck by a batter, but is put out by a fielder while making the attempt. ... Eisler Liván Hernández Carrera (born February 20, 1975 in Villa Clara, Cuba), known as Liván Hernández (), is a starting pitcher in Major League Baseball who plays for the Arizona Diamondbacks (2006-present). ... Pickoff attempt on runner (in red) at first base A pickoff is an act by a pitcher, throwing a live ball to a fielder so that the fielder would tag out a baserunner who is either leading off or about to begin stealing the next base. ... Tomokazu Ohka , IPA: ) (Commonly referred as Tomo Ohka), born March 18, 1976 in Kyoto, Japan) is a Major League Baseball starting pitcher who last played in the major leagues for the Toronto Blue Jays. ... Jason William Simontacchi (born November 13, 1973 in Mountain View, CA) is a starting pitcher in Major League Baseball, currently with the Washington Nationals. ... In baseball statistics, a relief pitcher is credited with a game finished (denoted by GF) if he is the last pitcher to pitch for his team in a game. ... In baseball statistics, Batters Faced by Pitcher (BFP), also known as Total Batters Faced (TBF), is the number of batters who made a plate appearance before the pitcher in a game or in a season. ... In baseball or softball, a starting pitcher, often abbreviated as starter, is the pitcher who pitches the first pitch to the first batter of a game. ... Antonio José Armas (born April 29, 1978), better known as Tony Armas, Jr. ... A hold is awarded to a relief pitcher if he enters in a save situation, records at least one out, and leaves the game without having reliquished that lead. ... 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Minor league affiliations

Class-Level Triple-A (1966-Present) Minor League affiliations International League West Division Major League affiliation Washington Nationals (2007-Present) New York Yankees (1979-2006) Pittsburgh Pirates (1977-1978) Current uniform Name Columbus Clippers (1977-Present) Ballpark Cooper Stadium (1977-Present)(formerly known as Franklin County Stadium from 1977-1984... The International League (IL) is a minor league baseball league which operates in the eastern United States and Canada. ... The Harrisburg Senators are a minor league baseball team based in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania. ... The Eastern League is a minor league baseball league which operates primarily in the northeastern United States, although it now has a team in Ohio. ... Class-Level A Minor League affiliations Carolina League Northern Division Major League affiliation Washington Nationals (2005-present) Cincinnati Reds (2003-2004) St. ... The Carolina League is a minor league baseball affiliation which operates in the South Atlantic region of the United States. ... League South Atlantic League Division Northern Division Year founded 1981 Major League affiliation Washington Nationals Home ballpark Municipal Stadium Previous home ballparks {{{previous ballparks}}} City Hagerstown, Maryland Current uniform colors black, orange Previous uniform colors Logo design A baseball wearing a black cap and sunglasses superimposed over an orange sunburst. ... The South Atlantic League is a minor league baseball league which operates mostly in the southeastern United States, although it now has teams in New Jersey and Ohio. ... The logo of the Vermont Lake Monsters is Champ, the legendary sea monster of Vermonts Lake Champlain. ... The New York - Penn League is a minor league baseball league which operates in the northeastern United States. ... The Gulf Coast Nationals are the Rookie Level minor league affiliate of the Washington Nationals. ... The Gulf Coast League is a minor league baseball league which operates in Florida. ... The Dominican Summer League is a branch of affiliated minor league baseball which is played in the Dominican Republic. ...

Radio and television

The Nationals' flagship radio station is WTWP, "Washington Post Radio" at 107.7 FM and 1500 AM, which is owned by Bonneville International. Charlie Slowes and Dave Jageler are the play-by-play announcers. This article is about the lead ship, store, or product of a group. ... A radio station is an audio (sound) broadcasting service, traditionally broadcast through the air as radio waves (a form of electromagnetic radiation) from a transmitter to an antenna and a thus to a receiving device. ... WTWP/WTWP-FM a radio station in Washington, D.C., began operation on March 30, 2006 as Washington Post Radio. ... ... Bonneville International Corporation, managed by Deseret Management Corporation, is a broadcasting company wholly owned by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (the LDS Church). ... Charlie Slowes is a longtime American sportscaster who is currently the radio play-by-play announcer for the Washington Nationals. ... Dave Jageler is an American baseball broadcaster. ... Play-by-play, in broadcasting, is a North American term and means the reporting of a sporting event with a voiceover describing the details of the action of the game in progress. ...


Nationals' telecasts are predominantly on Mid-Atlantic Sports Network (MASN), with a handful of games simulcast on WDCA, "My20." Bob Carpenter is the TV play-by-play announcer. Hall of Famer and former pitcher Don Sutton left TBS after 17 years to become the color analyst, replacing Tom Paciorek. Mid-Atlantic Sports Network (MASN) is a team-owned regional sports network that televises both Washington Nationals and Baltimore Orioles games in the mid-Atlantic region (Harrisburg, PA to Charlotte, NC) When the Montreal Expos were relocated to Washington, D.C. in 2004, the issue arose regarding television rights for... WDCA channel 20 (digital channel 35) is the Washington, D.C. areas MyNetworkTV owned and operated station with transmitter facilities located in Bethesda, Maryland. ... Bob Carpenter is a long-time sportscaster, widely associated with the St. ... Donald Howard Sutton (born April 2, 1945 in Clio, Alabama) is a former Major League Baseball player and current television sportscaster. ... Turner Broadcasting logo Turner Broadcasting System, Inc. ... A color (or colour) commentator is a member of the broadcasting team for a sporting event who assists the play-by-play announcer by filling in any time when play is not in progress. ... Thomas Marian Paciorek (born November 2, 1946 in Detroit, Michigan) was a major league outfielder and first baseman for 18 seasons between 1970 and 1987. ...


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Image File history File links Commons-logo. ... Gene Mauch 1969-1975 Karl Kuehl 1976 Charlie Fox 1976 Dick Williams 1977-1981 Jim Fanning 1981-1982; 1984 Bill Virdon 1983-1984 Buck Rodgers 1985-1991 Tom Runnells 1991-1992 Felipe Alou 1992-2001 Jeff Torborg 2001 Frank Robinson 2002-2006 Manny Acta 2007-present Jim Fanning 1969-76...

Footnotes

  1. a RFK Stadium Fast Facts

References

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  2. ^ http://www.dcvote.org/media/media.cfm?mediaID=1098&year=2005
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  4. ^ http://espnradio.espn.go.com/mlb/attendance?year=2006
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  6. ^ http://www.sportsline.com/mlb/story/9387893
  7. ^ http://sports.espn.go.com/mlb/recap?gameId=270512120]
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  9. ^ Barry Svrluga. "Nationals Counting on Draft-Day Payoff", Washington Post, June 5, 2007, p. E01. 
  10. ^ a b Mark Zuckerman. "From worst to ... not quite first", Washington Times, September 7, 2007. 
  11. ^ Template error: argument title is required. 
  12. ^ Chris Kline. "Gulf Coast League Top 20 Prospects List: Young talent proves tough to gauge", Baseball America, September 20, 2007. 
  13. ^ Ben Badler. "Experienced Former College Players Fill NYPL All-Star Rosters", Baseball America, August 9, 2007. 
  14. ^ Aaron Fitt. "New York-Penn League Top 20 Prospects List", Baseball America, September 26, 2007. 
  15. ^ Bill Ballew. "South Atlantic League Top 20 Prospects List", Baseball America, October 1, 2007. 
  16. ^ Bill Ladson. "Notes", MLB.com, September 7, 2007. 
  17. ^ Thomas Boswell. "Nats' Starting Pitching Could Be a Real Problem", March 7, 2007, p. E03. 
  18. ^ Barry Svrluga. "Nats' St. Claire Knows the Task at Hand", Washington Post, February 26, 2007, p. E01. 
  19. ^ Thomas Boswell. "Nationals Are Managing Just Fine With Acta", June 4, 2007, p. E01. 
  20. ^ Linton Weeks. "Baseball Most Foul: The Nats Reinvent Bad", Washington Post, May 8, 2007, p. C01. 

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Awards and achievements
Preceded by
Philadelphia Phillies
National League Eastern Division Champions
1981 (as Montreal Expos)
Succeeded by
St. Louis Cardinals

 
 

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