Washington Nationals

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The Washington Nationals are an American professional baseball team based in Washington, D.C.. The Nationals compete in Major League Baseball (MLB) as a member club of the National League (NL) East division.wikipedia
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Nationals Park

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From 2005 to 2007, the team played in RFK Stadium; since 2008, their home stadium has been Nationals Park, located on South Capitol Street in the Southeast quadrant of D.C., near the Anacostia River.
Nationals Park is a baseball park along the Anacostia River in the Navy Yard neighborhood of Washington, D.C. It is the home ballpark for Washington Nationals.

History of Washington, D.C. professional baseball

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The Nationals are the eighth major league franchise to be based in Washington, D.C., and the first since 1971.
Washington, DC has been home to over a dozen baseball organizations since 1872 and is currently represented by the Washington Nationals.

Montreal Expos

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The current NL club was founded in 1969 as the Montreal Expos, part of the MLB expansion. The Montreal Expos were part of the 1969 Major League Baseball expansion, which included the Seattle Pilots (now the Milwaukee Brewers), Kansas City Royals, and San Diego Padres.
Following the 2004 season, the franchise relocated to Washington, D.C., and became the Washington Nationals.

Stephen Strasburg

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The team's two overall first picks in the MLB draft, Stephen Strasburg in 2009 and Bryce Harper in 2010, attracted new levels of attention to the team. 1 picks of Stephen Strasburg (in 2009) and Bryce Harper (in 2010), and other strong moves to their farm system, the Nationals became a contending team by 2012, winning division titles in 2012, 2014, 2016, and 2017, but losing in NLDS each time.
He has played in Major League Baseball (MLB) for the Washington Nationals.

Bryce Harper

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The team's two overall first picks in the MLB draft, Stephen Strasburg in 2009 and Bryce Harper in 2010, attracted new levels of attention to the team. 1 picks of Stephen Strasburg (in 2009) and Bryce Harper (in 2010), and other strong moves to their farm system, the Nationals became a contending team by 2012, winning division titles in 2012, 2014, 2016, and 2017, but losing in NLDS each time.
He played in MLB for the Washington Nationals from 2012 through 2018.

2019 Major League Baseball season

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Their first World Series appearance and win came in 2019, when they entered the playoffs via the Wild Card, eventually advancing and defeating the Houston Astros to win the 2019 World Series.
The World Series began October 22 and ended October 30 with the Washington Nationals defeating the Houston Astros in seven games to win their first World Series championship.

National League East

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The Nationals compete in Major League Baseball (MLB) as a member club of the National League (NL) East division. They won the National League East again in 2014, 2016, and 2017, but were eliminated in the NLDS each time.

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Their first World Series appearance and win came in 2019, when they entered the playoffs via the Wild Card, eventually advancing and defeating the Houston Astros to win the 2019 World Series.
The team embraced sabermetrics and new technologies in the 2010s, transforming from a tanking 100-loss team to a powerhouse that won the 2017 World Series against the Los Angeles Dodgers in seven games in the wake of Hurricane Harvey, and returned to the World Series in 2019, losing to Washington Nationals in seven games.

History of the Washington Senators (1901–1960)

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They were followed by another Washington Senators franchise in 1901, a charter member of the new American League, who were officially named the Washington Nationals from 1905 to 1956.
However, the names "Senators", "Nationals" and shorter "Nats" were used interchangeably by fans and media for the next sixty years; in, the latter two names were revived for the current National League franchise that had previously played in Montreal.

2014 Major League Baseball season

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They won the National League East again in 2014, 2016, and 2017, but were eliminated in the NLDS each time.

Robert F. Kennedy Memorial Stadium

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From 2005 to 2007, the team played in RFK Stadium; since 2008, their home stadium has been Nationals Park, located on South Capitol Street in the Southeast quadrant of D.C., near the Anacostia River.
That year the National League's newly renamed Washington Nationals made it their home while a new permanent home, Nationals Park, was constructed.

List of first overall Major League Baseball draft picks

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The team's two overall first picks in the MLB draft, Stephen Strasburg in 2009 and Bryce Harper in 2010, attracted new levels of attention to the team.
The Montreal Expos never had the first pick, but the Nationals have had it twice.

2016 Major League Baseball season

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They won the National League East again in 2014, 2016, and 2017, but were eliminated in the NLDS each time.

Jarry Park Stadium

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Named after the Expo 67 World's Fair, the Expos' initial home was Jarry Park.
It was formerly a baseball stadium, home to the Montreal Expos (today's Washington Nationals), from 1969 to 1976.

2001 Major League Baseball contraction plan

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The Expos were purchased by MLB in 2002 after a failed contraction plan, and the team was moved to Washington, D.C., and named the Nationals before the 2005 season, marking the first franchise relocation in MLB since the third Washington Senators moved to Texas in 1971.
The Twins would eventually secure funding for a new stadium that opened in 2010, while the Expos relocated to Washington, D.C. and were re-branded the Washington Nationals, later being purchased by Ted Lerner and moving to a new stadium of their own.

Major League Baseball

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The Nationals compete in Major League Baseball (MLB) as a member club of the National League (NL) East division.
The Montreal Expos became the first franchise in over three decades to move when they became the Washington Nationals in 2005.

Olympic Stadium (Montreal)

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Starting in 1977, the team's home venue was Montreal's Olympic Stadium, built for the 1976 Summer Olympics.
Following the 2004 baseball season, the Expos relocated to Washington, D.C. to become the Washington Nationals.

Texas Rangers (baseball)

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They were replaced in Washington by an expansion team, the second Senators franchise, which began play in 1961 and moved to Arlington, Texas after the 1971 season to become the Texas Rangers.
The nation's capital went without Major League Baseball for 33 years until the relocation of the National League's Montreal Expos who became the Washington Nationals.

Minnesota Twins

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The first American League Senators franchise moved to Minneapolis after the 1960 season and became the Minnesota Twins.
The current "Nationals" and "Nats" names were revived in 2005, when the Montreal Expos relocated to Washington to become the Nationals.

2017 Major League Baseball season

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They won the National League East again in 2014, 2016, and 2017, but were eliminated in the NLDS each time.
The Washington Nationals unveiled a white alternate uniform featuring the 'curly W' logo in a Stars and Stripes design.

San Diego Padres

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The Montreal Expos were part of the 1969 Major League Baseball expansion, which included the Seattle Pilots (now the Milwaukee Brewers), Kansas City Royals, and San Diego Padres.
In 1969, the Padres joined the ranks of Major League Baseball as one of four new expansion teams, along with the Montreal Expos (now the Washington Nationals), the Kansas City Royals, and the Seattle Pilots (now the Milwaukee Brewers).

Jeffrey Loria

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Jeffrey Harold Loria (born November 20, 1940) is an American art dealer, author and the former owner of the Montreal Expos (now the Washington Nationals) and Miami Marlins of Major League Baseball.

2012 Major League Baseball season

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They won their first playoff berth and first division title in 2012.

Ted Lerner

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When Ted Lerner took over the club in mid-2006, he hired Stan Kasten as team president.
Theodore N. Lerner (born October 15, 1925) is an American real estate developer, and former managing principal owner of the Washington Nationals baseball team.

2009 Major League Baseball draft

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1 picks of Stephen Strasburg (in 2009) and Bryce Harper (in 2010), and other strong moves to their farm system, the Nationals became a contending team by 2012, winning division titles in 2012, 2014, 2016, and 2017, but losing in NLDS each time.