The Washington Nationals are an American Baseball Team that is based in Washington D.C. The team started off as an expansion franchise in Montreal, Quebec in 1969. The Washington Nationals are also referred to as the Nats. The team is currently owned by Lerner Enterprises and managed by Davey Johnson. Sean Burnett, Tyler Clipper and Craig Stammen are some of the current pitchers. Jesus Flores and Jhonatan Solano are the current catchers for the team. Ryan Zimmerman and Adam LaRoche are two of the current infielders. Xavier Nady and Rick Ankiel are two of the players who play outfield position.
Brad Wilkerson is one of the notable players from the past. He has received the honor of being the last player to wear the Montreal Expo Jersey. He was also the first batter for the Washington Nationals. Terrmel Sledge is a former outfielder for the team. He is credited for being the first player for the Washington Nationals to hit a home run on April 4, 2005.
There are many interesting facts about the team, these include;
The Washington Nationals is one of the few baseball teams that has never played in the World Series; In 1981, there was a player's strike that occurred in the middle of the season. The strike forced the rest of the season to be split into two halves; There was another player's strike in 1994. It occurred during the last eight weeks of the season. There were no official titles awarded in 1994; The team was formally known as the Montreal Expos from 1969-2004. They did not become the Washington Nationals until 2005; In 1981, The Montreal Expos won the East Division Title during the second half of the season.
Currently, the Washington Nationals are playing at the National Parks. They have been playing there ever since 2008. The first game that the Washington Nationals played in the National Parks was against the Atlanta Braves. The Washington Convention and Sports Authority is the organization that owns the stadium. The National Parks can hold up to 41, 487 people.