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Washington Nationals

 
The Washington Nationals, as the name suggests, are a professional baseball team based in Washington, D.C. They are a member of the Eastern Division of the National League of the Major League Baseball. They are nicknamed as ‘Nats’. Initially, the team was found in Montreal, Quebec in the year 1969 and was known as the ‘Montreal Express’. The team was in its peak form in 1994. It was in the year 2002 that MLB purchased the team. Following this, the franchise went to Washington where it picked up its present name.
 
History of the Washington Nationals
 
As mentioned earlier, the team was known as the ‘Montreal Expos’ from the period 1969 to 2004. The phase between 1969 and 1990 was known as the Bronfman Era. The team came under the wing of the National League in the year 1969. It was during this time that they won their division title in 1981. They ended the season with 3 games and 2 losses to the ‘Los Angeles Dodgers’ in the National League Championship Series.
 
The period between 1991 and 1999 was known as the Brochu Era because Claude Brochu was the managing general partner of the team then. From 1999 until 2004, the period was known as the MLB/Loria Era. From 2005 till present, the Washington Nationals has been involved in quite a few controversies out of which, the ballpark issue is the most popular one. However, the team had its own share of success from 2005 to 2009 when the performances of some of their individual players were highly praised.
 
Facts & Figures
 
Major league titles
 
  • World Series titles (0) None
  • NL Pennants (0) None
  • East Division titles (1) 1981
  • Wild card berths (0) None
 
Washington Nationals Hall of Famers
 
  • Tony Perez
  • Frank Robinson
  • Dick Williams
  • Gary Carter
  • Andre Dawson
 
Washington Nationals 2010 Spring Training roster
 
Pitchers
 
  • 17 Sean Burnett
  • 55 Matt Capps
  • 47 Matt Chico 
  • 64 Luis Atilano
  • 99 Collin Balester 
  • 57 Jason Bergmann
  • 32 Brian Bruney
  • 36 Tyler Clippard
  • 48 Ross Detwiler
  • 67 Jesse English
  • 63 Juan Jaime 
  • 31 John Lannan
  • 21 Jason Marquis
  • 39 Shairon Martis
  • 37 Stephen Strasburg
  • 65 Aaron Thompson
  • 25 Tyler Walker
  • 40 Chien-Ming Wang
  • 60 Ryan Mattheus
  • 51 J. D. Martin
  • 49 Garrett Mock
  • 19 Scott Olsen
  • 66 Atahualpa Severino 
  • 35 Craig Stammen
 
Catchers
 
  • 23 Wil Nieves
  • Chris Coste
  • 26 Jesús Flores
  • 7 Iván Rodríguez
 
Infielders
 
  • 12 Alberto González
  • 15 Cristian Guzmán
  • 6 Ian Desmond
  • 44 Adam Dunn
  • 20 Adam Kennedy
  • 28 Mike Morse
  • 11 Ryan Zimmerman
 
Outfielders
 
  • 1 Nyjer Morgan
  • 16 Josh Willingham
  • 2 Roger Bernadina
  • 22 Willie Harris
  • 30 Justin Maxwell
 
Spring Training non-roster invitees
 
Pitchers
 
  • 61 Liván Hernández
  • Mike MacDougal
  • 43 Miguel Batista
 
Infielders
 
  • 10 Eric Bruntlett
 
Outfielders
 
  • 29 Willy Taveras
 
Coaches/Managers
 
Manager
 
·        5 Jim Riggleman
 
Coaches
 
  • 54 Steve McCatty (pitching)
  • 8 John McLaren (bench)
  • 53 Dan Radison (first base)
  • 14 Rick Eckstein (hitting)
  • 9 Jim Lett (bullpen)
  • 4 Pat Listach (third base)
 
60-day disabled list
 
  • 27 Jordan Zimmermann

 

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