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Washington Nationals

Washington Nationals
Major league affiliations
National League (1969 - present)
East Division (1969 - present)
Retired numbers8, 10, 10, 30, 42 (see Retired numbers)
ColorsRed, Navy, White      
Washington Nationals (2005 - present)
Montreal Expos (1969 2004)
Other nicknamesThe Nats
Nationals Park (2008 - present)
RFK Memorial Stadium (2005 2007) *Hiram Bithorn Stadium[2] (San Juan) (2003 2004) *Olympic Stadium (Montreal) (1977 2004) *Jarry Park (Montreal) (1969 1976) [2] The Expos played twenty-two home games in San Juan during the 2003 and 2004 seasons, and the remainder in Montreal.
Major league titles
World Series titlesNone ((0))
NL PennantsNone ((0))
East Division titles1981
[3][4] ((1))
Wild card berthsNone ((0))
[3] In 1981, a players' strike in the middle of the season forced the season to be split into two halves. Montreal won the division in the second half, despite having the second best record in the division when considering the entire season, two games behind St. Louis.
[4] In 1994, a players' strike wiped out the last eight weeks of the season and all post-season. Montreal was in first place in the East Division by six games when play was stopped. No official titles were awarded in 1994.
OwnerTed Lerner
ManagerDavey Johnson

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The Washington Nationals are a professional baseball team based in Washington, D.C. The Nationals are a member of the Eastern Division of the National League of Major League Baseball (MLB). The team moved into the newly built Nationals Park in 2008, after playing their first three seasons in RFK Stadium. The new park is located in Southeast D.C., near the Anacostia River and with views of the Capitol.

The Nationals name derives from the former Washington baseball team which had the same name (used interchangeably with Senators). Their nickname is "the Nats"-a shortened version that was also used by the old D.C. teams.

An expansion franchise, the club was founded in Montreal, Quebec in 1969. As the Montreal Expos, they were the first major league team in Canada. They played their home games at Jarry Park Stadium and later in the Olympic Stadium. In 1981, the Expos won a division championship, won their first-ever playoff series by defeating the Philadelphia Phillies, 3 2, and advanced to the National League Championship Series, where they would go on to lose that series to the Los Angeles Dodgers, 3 2, in their only postseason appearance during the strike-shortened 1981 season. The Expos had their highest winning percentage in the strike-shortened season of 1994, when the team had the best record in baseball. The team's subsequent shedding of players caused fan interest to drop off. After the 2001 season, MLB considered revoking the team's franchise, along with either the Minnesota Twins or the Tampa Bay Devil Rays. After being purchased by MLB in 2002, the team was moved before the 2005 season to Washington and renamed the Nationals, the first relocation since the second Washington Senators moved to Arlington, Texas and became the Texas Rangers in 1972.

The Nationals are one of two MLB franchises, and the only one in the National League, that has never played in a World Series (the Seattle Mariners are the other).

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