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Washington Nationals Tickets: History of the Nats
The franchise began in 1969 as the Montreal Expos, and in 2005, the team moved to Washington D.C. to become the Nationals. This would be the first time a Major League Baseball team would play in the nation's capital since 1971, when the Senators played their last season before moving to Texas to become the Rangers.
With the President throwing out the ceremonial first pitch, the Nationals inaugural season would see the team in first place at the half way point with 50 wins! They would also lead the league with 12 victories during interleague play.
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In 2007, the Washington Nationals took advantage of their five picks in the first-year player draft, bringing on all 20 of their top draft picks. Michael Burgess, one of the draft picks, was voted by Baseball America to be the top prospect by the end of the season for the Gulf Coast League.
In addition, the Washington Nationals' feeder team, Vermont, had three of their starting pithers, Adrian Alaniz, Glenn Gibson, and Colton Willems, play in the York-Penn League All-Star Game. By the season's close, these three pitchers were picked as the Top 20 prospects for the league!
This season, the Nationals will turn to third baseman Ryan Zimmerman, who is coming off a 25 HR and 85 RBI season, while batting .307! The Nats also signed Phillies' Jayson Werth, who will play right field, and hit 27 HRs with 85 RBIs last season. Adding support is former Diamondback Adam LaRoche, who hopes to continue producing as he did last season with 25 HRs and 100 RBI.
On the mound, the Nationals are hoping the experience of veteran Livan Hernandez can carry them far. After his incredible debut, young phenom Stephen Strasburg continues to recover from elbow surgery and may be back by mid season.
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Washington Nationals Tickets at Nationals Park
The Nationals play at the prestigious Nationals Park, which opened in 2008 and holds 41,000 for baseball.