The Washington Nationals are a Washington, D.C. based professional baseball team of MLB. The WN are also the member of the Eastern Division of the National League of Major League Baseball. The Nationals moved into the newly-built Nationals Park in the year 2008, after playing their first three seasons in RFK Stadium. The new park is positioned in Southeast D.C. which is near the Anacostia River.
The Nationals name was taken from the two former Washington baseball teams which had the same name which were used interchangeably with Senators. The teams nickname is "the Nats" which is a shortened form that was also used by the old D.C. teams.
Washington Nationals were founded as expansion franchise; in Montreal, Quebec in the year 1969. At that time the Montreal Expos were the first main league team in Canada. The team played their home games at Jarry Park Stadium and later on in the Olympic Stadium. The Expos had their highest winning percentage in the strike-shortened season of the year 1994, when they achieved the best record in baseball. The team's subsequent detaching of players caused fan interest to drop off. After the year 2001s season, MLB considered revoking the team's franchise, along with either the Minnesota Twins or the Tampa Bay Devil Rays.