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List of Washington Nationals seasons

The Nationals have played at Nationals Park since 2008
A 1971 view of Jarry Park Stadium, where the Expos played from 1969 to 1976
The Montreal Olympic Stadium, Canada home of the Expos from 1977 until their move to Washington after the 2004 season
A Nationals game in June 2005 at Robert F. Kennedy Memorial Stadium, where the team played from 2005 to 2007

The Washington Nationals are an American professional baseball team that has been based in Washington, D.C. since 2005. The Nationals are a member of both the Major League Baseball's (MLB) National League Eastern Division and the National League (NL) itself. Since the 2008 season, the Nationals have played in Nationals Park; from 2005 through 2007, the team played in Robert F. Kennedy Memorial Stadium.

The Nationals are the successors to the Montreal Expos, who played in Montreal, Quebec, Canada, from their inception as an expansion team in 1969 through 2004, with the majority of that time (1977–2004) spent in Montreal's Olympic Stadium.

The following takes into account both teams, as all Montreal records were carried with the franchise when it moved to Washington.

Season-by-season resultsEdit

World Series champions
National League champions *
Division champions ^
Wild card berth
(1994–present) ¤
Season Level League[1] Division[1] Finish[a] Wins[b] Losses Win% GB[c] Post-season Awards
Montreal Expos
1969[d] MLB NL East 6th 52 110 .321 48
1970 MLB NL East 6th 73 89 .451 16 Carl Morton (ROY)[e][2]
1971 MLB NL East 5th 71 90 .441 25½
1972 MLB NL East 5th 70 86 .449 26½
1973 MLB NL East 4th 79 83 .488
1974 MLB NL East 4th 79 82 .491
1975 MLB NL East 5th 75 87 .463 17½
1976[g] MLB NL East 6th 55 107 .340 46
1977[h] MLB NL East 5th 75 87 .463 26 Andre Dawson (ROY)[e][2]
1978 MLB NL East 4th 76 86 .469 14
1979 MLB NL East 2nd 95 65 .594 2
1980 MLB NL East 2nd 90 72 .556 1
1981 MLB NL East ^ 3rd 30 25 .545 4 Won NLDS[k] (Phillies) 3–2
Lost NLCS[l] (Dodgers) 3–2[3]
1st 30 23 .566 [j]
1982 MLB NL East 3rd 86 76 .531 6
1983 MLB NL East 3rd 82 80 .506 8
1984 MLB NL East 5th 78 83 .484 18
1985 MLB NL East 3rd 84 77 .522 16½
1986 MLB NL East 4th 78 83 .484 29½
1987 MLB NL East 3rd 91 71 .562 4 Buck Rodgers (MOY)[m][4]
1988 MLB NL East 3rd 81 81 .500 20
1989 MLB NL East 4th 81 81 .500 12
1990 MLB NL East 3rd 85 77 .525 10
1991 MLB NL East 6th 71 90 .441 26½
1992 MLB NL East 2nd 87 75 .537 9
1993 MLB NL East 2nd 94 68 .580 3
1994 MLB NL East[n] 1st[n] 74 40 .649 [o] See note[n] Felipe Alou (MOY)[m][4]
1995 MLB NL East 5th 66 78 .458 24
1996 MLB NL East 2nd 88 74 .543 8
1997 MLB NL East 4th 78 84 .481 23 Pedro Martínez (CYA)[p][5]
1998 MLB NL East 4th 65 97 .401 41
1999 MLB NL East 4th 68 94 .420 35
2000 MLB NL East 4th 67 95 .414 28
2001 MLB NL East 5th 68 94 .420 20
2002 MLB NL East 2nd 83 79 .512 19
2003 MLB NL East 4th 83 79 .512 18
2004[r] MLB NL East 5th 67 95 .414 29
Washington Nationals
2005[s] MLB NL East 5th 81 81 .500 9
2006 MLB NL East 5th 71 91 .438 26
2007[u] MLB NL East 4th 73 89 .451 16 Dmitri Young (CPOY)[v][6]
2008[w] MLB NL East 5th 59 102 .366 32½
2009 MLB NL East 5th 59 103 .364 34
2010 MLB NL East 5th 69 93 .426 28
2011 MLB NL East 3rd 80 81 .497 21½
2012 MLB NL East ^ 1st 98 64 .605 [x] Lost NLDS[k] (Cardinals) 3–2 Davey Johnson (MOY)[m][4]
Bryce Harper (ROY)[e][2]
2013 MLB NL East 2nd 86 76 .531 10
2014 MLB NL East ^ 1st 96 66 .593 [y] Lost NLDS[k] (Giants) 3–1 Matt Williams (MOY)[m][7]
2015 MLB NL East 2nd 83 79 .512 7 Bryce Harper (MVP)[z]
2016 MLB NL East ^ 1st 95 67 .586 [aa] Lost NLDS[k] (Dodgers) 3–2 Max Scherzer (CYA)[p][8]
2017 MLB NL East ^ 1st 97 65 .599 [bb] Lost NLDS[k] (Cubs) 3–2 Max Scherzer (CYA)[p][9]
2018 MLB NL East 2nd 82 80 .506 8
2019 MLB † NL * East 2nd ¤ 93 69 .574 4 Won NLWC[cc] (Brewers)
Won NLDS[k] (Dodgers) 3–2
Won NLCS[l] (Cardinals) 4–0
Won World Series (Astros) 4–3 †
Stephen Strasburg (WS MVP)
Howie Kendrick (NLCS MVP)

All-time recordsEdit

Totals Wins Losses Win%
2755 2943 .484 All-time Montreal Expos regular season record (1969–2004)
5 5 .500 All-time Montreal Expos postseason record (1969–2004)
2760 2948 .484 All-time combined Montreal Expos regular and postseason record (1969–2004)
1222 1206 .503 All-time Washington Nationals regular season record (2005–2019)
19 17 .528 All-time Washington Nationals postseason record (2005–2019)
1241 1223 .504 All-time combined Washington Nationals regular and postseason record (2005–2019)
3981 4149 .490 All-time combined franchise regular season record (1969–2019)
24 22 .522 All-time combined franchise postseason record (1969–2019)
4005 4171 .490 All-time combined franchise regular and postseason record (1969–2019)

Record by decadeEdit

The following table describes the Expos′ (1969–2004) and Nationals′ (2005–2019) combined regular-season won–lost record by decade.

Decade Wins Losses Win %
1960s 52 110 .321
1970s 748 862 .465
1980s 811 752 .519
1990s 776 777 .500
2000s 711 908 .439
2010s 879 740 .543
All-time 3977 4149 .489

These statistics are from Baseball-Reference.com's Washington Nationals History & Encyclopedia,[1] and are current as of September 29, 2019.

FootnotesEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c "Washington Nationals History & Encyclopedia". Baseball-Reference.com. Retrieved 2008-11-05.
  2. ^ a b c "Rookie of the Year Award Winners". Baseball-Reference.com. 2013-06-22. Retrieved 2013-06-22.
  3. ^ "1981 Montreal Expos". Baseball-Reference.com. Retrieved 2008-11-05.
  4. ^ a b c "Manager of the Year Award Winners". Baseball-Reference.com. 2013-06-22. Retrieved 2013-06-22.
  5. ^ "Most Valuable Player MVP Awards & Cy Young Awards Winners". Baseball-Reference.com. 2008-10-30. Retrieved 2008-11-08.
  6. ^ Bill Ladson (2007-10-26). "Young honored by Players Association". MLB.com. Retrieved 2008-11-08.
  7. ^ espn.go.com "Matt Williams named NL's top skipper"
  8. ^ "Most Valuable Player MVP Awards & Cy Young Awards Winners". Baseball-Reference.com. 2008-10-30. Retrieved 2008-11-08.
  9. ^ "Most Valuable Player MVP Awards & Cy Young Awards Winners". Baseball-Reference.com. 2008-10-30. Retrieved 2017-11-15.
  10. ^ Morgan, Joe (August 21, 2002). "Strike is no longer necessary". ESPN. Retrieved 2009-03-05.
  11. ^ "Year in Review – 1981". Baseball Almanac. Retrieved 2008-05-02.
  12. ^ Zirin, David (August 18, 2004). "The MLB Strike – 25 Years in the Making". Buzzle editorials. Archived from the original on March 15, 2009. Retrieved 2008-05-02.