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Sunday, October 15, 2023

Washington Nationals Franchise History - A Fan's Essentials

Washington Nationals uniform evolution poster - a history of the Washington Nationals and Montreal Expos uniform


Fall 2023: To purchase a reasonably priced 8" x 24" plaqued mounted version of the Washington Nationals poster that's ready to hang on your wall, please visit Heritage Sports Stuff.

1. Washington Nationals – The Team Name 
The franchise played its first game in 1969 as the Montreal Expos, and they remained the Montreal Expos until the end of the 2004 season. The franchise moved to Washington DC for the 2005 season and have been the Washington Nationals ever since.

2. Washington Nationals – The Championship Record 
One World Series Championship: 
2019 beat Houston Astros 4-3

One National League Pennant: 
2019 93 wins - 69 losses

Six Division Championships: 
National League East - 1981 (split season - won the 2nd half)
National League East - 1994
National League East - 2012
National League East - 2014
National League East - 2016
National League East - 2017

3. Washington Nationals – Home Stadium History 
1. Jarry Park Stadium, Montreal Quebec  1969-1976
2. Olympic Stadium, Montreal Quebec 1977-2004
3. RFK Stadium, Washington DC  2005-2007
4. Nationals Park, Washington DC  2008-Present

4. For more information on the Washington Nationals, you should bookmark these three great websites: 
For a huge amount of great historic information: 
For great information about the team's ballpark: 
For a listing of every Nationals (and Expos) season and how the team fared, click here.

5. Celebrate the Washington Nationals' uniform history by owning a piece of history: 
If you love the Washington Nationals and the history of the Nationals franchise, you might really love to own an original piece of artwork celebrating the team's historic uniforms as seen in the poster at the top of this blog - you can actually own one of those original pieces of art! There are only 10 pieces of original art available for sale (8 Nationals and 2 Expos), and when these 10 are sold, that's it, they're all sold out. 

These original watercolor paintings would make a great gift (birthday gift, anniversary gift, retirement gift, Christmas gift, etc.) for someone you love or even a great gift for yourself (one of these framed pieces would look fantastic in your home or office). 

Each piece can be bought one of three ways: 
1. As unframed art that you could have framed or mounted yourself (the one on the left) 
2. Framed in our "Classic" framed version (the middle version) 
3. Framed in our "Deluxe" framed version (the version on the right)  

If you would like more information about this great artwork including the three ways you could purchase each piece, please visit our Washington Nationals YouTube video or go directly to the artwork website Heritage Sports Art where you can see and purchase the artwork. 

And if someone you know loves the history of sports uniforms (but maybe another team) and loves great art, please let them know that we have over 1500 pieces of great original artwork for sale at (all NFL teams, all MLB teams, all NHL teams, all CFL teams, select NCAA football teams) or check out each team's video at the Heritage Sports Art YouTube Channel 

And please search my blog archive for other blogs on the history of the Washington Nationals. 


This text was written by Scott Sillcox and was last updated October 15, 2023. I have tried to ensure the accuracy of the information, but I am human and can make mistakes. If you believe I have made a mistake, please let me know by email at ! 

Many thanks!!! 

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