List of Washington Nationals seasons

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
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 results[edit]

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

All-time records[edit]

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)
1047 1057 .498 All-time Washington Nationals regular season record (2005–2017)
7 12 .368 All-time Washington Nationals postseason record (2005–2017)
1054 1069 .496 All-time combined Washington Nationals regular and postseason record (2005–2017)
3802 4000 .487 All-time combined franchise regular season record (1969–2017)
12 17 .414 All-time combined franchise postseason record (1969–2017)
3814 4017 .487 All-time combined franchise regular and postseason record (1969–2017)

Record by decade[edit]

The following table describes the Expos′ (1969–2004) and Nationals′ (2005–2017) 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 704 591 .544
All-time 3802 4000 .487

These statistics are from Baseball-Reference.com's Washington Nationals History & Encyclopedia,[1] and are current as of October 13, 2017.

Footnotes[edit]

References[edit]

  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. Retrieved 2008-05-02.