One of the oldest baseball towns in America, Washington was home to baseball. The saying went First In War, First In Peace, Last In The American League. While noted as lovable losers, D.C.'s team featured some of the greatest players of all time including Walter Johnson and Harmon Killebrew. Then for 33 long years, Washington went without baseball after the Senators left for Texas. Now, baseball is finally back to the nation's capitol.
FILE - In this Saturday, Sept. 27, 2014 file photo, Washington Nationals center fielder Denard Span (2) bats during a baseball game against the Miami Marlins at Nationals Park in Washington.Nats keep Span, decline LaRoche, Soriano options
WASHINGTON ? Center fielder Denard Span is staying with the Washington Nationals, who exercised their $9 million option for 2015 on his contract Thursday, while declining options on first baseman Adam LaRoche and reliever Rafael Soriano. Span, Washington's leadoff hitter, batted .302 with 31 steals and tied for first in the NL with a Nationals' record 184 hits. He is a Gold Glove Award finalist ...Nationals pick up Denard Span's option for 2015 season
The Washington Nationals answered one of their most pressing offseason questions Thursday afternoon, announcing that they have exercised Denard Span's $9 million option for the 2015 season. The team also revealed it has declined to pick up the options on first baseman Adam LaRoche and reliever Rafael Soriano, making them ...Nats keep Span, decline LaRoche, Soriano
Center fielder Denard Span is staying with the Washington Nationals, who exercised their $9 million option for 2015 on his contract Thursday, while declining options on first baseman Adam LaRoche and reliever Rafael Soriano.Nationals exercise 2015 option for Span
The Washington Nationals exercised a $9 million option on center fielder Denard Span for next season.Matt Williams headlines Nevada baseball dinner
RENO, Nev. (AP) - Washington Nationals manager Matt Williams has agreed to be the featured speaker at an annual fundraiser for the University of Nevada baseball team in January. Williams is a Carson City native who starred at Carson High and later at UNLV. He was a five-time ...Jordan Zimmerman Selected as the Hickok Belt(TM) Award Winner for September 2014
Washington Nationals pitcher Jordan Zimmerman has been selected as the Hickok Belt Award winner for the month of September 2014. Voting was conducted by a select panel of members of the National Sportscasters ...Giants know there's no guarantee with 2-0 lead
Washington Nationals' manager Matt Williams removes his cap while answering questions during a news conference Sunday, Oct. 5, 2014, in San Francisco. The Giants are scheduled to face the Washington Nationals in Game 3 of the NL Division Baseball Series on Monday.Washington Nationals? starting rotation is well-armed for future
Even including a couple of major contractual decisions, Washington moves ahead with its starting rotation in good shape.Nationals Hope To Win It All With Natitude
The Washington Nationals have made the playoffs for the second time in their nine years of existence.
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The previous Washington franchises became the Minnesota Twins and the Texas Rangers.
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