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Washington D.C. Baseball Franchise History


WASHINGTON, D.C. 

OLYMPICS (I) 
League: NA 1871-1872 
Nicknames: Nationals 
Franchise: Charter franchise. Folded May 28, 1872. 

NATIONALS (I) 
League: NA 1872 
Franchise: Folded June 26, 1872. 

NATIONAL OF WASHINGTON 
League: NA 1871-1872 
Aka: Olympic of Washington 
Franchise: Disbanded after 1873 season 

NATIONALS (III) 
League: NA 1879-1880 
Franchise: New franchise, disbanded after 1880 season 

NATIONALS (II) 
League: NA 1875 
Franchise: New franchise. Folded July 3, 1875. 

NATIONALS (IV) 
League: AA 1884 
Aka: Washingtons 
Franchise: New franchise. Became Richmond Virginians mid-1884. 

NATIONALS (V) 
League: UA 1884 
Nicknames: Washington Quicksteps 
Franchise: Charter franchise. Joined the Eastern League in 1885 as a new franchise, disbanded after 1885 season. 

WASHINGTON SENATORS (I) 
League: NL 1886-1889 
Aka: Washington Statesmen (I) 1886-1887 
Franchise: New franchise. Disbanded after 1889 season. According to Lowry merged with 1889 AA Cincinnati Reds to become
1890 NL Cincinnati Reds 

WASHINGTON RUBY LEGS 
League: NL 1880-1882 
Franchise: New franchise, disbanded after 1882 season 

WASHINGTON STATESMEN () 
League: AA 1891 
Franchise: New franchise, disbanded after 1891 season 

WASHINGTON SENATORS (II) 
Leagues: NL 1892-1899 
Aka: Nationals (VI) 1891-1898 
Franchise: New franchise, disbanded after 1899 season 

WASHINGTON SENATORS (III) 
League: AL 1901-1960 
Aka: Nationals (VII) 1905-1956 
Nicknames: Nats, Griffs 
Franchise: Charter franchise. Became Minnesota Twins in 1961. Came from Kansas City Blues of WA 1900 

WASHINGTON POTOMACS 
League: ECL 1924 
Franchise: 

WASHINGTON PILOTS 
League: NEWL 1932 
Franchise: 

WASHINGTON-HOMESTEAD GRAYS 
League: NNL 1937-1948 
Franchise: Based in Pittsburgh, but played half of their home games in Washington. 

WASHINGTON BLACK SENATORS 
League: NNL 1938 
Franchise: Folded June 1938 

WASHINGTON ELITE GIANTS 
League: NNL 1936-1937 
Franchise: Relocated from Columbus Elite Giants 1936. Became Baltimore Elite Giants in 1938. 

WASHINGTON SENATORS (IV) 
League: AL 1961-1971 
Franchise: Expansion franchise. Became Texas Rangers in 1972. 

WASHINGTON UBLs 
League: UBL 1996? 
Franchise: League is announced to begin play in 1996.


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