Originally posted on MyTeamRivals.com  |  Last updated 8/23/13
Since before the emergence of the Washington Senators in the American League in 1901, baseball has always existed in Washington, DC. The National Association first brought baseball to Washington in 1871 with the Washington Olympics, which lasted until 1872, when they became the Nationals. The team was known as the Blue Legs in 1873, then again as the Nationals in 1875. In 1884, there were two Washington Nationals teams, one in the Union Association and one in the American Association. The National League would have a team for the better part of 1886-1899. The Washington Nationals existed from 1886-1889 and the Washington Senators were in the NL from 1891-1899. The American League officially formed for the 1901 season, with the Washington Senators becoming one of the staple teams. They would be known as a second division club, even though they won AL Pennants in 1925 and 1933 and a World Series Championship in 1924. They lasted until the 1960 season, where they officially beca...
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