Forty-three years/ten seasons after the Ted Williams led the 1969 Washington Senators to 86 wins, D.C. has another winning season again as the Washington Nationals clinched their 82 win with today’s 2-1 victory over the Chicago Cubs.
We waited a long time for this, not just since 2005 when the Nats came and were 81-81, but for most of us, our whole lives. Let’s hope the is a regular occurrence for a long-time. I think it will be.
— David Heyman (@dcborn61) September 3, 2012
@nationals now have 82 wins, the most since moving to DC. They’ve also guaranteed their 1st winning season in Washington. Get used to it
— Nationals Review (@nationalsreview) September 3, 2012
— Steve Repsher (@SteveRep44) September 3, 2012
For the first time since the ‘69 Senators, a D.C. baseball team has secured a winning season. Somewhere, Ted Williams is smiling.
— Rob Pegoraro (@robpegoraro) September 3, 2012
With their 82nd Curly W,
#Nats set a franchise record (‘05-present) and guarantee their first winning season in D.C.
— Washington Nationals (@Nationals) September 3, 2012
Nationals win, 2-1. Detwiler excellent. Clippard 30th save. Nats guarantee 1st winning season since baseball returned in 2005 with 82nd win.
— James Wagner (@JamesWagnerWP) September 3, 2012
— Mark Zuckerman (@MarkZuckerman) September 3, 2012
— Slapshot (@Caps_Slapshot) September 3, 2012
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