This day in baseball

The Washington Nationals, also known as the Statesmen, were admitted to the National League on January 16, 1886.  The Nationals played its home games at the Swampoodle Grounds, going on to win only 28 games of the 120 games played in their first year.  The team existed for only four years and compiled a record of 163-337, for a .326 winning percentage.

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Swampoodle Grounds (Wikipedia)


2 Comments on “This day in baseball”

  1. wkkortas says:

    The Swampoodle grounds? Is that the offsprinig of an alligator and a poodle, and please don’t tell me how the breeding process takes place.


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