Several Washington Nationals are approaching career personal marks and baseball records. Here are the numbers to pay attention to going forward.
Even in a world where rate stats trump all, I still get excited when I see players approaching old-school totals. The Washington Nationals are working through a sluggish, injury-filled start to the season, but several players are still nearing some historic marks.
While many Montreal Expos already dot baseball’s record books, fans are finally starting to see a few Washington Nationals pop up too.
The Nats are coming up on their 15th season in D.C., and the franchise’s talent level has dramatically increased over the second-half of their time in the city. With every additional all-star that dons the Nats’ red, white, and blue, Washington slowly turns into more and more of a baseball town.
It will take a long time for the Nationals to have the same relationship with their city as the Yankees or the Cardinals do with theirs, but watching greatness on a nightly basis will certainly further ingrain the team within the fabric of the city as each summer passes.
Here are the current Nationals to watch as they hunt down single-season records or their own personal milestone marks.
All stats are through Tuesday’s game against Pittsburgh.