List of Washington Nationals team records

The Washington Nationals are a United States Major League Baseball franchise based in Washington, D.C.

Franchise records

What follows are the Washington Nationals/Montreal Expos team records.

Single season records


(records all by Montreal Expos except for Alfonso Soriano in 2006, Danny Espinosa in 2012 and Bryce Harper in 2015 as members of the Washington Nationals)

  • Batting Average: Vladimir Guerrero, .345 (2000)
  • On-base percentage: Bryce Harper, .460 (2015)
  • Slugging Percentage: Vladimir Guerrero, .664 (2000)
  • OPS: Bryce Harper, 1.109 (2015)
  • At Bats: Warren Cromartie, 659 (1979)
  • Runs: Tim Raines, 133 (1983)
  • Hits: Vladimir Guerrero, 206 (2002)
  • Total Bases: Vladimir Guerrero, 379 (2000)
  • Doubles: Mark Grudzielanek, 54 (1997)
  • Home Runs: Alfonso Soriano, 46 (2006)
  • Runs Batted In: Vladimir Guerrero, 131 (1999)
  • Walks: Bryce Harper, 124 (2015)
  • Strikeouts: Danny Espinosa, 189 (2012)
  • Stolen Bases: Ron LeFlore, 97 (1980)
  • Singles: Mark Grudzielanek, 157 (1996)
  • Runs Created: Bryce Harper, 161 (2015)
  • Extra-Base Hits: Vladimir Guerrero, 84 (1999)
  • Times on Base: Bryce Harper, 301 (2015)
  • Hit By Pitch: Ron Hunt, 50 (1971)
  • Sacrifice Hits: Larry Lintz, 23 (1974)
  • Sacrifice Flies: Andre Dawson, 18 (1983)
  • Intentional Walks: Vladimir Guerrero, 32 (2002)
  • At Bats per Strikeout: Gary Sutherland, 25.3 (1971)
  • At Bats per Home Run: Bryce Harper, 12.4 (2015)


(records all by Montreal Expos except for Chad Cordero in 2005, Ramón Ortiz in 2006, and Gio González in 2012 as members of the Washington Nationals)

  • ERA: Pedro Martínez, 1.90 (1997)
  • Wins: Gio González, 21 (2012)
  • Won-Loss %: Bryn Smith, .783 (1985)
  • WHIP: Pedro Martínez, .932 (1997)
  • Games: Mike Marshall, 92 (1973)
  • Saves: Chad Cordero, 47 (2005)
  • Innings: Steve Rogers, 301 ⅔ (1977)
  • Strikeouts: Pedro Martínez, 305 (1997)
  • Games Started: Steve Rogers, 40 (1977)
  • Complete Games: Bill Stoneman, 20 (1971)
  • Walks Allowed: Bill Stoneman, 146 (1971)
  • Hits Allowed: Carl Morton, 281 (1970)
  • Strikeout to Walk: Javier Vázquez, 4.73 (2001)
  • Losses: Steve Rogers, 22 (1974)
  • Earned Runs Allowed: Steve Rogers, 126 (1974)
  • Wild Pitches: Steve Renko, 19 (1974)
  • Hit Batsmen: Ramón Ortiz, 18 (2006)
  • Batters Faced: Bill Stoneman, 1,243 (1971)
  • Games Finished: Mike Marshall, 73 (1973)

Career records

Record All-time Active Currently with team
Batting (as of August 3rd, 2018)
Games played Tim Wallach 1767 Ryan Zimmerman 1592 Ryan Zimmerman 1592
Batting average Vladimir Guerrero .323 Anthony Rendon .280 Anthony Rendon .280
On-base percentage Rusty Staub .402 Bryce Harper .385 Bryce Harper .385
Slugging percentage Vladimir Guerrero .588 Bryce Harper .511 Bryce Harper .511
OPS Vladimir Guerrero .978 Bryce Harper .896 Bryce Harper .896
At bats Tim Wallach 6529 Ryan Zimmerman 6079 Ryan Zimmerman 6079
Runs Tim Raines 947 Ryan Zimmerman 896 Ryan Zimmerman 896
Hits Ryan Zimmerman 1696 Ryan Zimmerman 1696 Ryan Zimmerman 1696
Total bases Ryan Zimmerman 2888 Ryan Zimmerman 2888 Ryan Zimmerman 2888
Doubles Ryan Zimmerman 377 Ryan Zimmerman 377 Ryan Zimmerman 377
Triples Tim Raines 82 Ryan Zimmerman 22 Ryan Zimmerman 22
Home runs Ryan Zimmerman 257 Ryan Zimmerman 257 Ryan Zimmerman 257
RBI Ryan Zimmerman 958 Ryan Zimmerman 958 Ryan Zimmerman 958
Walks Tim Raines 793 Ryan Zimmerman 593 Ryan Zimmerman 593
Stolen bases Tim Raines 635 Ian Desmond 122 Trea Turner 111
Pitching (as of August 3rd, 2018)
Wins Steve Rogers 158 Stephen Strasburg 90 Stephen Strasburg 90
Saves Jeff Reardon 152 Drew Storen 95 Sean Doolittle 43
Innings pitched Steve Rogers 2837.2 Gio Gonzalez 1222.0 Gio Gonzalez 1222.0
Strikeouts Steve Rogers 1621 Stephen Strasburg 1389 Stephen Strasburg 1389
ERA Tim Burke 2.61 Max Scherzer 2.68 Max Scherzer 2.68
Games pitched Tim Burke 425 Tyler Clippard 414 Gio Gonzalez 207
Games started Steve Rogers 393 Gio Gonzalez 207 Gio Gonzalez 207
Complete games Steve Rogers 129 Max Scherzer
Jordan Zimmerman
8 Max Scherzer 8
Shutouts Steve Rogers 37 Max Scherzer
Jordan Zimmerman
4 Max Scherzer 4
Save opportunities Chad Cordero 152 Drew Storen 116 Sean Doolittle 45
Caught stealing Livan Hernandez 45 Gio González 42 Gio González 42
Pickoffs John Lannan 12 Gio González 7 Gio González 7
Games finished Jeff Reardon 281 Drew Storen 163 Sean Doolittle 59
Batters faced by pitcher Steve Rogers 11702 Gio Gonzalez 5,141 Gio Gonzalez 5,141
Pitch count Liván Hernández 20,691 Gio Gonzalez 20,619 Gio Gonzalez 20,619
Holds Tyler Clippard 150 Tyler Clippard 150 Sammy Solis 30

minimum of 2000 plate appearances minimum of 500 innings pitched



  1. ^ Washington Nationals career leaders
Montreal Expos

The Montreal Expos (French: Les Expos de Montréal) were a Canadian professional baseball team based in Montreal, Quebec. The Expos were the first Major League Baseball (MLB) franchise located outside the United States. They played in the National League (NL) East Division from 1969 until 2004. Following the 2004 season, the franchise relocated to Washington, D.C., and became the Washington Nationals.

Immediately after the minor league Triple-A Montreal Royals folded in 1960, political leaders in Montreal sought an MLB franchise, and when the National League evaluated expansion candidates for the 1969 season, it awarded a team to Montreal. Named after the Expo 67 World's Fair, the Expos originally played at Jarry Park Stadium before moving to Olympic Stadium in 1977. The Expos failed to post a winning record in any of their first ten seasons. The team won its only division title in the strike-shortened 1981 season, but lost the 1981 National League Championship Series (NLCS) to the Los Angeles Dodgers. The team was sold in 1991 by its majority, founding owner, Charles Bronfman, to a consortium headed by Claude Brochu. Felipe Alou was promoted to the team's field manager in 1992, becoming MLB's first Dominican-born manager. He led the team to four winning seasons, including 1994, where the Expos had the best record in baseball before a players' strike ended the season. Alou became the Expos leader in games managed (1,409).

The aftermath of the 1994 strike initiated a downward spiral as the Expos chose to sell off their best players, and attendance and interest in the team declined. Major League Baseball purchased the team prior to the 2002 season after the club failed to secure funding for a new ballpark. In their final two seasons, the team played 22 home games each year at Hiram Bithorn Stadium in San Juan, Puerto Rico. On September 29, 2004, MLB announced the franchise would relocate to Washington, D.C. for the 2005 season, and the Expos played their final home game in Montreal.

The Expos posted an all-time record of 2,753 wins, 2,943 losses and 4 ties during their 36 years in Montreal. Vladimir Guerrero led the franchise in both home runs and batting average, and Steve Rogers in wins and strikeouts. Three pitchers threw four no-hitters: Bill Stoneman (twice), Charlie Lea, and Dennis Martínez, who pitched the 13th official perfect game in Major League Baseball history. The Expos retired four numbers in Montreal, and nine former members have been elected to the National Baseball Hall of Fame, with Gary Carter, Andre Dawson and Tim Raines' plaques depicting them with Expos caps.

Tyler Clippard

Tyler Lee Clippard (born February 14, 1985) is an American professional baseball pitcher for the Cleveland Indians of Major League Baseball (MLB). He has also played for the New York Yankees, Washington Nationals, Oakland Athletics, New York Mets, Arizona Diamondbacks, Chicago White Sox, Houston Astros and Toronto Blue Jays.

After playing baseball at J. W. Mitchell High School in New Port Richey, Florida, the Yankees drafted Clippard in the ninth round of the 2003 MLB draft. He debuted with the Yankees as a starting pitcher in 2007. The Yankees traded him to the Nationals before the 2008 season, and the Nationals converted him into a relief pitcher in 2009. Clippard led the major leagues in holds in 2014. He was named to the MLB All-Star Game in 2011 and 2014, and won the MLB Delivery Man of the Month Award in June 2012.

The Nationals traded Clippard to the Athletics before the 2015 season, who traded him to the Mets during the 2015 season. He signed as a free agent with the Diamondbacks before the 2016 season, and was traded to the Yankees in 2016. He began the 2017 season with the Yankees, but was traded to the White Sox, and then to the Astros. He signed with the Blue Jays in 2018. In 2019 he signed with the Indians to a minor-league contract.

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