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The Washington Blue Legs, or less commonly known as the Washington Nationals, were a professional baseball team established in Washington, D.C.marker, and played their home games at the Nationals Grounds and the Olympics Grounds. According to Retrosheet, they played two seasons in the National Association of Professional Base Ball Players as the Nationals, playing 11 games in 1872, and 39 games in 1873. But according to Baseball-Reference, the franchise lasted just the 1873 season, and were nicknamed the Blue Legs.

1872 Washington Nationals

The 1872 team's season consisted of 11 games played, all of which they lost. Their manager for this season is listed as either Warren White or Joe Miller. The team's leading players include: 1B Paul Hines, 2B Holly Hollingshead, and SS Jacob Doyle.

1873 Washington Blue Legs

won 8 games and lost 31.

The Blue Legs were managed by Nick Young. Their top hitter was left fielder Paul Hines, who went 60-for-181, a batting average of .331.


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