The Fredericksburg Nationals are the Class-A Advanced affiliate for the Washington Nationals.The 2020 season will be the team's first in Fredericksburg after relocating from Woodbridge following the 2019 campaign. Woodbridge, Va. had been the home of a Minor League Baseball team during the 1984 season when the Pittsburgh Pirates were the parent organization of the Prince William Pirates. That team is known for being the first professional baseball stop for Barry Bonds. The franchise passed through multiple organizations and different team names between that 1984 season and 2005 when the Washington Nationals took control of the team. The Nationals rebranded the organization as the Potomac Nationals and spent the next 15 seasons in Woodbridge. After three league championships and four other playoff appearances, it was announced that the team would be relocating at the end of the 2019 season. The Nationals have made two Carolina League Championship appearances in the last six seasons, winning it all in 2014. You can get your tickets to see the Fredericksburg Nationals today at StubHub.
Have there been any notable players that played for the Fredericksburg Nationals?
Historically, the franchise known today as the Fredericksburg Nationals has produced some of the biggest names in baseball. Barry Bonds, Bobby Bonilla, Andy Pettitte, Albert Pujols, Bernie Williams and Joey Votto all played for the organization in its previous iterations. Some of the most beloved names in Washington Nationals history also passed through the franchise on their way to the Big Leagues. Jordan Zimmerman, Danny Espinosa and Victor Robles are all Fredericksburg alumni. The Class-A Advanced team has also been a popular spot for injured Nationals players rehabbing before they return to Big League action. Players like Trea Turner, Stephen Strasburg and Anthony Rendon all played for the team while working their way back from injury.
Where will the Fredericksburg Nationals be playing their home games?
To welcome the newly relocated Fredericksburg Nationals to town, a new state-of-the-art stadium is currently under construction. Currently called "Fredericksburg Stadium," the new ballpark is slated for opening on April 23, 2020. The stadium will be located in the Celebrate Virginia South development.
Are there any big games for the Fredericksburg Nationals this season?
Anytime the Fredericksburg Nationals play the Frederick Keys there are multiple factors that make it a big game. Not only do both teams battle for North Division supremacy, but they are also only located about 90 miles apart, adding a geographical aspect to the mix. Finally, the Nationals and the Baltimore Orioles, who are the parent organization of the Keys, have a longstanding rivalry with one another.
Who manages the Fredericksburg Nationals?
The Nationals have announced that manager Tripp Keister will be reprising his role as manager for the Fredericksburg Nationals when the team relocates in 2020. This will be Keister's seventh consecutive season at the helm of the franchise. His 846 games managed are the most in franchise history. Of those 846 games, Coach Keister has posted 423 wins. Keister, who spent four years as a player in the New York Mets system, managed for two seasons before joining Fredericksburg. He spent one season as the manager of the Single-A Hagerstown Suns and one year at the helm of the Gulf Coast League Nationals. Coach Keister ended last season with a record of 70-67, good for second place in the Northern Division.
Where can I buy Fredericksburg Nationals tickets?
Minor League Baseball fans can grab their tickets to see the Fredericksburg Nationals and the rest of the Carolina League at the world's largest online ticket marketplace, StubHub. StubHub ensures a secure checkout process and offers multiple extras such as 360-degree seating previews and electronic ticket delivery.Back to Top
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