On Wednesday night, the MLB team Washington Nationals was able to win their franchise’s first World Series title following heir 6-2 win over the Houston Astros on Wednesday night. The final game 7 for the best of 7 series was played at the Minute Maid Park.
It was the 2-run homer from Washington Nationals Howie Kendrick to seal the World Series title of the team as they made a late rally to overcome the Astros in this decider game.
The Washington Nationals franchise started playing at the country’s capital back in 2005 after the Montreal Expos moved to Washington and changed the name of their team. At that time, Montreal Expos were the first team to have won the World Series title without even winning a single home game.
For Washington Nationals, this is their 2nd World Series title in their franchise history following the 1924 World Series won by the Senators. This win was one of the most shocking turns of events as Washington Nationals started this MLB season with the worst record of 19-31.
On their way to the World Series title win, Washington Nationals held their ground in the 5 elimination games. Certainly, this major title win of the team deserved a grand celebration and that was what happened when thousands of Washington Nationals fans took it to the streets to celebrate this joyous and historic moment.
Even the President of the United States, Donald Trump said some words of praise to the Washington Nationals on this historic win. He tweeted as follows, “Congratulations to the Washington Nationals on a great season and an incredible World Series. Game 7 was amazing.”
As for the MVP of the World Series, it was none other than Washington Nationals’ Stephen Strasburg, the starting pitcher of the team who started for the Washington Nationals against Astros in two of the World Series games.