Washington Nationals Clinch Playoff Berth, but What Was It Like in 1933?

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Washington Nationals Clinch Playoff Berth, but What Was It Like in 1933?
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The last time a D.C. team was in the MLB playoffs was October 7, 1933. The Washington Senators lost Game 5 of the World Series to the New York Giants.

It has bee a long 79 years since that last playoff date and much has changed. The Senators left, the Montreal Expos formed and then came the Washington Nationals in 2005. With last night's 4-1 win over the Los Angeles Dodgers, the Nationals became the second team in MLB to clinch a playoff berth behind the Cincinnati Reds

The Nats' magic number to clinch the NL East division title is down to eight. Not many people expected the Nats to come this far, but they have the one thing every postseason team desires: Pitching. 

The pitching this season is what got the Nationals their first winning season, their first playoff berth and just their second postseason appearance ever as a franchise.

But this article isn't about the current Nationals. It's about the world the last time a D.C. team went to the playoffs in 1933.

 

DISCLAIMER: I am fully aware of factors such as inflation. This article is meant as a fun comparison between then and now.

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