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Washington Nationals: The Early Years

Test your baseball knowledge of the Washington Nationals: The Early Years.  Get up to bat in this FUN Baseball Trivia quiz.  "Check Your Answers" at the end of the quiz.

Trivia powered by ABE1) The club was founded in Montreal, Quebec in 1969.  The then-Montreal Expos were the first major league team in Canada.  Who was the team owner?

  • Charles Bronfman
  • Cliff Cloven
  • Manny Shountenburg
  • Loren Greene

2) What was the first stadium the Expos played in?

  • Expos Stadium
  • Jarry Park
  • RCMP Park
  • Montreal Baseball Park

3) In the 1968 Expansion Draft, who did the Expos pick first?

  • Ollie Brown
  • Manny Mota
  • Roger Nelson
  • Don Mincher

4) Who was the team’s first manager?

  • Gary Carter
  • Gene Mauch
  • Ted Barnes
  • A.J. Hinge

5) The first home game was played on April 14, 1969 an 8 - 7 Expos win over the St. Louis Cardinals.

  • True or False?

6) The Expos went to Philadelphia to play the Phillies. On April 17, who pitched the first no-hitter in the club's history, as the Expos won 7 - 0?

  • Tiger Mann
  • Henry Wakeman
  • Henry Morgan
  • Bill Stoneman

7) Who was affectionately known as "Le Grand Orange" (in tribute to his red hair)?

  • Mack Jones
  • Don Hahn
  • Rusty Staub
  • John Bateman

8) How many wins did the Expos have in their first seasons in 1969?

  • 52
  • 62
  • 72
  • 82

9) In 1970, Expos pitcher, Manny Boggs is the National League Rookie of the Year?

  • True or False?

10) In 1969, who was NOT a member of the Expos English broadcast team?

  • Dave Van Horne
  • Ron Reusch
  • Russ Taylor
  • Gene Kelly

Check Your Answers

Washington Nationals: The Early Years [Answers]

  1. Charles Bronfman
  2. Jarry Park
  3. Manny Mota
  4. Gene Mauch
  5. True
  6. Bill Stoneman
  7. Rusty Staub
  8. 52
  9. False. In 1970, Expos pitcher, Carl Morton is the National League Rookie of the Year?
  10. Gene Kelly

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