One of the most successful teams in Major League Baseball history, the Atlanta Braves won division titles 14 consecutive times from 1991 to 2005. The Braves dominated the 1990s like few teams have ever dominated a decade, winning eight of nine division titles and making five World Series appearances. The franchise won its first World Series title as the Boston Braves in 1914, then a second as the Milwaukee Braves in 1957. But the majority of the success for the Braves has come in Atlanta, and they have provided the fans there with memories that will last a lifetime.
The Washington Nationals are one of the youngest and most promising teams in all of Major League Baseball. The franchise, which returned to Washington in 2005 after almost 40 years as the Montreal Expos, has accumulated young stars and has quickly become a team most opponents fear can develop into a perennial playoff contender. With top overall picks that were used to select Stephen Strasburg and Bryce Harper during the MLB Draft, the Nationals now have two of the most premier young players in the league on their roster.