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1968: Major League Baseball's National League awards Montreal, Quebec, the first franchise based outside of the United States. The team, which would be named the Montreal Expos, would begin play in the 1969 season. On the same day, the National League announced it would also be expanding to San Diego, where the team would be named the Padres. After the 2004 season, MLB moved the Expos to Washington, D.C., and renamed them the Washington Nationals.