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WJLA, July 27, 2012

The 2012 Washington Nationals: Most successful D.C. ball club in since 1933

It has been 79 long seasons, some during which D.C. didn't even have a baseball team, since the District boasted such a winning club. On Thursday, the Nationals became the first Washington team to go 20 games over .500 since 1933. Here's what the world was like then.

20 games over

Edwin Jackson's seven scoreless innings gave the Nationals an 8-2 win on Thursday, pushing the team 20 games over .500 for the first time in nearly eight decades.