2014 record: 90-72, 1st place in NL Central
Manager: Mike Matheny, 4th season
Estimated 2015 payroll: $121 million
Nursing a 3-1 lead in the top of the eighth inning against the St. Louis Cardinals - a team they had not beaten in eight consecutive tries - the Nationals nearly saw it slip away.
ST. LOUIS (AP) No last name necessary.
A slew of batting titles. Corkscrew stance. Humble. A gentleman. All-around good guy.
Stan the Man.