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Potomac Nationals
Founded in 1978
Woodbridge, Virginia
Team Logo
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Cap Insignia
  • A
Minor league affiliations
Major league affiliations
Minor league titles
League titles 1982, 1989, 2008
Division titles 1982, 1989, 1991, 1995, 2004, 2008
Owner(s)/Operated by: Art Silber
Manager: Gary Cathcart
General Manager: Jon Griffith

The Potomac Nationals are a Minor League Baseball team located in Woodbridge, Virginia. The Nationals play in the Class A Advanced Carolina League, and are an affiliate of the Washington Nationals.

The team began play in 1978 as the Alexandria Dukes. The Dukes moved from Alexandria, Virginia, for the 1984 season and were renamed the Prince William Pirates. Since then, the team has been named the Prince William Yankees, Prince William Cannons, Potomac Cannons, and now the Potomac Nationals. The team has been affiliated with the Pittsburgh Pirates, New York Yankees, Chicago White Sox, St. Louis Cardinals, Cincinnati Reds, and now the Washington Nationals. Since moving to Woodbridge, the franchise has played all its home games at G. Richard Pfitzner Stadium, with an announced seating capacity of 6,000 people.

Notable alumni of the Dukes/Mariners/Pirates/Yankees/Cannons/Nationals include:

Rick Ankiel, Magglio Ordóñez, Barry Bonds, Bobby Bonilla, Bernie Williams, Andy Pettitte, Albert Pujols, Coco Crisp, Braden Looper, Brad Ausmus, Jorge Posada, Kevin Maas, Hensley Meulens, Gerald Williams, Edwin Encarnacion, Jack Wilson, Dan Haren, Carmen Cali, John Smiley, Jose Lind, Jeff King, Felix Fermin, Mike Cameron, Sterling Hitchcock, John Lannan, Justin Maxwell, Josh Whitesell, and Ross Detwiler.


Potomac Nationals roster
Players Coaches/Other
  • 16 Devin Ivany
  • 13 Brian Peacock


  •  3 Danny Espinosa
  •  6 Stephen King
  • 10 Daniel Lyons
  •  4 Michael Martinez
  • 21 Dan Nelson
  • 44 Tim Pahuta
  • 18 Greg Veloz


  • 25 Michael Burgess
  •  7 Aaron Seuss
  • 24 Jesus Valdez
  •  2 Boomer Whiting
  • -- Gary Cathcart


† Disabled list
* On Washington Nationals 40-man roster
∞ Reserve list
§ Suspended list
‡ Restricted list
# Rehab assignment
Roster updated 2009-12-16

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