The Potomac Nationals are a Minor League Baseball team located in Woodbridge, Virginia. The Nationals play in the high-A 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 Nationals. Since moving to Woodbridge, the franchise has played all their home games at G. Richard Pfitzner Stadium, with a seating capacity of 6,000 people.
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