NL East Division
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The National League East Division, often abbreviated NL East was created in 1969 when Major League Baseball expanded and split the National League and American League into two divisions each.
The NL East division has had the following constructs:
1969-1992: Chicago Cubs, Montreal Expos, New York Mets, Philadelphia Phillies, Pittsburgh Pirates, and St. Louis Cardinals
1993: Chicago Cubs, Florida Marlins, Montreal Expos, New York Mets, Philadelphia Phillies, Pittsburgh Pirates, and St. Louis Cardinals
1994-2004: Atlanta Braves, Florida Marlins, Montreal Expos, New York Mets, and Philadelphia Phillies.
2005-2011: Atlanta Braves, Florida Marlins, New York Mets, Philadelphia Phillies, and Washington Nationals.
2012-present: Atlanta Braves, Miami Marlins, New York Mets, Philadelphia Phillies, and Washington Nationals.
- Split-season format adopted because of the 1981 strike. The Philadelphia Phillies won the first-half title and the Montreal Expos won the second half title. The Expos defeated the Phillies in the Division Series to represent the NL East in the 1981 NLCS.
- The 1994 postseason was cancelled because of the 1994 strike; first season played under three-division format.
- Season shortened by the Coronavirus pandemic; a special Postseason format was used.
- The Atlanta Braves finished with the same record as the New York Mets but were awarded the division title on a tiebreaker.
The National League East Division has provided one of the National League Wild Card teams 10 times since 1995:
- 1997 Florida Marlins Won World Series over Cleveland Indians
- 1999 New York Mets
- 2000 New York Mets Lost World Series to New York Yankees
- 2003 Florida Marlins Won World Series over New York Yankees
- 2010 Atlanta Braves
- 2012 Atlanta Braves
- 2016 New York Mets
- 2019 Washington Nationals Won World Series over Houston Astros
- 2020 Miami Marlins (2nd place team)
- 2022 New York Mets and Philadelphia Phillies Lost World Series to Houston Astros
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