The Montreal Expos were a Canadian professional baseball team based in Montreal, Quebec that played from 1969 through 2004. The Expos were awarded the first Major League Baseball franchise outside the United States. After the 2004 season, Major League Baseball moved the Expos to Washington, D.C. and renamed them the Nationals. Named after the Expo 67 World's Fair, the Expos started play at Jarry Park Stadium under manager Gene Mauch. The team's initial majority owner was Charles Bronfman, a major shareholder in Seagram.