Montreal Expos artifacts in Cooperstown

This is the Montreal Expos cap that Pete Rose wore when he played his 3,309th game on June 29, 1984 to pass Carl Yastrzemski's all-time record. (Photo: Courtesy of Scott Crawford)

This is the Montreal Expos cap that Pete Rose wore on June 29, 1984, when he played his 3,309th game to pass Carl Yastrzemski’s all-time major league record. (Photo: Courtesy of Scott Crawford)

This is me in the 3D artifact room at the Hall of Fame holding Tim Wallach's hat from the 1984 season.

This is me in the 3D artifact room at the National Baseball Hall of Fame holding Tim Wallach’s hat from the 1984 season. (Photo: Courtesy of Harry Gundy)

A game-worn Dennis Martinez Montreal Expos jersey. This was part of an exhibit paying tribute to Latino players.

A game-worn Dennis Martinez Montreal Expos jersey. This was part of an exhibit paying tribute to Latino players.

In the 3D storage room in the basement at the Hall of Fame, I found and tried on a glove that Andre Dawson used with the Expos in 1983.

In the 3D storage room in the basement at the Hall of Fame, I found and tried on a glove that Andre Dawson used with the Expos in 1983. That’s Hall of Fame board member Phil Parkinson holding the box. (Photo: Courtesy of Scott Crawford)

These photos are from the behind-the-scenes tour that I (along with six other Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame representatives) experienced at the National Baseball Hall of Fame on Friday.

 

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5 thoughts on “Montreal Expos artifacts in Cooperstown

  1. Thanks for the photos! I have a deep love for the Expos and it’s heartwarming to see these artifacts. Just seeing them brings back memories of watching the Expos in Windsor and in Quebec while I was a University student learning French in the eighties. Canada should never forget the Expos. I’ll bet there are fans in every Province and Territory who have memories of certain players and games. We need to support their memory and the future of the Jays!!

  2. I am a diehard Expos fan. I love the Expos original unis. Does the Hall have any Expo jerseys without the thick stripes along the side? Great post, great pics, great memories.

    • Thanks for stopping by, Jay. I’d imagine that they do. We were only in the behind-the-scenes, 3D area of the Hall of Fame for a relatively short period. I know there was another box in there that had some Bill Stoneman and Rusty Staub items in it. I would also recommend that you visit the Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame in St. Marys when it re-opens in May. They have an extensive collection of Expos items that were donated after the Expos folded. Thanks again for stopping by.

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