Book Review: Blue Monday: The Expos, the Dodgers and the Home Run that Changed Everything, by Danny Gallagher

“It still hurts.” That’s the response you’ll get from Montreal Expos fans like myself when you mention “Blue Monday” because those sinister words force us to relive the events of Monday, October 19, 1981. It was on that chilly fall day that the Expos and Los Angeles Dodgers played the fifth and deciding game ofContinue reading “Book Review: Blue Monday: The Expos, the Dodgers and the Home Run that Changed Everything, by Danny Gallagher”

1981 Montreal Expos: Whatever happened to … Jerry White

These days, Jerry White is the first base coach of the Minnesota Twins, but a big part of his heart will always be with the Montreal Expos. A valuable outfielder during his 10 seasons (1974 to 1983) with the Expos, the California native loved playing in Montreal. “It was a beautiful city,” he said inContinue reading “1981 Montreal Expos: Whatever happened to … Jerry White”

Fanning reflects on the 1981 Expos

Jim Fanning is Canadian baseball royalty. The ebullient former Montreal Expos manager, who turned 84 in September, remains active in Canadian baseball circles. With over 60 years in professional baseball as a player, manager, executive, ambassador and most recently a fill-in analyst on Blue Jays’ radio broadcasts, the amiable Fanning, who resides in London, Ont.,Continue reading “Fanning reflects on the 1981 Expos”

1981 Montreal Expos – Whatever happened to … Steve Rogers

He finished his career with an ERA (3.17) better than Nolan Ryan and logged more innings per season than Sandy Koufax. Yet when Steve Rogers became eligible for the National Baseball Hall of Fame in 1991, the longtime Expos ace failed to garner a single vote. “I needed five to eight more years and 70Continue reading “1981 Montreal Expos – Whatever happened to … Steve Rogers”