Ripken the star of the 1991 All-Star Game in Toronto

With three Blue Jays and two Expos participating and Fergie Jenkins throwing out the first pitch, the 1991 All-Star Game had a distinctly Canadian feel. Fittingly, the contest’s winning pitcher was Blue Jay Jimmy Key, while Expos hurler Dennis Martinez shouldered the loss in an exciting match-up in front of 52,383 fans at SkyDome onContinue reading “Ripken the star of the 1991 All-Star Game in Toronto”

1982 All-Star Game was one of the greatest moments in Expos history

It was the first time that baseball’s elite had assembled outside of the U.S. for the mid-summer classic. Five Montreal Expos populated the National League roster, including three – Gary Carter, Andre Dawson and Tim Raines – voted to the squad by the fans. When you add in that Expos ace, Steve Rogers, was theContinue reading “1982 All-Star Game was one of the greatest moments in Expos history”

Montreal Expos could’ve had Nolan Ryan

In a previous blog entry of mine, you may have read how close the Montreal Expos came to signing Hall of Fame slugger Reggie Jackson. Well, in reading Dan Turner’s fine 1983 book “The Expos Inside Out,” I discovered that the Expos had the opportunity to acquire Nolan Ryan early in the 1969 season. TheContinue reading “Montreal Expos could’ve had Nolan Ryan”

My Still Active Ex-Montreal Expo Team

With three products of the Montreal Expos organization set to perform in this year’s all-star game, I thought it would be fun to assemble a complete 25-man roster of former Expos that are still playing. Unfortunately, I came up just short. I discovered 23 ex-Expos that are still active (counting Nick Johnson and Grady SizemoreContinue reading “My Still Active Ex-Montreal Expo Team”