Completely Useless Trivia (21)
* At 20 years and 143 days of age, centerfielder Don Hahn was the youngest starting Expo ever on an Opening Day, in 1969. Graig Nettles was the oldest, in 1988, at 43 years and 228 days old.
* Shane Andrews has hit the most career homeruns (25) for the Expos while batting out of the 8th slot in the line-up, even if he only ranks 10th in plate appearances (562).
* During his franchise record-setting season of 131 runs batted in in 1999, Vladimir Guerrero spreaded his ribbies between 89 hits (34 singles, 10 doubles, 3 triples, and 42 home runs), 2 sacrifice flies, and 9 ground outs. Vlad drove Rondell White home the most often with 17 RBIs.
*Tony Perez is mostly remembered as an excellent offensive player. People often forget how a good fielder he was. In 1978, he started the most double plays in a season for an Expos first baseman, with 18, despite the fact that he is a right-hander.
* In 1969, Dan McGinn compiled the highest ground outs to air outs ratio ever for an Expo pitcher in a single season (minimum 80 innings pitched), with 2.84. John Wetteland tallied the lowest with 0.47 in 1993. The best starter in that category was Bryn Smith with 2.29 in 1986 and the “worst”, Scott Sanderson with 0.57 in 1979.
As today is the start of 2011 season and that we’re starting the seventh season without our team, I suggest this link to a couple of posts I packed with numbers and facts from Expos opening day games four years ago. I recently added two new facts to post #6 (just scroll down till you see the Edit 2011 mention). Some of you also added interesting thoughts and memories that are still fun and interesting to read.
Source: Baseball-Reference.com Play Index.