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  • 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: Play Index.
    Last edited by Chicoutimi CP; 04-18-2011, 08:28 AM.
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    • Happy birthday, Claude Raymond. Frenchy turns 73 today. Even if you had your best seasons with the Astros (1964-65-66), I'll never forget 1970. Thanks for the good times, Sir. And for all those games on the radio and the tube.
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      • In today's Blog, the Expos are mentioned because the Nationals set a few offensive records last night, scoring 17 runs. The most obvious is a table showing the 10 games in which the Expos scored 18 or more runs, but the rest of the article is interesting too. And short Have a good week end, everyone.
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        • Hang in there, Kid. We love you.
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          • Former Expo shortstop and now Cleveland Indians' Orlando Cabrera became the 262nd MLB player to join the 2000-hit club Sunday, when he hit a single off Yankees pitcher Freddy Garcia during the second inning of the Cleveland-New York dual. He is the 17th active player to achieve the milestone. As an Expo, O.C. had 877 hits, ranking 10th lifetime for the Montreal ball club. His two best seasons in Montreal were probably 2001 and 2003.

            Cabrera ranks 19th in career Win Shares for the Expos with 88. He also comes at position #29 at's Wins Above Replacement (WAR) with 6.3 and ties at #23 at Fangraphs WAR formula with 12.

            Keep up the good work, O-Dog!
            Last edited by Chicoutimi CP; 06-12-2011, 10:21 PM.
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            • Completely Useless Trivia (22) / Inter-League Special Edition

              As the 2011 baseball season right now is featuring inter-league games until the beginning of July, I thought it would be fun to get some numbers from this part of the Expos history. (Interestingly, today is the seventh anniversary of one of the games mentioned in these facts. On June 19th 2004, the Expos beat the White Sox 17-14 in one of those crazy games.)

              Total inter-league record: 69-70
              Best season: 1997, 12-3
              Worst season: 1998, 6-10
              Home record: 43-25
              Away record: 26-45
              Shutouts: 8-10
              One-run games: 22-21
              Most frequent opponents: Toronto 43 (19-24), Baltimore (9-6), Boston (7-8), and New York Yankees (6-9) 15 each.
              Most runs: Montreal 17, Chicago White Sox 14, June 19th 2004.
              Most runs by opponents: 15 (twice), April 6th 1998, Montreal 0, @ Boston 15; and June 3rd 2003, Montreal 4, Anaheim 15.
              Most runs by two teams: 31 - Montreal 17, Chicago White Sox 14, June 19th 2004.
              Fewest runs by two teams: 1 - 8 times, Montreal is 4-4 in those games.
              Biggest blow out win: June 3rd 1999, Montreal 13, Boston 1.
              Biggest blow out loss: April 6th 1998, Montreal 0, @ Boston 15.
              Best attendance at Olympic Stadium: 32,965 – Sunday, July 15th, 2001 (Boston 8, Montreal 5).

              Source: Montreal Expos 2004 Media Guide and

              Any memories from particular games, anyone?
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              • Thanks to David Cone, the Expos were 0-1 in interleague perfect games...
                Rockies fan living in Texas


                • Happy Quebec's Fete nationale, everyone, or St-Jean-Baptiste Day or whatever you call it. Bonne Fête nationale, tout le monde. By the way, the Expos were 16-15 lifetime on June 24th, with 5 off days. They were 9-10 in Montreal (2-4 at Jarry Park and 7-6 at the Big O) and 7-5 on the road.
                  Last edited by Chicoutimi CP; 06-24-2011, 01:03 PM.
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                  • The recent drama regarding the Washington Nationals’ manager job --Jim Riggleman resigns, John McLaren comes in for a couple of games and goes back right away, then Davey Johnson gets the job-- sent me back to the Expos managers statistics. Did you remember that there had been eleven (11) of them?

                    Robinson's numbers include two years with the Nats, so his Montreal data should read: 5th most games, 486 games, 233-253 record (.479), -30 over/under .500, best and worst finishes still at 2 and 5, and average rank at 3.7.
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                    • This morning’s Blog post got my interest because it mentions a game that happened a couple of days ago when the Nationals’ Jordan Zimmerman threw a complete game that he lost 1-0 on an unearned run by the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim. This was the 11th time it happened in the franchise history and a first since the Expos moved to DC. So here are all 10 games the Expos lost 1-0 yielding only an unearned run to the other team. The first four ones were complete games by Jim Britton and Howie Reed in 1969, Carl Morton in 1971, and Ray Burris in 1982. (Sorry if I’m too lazy to add all the links!)
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                      • As additional info to post #306, here are's Play Index cumulative individual stats for Expos inter-league games. Right now, they're ranked by total games played, but click whatever category you're interested in and the data will be sorted as such.

                        Here are the hitting numbers. Interesting to see that Peter Bergeron could hit AL pitchers, but nothing else!
                        Here are the pitching numbers.
                        Last edited by Chicoutimi CP; 07-01-2011, 08:55 AM.
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                        • One of today’s articles in the Blog is about the fact that, last night, Juan Perez of the Philadelphia Phillies pitched 9 strikes on 9 pitches during the 10th inning of the Phillies-Braves epic dual. If you look at the table mentioning the pitchers who did the same in a one inning outing, you’ll see that Ugeth Urbina did the same for the Expos in the 9th inning of the April 4th 2000 game. Shame it was in a 10-4 loss against the Dodgers in front of a small crowd of 12,143 fans at the Big O.
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                          • As it will be All-Star Game #82 tomorrow night, here is a link to a post I wrote five years ago. It includes numbers and facts about Expos players’ performances over the years at the Midsummer classic. I added four new items recently (just scroll down the first post until you see the EDIT 2011 mention). That’s why I’m bringing it to your attention again. Have a good week, everyone.
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                            • New at the SABR BioProject:

                              John Boccabella

                              Jarry Park


                              • Completely Useless Trivia (23)

                                *Vladimir Guerrero swung on the first pitch in more than 40% of his plate appearances for the Montreal ball club. In those circumstances as an Expo, Vladdy had 305 career hits, 77 home runs, and 198 runs batted in. His best season at it was possibly 1998, with 18 first pitch home runs.

                                *While he was an Expo (1996-2003), Guerrero ranked first in MLB tied with Vinnie Castilla for most cumulative first pitch home runs; 4th with his 305 hits; and 2nd with his 198 ribbies.

                                *The Expos were 52-7 in games in which they had more runs than hits. Their opponents were 82-6.

                                *What do Tim Raines (July 16, 1988), Brett Barberie (August 2, 1991), F.P. Santangelo (June 7, 1997), Jose Vidro (July 3, 2000), and Geoff Blum (July 5, 2001) have in common? Those five are the only switch-hitting Expos who knocked a home run from each side of the plate during a game.

                                *The most games in a season during which Expos pitchers did not give a base on balls is 20, in 1985. Fewest is 2 games, in 1972 and in 1973.

                                Source : Play Index.
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