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    I was watching Bartolo Colon pitch tonight, and I wondered how many former Expos are still playing Major League Baseball.

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    Colon is the last guy. Maicier Izturis is on the DL and will not play this season. Guys like Phillips, Sizemore etc. played in the Expos minor league system but never in the big leagues.
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    • #3
      Originally posted by Phantom Dreamer View Post
      Colon is the last guy. Maicier Izturis is on the DL and will not play this season. Guys like Phillips, Sizemore etc. played in the Expos minor league system but never in the big leagues.
      Thanks for the info. I figured there were only a handful at best still playing. Colon looked good, shutting the Cubs out for 7 innings.

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      • #4
        Originally posted by Phantom Dreamer View Post
        Colon is the last guy. Maicier Izturis is on the DL and will not play this season. Guys like Phillips, Sizemore etc. played in the Expos minor league system but never in the big leagues.
        Ironic how so much Expos history is intertwined with the Mets. The Expos' first and last games were played at Shea Stadium, the last man to bat in an Expo uniform later joins the Mets and earns a place in club history with a spectacular post-season catch, and the last currently active player to wear the stylized "e" is currently a Met.
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        • #5
          If Colon only lasts through the end of this season then the Expos will rank last in terms of how long was it that we had the last active player in the majors from a defunct/relocated franchise:

          Washington Senators (1960) -Jim Kaat (1983)
          Milwaukee Braves (1965) - Phil Niekro (1987)
          Boston Braves (1952) - Eddie Mathews (1968)
          New York Giants (1957) - Willie Mays (1973)
          Washington Senators (1971) - Toby Harrah (1986)
          St. Louis Browns (1954) - Don Larsen (1967)
          Brooklyn Dodgers (1957) - Bob Aspromante (1970)
          Seattle Pilots (1969) - Fred Stanley (1982)

          Always a minimum of 13 years with every other team.

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          • #6
            Originally posted by epaddon View Post
            If Colon only lasts through the end of this season then the Expos will rank last in terms of how long was it that we had the last active player in the majors from a defunct/relocated franchise:

            Washington Senators (1960) -Jim Kaat (1983)
            Milwaukee Braves (1965) - Phil Niekro (1987)
            Boston Braves (1952) - Eddie Mathews (1968)
            New York Giants (1957) - Willie Mays (1973)
            Washington Senators (1971) - Toby Harrah (1986)
            St. Louis Browns (1954) - Don Larsen (1967)
            Brooklyn Dodgers (1957) - Bob Aspromante (1970)
            Seattle Pilots (1969) - Fred Stanley (1982)

            Always a minimum of 13 years with every other team.
            Not surprising given the way the Expos were managed at the end.
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            • #7
              Bartolo Colon was dropped by the Braves today. He is the last of the active Expos.

              https://www.usatoday.com/story/sport...ver/440101001/

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              • #8
                Originally posted by epaddon View Post
                If Colon only lasts through the end of this season then the Expos will rank last in terms of how long was it that we had the last active player in the majors from a defunct/relocated franchise:

                Washington Senators (1960) -Jim Kaat (1983)
                Milwaukee Braves (1965) - Phil Niekro (1987)
                Boston Braves (1952) - Eddie Mathews (1968)
                New York Giants (1957) - Willie Mays (1973)
                Washington Senators (1971) - Toby Harrah (1986)
                St. Louis Browns (1954) - Don Larsen (1967)
                Brooklyn Dodgers (1957) - Bob Aspromante (1970)
                Seattle Pilots (1969) - Fred Stanley (1982)

                Always a minimum of 13 years with every other team.
                If Colon retires now, it would be 15 years. Puts the Expos ahead of the Pilots, Dodgers and Browns.

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                • #9
                  The Philadelphia Athletics and Kansas City Athletics weren't included on the list.
                  Kansas city: The answer is pretty obvious because in 1967 the A's last year in Kansas city, Reggie Jackson was just in his 1st year of a 21 year career.
                  Kansas City (1967); Reggie Jackson (1987).
                  Philadelphia Athletics (1954) : the last survivor probably comes from the following group with none of them playing much beyond the mid-1960s:
                  Vic Power, Bobby Shantz, Gus Zernial, Elmer Valo, John Gray, Art Ditmar.

                  .......and further research shows that the longest-lasting Phila. Athletic was Vic Power (1965) who lasted one year longer than Bobby Shantz.
                  Last edited by philliesfiend55; 07-04-2017, 04:52 PM.

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                  • #10
                    It looks like it might not be over yet for Colon.

                    http://www.espn.com/mlb/story/_/id/1...or-league-deal

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                    • #11
                      http://www.stltoday.com/sports/colum...3177387a7.html

                      There is interesting info about Bartolo at the end of this story.

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                      • #12
                        I read a story online today that stated if Colon gets shelled in his next start, he will probably hang em up for the last time.

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                        • #13
                          http://www.twincities.com/2017/07/17...debut-tuesday/

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                          • #14
                            Bartolo Colon threw a Complete Game last night at 44 years and 72 days old. He becomes the oldest AL pitcher to toss CG win since Nolan Ryan in 1992.

                            https://www.usatoday.com/story/sport...-4/104308516/#

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                            • #15
                              http://www.startribune.com/twins-44-...ile/440438393/

                              http://www.cleveland.com/tribe/index...numbers_h.html
                              Last edited by Expos16; 08-15-2017, 06:31 PM.

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