1969 Montreal Expos season

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1969 Montreal Expos
Inaugural Season
Major League affiliations
Location
Other information
Owner(s) Charles Bronfman
Manager(s) Gene Mauch
Local television CBC Television
(Hal Kelly, Jim Hearne)
Télévision de Radio-Canada
(Jean-Pierre Roy, Guy Ferron)
Local radio CKGM (English)
(Dave Van Horne, Russ Taylor)
CKLM (French)
(Jean-Pierre Roy, Jean-Paul Sarault)
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The Montreal Expos participated in their first season in Major League Baseball in 1969. The Expos, as typical for first-year expansion teams, finished in the cellar of the National League East Division with a 52-110 record, 48 games behind the eventual World Series Champion New York Mets. They did not win any game in extra innings during the year, which also featured a surprise no-hitter in just the ninth regular-season game they ever played. Their home attendance of 1,212,608, an average of 14,970 per game, was good for 7th in the N.L.

Offseason[edit]

Expansion draft[edit]

The Montreal Expos participated in the 1968 Major League Baseball expansion draft on October 14, 1968.

Player Former Team Pick
Manny Mota Pittsburgh Pirates 2nd pick[1]
Mack Jones Cincinnati Reds 4th pick
John Bateman Houston Astros 6th pick
Gary Sutherland Philadelphia Phillies 8th pick
Jack Billingham Los Angeles Dodgers 10th pick
Donn Clendenon Pittsburgh Pirates 11th pick
Jesús Alou San Francisco Giants 13th pick[2]
Mike Wegener Philadelphia Phillies 15th pick
Skip Guinn Atlanta Braves 17th pick[3]
Bill Stoneman Chicago Cubs 19th pick
Maury Wills Pittsburgh Pirates 21st pick[4]
Bobby Wine Philadelphia Phillies 23rd pick[5]
Bob Reynolds San Francisco Giants 25th pick
Dan McGinn Cincinnati Reds 27th pick
José Herrera Houston Astros 29th pick
Jimy Williams Cincinnati Reds 32nd pick[6]
Remy Hermoso Atlanta Braves 34th pick
Mudcat Grant Los Angeles Dodgers 36th pick[7]
Jerry Robertson St. Louis Cardinals 38th pick
Don Shaw New York Mets 40th pick[8]
Ty Cline San Francisco Giants 41st pick
Garry Jestadt Chicago Cubs 43rd pick
Carl Morton Atlanta Braves 45th pick[9]
Larry Jaster St. Louis Cardinals 47th pick
Ernie McAnally New York Mets 49th pick
Jim Fairey Los Angeles Dodgers 52nd pick
Coco Laboy St. Louis Cardinals 54th pick[10]
John Boccabella Chicago Cubs 56th pick
Ron Brand Houston Astros 58th pick
John Glass New York Mets 60th pick

Other transactions[edit]

Regular season[edit]

Historic games[edit]

The first game[edit]

Scorecard[edit]

April 8, Shea Stadium, New York City, New York

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Montreal 2 0 1 1 0 2 1 4 0 11 12 0
New York 0 3 0 3 0 0 0 0 4 10 15 3
W: Shaw (1-0)  L: Koonce (0-1)  SV: Sembera (1)   
HRs: McGinn (1), Staub (1), Laboy (1), Dyer (1)

Others[edit]

Opening Day starters[edit]

Season standings[edit]

NL East W L Pct. GB
New York Mets 100 62 .617 --
Chicago Cubs 92 70 .568 8
Pittsburgh Pirates 88 74 .543 12
St. Louis Cardinals 87 75 .537 13
Philadelphia Phillies 63 99 .389 37
Montreal Expos 52 110 .321 48

Notable transactions[edit]

Draft picks[edit]

Roster[edit]

1969 Montreal Expos
Roster
Pitchers Catchers

Infielders

Outfielders Manager

Coaches

Player stats[edit]

= Indicates team leader

Batting[edit]

Starters by position[edit]

Note: Pos = Position; G = Games played; AB = At Bats; R = Runs scored; H = Hits; Avg. = Batting average; HR = Home runs; RBI = Runs batted in; SB = Stolen bases

Pos Player G AB R H Avg. HR RBI SB
C Brand, RonRon Brand 103 287 19 74 .258 0 20 2
1B Bailey, BobBob Bailey 111 358 46 95 .265 9 53 3
2B Sutherland, GaryGary Sutherland 141 544 63 130 .239 3 35 5
3B Laboy, CocoCoco Laboy 157 562 53 145 .258 18 83 0
SS Wine, BobbyBobby Wine 121 370 23 74 .200 3 25 0
LF Jones, MackMack Jones 135 455 73 123 .270 22 79 6
CF Phillips, AdolfoAdolfo Phillips 58 199 25 43 .216 4 7 6
RF Staub, RustyRusty Staub 158 549 89 166 .302 29 79 3

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Other batters[edit]

Note: G = Games played; AB = At Bats; R = Runs scored; H = Hits; Avg. = Batting average; HR = Home runs; RBI = Runs batted in; SB = Stolen bases

Player G AB R H Avg. HR RBI SB
Fairly, RonRon Fairly 70 253 35 73 .289 12 39 1
Bateman, JohnJohn Bateman 74 235 16 49 .209 8 19 0
Cline, TyTy Cline 101 209 26 50 .239 2 12 4
Wills, MauryMaury Wills 47 189 23 42 .222 0 8 15
Clendenon, DonnDonn Clendenon 38 129 14 31 .240 4 14 0
Herrera, JoséJosé Herrera 47 126 7 36 .286 2 12 1
Bosch, DonDon Bosch 49 112 13 20 .179 1 4 1
Collins, KevinKevin Collins 52 96 5 23 .240 2 12 0
Mota, MannyManny Mota 31 89 6 28 .315 0 0 1
Boccabella, JohnJohn Boccabella 40 86 4 9 .105 1 6 1
Hermoso, RemyRemy Hermoso 28 74 6 12 .162 0 3 3
Fairey, JimJim Fairey 20 49 6 14 .286 1 6 0
Wicker, FloydFloyd Wicker 41 39 2 4 .103 0 2 0
Staehle, MarvMarv Staehle 6 17 4 7 .412 1 1 0
Hahn, DonDon Hahn 4 9 0 1 .111 0 2 0
Jestadt, GarryGarry Jestadt 6 6 1 0 .000 0 1 0

Pitching[edit]

Starting pitchers[edit]

Note: G = Games pitched; IP = Innings pitched; W = Wins; L = Losses; ERA = Earned run average; SO = Strikeouts

Player G IP W L ERA SO
Stoneman, BillBill Stoneman 42 235.2 11 19 4.39 185
Robertson, JerryJerry Robertson 38 179.2 5 16 3.96 133
Wegener, MikeMike Wegener 32 165.2 5 14 4.40 124
Renko, SteveSteve Renko 18 103.1 6 7 4.01 68
Grant, MudcatMudcat Grant 11 50.2 1 6 4.80 20
Reynolds, BobBob Reynolds 1 1.1 0 0 20.25 2

Other pitchers[edit]

Note: G = Games pitched; IP = Innings pitched; W = Wins; L = Losses; ERA = Earned run average; SO = Strikeouts

Player G IP W L ERA SO
Waslewski, GaryGary Waslewski 30 109.1 3 7 3.29 63
Reed, HowieHowie Reed 31 106 6 7 4.84 59
Jaster, LarryLarry Jaster 24 77 1 6 5.49 39
Morton, CarlCarl Morton 8 29.1 0 3 4.60 16

Relief pitchers[edit]

Note: G = Games pitched; W = Wins; L = Losses; SV = Saves; ERA = Earned run average; SO = Strikeouts

Player G W L SV ERA SO
McGinn, DanDan McGinn 74 7 10 6 3.94 112
Face, RoyRoy Face 44 4 2 5 3.94 34
Shaw, DonDon Shaw 35 2 5 1 5.21 45
Sembera, CarrollCarroll Sembera 23 0 2 2 3.55 15
Radatz, DickDick Radatz 22 0 4 3 5.71 32
Raymond, ClaudeClaude Raymond 15 1 2 1 4.09 11
Shea, SteveSteve Shea 10 0 0 0 2.87 11
Marentette, LeoLeo Marentette 3 0 0 0 6.75 4

Awards and honors[edit]

1969 Major League Baseball All-Star Game

Farm system[edit]

Level Team League Manager
AAA Vancouver Mounties Pacific Coast League Bob Lemon
A West Palm Beach Expos Florida State League Ed Sadowski
Rookie GCL Expos Gulf Coast League J. W. Porter

LEAGUE CHAMPIONS: GCL Expos

Vancouver affiliation shared with Seattle Pilots

Notes[edit]

References[edit]