1989 Montreal Expos season

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1989 Montreal Expos
Major League affiliations
Location
Other information
Owner(s) Charles Bronfman
Manager(s) Buck Rodgers
Local television CBC Television
(Dave Van Horne, Ken Singleton)
The Sports Network
(Ken Singleton, Jim Hughson)
Télévision de Radio-Canada
(Claude Raymond, Raymond Lebrun)
Local radio CJAD (English)
(Dave Van Horne, Bobby Winkles, Jerry Trupiano)
CKAC (French)
(Jacques Doucet, Rodger Brulotte)
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The 1989 season for the Montreal Expos was the baseball club's twenty-first.

Offseason[edit]

Regular season[edit]

  • August 23, 1989: The Expos and Los Angeles Dodgers engage in a 22 inning marathon, the longest game in Expos history. It eventually ended when Rick Dempsey homered for the Dodgers in the top half of the 22nd innings off Dennis Martínez in a very rare relief performance. Rex Hudler was caught stealing second in the bottom half of the 22nd to end the game. The game would have ended earlier when an Expo scored from third on a sacrifice fly. The Dodgers' appeal, that the runner left the base too soon, was recognized by the third base umpire and the third out was recorded. The game also marked the first time that a mascot was ejected by an umpire. Youppi!, dressed in a nightgown and nightcap, pretended to go to sleep on top of the Dodgers dugout, former Montreal Royals reliever and then coach of the Dodgers Tommy Lasorda demanded that Youppi! be run from the game. In the end the game took over 6 hours to finish and ended close to 2:00 am.
  • August 15, 1989: San Francisco Giants pitcher Dave Dravecky pitched three no-hit innings, but in the fifth inning, he felt a tingling sensation in his arm. In the sixth inning he started off shaky, allowing a home run to the lead off batter and then hitting the second batter. Then, on his first pitch to Tim Raines, his humerus bone snapped, ending his career.

Opening Day starters[edit]

Season standings[edit]

NL East W L Pct. GB
Chicago Cubs 93 69 .574 --
New York Mets 87 75 .537 6
St. Louis Cardinals 86 76 .531 7
Montreal Expos 81 81 .500 12
Pittsburgh Pirates 74 88 .457 19
Philadelphia Phillies 67 95 .414 26

Notable transactions[edit]

Draft Picks[edit]

Major League debuts[edit]

  • Batters:
    • Marquis Grissom (Aug 22)
    • Marty Pevey (May 16)
    • Larry Walker (Aug 16)
  • Pitchers:
    • Steve Frey (May 10)
    • Mark Gardner (May 16)
    • Gene Harris (Apr 5) [9]

Roster[edit]

1989 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; H = Hits; Avg. = Batting Average; HR = Home Runs; RBI = Runs Batted In; SB = Stolen Bases

Pos Player G AB H Avg. HR RBI SB
C Santovenia, NelsonNelson Santovenia 97 304 76 .250 5 31 2
1B Galarraga, AndrésAndrés Galarraga 152 572 147 .257 23 85 12
2B Foley, TomTom Foley 122 375 86 .229 7 39 2
3B Wallach, TimTim Wallach 154 573 159 .277 13 77 3
SS Owen, SpikeSpike Owen 142 437 102 .233 6 41 3
LF Raines, TimTim Raines 145 517 148 .286 9 60 41
CF Martinez, DaveDave Martinez 126 361 99 .274 3 27 23
RF Brooks, HubieHubie Brooks 148 542 145 .268 14 70 6

Other batters[edit]

Player G AB H Avg. HR RBI SB
Hudler, RexRex Hudler 92 155 38 .245 6 13
Aldrete, MikeMike Aldrete 76 136 30 .221 1 12

Pitching[edit]

Starting pitchers[edit]

Player G IP W L ERA SO
Martínez, DennisDennis Martínez 34 232 16 7 3.18 142
Langston, MarkMark Langston 24 176.2 12 9 2.39 175

Other pitchers[edit]

Player G IP W L ERA SO

Relief pitchers[edit]

Player G W L SV ERA SO
Harris, GeneGene Harris 11 1 1 0 4.95 11

Award winners[edit]

1989 Major League Baseball All-Star Game

Farm system[edit]

Level Team League Manager
AAA Indianapolis Indians American Association Tom Runnells
AA Jacksonville Expos Southern League Alan Bannister
A West Palm Beach Expos Florida State League Felipe Alou
A Rockford Expos Midwest League Mike Quade
Short-Season A Jamestown Expos New York–Penn League Don Werner
Rookie GCL Expos Gulf Coast League Jerry Weinstein

LEAGUE CHAMPIONS: Indianapolis, Jamestown[10]

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