1991 Montreal Expos season

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1991 Montreal Expos
Dennis Martínez throws a Perfect Game
Major League affiliations
Location
Other information
Owner(s) Claude Brochu
Manager(s) Buck Rodgers, Tom Runnells
Local television CBC Television/CTV Television Network
(Dave Van Horne, Ken Singleton)
Télévision de Radio-Canada
(Claude Raymond, Raymond Lebrun)
The Sports Network
(Ken Singleton, Dave Van Horne)
RDS Network
(Denis Casavant, Rodger Brulotte)
Local radio CFCF (English)
(Dave Van Horne, Bobby Winkles, Ken Singleton, Elliott Price)
CKAC (French)
(Jacques Doucet, Rodger Brulotte, Pierre Arsenault)
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After several winning seasons, the Expos faltered in 1991, winning only 20 of its first 49 games. Manager Buck Rodgers was replaced as manager by Tom Runnells.

Offseason[edit]

Regular season[edit]

On May 23, 1991, the Expos were no-hit by the Phillies' Tommy Greene. Greene was starting for only the second time in the season and 15th time in his major league career, and was pitching in place of Danny Cox who had suffered a pulled groin in his last start. Greene became the first visiting pitcher to hurl a no-hitter in Montreal's history as the Phillies defeated the Expos, 2-0 before an Olympic Stadium crowd of 8,833.[7]

Season standings[edit]

Team Wins Losses Win % GB
Pittsburgh Pirates 98 64 .605 0
St. Louis Cardinals 84 78 .519 14.0
Philadelphia Phillies 78 84 .481 20.0
Chicago Cubs 77 83 .481 20.0
New York Mets 77 84 .478 20.5
Montreal Expos 71 90 .441 26.5

Opening Day starters[edit]

Notable transactions[edit]

The Perfect Game[edit]

On July 28, 1991, Dennis Martínez became the first Latin-born pitcher to throw a perfect game, the 13th in major league history, against the Los Angeles Dodgers.[14]

Scorecard[edit]

July 28, Dodger Stadium, Chávez Ravine, California

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Montreal 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 2 4 0
Los Angeles 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2[15]
W: Dennis Martínez   L: Mike Morgan   
HRs: None, Attendance: 45,560.[16]

Length of game: 2:14. Umpires: HP: Larry Poncino, 1B: Bruce Froemming, 2B: Dana DeMuth, 3B: Greg Bonin

Roster[edit]

1991 Montreal Expos
Roster
Pitchers Catchers

Infielders

Outfielders Manager

Coaches

Player stats[edit]

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

Pos Player G AB H Avg. HR RBI
C Reyes, GilbertoGilberto Reyes 83 207 45 .217 0 13
1B Galarraga, AndrésAndrés Galarraga 107 375 82 .219 9 33
2B DeShields, DelinoDelino DeShields 151 563 134 .238 10 51
3B Wallach, TimTim Wallach 151 577 130 .225 13 73
SS Owen, SpikeSpike Owen 139 424 108 .255 3 26
LF Calderón, IvánIván Calderón 134 470 141 .300 19 75
CF Grissom, MarquisMarquis Grissom 148 558 149 .267 6 39
RF Walker, LarryLarry Walker 137 487 141 .290 16 64

Other batters[edit]

Note: G = Games played; AB = At bats; H = Hits; Avg. = Batting average; HR = Home runs; RBI = Runs batted in

Player G AB H Avg. HR RBI
Foley, TomTom Foley 86 168 35 .208 0 15

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

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

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
Piatt, DougDoug Piatt 21 0 0 0 2.60 29

Award winners[edit]

All-Stars[edit]

1991 Major League Baseball All-Star Game

Farm system[edit]

Level Team League Manager
AAA Indianapolis Indians American Association Jerry Manuel and Pat Kelly
AA Harrisburg Senators Eastern League Mike Quade
A West Palm Beach Expos Florida State League Felipe Alou
A Rockford Expos Midwest League Pat Kelly and Rob Leary
A Sumter Flyers South Atlantic League Lorenzo Bundy
Short-Season A Jamestown Expos New York–Penn League Ed Creech
Rookie GCL Expos Gulf Coast League Keith Snider

LEAGUE CHAMPIONS: West Palm Beach, Jamestown, GCL Expos[18]

References[edit]

External links[edit]