1993 Montreal Expos season

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1993 Montreal Expos
Major League affiliations
Location
Other information
Owner(s) Claude Brochu
General manager(s) Dan Duquette
Manager(s) Felipe Alou
Local television CTV Television Network
The Sports Network
(Dave Van Horne, Ken Singleton)

SRC
RDS Network
(Claude Raymond, Raymond Lebrun, Denis Casavant)
Local radio CIQC (English)
(Dave Van Horne, Bobby Winkles, Ken Singleton, Elliott Price)

CKAC (French)
(Jacques Doucet, Rodger Brulotte, Alain Chantelois)
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The 1993 Montreal Expos season saw the Expos finish in second place in the National League East division, with a record of 94 wins and 68 losses.

Offseason[edit]

Regular season[edit]

At the end of August, the Atlanta Braves tried to acquire Dennis Martínez from the Expos. The Expos placed Martinez's name on the waiver wire and the Braves claimed him. The Expos were not about to let Martinez go to Atlanta for the waiver fee of $20,000. After claiming Martinez, the Expos contacted the Braves to see if they were interested in talking about a trade. Martinez had the final word on any movement because his seniority gives him veto rights over a trade.[6]

Notable games[edit]

  • May 28, 1993: In a contest against the Chicago Cubs at Wrigley Field the Expos and Cubs end their five inning contest in a 2–2 tie.
  • September 17, 1993: One of the most exciting pennant races in team history begins, as the Expos (85 wins, 62 losses, and 1 tie) play their final series against their division rival Phillies (89 wins, 58 losses). The Expos rally back to take an 8 to 7 victory in front of 45,757 hometown fans at Montreal's Olympic Stadium. The clutch hitting hero was a hearing disabled rookie named Curtis Pride who in his first major league at-bat doubled home two runners and scored on the following play. After the game Pride said he couldn't hear the ovation but he could feel the vibration of the 45,757 Expos fans. The Expos would finish the season 94-68 but unfortunately three games out of first place.

Opening Day starters[edit]

Season standings[edit]

NL East W L Pct. GB Home Road
Philadelphia Phillies 97 65 0.599 52–29 45–36
Montreal Expos 94 68 0.580 3 55–26 39–42
St. Louis Cardinals 87 75 0.537 10 49–32 38–43
Chicago Cubs 84 78 0.519 13 43–38 41–40
Pittsburgh Pirates 75 87 0.463 22 40–41 35–46
Florida Marlins 64 98 0.395 33 35–46 29–52
New York Mets 59 103 0.364 38 28–53 31–50



Notable transactions[edit]

Major League debuts[edit]

  • Batters:
    • Frank Bolick (Apr 5)
    • Cliff Floyd (Sep 18)
    • Lou Frazier (Apr 8)
    • Mike Lansing (Apr 7)
    • Oreste Marrero (Aug 12)
    • Charlie Montoyo (Sep 7)
    • Curtis Pride (Sep 14)
    • Joe Siddall (Jul 28)
    • Derrick White (Jul 22)
    • Rondell White (Sep 1)
  • Pitchers:
    • Brian Looney (Sep 26)
    • Kirk Rueter (Jul 7) [11]

Roster[edit]

1993 Montreal Expos
Roster
Pitchers Catchers

Infielders

Outfielders Manager

Coaches

Game log[edit]

1993 Game Log
Legend:           = Win           = Loss
Bold = Expos team member


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 Fletcher, DarrinDarrin Fletcher 133 396 101 .255 9 60
1B Colbrunn, GregGreg Colbrunn 70 153 39 .255 4 23
2B DeShields, DelinoDelino DeShields 123 481 142 .295 2 29
3B Berry, SeanSean Berry 122 299 78 .261 14 49
SS Cordero, WilWil Cordero 138 475 118 .248 10 58
LF Alou, MoisésMoisés Alou 136 482 138 .286 18 85
CF Grissom, MarquisMarquis Grissom 157 630 188 .298 19 95
RF Walker, LarryLarry Walker 138 490 130 .265 22 86

Other batters[edit]

Player G AB H Avg. HR RBI
Spehr, TimTim Spehr 53 87 20 .230 2 10
Laker, TimTim Laker 43 86 17 .198 0 7
McIntosh, TimTim McIntosh 20 21 2 .095 0 2
Pride, CurtisCurtis Pride 10 9 4 .444 1 5

Pitching[edit]

Starting pitchers[edit]

Player G IP W L ERA SO
Martínez, DennisDennis Martínez 35 224.2 15 9 3.85 138
Hill, KenKen Hill 28 183.2 9 7 3.23 90
Nabholz, ChrisChris Nabholz 26 116.2 9 8 4.09 74
Rueter, KirkKirk Rueter 14 85.2 8 0 2.73 31
Boucher, DenisDenis Boucher 5 28.1 3 1 1.91 14

Other pitchers[edit]

Player G IP W L ERA SO
Fassero, JeffJeff Fassero 56 149.2 12 5 2.29 140
Barnes, BrianBrian Barnes 52 100 2 6 4.41 60
Bottenfield, KentKent Bottenfield 23 83 2 5 4.12 33
Heredia, GilGil Heredia 20 57.1 4 2 3.92 40
Henry, ButchButch Henry 10 18.1 1 1 3.93 8

Relief pitchers[edit]

Player G W L SV ERA SO
Wetteland, JohnJohn Wetteland 70 9 3 43 1.37 113
Rojas, MelMel Rojas 66 5 8 10 2.95 48
Shaw, JeffJeff Shaw 55 2 7 0 4.14 50
Valdez, SergioSergio Valdez 4 0 0 0 9.00 2

Award winners[edit]

1993 Major League Baseball All-Star Game

Farm system[edit]

Level Team League Manager
AAA Ottawa Lynx International League Mike Quade
AA Harrisburg Senators Eastern League Jim Tracy
A West Palm Beach Expos Florida State League Rob Leary
A Burlington Bees Midwest League Lorenzo Bundy
Short-Season A Jamestown Expos New York-Penn League Tim Torricelli
Rookie GCL Expos Gulf Coast League Nelson Norman

LEAGUE CHAMPIONS: Harrisburg[12]

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