1998 Montreal Expos season

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1998 Montreal Expos
Major League affiliations
Other information
Owner(s) Claude Brochu
Manager(s) Felipe Alou
Local television The Sports Network
(Dave Van Horne, Gary Carter)

(Michel Villeneuve, Marc Griffin)
(Claude Raymond, Rene Pothier)
RDS Network
(Denis Casavant, Rodger Brulotte)
Local radio CIQC
(Dave Van Horne, Elliott Price, Joe Cannon)

(Jacques Doucet, Rodger Brulotte,Alain Chantelois)
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  • On November 18, 1997, the Expos sent Pedro Martínez to the Boston Red Sox for a player to be named later and Carl Pavano. The Boston Red Sox sent Tony Armas, Jr on December 18, 1997 to complete the trade.[1]
  • December 12, 1997: Henry Rodriguez was traded by the Montreal Expos to the Chicago Cubs for Miguel Batista.[2]

Regular season[edit]

Opening Day starters[edit]

Season standings[edit]

NL East W L Pct. GB
Atlanta Braves 106 56 .654 --
New York Mets 88 74 .543 18
Philadelphia Phillies 75 87 .463 31
Montreal Expos 65 97 .401 41
Florida Marlins 54 108 .333 52

Notable Transactions[edit]


1998 Montreal Expos
Pitchers Catchers


Outfielders Manager


Scorecard for McGwire’s 70th[edit]

Heading into the final game of the season vs. the Expos, Mark McGwire had 68 Home Runs. On September 27, 1998, McGwire finished the season with 70 Home Runs. In the third inning, McGwire hit a home run off Mike Thurman, and in the seventh inning, he got number 70 off Carl Pavano.

September 27, Busch Stadium, St. Louis, Missouri

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Montreal 0 0 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 3 9 1
St. Louis 1 1 1 0 0 0 3 0 x 6 9 2
W: Frascatore (3-4)  L: Pavano (6-9)   SV: Acevedo (15)   HRs: Cabrera (3), Tatis (8), McGwire 2 (69, 70)
Attendance: 46,110 Time:2:33 U-HP–Rich Rieker, 1B–Joe West, 2B–Kerwin Danley, 3B–Brian Gorman

Player stats[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

Other batters[edit]

Player G AB H Avg. HR RBI

Starting pitchers[edit]

Player G IP W L ERA SO

Other pitchers[edit]

Player G IP W L ERA
Relief pitchers[edit]
Player G W L SV ERA SO

Award winners[edit]

1998 Major League Baseball All-Star Game

Farm system[edit]

Level Team League Manager
AAA Ottawa Lynx International League Pat Kelly
AA Harrisburg Senators Eastern League Rick Sweet
A Jupiter Hammerheads Florida State League Doug Sisson
A Cape Fear Crocs South Atlantic League Luis Dorante
Short-Season A Vermont Expos New York-Penn League Tony Barbone
Rookie GCL Expos Gulf Coast League Frank Kremblas



  1. ^ Pedro Martinez Statistics - Baseball-Reference.com
  2. ^ http://www.baseball-reference.com/r/rodrihe02.shtml
  3. ^ Ted Lilly Statistics - Baseball-Reference.com
  4. ^ Johnson, Lloyd, and Wolff, Miles, ed., The Encyclopedia of Minor League Baseball, 3rd edition. Durham, N.C.: Baseball America, 2007