West Palm Beach Expos

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West Palm Beach Expos
19651997
West Palm Beach, Florida
Class-level
Previous
  • Class A-Advanced (1990-1997)
  • Class A (1965-1989)
Minor league affiliations
League Florida State League
Major league affiliations
Previous
Minor league titles
League titles 2 (1974, 1991)
Team data
Previous names
  • West Palm Beach Expos (1969-1997)
  • West Palm Beach Braves (1965-1966)
Previous parks

The West Palm Beach Expos were a Florida State League minor league baseball team that existed from 1969 to 1997. Located in West Palm Beach, Florida, they were affiliated with the Montreal Expos and they played their home games at West Palm Beach Municipal Stadium. However the team was first established in 1965, as the West Palm Beach Braves, and affiliated with the Milwaukee Braves in 1965 and the Atlanta Braves from 1966 to 1968. The Braves played their home games at Mack Field.

They were one of the longest existing Florida State League teams. In 1998, the team moved to nearby Jupiter and became the Jupiter Hammerheads.

Year-by-year record[edit]

(from Baseball Reference.com)

Year Record Finish Manager Playoffs
1965 59-73 8th Andy Pafko
1966 45-89 9th Buddy Hicks
1967 51-81 8th Eddie Haas
1968 59-77 8th Andy Pafko
1969 56-73 10th Ed Sadowski
1970 79-50 2nd J.W. Porter Lost in 1st round
1971 58-81 11th Bobby Malkmus
1972 64-65 7th Lance Nichols
1973 80-58 1st Lance Nichols Lost League Finals
1974 79-53 2nd Gordon Mackenzie League Champs
1975 58-77 7th Gordon Mackenzie
1976 63-79 7th Gordon Mackenzie
1977 77-55 3rd Felipe Alou Lost in 1st round
1978 67-77 10th Larry Bearnarth
1979 79-65 4th Larry Bearnarth
1980 64-73 7th Bob Bailey
1981 65-71 7th Bob Bailey
1982 54-80 9th Junior Miner
1983 75-57 4th Tommy Thompson
1984 72-72 6th Tommy Thompson
1985 74-66 6th Junior Miner
1986 80-55 3rd Felipe Alou Lost League Finals
1987 75-63 5th (t) Felipe Alou
1988 71-63 7th Felipe Alou Lost in 2nd round
1989 74-64 7th Felipe Alou
1990 92-40 1st Felipe Alou Lost League Finals
1991 72-59 5th (t) Felipe Alou League Champs
1992 76-61 4th Dave Jauss Lost in 1st round
1993 69-67 8th Rob Leary
1994 71-60 3rd Rob Leary Lost in 1st round
1995 54-81 14th Gomer Hodge (19-35) / Rick Sofield (35-46)
1996 68-67 7th Rick Sofield
1997 69-66 6th Doug Sisson