1987 Montreal Expos season

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1987 Montreal Expos
Major League affiliations
Location
Other information
Owner(s) Charles Bronfman
General manager(s) Murray Cook, Bill Stoneman
Manager(s) Buck Rodgers
Local television CBC Television
(Dave Van Horne, Jim Fanning)
The Sports Network
(Ken Singleton, Jim Hughson)
Télévision de Radio-Canada
(Claude Raymond, Raymond Lebrun)
Local radio CFCF (English)
(Dave Van Horne, Jim Fanning, Rich Griffin, Rob Faulds)
CKAC (French)
(Jacques Doucet, Rodger Brulotte)
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The 1987 Montreal Expos season was the 19th season in franchise history.

Offseason[edit]

Spring training[edit]

The Expos held spring training at West Palm Beach Municipal Stadium in West Palm Beach, Florida – a facility they shared with the Atlanta Braves. It was their 11th season at the stadium; they had conducted spring training there from 1969 to 1972 and since 1981.

Regular season[edit]

  • August 16, 1987: Tim Raines hit for the cycle in a 10-7 victory over the Pittsburgh Pirates at Olympic Stadium, going five-for-five in the process. A crowd of 26,134 were on hand to see it in Montreal.

Season standings[edit]

NL East W L Pct. GB Home Road
St. Louis Cardinals 95 67 0.586 49–32 46–35
New York Mets 92 70 0.568 3 49–32 43–38
Montreal Expos 91 71 0.562 4 48–33 43–38
Philadelphia Phillies 80 82 0.494 15 43–38 37–44
Pittsburgh Pirates 80 82 0.494 15 47–34 33–48
Chicago Cubs 76 85 0.472 18½ 40–40 36–45


Record vs. opponents[edit]

1987 National League Records

Sources: [1] [2] [3] [4] [5] [6] [7] [8] [9] [10] [11] [12]
Team ATL CHC CIN HOU LAD MON NYM PHI PIT SD SF STL
Atlanta 6–5 8–10 8–10 6–12 3–9 7–5 7–5 7–5 6–12 8–10 3–9
Chicago 5–6 6–6 8–4 6–6 10–8 9–9 8–10 4–14 9–3 5–7 6–12
Cincinnati 10–8 6–6 13–5 10–8 6–6 7–5 5–7 4–8 12–6 7–11 4–8
Houston 10–8 4–8 5–13 12–6 7–5 6–6 6–6 6–6 5–13 10–8 5–7
Los Angeles 12–6 6–6 8–10 6–12 3–9 6–6 2–10 6–6 11–7 10–8 3–9
Montreal 9–3 8–10 6–6 5–7 9–3 8–10 10–8 11–7 9–3 5–7 11–7
New York 5–7 9–9 5–7 6–6 6–6 10–8 13–5 12–6 8–4 9–3 9–9
Philadelphia 5-7 10–8 7–5 6–6 10–2 8–10 5–13 11–7 8–4 2–10 8–10
Pittsburgh 5–7 14–4 8–4 6–6 6–6 7–11 6–12 7–11 8–4 6–6 7–11
San Diego 12–6 3–9 6–12 13–5 7–11 3–9 4–8 4–8 4–8 5–13 4–8
San Francisco 10–8 7–5 11–7 8–10 8–10 7–5 3–9 10–2 6–6 13–5 7–5
St. Louis 9–3 12–6 8–4 7–5 9–3 7–11 9–9 10–8 11–7 8–4 5–7


Opening Day lineup[edit]

  • Casey Candaele
  • Tom Foley
  • Andrés Galarraga
  • Vance Law
  • John Stefero
  • Jay Tibbs
  • Tim Wallach
  • Mitch Webster
  • Herm Winningham[7]

Notable transactions[edit]

Major League debuts[edit]

  • Batters:
    • Jack Daugherty (Sep 1)
    • Alonzo Powell (Apr 6)
    • Tom Romano (Sep 1)
    • Nelson Santovenia (Sep 16)
  • Pitchers:
    • Jeff Fischer (Jun 19)
    • Ubaldo Heredia (May 12) [15]

Roster[edit]

1987 Montreal Expos
Roster
Pitchers Catchers

Infielders

Outfielders Manager

Coaches

Player stats[edit]

= Indicates team leader

Batting[edit]

Starters by position[edit]

Note: 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 Mike Fitzgerald 107 287 69 .240 3 36 3
1B Andrés Galarraga 147 551 168 .305 13 90 7
2B Vance Law 133 436 119 .273 12 56 8
3B Tim Wallach 153 593 177 .298 26 123 9
SS Hubie Brooks 112 430 113 .263 14 72 4
LF Tim Raines 139 530 175 .330 18 68 50
CF Herm Winningham 137 347 83 .239 4 41 29
RF Mitch Webster 156 588 165 .281 15 63 33

Other batters[edit]

Player G AB H Avg. HR RBI SB
Tom Foley 106 280 82 .293 5 28 6
Jeff Reed 75 207 44 .213 1 21 0
Dave Engle 59 84 19 .226 1 14 1
John Stefero 18 56 11 .196 1 3 0
Luis Rivera 18 32 5 .156 0 1 0
Jack Daugherty 11 10 1 .100 0 0 0
Nelson Norman 1 4 0 .000 0 0 0

Pitching[edit]

Starting pitchers[edit]

Player G IP W L ERA SO
Neal Heaton 32 193.1 13 10 4.52 105
Dennis Martínez 22 144.2 11 4 3.30 84
Pascual Pérez 10 70.1 7 0 2.30 58

Other pitchers[edit]

Player G IP W L ERA SO
Lary Sorensen 23 47.2 3 4 4.72 21

Relief pitchers[edit]

Player G W L SV ERA SO
Randy St. Claire 44 3 3 7 4.03 43
Curt Brown 5 0 1 0 7.71 6

Awards and honors[edit]

1987 Major League Baseball All-Star Game

  • Tim Raines, Outfield
  • Tim Raines, All-Star Game Most Valuable Player

Farm system[edit]

Level Team League Manager
AAA Indianapolis Indians American Association Joe Sparks
AA Jacksonville Expos Southern League Tommy Thompson
A West Palm Beach Expos Florida State League Felipe Alou
A Burlington Expos Midwest League J. R. Miner
A-Short Season Jamestown Expos New York–Penn League Gene Glynn
Rookie GCL Expos Gulf Coast League Jethro McIntyre

LEAGUE CHAMPIONS: Indianapolis[16]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Bert Roberge at Baseball-Reference
  2. ^ "John Mizerock: Career Statistics". Baseball Reference. Retrieved 25 January 2018. 
  3. ^ Dave Engle at Baseball-Reference
  4. ^ Jeff Reardon at Baseball-Reference
  5. ^ Pascual Pérez at Baseball-Reference
  6. ^ https://www.baseball-reference.com/n/newmaal01.shtml
  7. ^ http://baseball-almanac.com/teamstats/roster.php?y=1987&t=MON
  8. ^ Tim Raines at Baseball-Reference
  9. ^ Nelson Norman at Baseball-Reference
  10. ^ Dennis Martínez at Baseball-Reference
  11. ^ Nate Minchey at Baseball-Reference
  12. ^ John Vander Wal at Baseball-Reference
  13. ^ Archi Cianfrocco at Baseball-Reference
  14. ^ Curt Brown at Baseball-Reference
  15. ^ http://www.thebaseballcube.com/statistics/1987/18.shtml
  16. ^ Johnson, Lloyd, and Wolff, Miles, ed., The Encyclopedia of Minor League Baseball, 3rd edition. Durham, North Carolina: Baseball America, 2007