1988 Montreal Expos season
|1988 Montreal Expos|
|Major League affiliations|
|General manager(s)||Bill Stoneman, Dave Dombrowski|
|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)
(Jacques Doucet, Rodger Brulotte)
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The 1988 Montreal Expos season was the 20th season in franchise history.
- 1 Offseason
- 2 Spring training
- 3 Regular season
- 4 Player stats
- 5 Award winners
- 6 Farm system
- 7 References
- December 7, 1987: Dave Engle was signed as a free agent by the Expos.
- December 16, 1987: Bryn Smith was signed as a free agent by the Expos.
- December 18, 1987: Rex Hudler was signed as a free agent by the Expos.
- December 18, 1987: Dennis Martínez was signed as a free agent by the Expos.
- March 5, 1988: Otis Nixon was signed as a free agent by the Expos.
- March 24, 1988: Graig Nettles was purchased by the Expos from the Atlanta Braves.
- CFL quarterback Matt Dunigan retired from the Canadian Football League in 1988 and chased a childhood dream of professional baseball. Dunigan attended an open tryout with the Montreal Expos and was one of two ball players selected to sign a contract.
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 12th season at the stadium; they had conducted spring training there from 1969 to 1972 and since 1981.
Opening Day starters
- Hubie Brooks
- Tom Foley
- Andrés Galarraga
- Dennis Martínez
- Tim Raines
- Jeff Reed
- Luis Rivera
- Tim Wallach
- Mitch Webster
Expos pitcher Pascual Pérez threw a five-inning rain-shortened no-hitter against the Phillies on September 24, 1988. It was the first no-hitter in Veterans Stadium history. Perez allowed one walk, and another Phillies baserunner reached on an error. Umpire Harry Wendelstedt waved off the game after a 90-minute rain delay after the game was stopped by a steady rain with one out in the top of the sixth. However, due to a statistical rule change in 1991, no-hitters must last at least nine innings to count. As a result of the retroactive application of the new rule, this game and thirty-five others are no longer considered no-hitters.
|New York Mets||100||60||0.625||—||56–24||44–36|
|St. Louis Cardinals||76||86||0.469||25||41–40||35–46|
Record vs. opponents
1988 National League Records
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- July 13, 1988: Jeff Reed, Herm Winningham, and Randy St. Claire were traded by the Expos to the Cincinnati Reds for Tracy Jones and Pat Pacillo.
- July 14, 1988: Dave Engle was released by the Expos.
- July 23, 1988: Casey Candaele was traded by the Expos to the Houston Astros for Mark Bailey.
- September 1, 1988: The Expos traded a player to be named later to the Texas Rangers for Tom O'Malley. The Expos completed the deal by sending Jack Daugherty to the Rangers on September 13.
- June 1, 1988: 1988 Major League Baseball Draft
Major League debuts
- Jeff Huson (Sep 2)
- Johnny Paredes (Apr 29)
- Tim Barrett (Jul 18)
- Brian Holman (Jun 25)
- Randy Johnson (Sep 15) 
|1988 Montreal Expos|
|= Indicates team leader|
Starters by position
Note: Pos = position; G = Games played; AB = At Bats; H = Hits; Avg. = Batting Average; HR = Home Runs; RBI = Runs Batted In; SB = Stolen Bases
|1B||Galarraga, AndrésAndrés Galarraga||157||609||184||.302||29||92||13|
|2B||Foley, TomTom Foley||127||377||100||.265||5||43||2|
|3B||Wallach, TimTim Wallach||159||592||152||.257||12||69||2|
|LF||Raines, TimTim Raines||109||429||116||.270||12||48||33|
|RF||Brooks, HubieHubie Brooks||151||588||164||.279||20||90||7|
|Hudler, RexRex Hudler||77||216||59||.273||4||14||29|
|Engle, DaveDave Engle||34||37||8||.216||0||1||0|
|Martínez, DennisDennis Martínez||34||235.1||15||13||2.72||120|
|Smith, BrynBryn Smith||32||198||12||10||3.00||122|
|Johnson, RandyRandy Johnson||4||26||4||0||2.42||25|
|Smith, MikeMike Smith||5||0||0||1||3.12||4|
|Barrett, TimTim Barrett||4||0||0||1||5.79||5|
LEAGUE CHAMPIONS: Indianapolis
- Dave Engle page at Baseball Reference
- Bryn Smith page at Baseball Reference
- Rex Hudler page at Baseball Reference
- Dennis Martínez page at Baseball Reference
- Otis Nixon page at Baseball Reference
- Graig Nettles page at Baseball Reference
- "Archived copy". Archived from the original on July 28, 2012. Retrieved 2010-08-16.
- Bob Ford (September 25, 1988). "Perez Blanks The Phils On 5-inning No-hitter". Philadelphia Inquirer. Retrieved September 13, 2011.
- Tracy Jones page at Baseball Reference
- Casey Candaele page at Baseball Reference
- Jack Daugherty page at Baseball Reference
- Marquis Grissom page at Baseball Reference
- Bret Barberie page at Baseball Reference
- Johnson, Lloyd, and Wolff, Miles, ed., The Encyclopedia of Minor League Baseball, 3rd edition. Durham, North Carolina: Baseball America, 2007