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 was the 25th season of the franchise. saw the Expos finish in second place in the National League East division, with a record of 94 wins and 68 losses.

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 17th season at the stadium; they had conducted spring training there from 1969 to 1972 and since 1981.

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


Record vs. opponents[edit]

1993 National League Records

Sources: [1] [2] [3] [4] [5] [6] [7] [8] [9] [10] [11] [12] [13] [14]
Team ATL CHC CIN COL FLA HOU LAD MON NYM PHI PIT SD SF STL
Atlanta 7–5 10–3 13–0 7–5 8–5 8–5 7–5 9–3 6–6 7–5 9–4 7–6 6–6
Chicago 5–7 7–5 8–4 6–7 4–8 7–5 5–8–1 8–5 7–6 5–8 8–4 6–6 8–5
Cincinnati 3–10 5–7 9–4 7–5 6–7 5–8 4–8 6–6 4–8 8–4 9–4 2–11 5–7
Colorado 0–13 4–8 4–9 7–5 11–2 7–6 3–9 6–6 3–9 8–4 6–7 3–10 5–7
Florida 5–7 7–6 5–7 5–7 3–9 5–7 5–8 4–9 4–9 6–7 7–5 4–8 4–9
Houston 5–8 8–4 7–6 2–11 9–3 9–4 5–7 11–1 5–7 7–5 8–5 3–10 6–6
Los Angeles 5–8 5–7 8–5 6–7 7–5 4–9 6–6 8–4 2–10 8–4 9–4 7–6 6–6
Montreal 5–7 8–5–1 8–4 9–3 8–5 7–5 6–6 9–4 6–7 8–5 10–2 3–9 7–6
New York 3–9 5–8 6–6 6–6 9–4 1–11 4–8 4–9 3–10 4–9 5–7 4–8 5–8
Philadelphia 6-6 6–7 8–4 9–3 9–4 7–5 10–2 7–6 10–3 7–6 6–6 4–8 8–5
Pittsburgh 5–7 8–5 4–8 4–8 7–6 5–7 4–8 5–8 9–4 6–7 9–3 5–7 4–9
San Diego 4–9 4–8 4–9 7–6 5–7 5–8 4–9 2–10 7–5 6–6 3–9 3–10 7–5
San Francisco 6–7 6–6 11–2 10–3 8–4 10–3 6–7 9–3 8–4 8–4 7–5 10–3 4–8
St. Louis 6–6 5–8 7–5 7–5 9–4 6–6 6–6 6–7 8–5 5–8 9–4 5–7 8–4


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 Darrin Fletcher 133 396 101 .255 9 60
1B Greg Colbrunn 70 153 39 .255 4 23
2B Delino DeShields 123 481 142 .295 2 29
3B Sean Berry 122 299 78 .261 14 49
SS Wil Cordero 138 475 118 .248 10 58
LF Moisés Alou 136 482 138 .286 18 85
CF Marquis Grissom 157 630 188 .298 19 95
RF Larry Walker 138 490 130 .265 22 86

Other batters[edit]

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

Pitching[edit]

Starting pitchers[edit]

Player G IP W L ERA SO
Dennis Martínez 35 224.2 15 9 3.85 138
Ken Hill 28 183.2 9 7 3.23 90
Chris Nabholz 26 116.2 9 8 4.09 74
Kirk Rueter 14 85.2 8 0 2.73 31
Denis Boucher 5 28.1 3 1 1.91 14

Other pitchers[edit]

Player G IP W L ERA SO
Jeff Fassero 56 149.2 12 5 2.29 140
Brian Barnes 52 100 2 6 4.41 60
Kent Bottenfield 23 83 2 5 4.12 33
Gil Heredia 20 57.1 4 2 3.92 40
Butch Henry 10 18.1 1 1 3.93 8

Relief pitchers[edit]

Player G W L SV ERA SO
John Wetteland 70 9 3 43 1.37 113
Mel Rojas 66 5 8 10 2.95 48
Jeff Shaw 55 2 7 0 4.14 50
Sergio 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
A-Short Season Jamestown Expos New York–Penn League Tim Torricelli
Rookie GCL Expos Gulf Coast League Nelson Norman

LEAGUE CHAMPIONS: Harrisburg[13]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Jerry Willard at Baseball Reference
  2. ^ Doug Bochtler at Baseball Reference
  3. ^ Curtis Pride at Baseball Reference
  4. ^ Doug Piatt at Baseball Reference
  5. ^ Vladimir Guerrero at Baseball Reference
  6. ^ https://query.nytimes.com/gst/fullpage.html?res=9F0CE5D81738F93AA1575BC0A965958260&sec=&spon=&pagewanted=all
  7. ^ Tim McIntosh at Baseball Reference
  8. ^ Orlando Cabrera at Baseball Reference
  9. ^ Archi Cianfrocco at Baseball Reference
  10. ^ https://www.baseball-reference.com/players/b/botteke01.shtml
  11. ^ http://www.thebaseballcube.com/statistics/1993/18.shtml
  12. ^ "MLB National League Gold Glove Award winners". Baseball-Reference.com. Retrieved April 30, 2017. 
  13. ^ Johnson, Lloyd, and Wolff, Miles, ed., The Encyclopedia of Minor League Baseball, 3rd edition. Durham, North Carolina: Baseball America, 2007