|Founded: 1969 (Expansion Team)|
|Relocated: December 3, 2004 (to Washington, D.C.)|
|Uniform Colors: blue, red, and white|
|Logo Design: A stylized "M" for Montreal, containing a red "e" for Expos, and a blue "b" for baseball. Champions Major League Baseball The most notable part of the 1969 season were the Miracle Mets World Series: New York Mets Events 1800 - War of the Second Coalition: Battle of Hohenlinden, French Headline events of the year The Boston Red Sox win their first World Series since, ending the Curse of the Bambino. The Washington Nationals is an American professional baseball team based in Washington D Jarry Park Stadium ( Parc Jarry) is a former Baseball park in Montreal which served as home to the Montreal Expos, Major The Olympic Stadium (Stade olympique is a Multi-purpose stadium in Montreal, Quebec, Canada built as the main venue for the 1976 The Hiram Bithorn Stadium ( Estadio Hiram Bithorn in Spanish is a Baseball Stadium in San Juan Puerto Rico, operated by the municipal government |
|Mascot: Souki (1978), Youppi! (1979-2004)|
|Theme Song: Les Expos sont là (literally: "The Expos are there") by Marc Gélinas|
|Division Championships: 1981|
|National League Championships: None|
|World Series Championships: None|
| - In 1981, a players' strike in the middle of the season forced the season to be split into two halves. Youppi, or Youppi! ( Yippee! or Hooray! in French) is the official mascot for the Montreal Canadiens and longtime mascot of the now-defunct Champions Major League Baseball World Series: Los Angeles Dodgers over New York Yankees (4-2 Ron Cey, Pedro Guerrero Champions Major League Baseball World Series: Los Angeles Dodgers over New York Yankees (4-2 Ron Cey, Pedro Guerrero The 1981 Major League Baseball strike was the fifth work stoppage in Major League Baseball since the 1972 Major League Baseball strike Montreal won the division in the second half, despite having the second best record in the division when considering the entire season, two games behind St. Louis. The St Louis Cardinals (also referred to as "the Cards " or "the Redbirds " are a professional Baseball team based in St |
 - In 1994, a players' strike wiped out the last eight weeks of the season and all post-season. Headline events of the year As a result of a players' strike the MLB season ends prematurely on August 11, 1994. The 1994 Major League baseball strike was the eighth work stoppage in Baseball history as well as the fourth in-season work stoppage Montreal was in first place by six games in the National League East Division when play was stopped. No official titles were awarded in 1994.
|Geographical Rival: New York Mets, Philadelphia Phillies (Toronto Blue Jays in interleague)|
The Montreal Expos (French: Les Expos de Montréal) were a Major League Baseball team located in Montreal, Quebec, Canada from 1969 until 2004. "Mets" redirects here For the medical term see Metastasis. The Philadelphia Phillies are a Major League Baseball team based in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, in the United States. The Toronto Blue Jays are a professional baseball team based in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. French ( français,) is a Romance language spoken around the world by 118 million people as a native language and by about 180 to 260 million people Montreal, or Montréal in French ( pronounced in French, in English) is the largest city in the Canadian province of Quebec Quebec (kwɨˈbɛk Country to "Dominion of Canada" or "Canadian Federation" or anything else please read the Talk Page Year 1969 ( MCMLXIX) was a Common year starting on Wednesday (link will display full calendar of the Gregorian calendar. "MMIV" redirects here For the Modest Mouse album see " Baron von Bullshit Rides Again " After the 2004 season, the franchise was relocated by Major League Baseball, its owners since 2002, to Washington, D.C. and became the Washington Nationals. The 2004 MLB season was the 101st season of Major League Baseball Washington DC ( formally the District of Columbia and commonly referred to as Washington, the District, or simply D The Washington Nationals is an American professional baseball team based in Washington D The Nationals retained all the Expos' records, player contracts, and minor league affiliates, as well as their spring training complex in Viera, Florida. In Major League Baseball, spring training is a series of practices and exhibition games preceding the start of the Regular season. Situated on former Duda Ranch and scrub forest land Viera is a master planned community in Brevard County, Florida, located in the Space Coast
In 1960 Montreal lost its International League team, the Montreal Royals (an affiliate of the former Brooklyn Dodgers). Year 1960 ( MCMLX) was a Leap year starting on Friday (link will display full calendar of the Gregorian calendar. The Montreal Royals were a minor league professional baseball team located in Montreal, Quebec, that existed from 1897-1917 and from 1928-60 as a member The Los Angeles Dodgers are a Major League Baseball team based in Los Angeles California, USA Although the Royals had been a fixture in Montreal for many years, and many of the Dodgers prospects had played in Montreal, such as Jackie Robinson, Roy Campanella, and Duke Snider, with the parent team's move to Los Angeles in 1958, the Dodgers chose to locate its main farm team closer to L. Jack Roosevelt "Jackie" Robinson (January 31 1919 – October 24 1972 was a Baseball player for the Brooklyn Dodgers. Roy Campanella ( November 19, 1921 – June 26, 1993) nicknamed " Campy " was an American Baseball Edwin Donald "Duke" Snider (born September 19, 1926 in Los Angeles California) Nicknamed "The Silver Fox" A. The move to get a new team for the city was the result of a seven-year-long effort, led by Gerry Snyder, who at the time was the member from the district of Snowdon on Montreal City Council. Snowdon is the name of a neighbourhood located in Montreal Quebec Canada. Snyder was a high profile figure in Montreal during the 1960s and 1970's. In addition to representing Snowdon on Council from 1957 to 1982, Snyder chaired the city's Executive Committee during the 1960s, served as Mayor Jean Drapeau's primary liaison to the English speaking community, and was instrumental in bringing both the 1976 Summer Olympic Games and the Formula One Grand Prix of Canada to the city. Snowdon is the name of a neighbourhood located in Montreal Quebec Canada.
On December 2, 1967, Snyder presented a bid for a Montreal franchise to Major League Baseball's team owners at their "Winter Meetings" in Mexico City. Events 1409 - The University of Leipzig opens 1755 - The second Eddystone Lighthouse is destroyed by fire Year 1967 ( MCMLXVII) was a Common year starting on Sunday (link will display full calendar of the 1967 Gregorian calendar. One potential wild card in Montreal's favour was that the chair of the National League's expansion committee was the influential Los Angeles Dodgers president Walter O'Malley, under whom the Royals had become affiliated with the Dodgers. The Los Angeles Dodgers are a Major League Baseball team based in Los Angeles California, USA Walter Francis O'Malley (October 9 1903 &ndash August 9 1979 was an American On May 27, 1968 O'Malley announced that franchises were being awarded to Montreal and San Diego, beginning play the following year (1969). Events 927 - Simeon the Great, Tsar of Bulgaria, dies 1120 - Richard III of Capua is anointed Year 1968 ( MCMLXVIII) was a Leap year starting on Monday (link will display full calendar of the Gregorian calendar. 
After prominent Montreal businessman Jean-Louis Lévesque withdrew his support, Snyder convinced Charles Bronfman, a major shareholder in the world-wide Seagram distilling empire, to lend his considerable weight to the project and provide the funding guarantees required. Jean-Louis Lévesque ( April 13, 1911 - December 28, 1994) was a Canadian Entrepreneur, thoroughbred racehorse Charles Rosner Bronfman PC, CC, LLD (born June 27, 1931 in Montreal) is a Canadian businessman and For the rapper Seagram, see Seagram Miller The Seagram Company Ltd Bronfman purchased the majority of the shares and was Chairman of the Board of Directors. The other investors and founding directors included Vice-Chairmen Lorne Webster and Paul Beaudry, plus Sidney Maislin, Hugh G. Hallward, Charlemagne Beaudry (Paul's brother), and team President and Executive Director, John McHale. For the 19th-century Irish archbishop see John McHale (archbishop. 
With a long history of use in Montreal, the "Royals" was one of the candidate nicknames for the new franchise, but the Kansas City team adopted this name, so the new owners conducted a contest to name the team. The Kansas City Royals are a Major League Baseball team based in Kansas City, Missouri. Many names were suggested by Montrealers (including the "Voyageurs" and in a coincidental twist, the "Nationals" — now used by the team in its new home in Washington) but there was a clear winner. At the time, the city was still basking in the glow of the recently completed Expo 67, the most popular World's Fair to date, and so the name "Expos" was suggested in about 80% of the contest entries. The 1967 International and Universal Exposition, or Expo 67 as it was commonly known was the World's Fair held in Montreal, Canada from April 27 to October The Expos name also had the advantage of being the same in either English or French, the city's two dominant languages.
The Expos had to overcome another obstacle before they could take the field: they had to find a home ballpark. Delorimier Stadium, the former home of the Montreal Royals, was rejected as too small, even for temporary use. Delorimier Stadium (also known as Montreal Stadium and Delorimier Downs was a 20000-seat Sports stadium at De Lorimier Avenue and Team officials initially settled on the Autostade, but city officials balked at the cost of adding a dome (thought necessary because of Montreal's often cold temperatures in April and September) and 12,000 seats. The Autostade (the English name Automotive Stadium was rarely used was a Canadian football Stadium in the Victoriatown neighbourhood By August 1968, the league was threatening to withdraw the franchise. National League president Warren Giles and Montreal Mayor Jean Drapeau visited Jarry Park, a 3,000-seat ballfield in the city's northwest corner, and decided that it could be a suitable temporary facility. Warren Crandall Giles ( 28 May, 1896 - 7 February, 1979) was a National League executive in Major League Baseball. This is a list of Mayors of Montreal, Quebec, Canada, since the city was incorporated in 1832 Jean Drapeau CC, GOQ ( 18 February 1916 &ndash 12 August 1999) was a Canadian Lawyer and Jarry Park Stadium ( Parc Jarry) is a former Baseball park in Montreal which served as home to the Montreal Expos, Major Within six months, the park was transformed into a 28,500-seat makeshift facility, saving the franchise.
Montreal in the 1960s was seeing its international profile being raised considerably. The 1967 World's Fair, called Expo 67 was a success, and the city soon won the bid for the 1976 Summer Olympics. The 1967 International and Universal Exposition, or Expo 67 as it was commonly known was the World's Fair held in Montreal, Canada from April 27 to October The 1976 Summer Olympics, officially known as the Games of the XXI Olympiad, were an International Multi-sport event held in Montreal, Quebec The city also opened a new subway system, the Montreal Metro. A rapid transit, underground, subway, elevated railway or metro(politan system is an electric passenger railway The Montreal Metro is a Rubber-tired metro system and the main form of Public transportation in the city of Montreal, Quebec, Canada This string of achievements was capped by the winning of one of the four expansion franchises awarded by Major League Baseball for 1969. .
The Montreal Expos were the first franchise awarded to a Canadian city by a major league organization originating in the United States. It was considered a huge step for the city of Montreal, the province of Quebec, the nation of Canada, and Major League Baseball. One of the challenges for French-language broadcasters was inventing a whole new lexicon to describe the game to fans.  The Expos inspired MLB to add a second Canadian team, the Toronto Blue Jays, in 1977. The Toronto Blue Jays are a professional baseball team based in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. Also 1977 (album by Ash. Year 1977 ( MCMLXXVII) was a Common year starting on Saturday (link displays
The Expos won their first game, on the afternoon of April 8, 1969, against the New York Mets at Shea Stadium, beating the Mets by a score of 11-10. "Mets" redirects here For the medical term see Metastasis. William A Shea Municipal Stadium, usually shortened to Shea Stadium or just Shea (ʃeɪ̪ is a Stadium located in the New York City borough The Expos took the field for the first time with Bob Bailey playing first base, Gary Sutherland playing second base, Maury Wills playing shortstop, Coco Laboy playing third base, Mack Jones playing left field, Don Hahn playing centerfield, Rusty Staub playing right field, John Bateman at catcher and Mudcat Grant on the mound. Robert Sherwood (Bob Bailey (born October 13, 1942 in Long Beach California) is an American former Third baseman in Major League First base, or 1B, is the first of four stations on a Baseball diamond which must be touched in succession by a baserunner in order to score a run Gary Lynn Sutherland (born September 27, 1944 in Glendale California) was a Major League Second Baseman and Shortstop for 13 Second base, or 2B, is the second of four stations on a Baseball diamond which must be touched in succession by a base runner in order to score a run for that Maurice Morning Wills (born October 2 1932 in Washington DC) is a former Major League Baseball Shortstop and switch-hitting Shortstop, abbreviated SS, is the baseball fielding position between second and Third base. Jose Alberto Laboy (born July 3 1939) was a Puerto Rican Major League Baseball player A third baseman, abbreviated 3B, is the player in Baseball whose responsibility is to defend the area nearest to third base — the third of Mack Jones ( November 6, 1938 – June 8, 2004) nicknamed " Mack The Knife " was a MLB Left fielder A left fielder (LF is an Outfielder in the sport of Baseball who plays defense in left field. Donald Antone Hahn, born November 16, 1948 in San Francisco, California, is a former Major League baseball player an outfielder known Centerfield is an Album by musician John Fogerty, released in 1985 Daniel Joseph "Rusty" Staub (born April 1, 1944 in New Orleans Louisiana) was a Major League Baseball player for 23 seasons (1963–1985 Position description Outfielders must cover large distances so speed instincts and quickness to react to the ball are key John Alvin Bateman was born on July 21, 1940 in Killeen Texas. Catcher is also a general term for a fielder who catches the ball in Cricket. James Timothy "Mudcat" Grant (born August 13, 1935 in Land O' Lakes Florida) is a former Major League Baseball Pitcher In Baseball, the pitcher is the player who throwsthe baseball from the Pitcher's mound toward the Catcher to begin each play with the goal of The first manager was former Philadelphia Phillies manager Gene Mauch. The Philadelphia Phillies are a Major League Baseball team based in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, in the United States. Gene William Mauch ( November 18 1925 – August 8 2005; surname was a homonym of "mock" was an American Wills had the first hit in Expos history and also scored the first run. The first home run in franchise history came from an unlikely source - relief pitcher Dan McGinn. Bailey had the first RBI, and Don Shaw was credited with the win. Carroll Sembera pitched the final inning against the Mets and recorded the first save.
The first game at Jarry Park was played on April 14 — an 8-7 Expos win over the St. Events 43 BC - Battle of Forum Gallorum: Mark Antony, besieging Julius Caesar 's assassin Decimus Junius Brutus in Louis Cardinals, broadcast nationwide on CBC television and radio. A crowd of 29,184 jammed every corner of Jarry Park to watch the first major league baseball game ever played outside the United States. Jarry was only intended as a three-year temporary facility until what became Olympic Stadium could be completed. The Olympic Stadium (Stade olympique is a Multi-purpose stadium in Montreal, Quebec, Canada built as the main venue for the 1976 However, a strike delayed the Expos' first game there until 1977. Also 1977 (album by Ash. Year 1977 ( MCMLXXVII) was a Common year starting on Saturday (link displays The Expos had to postpone several early and late-season games during their first seven seasons because Jarry was completely exposed to the elements. On several occasions, MLB threatened to yank the franchise due to the construction delays.
Following that first series in Montreal, the Expos went to Philadelphia to play the Phillies. On April 17, Bill Stoneman pitched the first no-hitter in the club's history, as the Expos won 7-0. Stoneman's feat gave the Expos the record for the earliest no-hitter recorded by any major league baseball franchise — only ten days after their very first game.
Rusty Staub and Mack Jones would become the darlings of the Montreal fans during the early years of the team. Daniel Joseph "Rusty" Staub (born April 1, 1944 in New Orleans Louisiana) was a Major League Baseball player for 23 seasons (1963–1985 Mack Jones ( November 6, 1938 – June 8, 2004) nicknamed " Mack The Knife " was a MLB Left fielder Staub was affectionately known as "Le Grand Orange" (in tribute to his red hair), and with Jones playing left field for the team, the left field bleachers at Jarry Park came to be known as "Jonesville". Staub also endeared himself to Montrealers by learning French and marrying a Montrealer.
In 1972, Staub was traded to the New York Mets in exchange for 3 young prospects: first baseman-outfielder Mike Jorgensen, infielder Tim Foli, and outfielder Ken Singleton). "Mets" redirects here For the medical term see Metastasis. While the trade landed Montreal three youngsters that would help the still maturing expansion team, many Montrealers were saddened to lose a popular player. Staub was reacquired by Montreal in July 1979. At his first game back in Montreal, against the Pittsburgh Pirates, Staub received a long and heartfelt standing ovation from the adoring fans, welcoming "Le Grand Orange" back. The Pittsburgh Pirates are a Major League Baseball club based in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Staub left the team for good after the 1979 season. His number 10 was eventually the first one retired by the Expos.
After 10 straight losing seasons under Mauch (1969-75), Karl Kuehl and Charlie Fox (1976) and Dick Williams (1977-78), in 1979 under Williams the Expos posted a 95-65 record — the first of five consecutive winning seasons, and their best record for any complete season in Montreal franchise history — and finished in second place in the NL East. Karl Otto Kuehl (pronounced "keel" September 5 1937 — August 6 2008) was an American scout, Farm system Charles Francis Fox ( October 7, 1921 — February 16, 2004) was an American manager, general manager, scout Richard Hirschfeld Williams (born May 7 1929 in St Louis Missouri) is a former Left fielder, Third baseman, manager, coach and Champions Major League Baseball World Series: Pittsburgh Pirates over Baltimore Orioles (4-3 Willie Stargell,
The Expos made their only postseason appearance in Montreal franchise history during the split season of 1981. Champions Major League Baseball World Series: Los Angeles Dodgers over New York Yankees (4-2 Ron Cey, Pedro Guerrero In the 1981 playoffs, the Expos defeated the Philadelphia Phillies 3-2 in the divisional series, but lost to the Los Angeles Dodgers 3-2 in the National League Championship Series, on a game postponed from Sunday to Monday afternoon due to rain. The Philadelphia Phillies are a Major League Baseball team based in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, in the United States. The Los Angeles Dodgers are a Major League Baseball team based in Los Angeles California, USA The National League Championship Series was a best-of-five series between the first-half Western Division champion Los Angeles Dodgers and the second-half Eastern The difference in the game was a ninth inning home run by Los Angeles Dodgers Rick Monday. The Los Angeles Dodgers are a Major League Baseball team based in Los Angeles California, USA The game has since been referred to as Blue Monday.
Montreal was led through the 1980s by a core group of young players, including catcher Gary Carter, outfielders Tim Raines and Andre Dawson, third baseman Tim Wallach and pitchers Steve Rogers and Bill Gullickson. Gary Edmund Carter (born April 8 1954 nicknamed "Kid" or "Kid Carter" was a Major League Baseball Catcher from 1974-1992 Timothy Raines (born September 16 1959 in Sanford Florida) nicknamed "Rock"is a former Left fielder in Major League Baseball Andre Nolan Dawson (born July 10, 1954, Miami Florida) is a former Major League Baseball Outfielder. Timothy Charles Wallach (born September 14, 1957 in Huntington Park California) nicknamed "Eli" in reference to actor Eli Wallach is a former Stephen Douglas Rogers (born October 26, 1949) is a former Starting pitcher in Major League Baseball who played his entire career for the William Lee Gullickson (born February 20, 1959 in Marshall Minnesota) is a former Major league baseball Pitcher who played for The promising aspects of the Expos gave rise to the name "Team of the 80s".  Attendance at Olympic Stadium went up each year from 1979 to 1983 (excluding the strike year in 1981), and the fans would express their excitement in song — the "The Happy Wanderer" being a fan favourite after offensive explosions. " The Happy Wanderer " (" Der fröhliche Wanderer " or " Mein Vater war ein Wandersmann " is a Popular song by Friedrich-Wilhelm 
In spite of the team's talent, the Expos were unable to finish above third place from 1982 to 1991. They had up-and-down years, with a winning percentage of . 484 in 1984 under managers Bill Virdon and Jim Fanning and 1986 under Buck Rodgers, but above . William Charles Virdon (born June 9, 1931 in Hazel Park Michigan) is a former Outfielder, manager and coach in Major For the fictional James Bond character who appears in the film Octopussy, see Jim Fanning (James Bond. Robert LeRoy "Buck" Rodgers (born August 16, 1938 in Delaware Ohio) is a former Catcher, manager and coach in 500 seasons in 1985, 1987, and 1990 under Rodgers.
Gary Carter was traded to the New York Mets on December 10, 1984, for Hubie Brooks, Mike Fitzgerald, Herm Winningham, and Floyd Youmans. "Mets" redirects here For the medical term see Metastasis. Hubert Brooks Jr (born September 24, 1956 in Los Angeles California, United States is a former Major League Baseball player Michael Roy Fitzgerald (born July 13, 1960 in Long Beach California) is a former Professional baseball catcher who played in the Major Leagues Herman Son Winningham (born December 1 1961 in Orangeburg South Carolina) is a former Center fielder in Major League Baseball Floyd Everett Youmans (born May 11 1964, in Tampa, Florida) was a Baseball Pitcher who pitched in the major leagues  Andre Dawson left as a free agent after the 1986 season.  Tim Raines was traded to the Chicago White Sox on December 23, 1990, in a five-player deal that brought Iván Calderón to Montreal. The Chicago White Sox are a professional Baseball team based in Chicago, Illinois. This article is about the baseball player see also Ivan Calderón (boxer. 
As baseball salaries escalated, Charles Bronfman decided to sell the Expos. Charles Rosner Bronfman PC, CC, LLD (born June 27, 1931 in Montreal) is a Canadian businessman and On June 14, 1991, Claude Brochu, the team's President and Chief Operating Officer since September 4, 1986, became the managing general partner of a consortium of 14 owners, which also included BCE, Canadian Pacific, the City of Montreal, Nesbitt Burns, and Univa (Provigo). Claude Brochu (born October 29, 1944) is a Quebec businessman Bell Canada, commonly shortened to "Bell" is a major Canadian Telecommunications company The Canadian Pacific Railway ( Montreal, or Montréal in French ( pronounced in French, in English) is the largest city in the Canadian province of Quebec BMO Nesbitt Burns is a Canadian investment firm Since it's formation in 1912 BMO Nesbitt Burns and its predecessor companies have offered aid to investors in meeting their financial goals Provigo is a Grocery Retailer based in Quebec, Canada, consisting of over 300 stores and franchises throughout the province 
After a 20-29 start in 1991, general manager David Dombrowski (who had inherited manager Buck Rodgers upon assuming the GM position in 1988) fired Rodgers and replaced him with Tom Runnells, who completed the season with a record of 51-61 for an overall winning percentage of . David Dombrowski (born July 27, 1956) is the current president CEO and general manager of the Detroit Tigers of Major League Baseball Thomas William Runnells (born April 17, 1955, Greeley Colorado) is the manager of the Colorado Springs Sky Sox of the Pacific 441.  Runnells switched third baseman Tim Wallach to first base, a move unpopular with the Montreal fans. Timothy Charles Wallach (born September 14, 1957 in Huntington Park California) nicknamed "Eli" in reference to actor Eli Wallach is a former The most notable highlight of 1991 was the perfect game thrown by Expos pitcher Dennis Martinez against the Los Angeles Dodgers on July 28, 1991. A perfect game is defined by Major League Baseball as a game in which a Pitcher (or combination of pitchers pitches a victory that lasts a minimum José Dennis Martínez Ortiz (born May 14, 1955 in Granada, Nicaragua) better known as Dennis Martínez, was the first Nicaraguan The Los Angeles Dodgers are a Major League Baseball team based in Los Angeles California, USA Events 1540 - Thomas Cromwell is executed at the order of Henry VIII of England on charges of Treason. Year 1991 ( MCMXCI) was a Common year starting on Tuesday (link will display full calendar of the Gregorian Calendar.
On September 18, 1991, Dombrowski left Montreal to become the general manager for the Florida Marlins expansion franchise, and Dan Duquette became the Expos general manager. Daniel F Duquette (born 1958 is a former front-office executive in Major League Baseball and currently serves as director of baseball operations for the new Israel Baseball 
At spring training in 1992, Runnells held a meeting while dressed in combat fatigues, giving the team's pre-season training the appearance of a boot camp. The team failed to respond to Runnells's attempt at humour, and Runnells was fired on May 22, with a 17-20 record. 
Felipe Alou, a long time member of the Expos organization since 1976, was promoted from bench coach to field manager, becoming the first Dominican-born manager in MLB history. Felipe Rojas Alou (born May 12 1935 in Bajos de Haina, Dominican Republic) is a former Outfielder and First baseman in Alou promptly returned Wallach to the third base position. Alou led the team to a 70-55 record, for an overall winning percentage of . 537.  Under Alou, Montreal had winning records from 1992 to 1996, with the exception of 1995. The Expos finished second in the National League East in 1992 and 1993. The National League of Professional Baseball Clubs, or simply the National League ( NL) is the older of two leagues constituting Major League Baseball Champions Major League Baseball World Series: Toronto Blue Jays over Atlanta Braves (4-2 Pat Borders, MVP Champions Major League Baseball World Series: Toronto Blue Jays over Philadelphia Phillies (4-2 Paul Molitor, 
In January, 1994, Dan Duquette left the Montreal Expos for his dream job, general manager of the Boston Red Sox. The Boston Red Sox are a Professional baseball team based in Boston Massachusetts, and are the reigning (2007 World Series Champions. Kevin Malone, the Expos director of scouting, took over as Montreal's GM. Kevin Patrick Malone (born August 6, 1957 in San Diego California) is a former Baseball General Manager for the Montreal Expos and 
1994 proved to be heartbreaking for the Expos. Headline events of the year As a result of a players' strike the MLB season ends prematurely on August 11, 1994. With an excellent group of players, including outfielders Larry Walker, Moisés Alou, and Marquis Grissom and pitchers Ken Hill, John Wetteland, and a young Pedro Martínez, the Expos had the best record in Major League Baseball, 74–40, when the players' strike forced the end of the season on August 12, 1994. Larry Kenneth Robert Walker (born December 1, 1966 in Maple Ridge British Columbia, Canada) is a former Right fielder in Major Moisés Rojas Alou (usually ˈmɔɪ̪zɨs əˈluː in English, and /moiˈses alˈou/ in Spanish; born July 3, 1966 in Atlanta Georgia Marquis Deon Grissom, nicknamed " Grip " (first name mɑrˈkiːs (born April 17, 1967 in Atlanta Georgia) is a former Major League Kenneth Wade Hill (born December 14 1965 in Lynn, Massachusetts) is a former Starting pitcher in Major League Baseball John Karl Wetteland (born August 21, 1966 in San Mateo California) is a former Major League Baseball Pitcher, who pitched as a Pedro Jaime Martínez (born October 25 1971 in Manoguayabo, Dominican Republic) is a Major League Baseball Starting pitcher for the The 1994 Major League baseball strike was the eighth work stoppage in Baseball history as well as the fourth in-season work stoppage Events 1099 - First Crusade: Battle of Ascalon - Crusaders under the command of Godfrey of Bouillon defeat Fatimid Year 1994 ( MCMXCIV) was a Common year starting on Saturday (link will display full 1994 Gregorian calendar) They were six games ahead of the second place Atlanta Braves and were on pace to win 105 games.
The strike hurt the team's campaign for a new stadium, and the local ownership did not choose to invest additional funds to retain the best players on the team. In his book, Claude Brochu speculates that it was very likely the Expos would have made it to the 1994 World Series which were cancelled in September of that year.
In 1995, Claude Brochu instructed general manager Kevin Malone to release the team's major stars. Champions Major League Baseball World Series: Atlanta Braves over Cleveland Indians (4-2 Tom Glavine, MVP Claude Brochu (born October 29, 1944) is a Quebec businessman Larry Walker left as a free agent, and as the Expos had not offered him salary arbitration, they did not receive any compensation for Walker's departure. John Wetteland was traded to the New York Yankees, Ken Hill to the St. Louis Cardinals, and Marquis Grissom to the Atlanta Braves. The New York Yankees are a professional baseball team based in the borough of The Bronx, in New York City, New York. The St Louis Cardinals (also referred to as "the Cards " or "the Redbirds " are a professional Baseball team based in St  Many of the leading players said, in retrospect, that they would have been willing to take pay-cuts in order to return in 1995 and compete once again for the World Series. For other events named "World Series" see World Series (disambiguation. On ESPN, Larry Walker asked rhetorically, "I was willing to take a cut to keep the team together, but I was never offered a contract. ESPN, originally an acronym for Entertainment and Sports Programming Network, is an American Cable television network dedicated to Larry Kenneth Robert Walker (born December 1, 1966 in Maple Ridge British Columbia, Canada) is a former Right fielder in Major Where did the money go? We may never know. "
The major overhaul after the 1994 season damaged the franchise and disheartened its fan base. Kevin Malone resigned as general manager in October, 1995, saying "I'm in the building business, not in the dismantling business. " Moisés Alou and Mel Rojas left as free agents after the 1996 season, and Pedro Martínez was traded after the 1997 season, shortly after winning the Cy Young Award. Moisés Rojas Alou (usually ˈmɔɪ̪zɨs əˈluː in English, and /moiˈses alˈou/ in Spanish; born July 3, 1966 in Atlanta Georgia Melquiades Rojas Medrano (born December 10 1966 Haina DR -) was a pitcher with a 10 year career from 1990 to 1999 Pedro Jaime Martínez (born October 25 1971 in Manoguayabo, Dominican Republic) is a Major League Baseball Starting pitcher for the In Baseball, the Cy Young Award is an honor given annually to the best Pitcher in Major League Baseball (one each for American and National 
The Expos had losing seasons until 2002, except for 1996, when the team finished second with a . Champions Major League Baseball World Series: New York Yankees over Atlanta Braves (4-2 John Wetteland, MVP 543 winning percentage. In 2002 and 2003, the team finished with identical . Champions Major League Baseball Regular Season Champions Other champions Caribbean World Series: Headline event of the year The Florida Marlins become World Series champions holding off a dynastic New York Yankees team 4 games to 512 records. After losing superstar Vladimir Guerrero to free agency, the Expos finished 2004, the team's final year in Montreal, with a 67–95 record. Vladimir Alvino Guerrero (born February 9 1976 in Don Gregorio, Nizao, Dominican Republic) (known in his native Dominican Republic as Miquéas (Spanish Headline events of the year The Boston Red Sox win their first World Series since, ending the Curse of the Bambino.
In 1998, the Régie des installations Olympiques replaced Olympic Stadium's orange retractable roof with a permanent blue roof.  The retractable roof was removed after the Expos homestand ending on May 10, and on May 21, the Expos played their first outdoor home game since September 8, 1991.  During this time when Olympic Stadium was once again an open-air park, Rondell White became the only person to hit a ball out of Olympic Stadium — on June 10, against the New York Yankees, White hit a foul ball out of the third-base side of the stadium. Rondell Bernard White (born February 23, 1972 in Milledgeville Georgia) is a former Outfielder and Designated hitter in Major 
On December 9, 1999, American art dealer Jeffrey Loria became the Expos' chairman, CEO, and managing general partner, purchasing Claude Brochu's ownership stake, and naming his stepson, David Samson, executive vice-president. A New York art dealer specializing in 20th century modern masters Jeffrey H  Loria made his initial splash by signing Graeme Lloyd for $3,000,000, and acquiring Hideki Irabu's $4,125,000 contract and Lee Stevens's $3,500,000 contract in trades. Graeme John Lloyd (born April 9, 1967 in Victoria, Australia) is a former Major League Baseball Pitcher who had a ten Hideki Irabu ( Japanese: 伊良部 秀輝 born in Hirara (now Miyakojima) Okinawa Prefecture, Japan on May 15, DeWain Lee Stevens (born July 10 1967 in Kansas City Missouri) is a former First baseman drafted by the California Angels out of  The total sum of these contracts was nearly 50% of the 1999 payroll. 
Loria subsequently lost a considerable amount of goodwill by failing to sign television and English radio broadcast contracts for the 2000 season, as the team tried to increase their revenue from the broadcast rights. 
During the 2000 season, Loria modified the existing plans for a new ballpark in downtown Montreal (which was to be called Labatt Park), demanding more public funding. However, the municipal and provincial governments vetoed public funding; Quebec Premier Lucien Bouchard said that he couldn't in good conscience allow public funding for a new stadium when the province was being forced to close hospitals. The Premier of Quebec (in French Premier ministre du Québec, sometimes literally translated as Prime Minister of Quebec) is the First minister for the Lucien Bouchard PC GOQ (born December 22, 1938) is a Quebec lawyer diplomat and Politician. In addition, Olympic Stadium still hadn't been paid for (and wouldn't be paid for until 2006). Year 2006 ( MMVI) was a Common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. As a result, the plans for the proposed downtown ballpark fell through. 
Attendance in the 2001 season dropped to fewer than 10,000 per game, and consequently the future of the franchise in Montreal was called into question. Year 2001 ( MMI) was a Common year starting on Monday according to the Gregorian calendar. On November 6, 2001, the Major League Baseball franchise owners voted 28–2 to contract MLB by two teams — according to various sources, the Montreal Expos and the Minnesota Twins, both of which reportedly voted against contraction. Events 355 - Roman Emperor Constantius II promotes his cousin Julian to the rank of Caesar, entrusting him with Champions Major League Baseball Regular Season Champions Other champions Caribbean World Series: The Minnesota Twins are a professional baseball team based in Minneapolis, Minnesota. 
On December 20, 2001, the Boston Red Sox were sold to a partnership led by John W. Henry, the owner of the Florida Marlins. The Boston Red Sox are a Professional baseball team based in Boston Massachusetts, and are the reigning (2007 World Series Champions. Early life Henry's parents were farmers and he split his time growing up between Illinois and Arkansas. The Florida Marlins are a professional baseball team based in Miami Gardens Florida. The purchase was approved by the MLB owners in January.  Henry sold the Marlins to Loria and the MLB owners approved the sale on February 1, 2002 — prior to the signing of an official contract between Loria and Henry — in order to clear the way for Henry's group to formally take control of the Red Sox. The Major League Baseball owners voted 30-0 to form a Delaware partnership, Expos Baseball, LP, to buy the Expos for US$120,000,000 from Loria.  Loria moved the entire Expos management and coaching staff, including manager Jeff Torborg, to the Marlins — leaving the Expos without personnel or scouting reports; Loria's group even removed computers and other equipment, leaving no equipment left behind. Jeffrey Allen Torborg (born November 26, 1941 in Plainfield, New Jersey) is a former Catcher and manager in Major
With the contraction vote in November, 2001, still looming over the future of the 30 MLB franchises, and without a viable owner willing to operate the team in Montreal, it appeared that the Expos would either be disbanded or moved. However, the Metropolitan Sports Facilities Commission was granted an injunction that required the Minnesota Twins to play in the Metrodome in 2002. The Minnesota Twins are a professional baseball team based in Minneapolis, Minnesota. The Hubert H Humphrey Metrodome, often simply called The Metrodome, is a domed sports Stadium in downtown Minneapolis Minnesota.  As it was impossible to eliminate the Expos franchise alone (which would have left an odd number of teams in MLB) without significantly changing the number of games in a season, the Expos got a temporary reprieve. Being unable to fold the team, nor move the Expos so close to the start of the season, MLB named Frank Robinson manager and Omar Minaya as vice-president and general manager. Frank Robinson (born August 31, 1935 in Beaumont Texas) is a Hall of Fame former Major League Baseball player Omar Teodoro Antonio Minaya y Sanchez (born November 10, 1958) best known as Omar Minaya, is a baseball executive who is currently the general manager It also installed a new FieldTurf surface to replace Olympic Stadium's aging AstroTurf. FieldTurf Tarkett, a division of Tarkett Inc is a Peachtree City GA -based company that manufactures and installs Artificial turf playing surfaces identified AstroTurf is a brand of Artificial turf. Though the term is a Registered trademark, it is sometimes used as a generic description of any kind However, rather than buy the new surface, MLB leased it for one year with an option for a second (an indication that MLB did not intend to remain in Montreal).
On August 30, 2002, MLB signed a collective bargaining agreement with the players association, which prohibited contraction through the end of the agreement in 2006. The Major League Baseball Players Association (or MLBPA) is the union of professional major-league baseball players Year 2006 ( MMVI) was a Common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. 
Although their attendance increased from 7,935 per game in 2001 to 10,031 in 2002, MLB decided that the Expos would play 22 of their home games at Hiram Bithorn Stadium in San Juan, Puerto Rico in 2003. The Hiram Bithorn Stadium ( Estadio Hiram Bithorn in Spanish is a Baseball Stadium in San Juan Puerto Rico, operated by the municipal government San Juan (saŋ hwaŋ (from the Spanish San Juan Bautista, " Saint John the Baptist " is the Capital and largest municipality in Despite being a considerably smaller facility (it seats approximately 19,000) than Montreal's Olympic Stadium, attendance in San Juan's Hiram Bithorn Stadium averaged 14,222, compared with 12,081 in Montreal. The Olympic Stadium (Stade olympique is a Multi-purpose stadium in Montreal, Quebec, Canada built as the main venue for the 1976 The Hiram Bithorn Stadium ( Estadio Hiram Bithorn in Spanish is a Baseball Stadium in San Juan Puerto Rico, operated by the municipal government  The Puerto Rican baseball fans embraced "Los Expos" (particularly Puerto Rican players Jose Vidro, Javier Vazquez and Wil Cordero, and other Latin players like Vladimir Guerrero and Liván Hernández) as their home team (as well as the Latin players from other teams), all the while hoping the team would make a permanent move to Puerto Rico. José Angel Vidro (born August 27, 1974 in Mayagüez Puerto Rico) is a Major League Baseball player who is currently a Free agent Javier Carlos Vázquez (born July 25, 1976 in Ponce Puerto Rico) is a Right-handed Starting pitcher who has played for the Wilfredo Cordero Nieva ( aka "Coco") (born October 3, 1971 in Mayagüez Puerto Rico) is a First baseman / Vladimir Alvino Guerrero (born February 9 1976 in Don Gregorio, Nizao, Dominican Republic) (known in his native Dominican Republic as Miquéas (Spanish Eisler Liván Hernández Carrera (born February 20, 1975 in Villa Clara, Cuba) ( ɛrˈnandɛs is a Starting pitcher in Major Expos players held clinics and made personal appearances on behalf of the team in Puerto Rico. Thanks in part to the San Juan games, the Expos were able to draw over a million fans at home in 2003 for the first time since 1997.  The Expos' season in Puerto Rico was chronicled in the MLB-produced DVD Boricua Beisbol - Passion of Puerto Rico.
Led by Vladimir Guerrero, the 2003 Expos were part of a spirited seven-team Wild Card hunt. Vladimir Alvino Guerrero (born February 9 1976 in Don Gregorio, Nizao, Dominican Republic) (known in his native Dominican Republic as Miquéas (Spanish On August 28, they found themselves in a five-way tie for the lead with Philadelphia, Florida, St. Events 475 - The Roman General Orestes forces western Roman Emperor Julius Nepos to flee his Capital Louis, and Houston. However, MLB, led by Bud Selig, in what ESPN's Peter Gammons called "a conflict of interest," decided that it could not afford an extra $50,000 to call up players from its minor leagues to take advantage of MLB's expanded roster limit during September. Peter Gammons (born April 9 1945) is an American sportswriter, media personality and National Baseball Hall of Fame honoree The budget was some $35 million. This doomed any hopes of reviving the franchise. Minaya later said, "Baseball handed down a decree. ” They would not be allowed to call up players from the minors on September 1, as it was deemed too expensive. They would have to make do with what they had. "It was a message to the players," Minaya said. "It was a momentum killer. " He also stated: "They're a tough group of guys. You cannot ever forget 2003; they were as good as the Marlins, who won the World Series. But nobody knows this because nobody saw Montreal in 2003. What killed us was not getting the call-ups. "
Orlando Cabrera, who had been the Expos' shortstop, cited that development as a reason he didn't want to remain with the team. 
Fan attendance dropped off, and the Expos went 12–15, finishing eight games out of the Wild Card.
The Players' Union initially rejected continuing the San Juan arrangement for the 2004 season, but later relented. The Major League Baseball Players Association (or MLBPA) is the union of professional major-league baseball players Meanwhile, MLB actively looked for a relocation site. Some of the choices included Washington, D.C.; San Juan; Monterrey, Mexico; Portland, Oregon; New Jersey; Northern Virginia; and Norfolk, Virginia. Washington DC ( formally the District of Columbia and commonly referred to as Washington, the District, or simply D This article is about the Mexican city for other uses see Monterrey (disambiguation. Portland is a city located in the Northwestern United States, near the Confluence of the Willamette and Columbia rivers New Jersey ( is a state in the Mid-Atlantic and Northeastern regions of the United States. Northern Virginia (colloquially referred to as "NOVA" or "NoVA" consists of several Norfolk is an Independent city in the Commonwealth of Virginia in the United States During the decision-making process, Selig added Las Vegas, Nevada, to the list of potential Expos homes. Las Vegas ( Spanish: "The Meadows" is the most populous City in the state of Nevada, the seat of Clark County, and an internationally In addition, the Washington Post reported that prior to the move, Major League Baseball was negotiating with the New Jersey Sports and Exposition Authority. The Washington Post is the largest and most circulated Newspaper in Washington D The New Jersey Sports and Exposition Authority ( NJSEA) is a regulatory agency established by the State of New Jersey in 1971 to oversee the Meadowlands
On September 29, 2004, MLB officially announced that the Expos franchise would move to Washington, D. Events 522 BC - Darius I of Persia kills the Magian usurper Gaumâta securing his hold as king of the Persian Empire. C. for 2005. 2005 Major League Baseball season Headline events of the year Chicago White Sox swept the Houston Astros to win the World Series Later that night, the Expos played their last game in Montreal, a 9-1 loss to the Florida Marlins before a season-high crowd of 31,395 fans.  Although the team had worried about fan reaction, negative incidents were relatively mild: in the top of the third inning, golf balls were thrown onto the field, and the Expos players left the field at 8:01 for eight minutes, returning after the public address announcer warned the crowd of MLB's rule on forfeiting a game due to fan interference.  At 9:11, another golf ball was thrown from the left field bleachers, resulting in another warning being displayed on the scoreboard. 
The fans gave standing ovations to team stars Tony Batista, Brad Wilkerson, and Liván Hernández, and applauded loudly up until the final out. Leocadio Francisco "Tony" Batista (born December 9, 1973 in Puerto Plata, Dominican Republic) is an Infielder who is Stephen Bradley Wilkerson (born June 1, 1977 in Owensboro, Kentucky) is an Outfielder and First baseman for the Eisler Liván Hernández Carrera (born February 20, 1975 in Villa Clara, Cuba) ( ɛrˈnandɛs is a Starting pitcher in Major After the game, thanks were given to the crowd by Claude Raymond in French, Jamey Carroll in English, and Hernandez in Spanish. Jean Claude Marc Raymond (born May 7, 1937 in Saint-Jean Quebec, Canada) was a pitcher for the Chicago White Sox (1959 Milwaukee Jamey Blake Carroll (born February 18, 1974) is a Major League Baseball Infielder for the Cleveland Indians. 
On November 15, 2004, arbitrators struck down a lawsuit by the former team owners against MLB and former majority owner Jeffrey Loria, ending the legal fight to keep the Expos in Montreal. Events 655 - Battle of Winwaed: Penda of Mercia is defeated by Oswiu of Northumbria. A New York art dealer specializing in 20th century modern masters Jeffrey H The MLB owners approved the move to Washington in a 28–1 vote on December 3. Events 1800 - War of the Second Coalition: Battle of Hohenlinden, French Baltimore Orioles owner Peter Angelos cast the sole "nay" vote, resenting the franchise's relocation and intrusion into the Baltimore/D. The Baltimore Orioles are a professional baseball team based in Baltimore, Maryland. Peter G Angelos (born July 4, 1929 in Pittsburgh Pennsylvania) is an American trial lawyer and the current owner of the Baltimore Orioles C. market.
The Expos played their final game on October 3, 2004 at Shea Stadium, losing to the New York Mets by a score of 8-1. William A Shea Municipal Stadium, usually shortened to Shea Stadium or just Shea (ʃeɪ̪ is a Stadium located in the New York City borough "Mets" redirects here For the medical term see Metastasis. The Expos' run came to an end against the same team it began against, 35 years earlier.
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Willie Stargell hit the longest home run at Olympic Stadium on May 20, 1978, driving the ball into the second deck in right field for an estimated distance of 535 feet. Wilver Dornell "Willie" Stargell ( March 6, 1940 &ndash April 9, 2001) nicknamed " Pops " in the later years of A yellow seat now marks the location where the ball landed.  Stargell also hit a notable home run at the Expos's original Montreal home, Jarry Park, which landed in a swimming pool beyond the right field fence. 
On April 4, 1988, the Expos Opening Day, Darryl Strawberry hit a ball off a speaker which hangs off a cement ring at Olympic Stadium, estimated to have traveled 525 feet. Darryl Eugene Strawberry (born March 12, 1962) is a former Baseball player who is well-known both for his play on the baseball field and for his controversial 
"Oh Henry" Rodriguez hit a ball on June 15, 1997, that bounced off the cement ring in right field, caromed up to hit the roof, and came down, hitting a speaker. Henry Anderson Rodríguez Lorenzo (born November 8 1967 in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic) is a former Major League Baseball The distance traveled by this ball is also estimated at 525 feet. 
The longest home run hit to left field was Vladimir Guerrero's blast on July 28, 2003, that hit an advertising sign directly below the left field upper deck. Vladimir Alvino Guerrero (born February 9 1976 in Don Gregorio, Nizao, Dominican Republic) (known in his native Dominican Republic as Miquéas (Spanish The ad was later replaced with a sign reading "VLAD 502". 
The first no-hitter in Expos history was pitched by Bill Stoneman during its ninth game, on April 17, 1969, winning 7–0 against the Philadelphia Phillies and striking out eight batters. William Hambly Stoneman III (born April 7, 1944, in Oak Park Illinois) is a consultant for the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim of Major League The Philadelphia Phillies are a Major League Baseball team based in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, in the United States. The team's second no-hitter was another 7–0 victory thrown by Stoneman in the first game of an October 7, 1972, doubleheader at Jarry Park, against the New York Mets. Jarry Park (French Parc Jarry) is an urban Park in the Villeray neighbourhood of Montreal. "Mets" redirects here For the medical term see Metastasis.
The Expos's third no-hitter came from Charlie Lea on May 10, 1981, against the San Francisco Giants. Charles William Lea (born December 25, 1956 in Orléans France) is a former Starting pitcher in Major League Baseball. The San Francisco Giants are a Major League Baseball team based in, that currently play in the National League West Division. The fourth and final no-hitter in the history of the Montreal franchise was a perfect game by Dennis Martinez on July 28, 1991, against the Los Angeles Dodgers at Dodger Stadium. José Dennis Martínez Ortiz (born May 14, 1955 in Granada, Nicaragua) better known as Dennis Martínez, was the first Nicaraguan The Los Angeles Dodgers are a Major League Baseball team based in Los Angeles California, USA Dodger Stadium is a large outdoor ballpark in Los Angeles California at Chávez Ravine. Expos broadcaster Dave Van Horne, called the final out on the telecast: "In the air. Dave Van Horne, a native of Easton Pennsylvania, is a Major League Baseball Announcer, the lead radio play-by-play voice of the Florida Marlins . . center field. . . El Presidente, El Perfecto!" Martinez's perfect game was the thirteenth in Major League Baseball history since 1976.
Two other no-hit games were pitched in shortened games. David Palmer won 4-0 on April 21, 1984 in 5 innings during the second game of a double-header vs. David Palmer may refer to David Palmer (social activist, considered to be the father of contemporary chair massage Dee Palmer, (born theSt. Louis Cardinals. The St Louis Cardinals (also referred to as "the Cards " or "the Redbirds " are a professional Baseball team based in St Pascual Perez beat the Philadelphia Phillies 1-0 in a 5-inning game on Sept. Pascual Pérez is the name of Pascual Pérez (baseball (born 1957 Major League Baseball pitcher Pascual Pérez (boxer (1926–1977 The Philadelphia Phillies are a Major League Baseball team based in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, in the United States. 24th, 1988.
On August 14, 1993, on the twenty-fifth anniversary of his first payment to the National League for the Montreal expansion franchise, Charles Bronfman was inducted to the Expos Hall of Fame as its inaugural member. Richard Hirschfeld Williams (born May 7 1929 in St Louis Missouri) is a former Left fielder, Third baseman, manager, coach and Gary Edmund Carter (born April 8 1954 nicknamed "Kid" or "Kid Carter" was a Major League Baseball Catcher from 1974-1992 Andre Nolan Dawson (born July 10, 1954, Miami Florida) is a former Major League Baseball Outfielder. Daniel Joseph "Rusty" Staub (born April 1, 1944 in New Orleans Louisiana) was a Major League Baseball player for 23 seasons (1963–1985 Timothy Raines (born September 16 1959 in Sanford Florida) nicknamed "Rock"is a former Left fielder in Major League Baseball Jack Roosevelt "Jackie" Robinson (January 31 1919 – October 24 1972 was a Baseball player for the Brooklyn Dodgers. Champions Major League Baseball World Series: Florida Marlins over Cleveland Indians (4-3 Liván Hernández, The Montreal Royals were a minor league professional baseball team located in Montreal, Quebec, that existed from 1897-1917 and from 1928-60 as a member Year 1946 ( MCMXLVI) was a Common year starting on Tuesday (link will display full 1946 calendar of the Gregorian calendar. In a pre-game ceremony, a circular patch on the right field wall was unveiled, with Bronfman's name, the number 83, which he used to wear during spring training, and the words "FONDATEUR / FOUNDER". 
When the franchise moved in 2004, other than #42, the Washington Nationals returned the numbers retired by the Expos to service and assigned them to new players. On October 18, 2005, the Montreal Canadiens honoured the departed team by raising an Expos commemorative banner, listing the retired numbers, to the rafters of the Bell Centre. Events 1009 - The Church of the Holy Sepulchre, a Christian church in Jerusalem, is completely destroyed by the Fatimid Year 2005 ( MMV) was a Common year starting on Saturday (link displays full calendar of the Gregorian calendar. The Montreal Canadiens (Les Canadiens de Montréal are a professional Ice hockey team based in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. The Bell Centre (Le Centre Bell) formerly known as the Molson Centre, has been the home of the Montreal Canadiens since March 16,
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