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Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux

Posted By: John Lease

Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 16/04/2009 15:47

Happy Birthday to the pride of Harrah, OK

Paul Waner would be 106 today!
Posted By: John Lease

Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 16/04/2009 15:54

I inadvertently forgot that lifetime .333 Pirate hitter, Piggy Ward.

Not to mention that former Expo farmhand, the sixfingered wonder, Antonio Alfonseca.
Posted By: Sigh

Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 16/04/2009 18:16

Part Deux magic:

Rabinowitz: What are you reading?
Topper: Great Expectations.
Rabinowitz: Is it any good?
Topper: It's not what I'd hoped for.


Happy Birthday to another Expo farmhand: five fingered 1st round bonus baby Justin Wayne.
Posted By: John Lease

Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 16/04/2009 18:53

Not THAT was funny!
Posted By: Sigh

Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 17/04/2009 18:03

Happy Birthday to Marquis “Grip” Grissom!

Since there is just the one birthday boy, another exchange from Part Deux:

President Thomas 'Tug' Benson: Cookie?
Col. Denton Walters: No, thank you, sir.
President Thomas 'Tug' Benson: Young lady?
Michelle Rodham Huddleston: No, thank you, sir.
President Thomas 'Tug' Benson: No, I was just offering him a young lady.
Posted By: John Lease

Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 17/04/2009 18:53

Marquis Gristle was my name for him, since I once owned him in a fantasy league...
Posted By: Sigh

Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 18/04/2009 11:49

Happy Birthday to Chuck Taylor who had a decent run with the mid-70s Expos and Doug Flynn.
Posted By: Sigh

Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 19/04/2009 11:40

Happy Birthday to Spike D. Owen (the 'D.' stands for Dee).

also ...


Topper Harley: "These men have taken a supreme vow of celibacy, like their fathers, and their fathers before them...
Posted By: mlbbirdfan

Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 19/04/2009 12:57

The incomparable O's hurler, Scott Kamien-icki.

(the incomparable "pro athlete", Maria Sharapova)
Posted By: Sigh

Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 20/04/2009 22:12

I'll see your Kamienicki and raise you Masato Yoshii, Jimmy Jones, Mike O'Berry and Tom Hutton.

On most boards a Sharapova citation is considered incomplete w/o a .jpg ...
Posted By: Sigh

Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 21/04/2009 22:29

Happy Birthday to Joe Keener.
Posted By: Sigh

Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 22/04/2009 09:02

Happy Birthday to Terry Francona and Dave Schmidt.
Posted By: John Lease

Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 24/04/2009 15:08

Bob Beall turns 61 today. Where, oh where has the time gone?
Posted By: Sigh

Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 26/04/2009 20:29

Happy Birthday to Scott Strickland and Geoff Blum.
Posted By: Sigh

Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 28/04/2009 09:42

Happy Birthday to Shawn Hill and Jorge Roque
Posted By: John Lease

Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 28/04/2009 10:53

Shawn Hill, a has been.

Romulo Sanchez and Yoslan Herrera, however....

Never weres. Happy Birthday to them, however!
Posted By: Sigh

Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 29/04/2009 09:45

Happy Birthday to Tony Armas, John Vander Wal and Bob McClure.
Posted By: pogo

Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 08/05/2009 19:18

Happy Birthday to Don Rickles & Harry Truman.

Tony Gwynn & Candice Bergen are tomorrow. Now that'd be a couple - - -
Posted By: Sigh

Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 14/05/2009 09:51

Happy Birthday to Tony Perez and Denny Martinez!
Posted By: Sigh

Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 15/05/2009 11:25

Happy Birthday to Hidecki Ir ... ah nevermind.
Posted By: Sigh

Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 17/05/2009 21:03

Happy Birthday to Melido's and Carlos' brother Pascual Perez!
Posted By: Sigh

Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 18/05/2009 09:35

A Cy with Pittsburgh connections and 2 HOFs with Baltimore time of varying length.
Posted By: Sigh

Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 20/05/2009 09:38

Bobby Murcer and Jim Lyttle were born on the exact same day in 1946. NYY teammates for a bit, it was the former who signed as an amateur free agent in 1964 and the latter who was a first round draft choice two years later. Lyttle got to play in Montreal, including part of 1976.
Posted By: Sigh

Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 21/05/2009 01:05

Happy Birthday to battery mates Chris Widger & Rocky Biddle!
Posted By: Sigh

Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 28/05/2009 09:42

Happy Birthday Montreal Expos’ 1st round pick in 1972: Jim Cox Also a first round selection in 1971 (Cleveland, but did not sign). That was about the highlight. Last in the majors with the 1976 club.
Posted By: John Lease

Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 29/05/2009 13:25

Happy Birthday to that 1996 Pirate rental, Charlie Hayes. He got dealt to the Yankees for whom?

Chris Corn. Who pitched 2 years in Lynchburg, got up to Altoona, and that was all she wrote.

What I find disturbing, is he is younger than me, and has been retired since 2001.
Posted By: Sigh

Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 29/05/2009 23:13

Happy Birthday to Mike,son of Dave, Stenhouse (Class act and 1st rounder out of Harvard) and Clyde Mashore – They combined to be below the Mendoza line. And neither played in 1976.
Posted By: Sigh

Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 31/05/2009 12:26

Happy Birthday to Paul's brother Jackie Brown! Jackie came up as a Senator and went out an Expo.
Posted By: Sigh

Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 02/06/2009 09:18

Happy Birthday to Roger Freed (1976 again) and Reid Cornelius.
Posted By: John Lease

Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 02/06/2009 12:31

A bumper crop of ex-Pirates today.

Darnell Coles-47!
Gene Michael-71

And don't forget Chance Sanford, a youthful 37 today.
Posted By: Sigh

Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 03/06/2009 08:57

Steve Lyons and Carl Everett share a birthday.
Posted By: John Lease

Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 03/06/2009 11:33

What about Nelson Liriano?

And don't even think he's the only Pirate with the first name of Nelson, since I DO remember Nelson Norman.

Of course, I also remember Stormin' Norman, known as Dan Norman. He was a Met.

Again, I'm disturbed that Nelson Liriano, who is younger than me, has been retired 11 years.
Posted By: Sigh

Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 04/06/2009 22:50

Originally Posted By: John Lease
What about Nelson Liriano?


Happy belated Birthday to Nelson as well! While I don't hold much with astrology or the like, it does jump out when two crazies like Lyons and Everett share the day. The only Expo Nelson I can come up with has his birthday next month. Stay tuned.

Happy Birthday to Trace Toquillette and the LHP Ross Grimsley that didn't win 20 for the Expos in 1978.
Posted By: Sigh

Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 08/06/2009 09:03

Happy Birthday to Scott Ruskin, who in 16 months was part of two of the best trades in Expo history.

Also Happy Birthday to Kevin Gross of whom it was said "He was always a good pitcher on paper" laugh
Posted By: John Lease

Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 08/06/2009 14:18

Happy 52 to Don Robinson!

And former Pirates 3rd base coach Jack Lind is 63 today. He was canned by Cam Bonifay during the 2000 season, along with fellow fossil Joe Jones.

Turns out, it didn't matter.
Posted By: John Lease

Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 09/06/2009 15:27

Wonderful birthday greetings to two of my favorite Buccos.

Bill Virdon is 78 today, and Dave Parker is 58.

Hard to imagine the Cobra as 58, but there it is.
Posted By: Sigh

Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 10/06/2009 10:51

Couple of classics: Happy Birthday to Ken Singleton and Elias Sosa.
Posted By: John Lease

Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 10/06/2009 11:10

Former Pirate Elias Sosa, thank you very much.

Although we traded him before he played one game.
Posted By: John Lease

Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 10/06/2009 11:16

Wow, what a bumper crop of former Pirates.

Jap Barbeau(127), Danny McFayden(104), Johnny Podgajny(89), Pokey Reese(36), Carlos Rivera(31) and Jeff Bennett(Rule V fiasco of Dave Littlefield strikes again!-29)
Posted By: Sigh

Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 11/06/2009 11:18

First a Buc, then an Expo by way of Philadelphia: Happy Birthday to Dave Cash, Montreal's first 'name' free agent.
Posted By: John Lease

Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 11/06/2009 18:58

Originally Posted By: Sigh
First a Buc, then an Expo by way of Philadelphia: Happy Birthday to Dave Cash, Montreal's first 'name' free agent.


A youthful 61 today.
Posted By: Sigh

Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 15/06/2009 09:11

Happy Birthday to 1969 Expo Ty Cline and 2004 Expo Zach Day; kind of an ‘Alpha to Omega’ milestone day.
Posted By: John Lease

Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 15/06/2009 12:27

Bumper crop of Pirates(again)

Lance Parrish-53
The Late Bruce Dal Canton
The Late Gene Baker
The Late Babe Dahlgren

And the REALLY late Peek-a-Boo Veach. He'd be 147 if he were alive today.
Posted By: Sigh

Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 16/06/2009 09:10

Happy Birthday to Ron LeFlore.
Posted By: John Lease

Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 16/06/2009 12:34

Pirates of recent vintage born today.

Kevin Young-40
Chris Gomez-38
John Ericks-42
Max Surkont and Pete Coscarat of earlier vintages, not to mention Fritz Mollwitz.
Posted By: Sigh

Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 18/06/2009 09:22

Happy Birthday to Andres Galarraga and Jeremy Powell.
Posted By: John Lease

Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 19/06/2009 15:08

Big old crop o' weeds today. Happy birthday to

Doug Mientkiewicz-35
Willis Roberts-34
Butch Davis-51
Johnny LeMaster-55
Fernando Gonzalez-59
Jerry Reuss-60
Don Gutteridge-97! Hard to believe he's still alive, he must be the oldest living ex-Pirate

Other than Reuss, this is quite the collection of crappy ex-Pirates.
Posted By: John Lease

Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 19/06/2009 15:10

Oops, Gutteridge died last September. Well, he ALMOST made it to 97. He was the last surviving member of the Browns that played in a world series, and the last member of the Gas House gang that still breathed.
Posted By: Sigh

Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 28/06/2009 13:06

Happy Birthday to Hal Breeden (Danny’s Brother), Chris Speier (Justin’s father), Frank Bolick and ’99 Expo draft choice and 30/30 club member, Gold Glover Brandon Phillips.
Posted By: Sigh

Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 29/06/2009 09:06

Now having a Happy Birthday ... John Boccabella!
Posted By: Sigh

Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 30/06/2009 09:29

Happy Birthday to Ron Swoboda and Mark Grudzielanek.
Posted By: Sigh

Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 03/07/2009 11:58

Happy Birthday to two Expos who finished 2nd in ROY votes and had relatives who played for the Expos.

Also Jack Daugherty and Juan Rivera.
Posted By: Sigh

Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 10/07/2009 09:52

Happy Birthday to an Expo who did win ROY, but did come in second for MVP (twice).

And Lee Stevens - because if you're going to trade Cliff Lee, Grady Sizemore and Brandon Phillips; you might as well throw in Lee Stevens.
Posted By: Sigh

Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 14/07/2009 00:17

Happy Birthday to Robert Wine Jr., whose father was the 1969 Expo Shortstop that people remember and Mike Fitzgerald, the ‘C’ portion obtained in the Gary Carter to the Mets trade.
Posted By: Sigh

Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 14/07/2009 09:30

Happy Birthday to Derrick (Son of Dave) May, John Dopson, and from the 1976 club Pepe Frias and Earl Williams.
Posted By: Sigh

Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 18/07/2009 11:39

Happy Birthday to Rudy May and Razor Shines.
Posted By: pogo

Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 19/07/2009 21:53

I missed the date, July 13, but Happy Birthday to the most important person in my life, Myrtle Anna Wagner, my wife of (so far) 40 years.
Posted By: Sigh

Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 21/07/2009 02:46

Pogo - Happy Belated to your Mrs., to average things out how about a early Happy Birthday to two members of the 1969 club: John Bateman and Gary Waslewski (not to be confused with Mike Wazowski).
Posted By: Sigh

Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 22/07/2009 08:45

Happy Birthday to Mike Thurman and Scott Sanderson.
Posted By: Sigh

Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 26/07/2009 10:55

Happy Birthday to the late Carroll Sembera of the Expansion club and to Greg Colburn who was born this day in that same year.

FWIW the Expos won in Atlanta on the day of Greg's birth to 'improve' to 33-66; Sembera did not pitch.
Posted By: Sigh

Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 27/07/2009 08:29

Happy Birthday to Nelson Santovenia, Jack Hiatt and Larry Biittner of Wash/Tex and '76 Expo fame.
Posted By: Sigh

Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 30/07/2009 11:27

Happy Birthday to Ellis Valentine, Mickey Mahler and Todd Haney.
Posted By: Sigh

Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 10/08/2009 20:15

Happy Birthday to Andy Stankiewicz the Expos' big 1995 FA signing.
Posted By: Sigh

Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 14/08/2009 01:24

Happy Birthday to:
Mudcat Grant from the '69 club and Andre Thornton of the '76 club.
Posted By: Sigh

Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 30/08/2009 11:24

Happy Birthday to former farmhand Cliff Lee.
Posted By: Sigh

Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 09/09/2009 08:50

Happy Birthday to Todd Zeile and Tom Foley.
Posted By: Sigh

Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 10/09/2009 09:37

Happy Birthday to the Big Unit.
Posted By: Sigh

Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 16/09/2009 21:22

Happy Birthday to Tim Raines and Hector Torres.

Pirate receiver trivia connection: There is one.
Posted By: Sigh

Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 19/09/2009 11:35

Nick Johnson is Larry Bowa's nephew? Who knew?
Posted By: Sigh

Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 20/09/2009 13:32

Former VT Expo farmhand, 22nd round draft pick out of Trail, British Columbia: Jason Bay. He's no Lou Collier.
Posted By: Sigh

Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 22/09/2009 22:57

Happy Birthday to 1969 Expansion pick Jim Fairey and Hal Dues.
Posted By: Sigh

Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 26/09/2009 00:14

Happy Birthday to a sub-mendoza Expo: Sal Butera.
Posted By: Sigh

Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 28/09/2009 09:50

Happy Birthday to Grant Jackson.
Posted By: Sigh

Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 29/09/2009 08:23

Happy Birthday to:
Warren Cromartie, Ken Macha and David Silvestri.
Posted By: Sigh

Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 02/10/2009 09:05

Happy Birthday to the member of the 1969 Expos who finished 11th in the MVP voting that year.
Posted By: Sigh

Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 06/10/2009 18:39

Happy Birthday to Rich Hacker, Oil Can Boyd and Archi Cianfrocco.
Posted By: Sigh

Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 07/10/2009 09:29

Happy Birthday to John O'Donoghue and Butch Henry.
Posted By: Sigh

Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 12/10/2009 08:51

Happy Birthday to Derrick White.
Posted By: Sigh

Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 13/10/2009 08:11

Happy Birthday to John Strohmayer, Jerry Robertson and Bob Bailey. The latter 2 from the 1969 squad and John just missed - coming up in 1970.
Posted By: Sigh

Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 14/10/2009 07:41

Happy Birthday to Al Oliver, Ryan Church and Henry Mateo.
Posted By: Sigh

Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 15/10/2009 08:00

Happy Birthday to Tim Young.
Posted By: Sigh

Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 19/10/2009 20:22

Happy Birthday to Mike Gardiner, David Palmer and Dave Veres.
Posted By: Sigh

Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 20/10/2009 09:56

Happy Birthday to Jonathan Hurst.
Posted By: Sigh

Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 24/10/2009 14:33

Happy Birthday to F.P. (Frank Paul) Santangelo and Wilton Guerrero.
Posted By: Sigh

Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 25/10/2009 11:26

Happy Birthday to Pedro Martinez, Joe Siddall, Andy McGaffigan and Roland Office.
Posted By: Sigh

Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 26/10/2009 10:36

Happy Birthday to Gil Heredia and Stev Rogers.

Also a good day for Indians.
Posted By: Sigh

Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 28/10/2009 08:22

Happy Birthday to Kirk (Jim's brother) Bullinger, Montreal Expo class of 1998. Jim was class of 1997.
Posted By: Sigh

Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 01/11/2009 14:00

Happy Birthday to Miquel Dilone, Expo class of '84 and '85.
Posted By: Sigh

Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 04/11/2009 08:36

Happy Birthday to Tito Francona, father of Terry (Class of '81-'85)
Posted By: Sigh

Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 06/11/2009 21:36

Happy Birthday to: Chris Speier’s (Class of 1977 - 84) son Justin,
The only Seattle Pilot (’69)/Montreal Expo (Class of 70-71) that I’m aware of; Jim Gosger,
His honor the Mayor himself; Mack F. Jones (Class of 1969 – 70) and
Short timer John Candelaria (Class of ‘89).
Posted By: Sigh

Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 07/11/2009 09:43

Happy Birthday to: Tom Walker, John Tomargo and David Wainhouse.
Posted By: Sigh

Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 08/11/2009 09:57

Happy Birthday to Henry Rodriquez.
Posted By: Sigh

Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 10/11/2009 09:04

Happy Birthday to Mike Vail, Larry Parrish, Junior Noboa and Matt Cepicky.
Posted By: Sigh

Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 12/11/2009 09:12

Happy Birthday to Jeff Reed and J.D. Smart.
Posted By: Sigh

Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 13/11/2009 23:45

Happy Birthday to Bob Natal.
Posted By: Sigh

Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 14/11/2009 13:41

Happy Birthday to Kent Bottenfield.
Posted By: Sigh

Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 15/11/2009 23:01

Happy Birthday to Fred Breining.
Posted By: Sigh

Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 16/11/2009 10:47

Happy Birthday to Don Hahn, Tim Scott and to a lesser extent, Pete Rose.
Posted By: Sigh

Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 18/11/2009 00:04

Happy Birthday to Val Pascucci.
Posted By: Sigh

Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 20/11/2009 09:28

Happy Birthday to Gabe White ....

ok and props to KC 1st round (1st pick even) draft choice Rick 'Blue' Monday, who was once traded for Bill Buckner. A day that cause later problems throughout the region.
Posted By: Sigh

Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 29/11/2009 12:00

Happy Birthday to Dan McGinn.
Posted By: Sigh

Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 01/12/2009 08:36

Big Day.
Happy Birthday to:
Dan Schatzeder, Herm Winningham, Larry Walker, Dan Warthen and the underrated Kirk Reuter.
Posted By: Sigh

Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 05/12/2009 08:31

Happy Birthday to Cliff Floyd, Gene Harris and Gary Roenicke.
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Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 08/12/2009 08:59

Happy Birthday to TIm Foli, 1968 #1 overall draft choice, of whom it has been quoted ..."He was everything Pete Rose said that he was.".
Posted By: Sigh

Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 09/12/2009 11:36

Coincidence: Happy Birthday to Senators/Expos Darold Knowles & Del Unser (Did you know in 1968 you could finish 2nd in AL ROY hitting 1/30/.230 in 635AB? What did 17W/2.05ERA Stan Bahnsen (Expo Class of 77 to 81) do to those three voters?).

Also two Tonys (Tarasco and Batista) and Chris Truby.
Posted By: mikezpen

Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 09/12/2009 12:40

Didn't Yaz. win the AL batting title in 1968 w/a .301 avg. or something like that?
Posted By: Sigh

Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 09/12/2009 20:26

Yeah, year of the pitcher and all that (Wilbur Wood was 1(!) game over .500 with an ERA of 1.75, McNally and Tiant both win 20+ with a sub-2.00 ERA and a fourth pitcher is the unanimous CYA winner and MVP). But how does anyone write in Unser's name over Bahnsen?
Posted By: Sigh

Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 15/12/2009 09:34

Just another example of how hard it is to make it to - let alone have a career that will get remembered - the majors:

Of every player born on 12/15 the one with the most wins (146) is the aforementioned 'Bahnsen Burner'. Also flukey in that in a 16 year career his only postseaon experience ... 1981 with the Expos.
Posted By: Sigh

Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 16/12/2009 11:11

Who led he NL in IBB in 1967 (with 4 more than Stargell's 25) while finishing in the top five of SB?

Birthday boy Adolfo "The Panamanian Flash" Phillips.
Posted By: Sigh

Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 19/12/2009 12:18

Happy Birthday to James Mouton.
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Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 21/12/2009 09:27

Happy Birthday to Rowie Reed and Dustin Hermanson.
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Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 28/12/2009 12:30

Happy Birthday to three lefties: Bill Lee, John Milner and Zane Smith.
Posted By: Sigh

Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 30/12/2009 09:13

Happy Birthday to Jose Morales.
Posted By: John Lease

Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 30/12/2009 10:35

An underappreciated player, that's for sure.
Posted By: Sigh

Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 01/01/2010 10:35

Happy New Year to all and happy Birthday to Fernando Tatis.
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Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 11/01/2010 11:32

Happy Birthday to Dan Norman.
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Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 12/01/2010 10:42

Happy Birthday to Luis Ayala, Andy Fox and Casey Candaele.
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Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 13/01/2010 08:58

Happy Birthday to two from the 1969 club: Larry Jaster and Ron Brand, as well as Gene Roof.
Posted By: Sigh

Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 13/01/2010 08:59

Happy Birthday to two from the 1969 club: Larry Jaster and Ron Brand, as well as Gene Roof.
Posted By: Sigh

Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 15/01/2010 11:24

Happy Birthday to Delino DeShields, Tony Solaita and Mike Marshall.
Posted By: Sigh

Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 17/01/2010 12:27

Happy Birthday to Brad Fullmer.
Posted By: mbbirdfan

Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 17/01/2010 13:21

You missed Happy Social Security Birthday to my wife. laugh
Posted By: Sigh

Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 17/01/2010 20:50

That is a big one! Best to her.
Posted By: Sigh

Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 18/01/2010 12:16

Happy Birthday to Carl Morton (RIP) and Bill Sampen who share a birthday as well as a career ERA of 3.73.
Posted By: Sigh

Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 19/01/2010 07:57

Happy Birthday to Fernando "traded with cash for John Wetteland" Seguignol, Jeff Juden and Brad Mills.
Posted By: John Lease

Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 19/01/2010 13:08

Jeff Juden just had to be Jewish, since Juden is in fact the German word for Jewish.

And let's not forget Scott Little, 47 years young today.
Posted By: Sigh

Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 22/01/2010 10:37

Happy Birthday to Jeff Treadway - acquired in the 'Oh' Henry Rodriguez trade.
Posted By: Sigh

Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 25/01/2010 11:04

Happy Birthday to Jose Macias, Brian Holman and the Expos' first draft pick - Balor Moore.
Posted By: John Lease

Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 25/01/2010 12:43

Originally Posted By: Sigh
Happy Birthday to Jose Macias, Brian Holman and the Expos' first draft pick - Balor Moore.


Balor Moore, perhaps the least appreciated member of the 1979 Blue Jays.
Posted By: Sigh

Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 25/01/2010 14:14

There are countless examples out there of injured players back in the day who you wish had the benefits of modern medicine. Even now you have to appreciate the combination of lucky/toughness to have a full career - but more so then.
Posted By: Sigh

Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 26/01/2010 13:08

Happy Birthday to Lou Frazier and Rick Schu.
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Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 28/01/2010 09:36

Happy Birthday to Tomas de la Rosa.
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Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 29/01/2010 09:26

Happy Birthday to Mike Aldrete.
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Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 30/01/2010 21:33

Happy Birthday to Joe Kerrigan. Part of a 'help both teams' trade in 1977 with Blatimore: Traded by the Montreal Expos with Gary Roenicke and Don Stanhouse to the Baltimore Orioles for Rudy May, Randy Miller and Bryn Smith.
Posted By: Sigh

Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 01/02/2010 14:04

Happy Birthday to Ron "Sent from the Pittsburgh Pirates to the Detroit Tigers in an unknown transaction sometime before the 1966 season" Woods.
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Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 04/02/2010 09:22

Happy Birthday to the late Joe Sparma and Stan Papi.
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Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 09/02/2010 11:53

Happy Birthday to Vladimir Guerrero.

And a quick shoutout to Brian Holman's brother Brad.
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Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 11/02/2010 00:47

Happy Birthday to 3 time Expo Lenny Webster.
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Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 12/02/2010 08:52

Happy Birthday to Don Stanhouse.
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Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 16/02/2010 21:56

Happy Birthday to Barry Foote and Eric Bullock!
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Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 18/02/2010 10:43

Happy Birthday to Jamey Carroll.
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Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 19/02/2010 09:52

Happy Birthday to class acts Tim Burke and former Rule 5 ping-pong ball Miguel Batista - in 1992 I would not have guessed he would have a fifteen year career. He is currently tied back to his original franchise via a Spring invite with DC.
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Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 20/02/2010 09:53

Happy Birthday to Roy Face of the first year club, 1977 first round draft choice Bill Gullickson (who in 1980 would finish 2nd in RUY) and Livan Hernanadez (the answer to the question: Who was the last Expo Silver Slugger?)
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Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 28/02/2010 15:13

Happy Birthday to Jim Wholford, acquired by the Expos for Chris Smith - who I had to look up.

Smith, a switchhitter, is listed as a "First Baseman, Pinch Hitter and Leftfielder". His fielding stats show he played 1 inning at 2B for the 1981 Expos and his hitting stats show 9 ABs in 9 GP for a .000 BA, so I'm not sure "Pinch Hitter" counts either. What I should have remembered: once trade for Rusty Staub.
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Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 01/03/2010 10:36

Happy Birthday to Omar Daal and Mark Gardner.
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Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 03/03/2010 09:41

Happy Birthday to Neal Heaton and Skeeter Barnes.
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Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 04/03/2010 10:32

Happy Birthday to former Expo farmhand and 1994 1st round draft choice Hiram Boccachica.
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Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 05/03/2010 10:48

Happy Birthday to Jose Mercedes and Chad Fonville.
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Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 06/03/2010 09:29

Happy Birthday to Anthony Telford and Gerry Hannahs.
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Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 07/03/2010 08:46

Happy Birthday to homegrown Denis Boucher.
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Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 10/03/2010 09:52

Happy Birthday to Wayne Twitchell.
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Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 11/03/2010 08:41

Happy Birthday to Larry Landreth and Saloman Torres.
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Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 13/03/2010 17:02

Happy Birthday to Randy Bass.
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Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 15/03/2010 09:56

Happy Birthday to Springfieldian (MA) Wayne Granger. The strangest thing about his 1.000 W-L% as an Expo? He only played on the 1976 club (55-107) and was actully 2nd on the team in that category to Gerry Hannahs (2-0).
Posted By: mikezpen

Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 15/03/2010 10:43

god..Anthony Telford smirk
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Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 16/03/2010 14:17

Originally Posted By: mikezpen
god..Anthony Telford smirk


Wasn't he kind of harmless as an Oriole? The Expos actually paid him.
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Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 17/03/2010 09:41

Happy Birthday to Scott Downs of the 2004 Expos.
Posted By: John Lease

Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 17/03/2010 13:27

Was he a brother of former Giant Kelly Downs?
Posted By: Sigh

Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 17/03/2010 22:28

No; but research shows Kelly does have a brother named David who had a September callup with the Phillies.
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Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 18/03/2010 09:05

Happy Birthday to Termel Sledge, Chad Cordero and Tomo Ohka who all played on the 2004 Expos.

To reinforce a recent math lesson provided here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Birthday_problem

Ohka trivia: http://www.urbandictionary.com/define.php?term=Tomokazu%20Ohka
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Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 19/03/2010 10:57

HAppy Birthday to Garry Jestadt (a rookie in 1969) and the late Ivan Calderon.
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Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 21/03/2010 13:16

No known Expo connection but Happy Birthday to the miscast Don Durham: career #'s: 2-11 W/L and an ERA of 5.83 to go with his 7H (2HR) in 14 AB .500BA, 1.429 OPS.
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Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 25/03/2010 08:54

Happy Birthday to 6'5" RHP Jim Britton and 5'9" LHP Brian Barnes.
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Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 27/03/2010 10:47

Happy Birthday to Derek Aucoin of Lachine PQ, Drew Hall and David (traded with LP for Scoop) Hostetler.
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Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 29/03/2010 09:23

Happy Birthday to Mike Ramsey and that guy with the alternative spelling of 'Sigh'.
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Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 31/03/2010 08:17

Happy Bithday to Tracy Jones.
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Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 28/04/2010 10:57

Happy Birthday to Jorge Roque.
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Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 29/04/2010 10:52

Happy Birthday to Tony Armas, John Vander Wal and Bob McClure.
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Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 27/06/2010 18:41

Happy Birthday to Hal Breeden's brother Danny.
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Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 28/06/2010 22:40

Happy Birthday to Hal Breeden himself. Chris Speier and Frank Bolick, and farmhand Branden Phillips as in: (stop me if you've heard this before) on June 27, 2002, traded by Montreal with Cliff Lee, Grady Sizemore and Lee Stevens to the Cleveland for Bartolo Colon and Tim Drew.
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Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 02/07/2010 20:32

Happy Birthday to Tim Spehr - 9 year career, .198 BA., 9 SB a 1.000 success rate!
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Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 03/07/2010 21:16

From the 1969 club: Coco Laboy (Pepe's cousin), to the 2004 club: Juan Rivera; and in between Moises Alou (relatives too numerous to mention).
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Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 07/07/2010 20:33

Happy Birthday to Jeff Shaw!
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Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 10/07/2010 16:09

Happy Birthday to HOF Andre Dawson.

And Lee Stevens.
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Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 12/07/2010 17:30

Happy Birthday to Ron Fairly. Selected by neither the Expos nor the Blue Jays in their respective expansion drafts, Ron played on both first year clubs and was the Jays' first All Star at the age of 38.


http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ron_Fairly
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Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 13/07/2010 20:18

Happy Birthday to Robert Wine Jr., whose father was the 1969 Expo Shortstop that people remember and Mike Fitzgerald, the ‘C’ portion obtained in the Gary Carter to the Mets trade - along with Hubie Brooks, Herm Winningham and Floyd Youmans.
Posted By: martin

Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 17/07/2010 02:12

John Lease has got one coming up Saturday don't he?.....


If so John.... Happy Birthday!
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Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 18/07/2010 06:22

Happy Birthday to Rudy May and Razor Shines.

Somewhat sad trivia on Shines (that if true I didn't know): Most career games by a non-pitcher w/o ________________.
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Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 30/07/2010 18:51

Happy Birthday to Ellis Valentine, Mickey Mahler and Todd Haney.

JL - Mahler must have about the worst Pittsburgh career line ever.
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Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 02/08/2010 19:27

Happy Birthday to Jesus "Bombo" Rivera - the 3rd, maybe even 2nd, best offensive player on the 1976 club (55-107). The first time since the 1969 expansion the Expos dropped 100+ games, but oddly enough for virtual non-particpants in the whole FA thing; never again.
Posted By: John Lease

Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 02/08/2010 20:06

Bombo Rivera, a great Expo.
Posted By: Webley Webster

Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 04/08/2010 17:38

Happy birthday, President Obama!

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Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 06/08/2010 14:42

Happy Birthday to Ken Phelps and Steve Nicosia.
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Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 24/08/2010 15:20

Happy Birthday to Everett Stull and Tony Bernazard.
Posted By: Webley Webster

Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 24/08/2010 15:47

Happy birthday Dave Chapelle, Reggie Miller, Jerry Cooney, Vince McMahon, Howard Zinn, Wynonie Harris, and...

Happy Birthday Cal Jr!
Posted By: Sigh

Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 24/08/2010 16:02

You know I thought about proclaiming Tony the best Inf. born on 8/24 just to see if I'd get called on it.
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Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 04/09/2010 06:42

Inchon, South Korea favorite Sun-Woo Kim. Linked with MLB's crap involvement with the team formerly known as the Montreal Expos:

July 11, 2002: Marlins trade Cliff Floyd, Wilton Guerrero, Claudio Vargas and cash to the Montreal Expos for a player to be named later (Donald Levinski), Graeme Lloyd, Mike Mordecai, Carl Pavano and Justin Wayne.

July 30, 2002: Cliff Floyd traded by the Montreal Expos to the Boston Red Sox for Seung Song (minors) and Sun-Woo Kim.

Well I guess as long as Loria and Henry were happy.
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Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 14/09/2010 15:08

Happy Birthday to:
Captain Tim 'Eli' Wallach who holds many career Expo records (ex. GP, AB, H, TB, RBI, XBH).

and

Curtis Brown who played 1 game in 1973 (and who per B-R the Expos "sent" - not traded, sold or assigned - to Union Laguna (Mexico) in an "unknown transaction".
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Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 15/09/2010 17:38

Happy Birthday to Don Carrithers, a .333 W/L pitcher on the .340 1976 Expos - the last time the Expos lost 100+ games.
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Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 16/09/2010 09:14

Happy Birthday to Hector Torres and Tim Raines Sr.

Even I'll have to admit that Rock isn't the best player to have 9/16 for a birthday. But how does Robin Yount have a 20 year HOF career, win 2 MVPs and only make 3 All Star games?
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Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 20/09/2010 02:11

Happy Birthday to one of the last Expo salary dump acquisitions: Nick 'DL' Johnson who joins the final 2004 Expos, Javier Vazquez heads to the NYY.

NYY turns JV into R. Johnson. JV plays with Ari, CHW and ATL.

2010 - both JV and N. Johnson are both back on the NYY.
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Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 22/09/2010 09:40

Happy Birthday to Expansion pick Jim Fairey and Hal Dues.
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Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 23/09/2010 18:05

Happy Birthday to former Expo farmhand Willie Greene, part of two good Expo trades 16 months apart:
August 1990: Pittsburgh Pirates trade Willie Greene, Scott Ruskin and Moises Alou to the Montreal Expos for Zane Smith.
December 1991: Traded by the Montreal Expos with Dave Martinez and Scott Ruskin to the Cincinnati Reds for Bill Risley and John Wetteland.

So Zane Smith and David Martinez becomes Moises Alou, John Wetteland and - what the heck - Bill Risley.
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Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 26/09/2010 21:18

Happy Birthday to Brian Looney and David Martinez.

David got a vote for MVP in 1991: 7HR, .295BA, .751 OPS.
Dennis Martinez led the league in era: 2.39 - just sayin'.
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Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 28/09/2010 10:38

Happy Birthday to Grant Jackson.
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Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 29/09/2010 09:23

Happy Birthday to Expo farmhand Jake Westbrook.

December 9, 1999, POS Jeffrey Loria became the Expos' chairman, CEO, and managing general partner.
December 22, 1999, Hideki Irabu and his $4,125,000 contract join Loria. Jake Westbrook, Ted Lillly and Christian Parker become Yankees.
This salary dump by the Yankees was a very one sided 'trade victory' for Montreal as Parker only got a brief cup of coffee in the bigs. I've lost track of Lilly and Westbrook, probably working for their local beverage delivery services and coaching AAU.

Warren Cromartie, Ken Macha and Dave Silvestri also celebrates their birthdays but without bringing up memories of the intentional dismantling of the Expos.
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Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 01/10/2010 06:25

Happy Birthday to Vance Law, Jeff Reardon & Roberto Kelly.
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Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 08/10/2010 05:58

Happy Birthday to the 15th Expo Mike Wegener (5-14 w/the 1969 club) and Grady's brother Bryan 'Twig' Little.
Posted By: Webley Webster

Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 09/10/2010 22:56

Happy Birthday John Lennon! WHB70

Posted By: Sigh

Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 10/10/2010 07:43

Of all the MLB players born on 10/10 who has the most career SB?
5' 6" William 'Shorty' Fuller (1867-1904) with 260.
Who is second on the list?
Larry Lintz (5' 9") whose career high was 50 SB with the 1974 Expos; but he had a more impressive line with the 1976 A's: 21 R, 31 SB .... in 1 AB. Of course Lintz would go hitless in that lone AB dragging his OBP down to .667.
Posted By: Webley Webster

Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 10/10/2010 15:22

Happy birthday John Prine!



Happy birthday Thelonious Monk!

Posted By: Webley Webster

Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 13/10/2010 20:57

Happy 69th birthday, Paul Simon.

Posted By: Webley Webster

Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 14/10/2010 14:10

Happy birthday Dwight Eisenhower, "dedicated, conscious agent of the Communist conspiracy."
Posted By: Sigh

Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 15/10/2010 06:35

Happy Birthday to 2000 Gold Medal winner TIm Young.
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Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 16/10/2010 04:32

Happy Birthday to Tim McCarver and Rodney Scott.
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Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 26/10/2010 14:34

Happy Birthday to the franchise's best pitcher: Steve Rogers and Gil Heredia - who out hit Rogers.
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Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 02/11/2010 16:57

Happy Birthday to 2 Orlandos: Cabrera and Merced.
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Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 07/11/2010 22:00

Happy Birthday to Tom Walker (Neil's dad), John Tomargo and Dave Wainhouse.
Posted By: Sigh

Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 09/11/2010 15:48

Happy Birthday to peter Bergeron.

FWIW Kevin Mmahat's name would be a Hangman winner.
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Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 15/11/2010 15:32

Happy Birthday to - and what ever happened to - Fred Breining?
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Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 16/11/2010 21:00

Happy Birthday to Chris Haney, Tim Scott and Don Hahn. Re: Hahn as a member of the inaugural 1969 club, I'd like to say something interesting but all I found was (from B-R): "A member of the Baseball List of Rhyming Names, along with such notables as Larry Sherry, Paul Schaal, Lu Blue, Still Bill Hill, Mark Clark, and Greg Legg".
Posted By: Sigh

Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 22/11/2010 01:54

Happy Birthday to Bill Almon!
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Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 26/11/2010 01:15

Happy Birthday to Tavo Alvarez!
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Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 27/11/2010 18:12

Another 'Who's that?" as as opposed to a "Who's who" but still:

Happy Birthday to Randy Milligan and Tim Laker!
Posted By: Sigh

Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 01/12/2010 16:03

More of a "Who's who":

Happy Birthday to:
Slick fielding, under appreciated, Kirk Rueter,
Slick fielding, possibly over appreciated borderline HOF Larry Walker,
3x 1st round draft choice and Gary Carter trade throw-in, Herm Winningham,
Dan Schatzeder, traded for Ron LeFlore in 1979,
Dan Warthen, 2-10 w/the 1976 club,
and just to add keystrokes: 1969-75 Coach Calvin Coolidge Julius Caesar Tuskahoma McLish.'
Posted By: Sigh

Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 04/12/2010 10:43

Happy Birthday to Lee Smith!
Posted By: Sigh

Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 05/12/2010 13:08

Happy Birthday to two former Expo 1st round picks:Gary Roenicke (29 games in 76, part of the 6 player deal w/Balt that brought Bryn Smith et al to Montreal) and Cliff Floyd - who in a suspiciously MLB convenient WTF 19 day period in July 2002 was acquired (with cash (Shocker!) and jetsam) from the Florida Marlins for Carl Pavano and Justin Wayne and others. Floyd then given to the Boston Red Sox for additional jetsam named Seung Song and Sun-Woo Kim.
Posted By: Sigh

Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 06/12/2010 14:19

Happy Birthday to the person was everything that Pete Rose said that Pete Rose was: Tim Foli.
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Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 07/12/2010 13:08

Happy Birthday to Rich Coggins - who came over with and out performed that McNally guy.
Posted By: Sigh

Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 13/12/2010 02:47

Happy Birthday to Alonzo Powell! - another sub-Mendoza Expo (.195 in 14 games with the Expos in 1987)

Improved enough with Seattle (4 years later!) to get his career average up to .211.
Posted By: Sigh

Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 13/12/2010 18:42

Happy Birthday to Mike Mordecai and Ron Taylor!

For a 2nd career, Taylor went on to become the Toronto Blue Team Physician. Dr. Ron Taylor is a GP rather than a surgeon; which is probably just as well as it would be hard to perform surgery with two WS rings.
Posted By: Sigh

Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 14/12/2010 17:39

Happy Birthday to Ken Hill!
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Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 15/12/2010 13:08

Happy Birthday to Stan 'Bahnsen Burner'. 1968 AL ROY (267.1 IP, 17 W 2.05 ERA and not unanimous?) Also flukey in that in a 16 year career with 6 clubs his only postseaon experience ... 1981 with the Expos.
Posted By: Sigh

Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 17/12/2010 11:42

Happy Birthday to class act Curtis Pride!

http://lafargue.tripod.com/pride.htm
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Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 19/12/2010 14:37

Happy Birthday to Tom Lawless!

Sub-Mendoza Line Expo eagerly scooped up when Cincinnati was willing to overpay to reacquire Pete Rose on his path to first ballot HOF status.
Posted By: Sigh

Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 20/12/2010 13:01

Happy Birthday to Bill Laskey with his pitching equivalent of being below, way below, the Mendoza line: 0-5, 9.44 era with the 1985 Expos after being acquired mid season from SFG (w/Scot Thompson) for Dan Driessen.

Oddly enough SFG reacquired Bill in Oct 1985 for Alonzo Powell and George Riley.
Posted By: Sigh

Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 21/12/2010 11:53

Happy Birthday to Howie Reed and Dustin Hermanson!
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Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 29/12/2010 21:08

Happy Birthday to James Mouton!

And since I probably miss them every year:

Happy Belated to Christmas babies: Charlie Lea, Wallace Johnson, Tom O'Malley, Bruce Walton (career win %: 1,000, career ERA: 8.21), Manny Trillo and Marty Pevey.
Posted By: Sigh

Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 03/01/2011 13:12

Happy Birthday to Luis Rivera and DaRond Stovall!
Posted By: Sigh

Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 11/01/2011 20:55

Happy Birthday to Dan (not Fred) Norman!
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Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 12/01/2011 13:09

Happy Birthday to Luis Ayala, Andy Fox and Casey Candaele!
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Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 13/01/2011 20:33

Happy Birthday to Gene Roof and to two members of the inaugural 1969 club: Ron Brand and Larry Jaster!
Posted By: Sigh

Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 14/01/2011 19:45

Happy Birthday to Derrell Thomas, the overall #1 pick of the 1969 amateur draft (January)!
Posted By: John Lease

Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 15/01/2011 00:16

What about my mother? She would be 84 if she were still here with us on Earth.
Posted By: Lee

Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 15/01/2011 03:29

If your mother's birthday was January 14, she was precisely 22 years older than me.
Posted By: Sigh

Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 15/01/2011 13:04

Then belated Happy Birthdays to Lee and in recognition to JL's mother.
Posted By: Sigh

Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 15/01/2011 13:28

Happy Birthday to former Expo farmhand Armando Galarraga (at the time the 'who's that?' in the Nat's 1 year acquisition of A. Soriano), Delino DeShields (traded in what was widely viewed as a salary dump to LA for relief pitcher Pedro Martinez in 1993), Mike Marshall (traded to LA for the late Willie Davis), the late Tony Solaita ("Buried: Immediately outside his home,in Nuuuli, American Samoa ": B-R), traded mid 1979 season to Toronto for the at the time, and current, 'who's that?', Dyar Miller.
Posted By: Sigh

Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 17/01/2011 13:25

Happy Birthday to Brad Fullmer! Part of a 2000 3-way 'why bother' trade that neither hurt nor helped Montreal, Texas nor Toronto as Fullmer, Lee Stevens and David Sequi played musical chairs but with the same number of chairs.

Fullmer did get to drink champagne in Anaheim and stole home in the 2002 World Series.
Posted By: Sigh

Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 18/01/2011 11:24

Happy Birthday to Bill Sampen and the late Carl Morton - pick #45 in the 1968 Expansion Draft and 1970 NL ROY.
Posted By: Sigh

Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 19/01/2011 14:10

Happy Birthday to Fernando Seguignol (acquired (w/cash, shocker) for John Wetteland?) Jeff Juden and Brad Mills.
Posted By: Sigh

Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 21/01/2011 11:12

Happy Birthday to Bob Reynolds! He was the 25th player chosen in the 1968 Expansion Draft after being the 17th player chosen in the 1966 Amateur Draft, pitched (poorly, era 20.25) in one game for the 1969 club. Traded to St. Louis for Mike Torres but had his best years later in Baltimore.
Posted By: Sigh

Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 25/01/2011 13:05

Happy Birthday to a pair of 1st round draft picks: Balor Moore ('69, making him the Expos' first ever draft choice) and Brian Holman ('83)! Also Happy Birthday to Jose Macias!
Posted By: Sigh

Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 26/01/2011 13:02

Happy Birthday to Rick Schu, Lou Frazier and Ceasar Gutierrez!
Posted By: Sigh

Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 27/01/2011 20:46

Happy Birthday to Greg Barger!
Posted By: Sigh

Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 28/01/2011 10:47

Happy Birthday to Tomas de la Rosa!
Posted By: Sigh

Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 29/01/2011 12:30

Happy Birthday to MIke Aldrete!
Posted By: Sigh

Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 30/01/2011 13:15

Happy Birthday to a couple of tall, RHP 1st round draft choices: Joe Kerrigan (6'5", taken in the 1974 draft) and John Patterson (6'6", drafted in 1996)!

Kerrigan debuted with the 1976 club and won both games of a doubleheader vs. the Cardinals later that year. Otherwise he had a longer and more distinguished career as a coach

Patterson of course had an ugly (as viewed by Expo fans, if not MLB) start to his career (courtesy of B-R):
June 4, 1996: Drafted by the Montreal Expos.
October 24, 1996: Granted Free Agency on a technicality.
November 7, 1996: Signed as a Free Agent with the Arizona Diamondbacks.
Posted By: Sigh

Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 01/02/2011 13:14

Happy Birthday to Ron Woods!
Posted By: John Lease

Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 01/02/2011 14:02

Originally Posted By: Sigh
Happy Birthday to Ron Woods!


Didn't he just leave the Rolling Stones? smile
Posted By: Sigh

Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 02/02/2011 12:18

Happy Birthday to Dale Murray, the closer on the 1976 club (81 G, 55 GF, 113.1 IP, 13 SV), involved with trades for Tony Perez at the end of his career and for Fred McGriff at the beginning of his.
Posted By: mlbbirdfan

Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 06/02/2011 14:22

Happy Birthday Ronald Wilson Reagan, would have been 100 years today.
Posted By: Sigh

Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 07/02/2011 21:55

Happy Birthday to Endy Chavez! Endy is the answer to the trivia question: "Who made the last out for the Montreal Expos?"
Posted By: Sigh

Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 09/02/2011 12:57

Happy Birthday to Vladimir Guerrero!
Posted By: BaseBawl

Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 09/02/2011 13:53

Thank God he has a real birth certificate. It's scary enough as it is.
Posted By: Webley Webster

Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 09/02/2011 14:53

Happy birthday, Carole King, who wrote or co-wrote:

Chains (The Shirelles)
Crying in the Rain (Everly Brothers)
Don't Bring Me Down (The Animals)
Go Away Little Girl (Steve Lawrence/Donnie Osmond)
I Feel the Earth Move (Carole King)
I'm Into Something Good (Earl-Jean, Herman's Hermits)
It's Too Late (Carole King)
Keep Your Hands of my Baby (Little Eva)
The Loco-Motion (Little Eva)
Natural Woman (Aretha Franklin)
Oh No Not My Baby (Maxine Brown)
One Fine Day (The Chiffons)
Pleasant Valley Sunday (The Monkees)
So Far Away (Carole King)
Some Kind of Wonderful (The Drifters)
Take Good Care of my Baby (Bobby Vee)
Up on the Roof (The Drifters)
Will You Love Me Tomorrow (The Shirelles)
You've Got a Friend (James Taylor)

One of the truly great American songwriters of our time.
Posted By: John Lease

Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 09/02/2011 20:03

No no, it's Eddie(Buddy J) Solomon's birthday.

Or, for the recent minded, Akinori Iwamura.
Posted By: Sigh

Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 10/02/2011 16:19

Happy Birthday to Lenny Webster!
Posted By: Sigh

Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 11/02/2011 13:14

Happy Birthday to Bryan Eversgerd - part of the Spring 1995 bounty (along with Kirk Bullinger and DaRond Stovall) received in exchange for Ken Hill coming off his runner up finish in the 1994 Cy Young vote.
Posted By: Sigh

Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 12/02/2011 12:51

Happy Birthday to Don 'Stan the Man Unusual' Stanhouse! Actually pitched pretty well for the 1976 club (9-12, 3.77 in 184.1 IP) one of two Expo pitchers to hit a Grand Slam. Given the closer role during the 1977 season, Don was traded (w/Joe Kerrigan and Gary Roenicke) to the Orioles for Rudy May, Randy Miller & Bryn Smith the following offseason.
Posted By: Sigh

Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 14/02/2011 13:15

Happy Birthday to Will McEnaney! Acquired with Tony Perez for the late Woodie Fryman and Dale Murray.
Posted By: Sigh

Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 15/02/2011 13:16

Happy Birthday to Joe Hesketh, Ugueth Urbina, as well as both Terry and Barry Jones.
Posted By: Sigh

Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 16/02/2011 13:26

Happy Birthday to Barry Foote and Eric Bullock!
Posted By: Sigh

Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 18/02/2011 11:59

Happy Birthday to the first Expo (Manny Mota) and one from the 2004 club (Jamey Carroll)!
Posted By: Sigh

Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 07/03/2011 21:20

Happy Birthday to Montreal born and raised Denis Boucher!
Posted By: John Lease

Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 08/03/2011 01:02

I loved his brother Bobby, starred at SCLSU. Go Muddogs!
Posted By: Sigh

Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 10/03/2011 11:36

Bobby was a heckuva LB, bit of a one-year-wonder though.

Happy Birthday to the late Wayne Twitchell.
Posted By: Sigh

Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 11/03/2011 20:02

Happy Birthday to another survivor of the 1976 club, Larry Landreth!
Posted By: Sigh

Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 13/03/2011 12:13

Happy Birthday to '70s minor league and '80s Japanese star Randy Bass.
Posted By: Sigh

Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 15/03/2011 12:27

Happy Birthday to Wayne Granger of the 1976 team (1-0 with 2 saves in 32 innings)!
Posted By: Sigh

Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 17/03/2011 11:07

Happy Birthday to Scott Downs of the 2004 Expos! Acquired from CHC in 2000 in exchange for Rondell White - drafted with the 1990 ANA pick resulting from the Angels signing of Mark Langston, who was acquired by the Expos from SEA in 1989 for Randy Johnson, etc..
Posted By: Sigh

Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 18/03/2011 10:58

Happy Birthday to 3 members of the 2004 Expos:
Chad Cordero, Terrmel Sledge and Tomo Ohka and Pat Jarvis from the 1973 team!
Posted By: Sigh

Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 19/03/2011 12:24

Happy Birthday to 1968 expansion pick Garry Jestadt and the late Ivan Calderon.
Posted By: Sigh

Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 22/03/2011 10:16

Happy Birthday to Sean Berry!
Posted By: Sigh

Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 24/03/2011 19:48

Happy Birthday to Jesus Alou - brother of Felipe, uncle to Moises and Mel - 1968 expansion draftee from the SF Giants in the 1968 draft but traded with others to the Houston Astros for Rusty Staub prior to the 1969 season.
Posted By: Sigh

Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 25/03/2011 19:59

Originally Posted By: Sigh
Happy Birthday to 6'5" RHP Jim Britton and 5'9" LHP Brian Barnes.

Ditto.
Posted By: Sigh

Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 27/03/2011 11:25

Happy Birthday to Derek Aucoin, originally of Lachine, QC.

A little PR courtesy of Baseball-Reference.com:
"Although he retired from professional baseball several years ago, Derek Aucoin is continuing his baseball career in a significant way. He serves baseball players of all ages at a unique baseball facility in the upper west side of Manhattan. His 6 foot 7 inch frame is imposing, yet 3 and 4 year old kids adore him. Along with his efforts at The Baseball Center, he has also teamed up with Derek Jeter's Turn 2 Foundation and works hard each year for kids all over New York. Best of all, Derek has a fantastic knowledge of baseball. Kids have blossomed under his coaching and today are playing effectively in high school, college, and pro ball."
Posted By: Sigh

Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 29/03/2011 11:15

Happy Birthday to Mike Ramsey!
Mike has a direct line in the 7-Degrees-of-Rusty-Staub game (that I just made up):
July 1984, traded to Expos (from STL) for Chris Speier (and cash!),
Speier had been traded April 1977 to Expos (from SFG) for TIm Foli,
Foli (w/Ken Singleton and Mike Jorgensen) traded April 1972 to Expos (from NYM) for Staub.
Posted By: Sigh

Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 31/03/2011 11:40

Happy Birthday to Tracy Jones; who spent part of 1988 with the Expos.
Posted By: John Lease

Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 31/03/2011 15:07

Former Red Farm hand, as I remember.
Posted By: Sigh

Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 31/03/2011 17:00

Too true, #1 choice even (Jan 1983 secondary draft), traded to Montreal by Cincinnati (w/Pat Pacillo) for Jeff Reed, Randy St. Claire & Herm Winningham in July, 1988. Traded to SF, December of that same year, for professional hitter Mike Aldrete.
Posted By: John Lease

Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 31/03/2011 17:10

Ooh, I remember Mike Aldrete. First base, good average not enough steroidal power.
Posted By: Sigh

Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 01/04/2011 09:18

Happy Birthday to an Expo who needs no introduction: Rusty Staub!
Also Happy Birthday to Willie Monanez of Curt Flood fame!
Posted By: John Lease

Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 01/04/2011 12:31

Please give Willie Montanez his T. Guillermo, to be precise. And did he spend some of the waning moments of his career as a Pirate?

You know he did!
Posted By: Sigh

Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 01/04/2011 21:32

Well sure, straight up trade between Mtl & Pit with the late John Milner going from pillbox to tricolored headgear in exchange for Willie.
Posted By: Sigh

Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 02/04/2011 08:20

Happy Birthday to Expo draftee Pete Incaviglia.

Again from the good people at Baseball-Reference: He was selected in the 10th round of the 1982 amateur draft by the San Francisco Giants but did not sign. He was later drafted by the Montreal Expos in the first round of the 1985 amateur draft after an incredible college season. In 1985, while playing for Oklahoma State, Incaviglia hit 48 home runs and drove in 143 runs in just 75 games. He ended his career at Oklahoma State with an NCAA-record 100 home runs. He insisted on going straight to the major leagues, something which the Expos were not prepared to let him do. With negotiations at an impasse in the fall of 1985, he was traded to the Texas Rangers for pitching prospect Bob Sebra and back-up infielder Jim Anderson. Major League Baseball changed the rules shortly after this trade, preventing teams from trading players until a full year had elapsed after their being drafted.

Nonetheless, Incaviglia got his wish and broke in with the Rangers at the start of the 1986 season without playing any minor league games. He hit at least 20 home runs each year for five seasons with the Rangers, before becoming a journeyman his last seven seasons.
Posted By: Sigh

Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 03/04/2011 08:10

Happy Birthday to Mike Lansing! The Casper (WY) Ghosts of the Pioneer League play their home games at Mike Lansing Field.
Posted By: Sigh

Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 05/04/2011 12:06

Happy Birthday to Matt Blank!
Posted By: Sigh

Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 07/04/2011 11:03

Happy Birthday to class act Bill Stoneman (31st rd pick of CHC in 1966, the 10th Expo chosen in 1968 Expansion draft, no-hit PHI in the 10th game the Expos ever played, 2nd no-no and only All Star game in 1972, BA U of Idaho, MA U of Oak, GM in Mon and CAL, etc)
Also Happy Birthday to Freddie Benavides who finished his career with the best Expo team ever (1994, 74-40 (with still doesn't add to 162)) where he finished below the Mendoza line at .188 (but with one more RBI than Pedro)!
Posted By: Sigh

Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 08/04/2011 19:37

Happy Birthday to Gary Carter, HOF class of 2003!
Posted By: Sigh

Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 09/04/2011 11:54

Happy Birthday to:
Nate Colbert (released mid-season by the 1976 Expos!? Signed by Oak. And when you skim that roster you find: Chris Haney's dad Larry, Pepe's brother and Coco's cousin Angel Mangual, Larry Lintz, Stan Bahnsen, Mike Torrez and Ron Fairly.)
Graeme LLoyd (w/Irabu, effn' Loria's choice former NYY FA signings), and
Talmadge Nunnari!
Posted By: Sigh

Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 11/04/2011 17:42

Happy Birthday to Joe Vitiello! Signed as a FA 2x w/Expos.
Posted By: Sigh

Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 12/04/2011 11:19

Happy Birthday to the late Woodie Fryman! The 1976 Expos representative to the All Star game (DNP). Rusty started in RF for the AL and went 2 for 2.
Posted By: Sigh

Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 13/04/2011 11:05

Happy Birthday to Mark Leiter! Probably a nice enough guy if not as good as his brother Al. Acquired in another mid-90s salary dump - this time in exchange to SF for Kirk Rueter and Tim Scott. Outlasting the Expos by pitching into 2005, Kirk went on to earn $37,000,000+ over 10 years with the Giants. Leiter 'allowed' to walk as a FA at the end of the 1996 season.
Posted By: Sigh

Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 14/04/2011 12:19

Happy Birthday to Pasqual's brother Carlos Perez, the Expo's sole representative to the 1995 All-Star team (Yes the team that 'finished' the 1994 'season' with a winning percentage of .649 and w/Felipe Alou picking the 1995 roster spots had just one All-Star rep? Where'd everyone go?).

Later Perez salary dumped for flotsam, jetsam, Vladi's brother and Ted Lilly.

Ted Lilly spun (w/Jake Westbrook! And Christian Parker!) for H. Irabu while Loria and his enablers were in their 'collect' ex-Yankees phase. Like Rueter, Lilly 'outlived' the Expos (currently w/LAD), won 100+ games, both LHP and has combined/contract (thru 2013) earnings to the tune of ~$78M. STL RHP Westbrook probably won't get to 100 wins so he'll have to be satisfied with: outliving the Expos and his earnings/contract of ~$61M. Expo 'management' can at least be happy Parker didn't amount to anything (of course either did Irabu - who only was paid $6,725,000 for his 2-7 record with a 6.69 era in Montreal (and Jupiter and Ottawa)).

So in the long term, a brillant savings plan of getting out of having to pay out almost $140M to 2 SP capable of the odd All Star season, pay less than $7M in the short term.

Also Pete somebody shares Carlos' birthdate.
Posted By: Sigh

Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 15/04/2011 21:04

Happy Birthday to Milton Bradley & the late Willie Davis!

Just to continue giving Loria's 'reign' a hard time: From Baseball-Reference.com:
"He (Bradley) seemed to be coming into his own however, having beaten Peter Bergeron out of the Expos' starting center field job thanks to his sparkling defense, and showing some doubles power, when he clashed with owner Jeffrey Loria. Loria saw him in the locker room wearing a tee-shirt on which was written a nasty message, which he found unprofessional. The verbal altercation ended with Loria ordering general manager Jim Beattie to trade Bradley immediately, and on July 31, he was sent to the Cleveland Indians in return for minor league pitcher Zach Day, a poor return for such a talented player."

Bradley also outlived the Expos, is undercontract this year for 12M with Seattle and has already earned 35+M, but only 207,000 from Montreal.

http://mlb.mlb.com/video/play.jsp?content_id=13702687
Posted By: Sigh

Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 16/04/2011 11:53

Happy Birthday to former Expo Farmhand and first round bonus baby who actually collected money from Jeffrey Loria, Justin Wayne!

From Wikipedia: "In 2002, as part of an orchestrated move with Bud Selig and then-Marlins owner John W. Henry, Loria sold the Expos to "Expos Baseball, LP," a partnership of the other 29 major league clubs, for $120 million. In effect, the Expos were sold to the commissioner's office. Henry then sold the Marlins to Loria for $158.5 million, including a $38.5 million no-interest loan from MLB. The deal was approved by the other owners before Loria and Henry even signed a contract, and paved the way for Henry to buy the Boston Red Sox."

Then in that same Summer: Wayne traded by the MLB Expos w/Loria FA Ex-Yank signing Graeme Lloyd, Mike Mordecai and Carl Pavano Loria's 'return' for Pedro) and a PTBNL to the Marlins for Cliff Floyd, Wilton Guerrero (again), Claudio Vargas and cash. A respectable 19 days later the MLB Expos gifted Floyd to the Boston Red Sox for Seung Song and Sun-Woo Kim.

Back to Wiki: "Loria's partners in the Expos ownership consortium filed a Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act (RICO) lawsuit against Loria and Major League Baseball, but it eventually went to arbitration, with the arbitration panel finding in favor of Loria." It would be fun to read that file some day.
Posted By: Sigh

Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 17/04/2011 12:06

Happy Birthday to class act Marquis Grissom!

Traded after the 1994 season Grip played in 3 straight World Series only winning one (w/Atl), despite his personal line of: 19G, 77AB, 12R, .390 BA and .908 OPS.

Also Tom Runnells (68-81 in the last part of 1991 and the first part of 1992), the managerial 'bridge' between Buck Rodgers and Felipe Alou. In the interest in full disclosure there is no way to tie Loria to Runnells' hiring grin . Interestingly the Expos finished last in the NL East in 1991 - the first time they were dead last since ..... you guessed it 1976.
1992: the Expos played 15 games over .500 w/ Alou to finish 2nd.
Posted By: Sigh

Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 24/04/2011 00:04

Happy Birthday to Rheal "l'Acadien" Cormier!
Posted By: Sigh

Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 26/04/2011 09:18

Happy Birthday to Geoff Blum and Scott Strickland!
Posted By: Sigh

Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 28/04/2011 08:52

Happy Birthday to sub-Mendoza liner Jorge Roque (Class of 1973) and 16.00 ERA Shawn Hill of the 2004 club.
Posted By: Sigh

Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 29/04/2011 09:19

Happy Birthday to Bob McClure, John Vander Wal and Pedro's P2BNL - Tony Armas!
Posted By: Sigh

Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 05/05/2011 11:09

Hidecki Irabu is 42. I don't know how old that is in 'toad' years.
Posted By: Sigh

Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 07/05/2011 12:19

Happy Birthday to long time local on & off field favorite Claude Raymond!
Posted By: Sigh

Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 09/05/2011 09:57

Happy Birthday to Sam Mejias!
Posted By: Sigh

Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 11/05/2011 10:16

Happy Birthday to Floyd "Why didn't he Just say No" Youmans.
Posted By: Sigh

Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 12/05/2011 10:31

Happy Birthday to Felipe Alou - to save space only mentioning his relatives with Expo connections: father of Moises, brother of Jesus, uncle to Mel!
Posted By: John Lease

Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 12/05/2011 10:47

James was the brother of Jesus....

And Felipe, while father of Pirate Moises, was the brother of Pirate Matty...
Posted By: John Lease

Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 12/05/2011 10:48

Originally Posted By: Sigh
Happy Birthday to Bob McClure, John Vander Wal and Pedro's P2BNL - Tony Armas!


The forces of Vander Wal loved being a Pirate...
Posted By: Sigh

Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 16/05/2011 12:50

Happy Birthday to Mitch Webster, your 1986 NL Triples leader!
Posted By: John Lease

Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 16/05/2011 12:53

Originally Posted By: Sigh
Happy Birthday to Mitch Webster, your 1986 NL Triples leader!


And oh so briefly, a Pirate...
Posted By: Sigh

Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 16/05/2011 13:04

And we're probably overdue for a part deux clip:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Bt3_BeT3gGI

"I loved you in Wall Street!"
Posted By: Sigh

Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 17/05/2011 10:48

Happy Birthday to Pascual Perez!
Posted By: Sigh

Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 19/05/2011 10:46

Happy Birthday to Luis Aquino!
Posted By: Sigh

Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 20/05/2011 10:22

Originally Posted By: Sigh
Bobby Murcer and Former Expo Jim Lyttle were born on the exact same day in 1946. NYY teammates for a bit, it was the former who signed as an amateur free agent in 1964 and the latter who was a first round draft choice two years later.


Other than acknowledging his 2nd - more successful - career in Japan, I don't have anything new for Jim other than wishing him a happy 65th!
Happy Birthday also to Dave McDonald (1971)!
Posted By: Sigh

Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 23/05/2011 18:29

Happy Birthday to Coco's cousin and Angel's brother Pepe Mangual!
Posted By: Sigh

Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 24/05/2011 12:03

Happy Birthday to Montreal's 2002 Summer rental Bartolo Colon!

On June 27, Montreal acquired for the low low price of the ever productive Lee Stevens and assorted minor leaguers (Cliff Lee, Brandon Phillips & Grady Sizemore) to Cleveland and even got the Indians to throw in Tim Drew! What clever, clever front office people MLB had looking out for the long term health of the franchise!

It got even better as the Expos were able to flip Colon on January 15, 2003 to the White Sox for Rocky Biddle, Orlando Hernandez, Jeff Liefer (and, shocker, cash).

The biggest name (Hernandez) went on to have a 0.00 ERA in Montreal! Unfortunately as 30 other teams knew that low ERA would be due to injury rather than talent! So the hidden gem in the trade turned out to be Biddle! Biddle was installed as the 2003 closer and run out enough to get 34 saves dispite his 4.65 ERA as the sabotaged Expos (w/Liefer batting below .200 before being waived) finished 82-79.
Posted By: Sigh

Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 25/05/2011 10:23

Happy Birthday to Joey Eischen (as a component; acquired for Oil Can, traded for Oh Henry)!
Posted By: Sigh

Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 26/05/2011 16:19

Happy Birthday to Dann Bilardello! Dann must have had one heck of an arm: sub-Mendoza for Montreal (.194), worse for SD (.186) and even worse for Pittsburgh (.171) but his .216 in Cincinnati kept him at .204 for his career.
Posted By: Sigh

Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 31/05/2011 15:04

Happy Birthday to Sen/Expo Jackie Brown!
Posted By: Sigh

Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 01/06/2011 13:20

Happy Birthday to the last Expo: Olympic Gold medalist Brad Wilkerson!
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Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 02/06/2011 13:46

Happy Birthday to Roger Freed and Reid Cornelius!
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Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 03/06/2011 10:08

Happy Birthday to Jurrasic Carl Everett, Steve 'Psycho' Lyons and Jim Dwyer!
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Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 05/06/2011 17:00

Happy Birthday to Dennis Blair (0-2 with the 1976 club)!
Posted By: Sigh

Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 08/06/2011 08:21

Happy Birthday to Scott Ruskin and Kevin Gross!
Posted By: Sigh

Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 10/06/2011 09:14

Happy Birthday to a couple of guys with good careers w/Montreal and elsewhere:
Ken Singleton and Elias Sosa!
Posted By: Sigh

Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 11/06/2011 09:03

Happy Birthday to AC/DC- Dave Cash. His November 1976 FA signing was a pretty big deal for Expos and fans.
Posted By: Sigh

Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 16/06/2011 10:54

Happy Birthday to Ron LeFlore (Class of 1980)!
Posted By: John Lease

Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 16/06/2011 11:32

Played by Levar Burton in 'The Ron LeFlore Story'.
Posted By: Sigh

Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 23/06/2011 09:29

Happy Birthday to Hensley 'Bam-Bam' Meulens, Expo Class of 1997!
Posted By: John Lease

Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 23/06/2011 10:50

And current AAA hitting coach for the Pirates Indianapolis Indians affiliate...
Posted By: Sigh

Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 24/06/2011 03:15

Expos used to AAA in Indianapolis back in the day.
Posted By: Sigh

Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 25/06/2011 10:06

Happy Birthday to the late Clay Kirby (the bounty received from Cincinnati in exchange for Bob Bailey in 1975)! Kirby was a 1968 Expansion pick of SD. Trivia: Bailey wasn't an expansion pick for Montreal. Kirby lost 20 with the 1969 Padres and went 1-8 with the 1976 Expos.
Posted By: Sigh

Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 27/06/2011 10:00

For lack of an Expo: Happy Birthday to Hal Breeden's older brother Danny!
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Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 28/06/2011 09:32

Happy Birthday to Hal Breeden!. Yes, two years and a day after his brother Danny.
Also Happy Birthday to Chris Speier and Frank Bolick!
Posted By: John Lease

Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 28/06/2011 10:50

Chris Speier tasted disappointment in 1971. And it tasted GOOD.
Posted By: Sigh

Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 28/06/2011 21:58

Originally Posted By: John Lease
Chris Speier tasted disappointment in 1971.

...and 79-81.
Posted By: John Lease

Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 28/06/2011 22:02

Oh yeah, especially in 1979.
Posted By: Sigh

Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 29/06/2011 09:00

All three were pretty bad. Anyways ...

Now having a birthday; #12, 1968 expansion pick: Jean BOCK-(...wait for it...)-a-BELLLLLL-a"!
Posted By: Sigh

Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 30/06/2011 09:58

Happy Birthday to Mark Grudzielanek, Sub-Mendoza Expo Al Newman, and Ron Swoboda (Class of '71).
Posted By: Sigh

Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 02/07/2011 11:12

Happy Birthday to Tony Armas Jr's dad and Tim Spehr (Sub-Mendoza for his career but .208 BA with Montreal.)!
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Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 03/07/2011 10:11

From the 1969 club: Coco Laboy (Pepe's cousin), to the 2004 club: Juan Rivera; and in between Jack Daugherty (Class of 1987) and Moises Alou (relatives too numerous to mention).
Posted By: Sigh

Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 05/07/2011 09:22

Happy Birthday to Don DeMola (Class of '74-'75)!
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Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 06/07/2011 11:52

How does Birthday boy and 3x All Star Jason "Roof Top" Thompson end his career? Released mid-season as a sub-Mendoza Expo, Class of 1986.
Posted By: Sigh

Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 07/07/2011 09:42

Happy Birthday to Jeff Shaw! Once traded for Paul Konerko - but not by Montreal.
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Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 08/07/2011 11:01

Happy Birthday to Bobby Ayala (Class of 1999)!
Posted By: Sigh

Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 18/07/2011 09:46

Happy Birthday to Chris Smith, Rudy May and Razor Shines!
Posted By: John Lease

Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 18/07/2011 10:15

Both born a day late, I see.
Posted By: Sigh

Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 19/07/2011 09:38

David Sequi is two days late then!
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Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 21/07/2011 09:32

Happy Birthday to Gary Waslewski and the late John Bateman (teammates on the 1969 club; John an expansion pick and Gary acquired mid season for Mudcat Grant)!
Posted By: Sigh

Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 25/07/2011 10:13

Happy Birthday to Fred Scherman, Mickey Scott, Guillermo Mota and Javier Vazquez!
Posted By: Sigh

Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 26/07/2011 09:53

Happy Birthday to the late Carroll Sembera from the 1969 club and to Greg Colbrunn who was born in that same year (Montreal beat Atlanta on the road, 7-4. via the longball a 3R HR by Mack Jones in the 9th after a 6th inning PH GS by Jose Herrara -one of his 2 career homers. McGinn with the Win, Radatz the Save.)
Posted By: Sigh

Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 27/07/2011 11:31

Happy Birthday to Jack Hiatt, Larry Biittner and Nelson Santovenia!
Posted By: Sigh

Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 30/07/2011 11:18

Happy Birthday to Todd Haney and Ellis Valentine!
Posted By: pogo

Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 20/08/2011 18:57

I would like to thank Sigh for his monomania in posting this thread. I admire a true believer.
Even learned a couple of things reading the thread - - -
Posted By: Sigh

Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 22/08/2011 10:42

Happy Birthday to Ray Burris and Steve Kline!
Posted By: Sigh

Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 23/08/2011 11:35

Happy Birthday to Randy St. Claire and Jerry White!
Posted By: Sigh

Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 24/08/2011 13:45

Happy Birthday to Everett Stull and Tony Bernazard!

Pogo - Re: Bernazard, most of this was new to me (all credit to our friends at baseball-reference.com): "Tony got his first taste of the big leagues with the 1979 Montreal Expos, filling in for an injured Chris Speier for a month in mid-season, and over the next 10 seasons he would see the inside of six different club houses. Next would be the Chicago White Sox, then the Seattle Mariners, 1984 through 1987 found him with the Cleveland Indians. Bernazard had an 0-for-44 streak at the plate with the Indians in 1984, finishing at .221. The 0 for 44 run was once believed to be a MLB record, though later researched showed that Bill Bergen had a longer hitless run. He peaked in 1986, when he batted .301 that included 169 base hits and 73 RBI. Tony also set a club record for homers by a switch hitter (17). This season, on July 1st, he became the first Indian to homer from both sides of the plate in one game."

That last one ought win a bar bet or two.
Posted By: Sigh

Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 26/08/2011 10:58

Happy Birthday to Troy Mattes and Brendan Harris - the final Expo base runner (9th inning walk 10/3/2004.
Posted By: pogo

Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 26/08/2011 22:48

Remember Bernazard. He whacked one once that landed two rows and a dozen seats over from where I was sitting. Closest I ever came to getting a ball until I grabbed a foul at Camden Yards, the game I went to w. Ballparkguys folks.
Still have it. There was a rain delay so I got the pitcher (the not so great David Huff) to autograph it.
Posted By: John Lease

Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 27/08/2011 00:57

The Zard.

I'm a Biitner fan. Vince LaShied would always play 'aye yi yi yi' when he was at the plate.
Posted By: Sigh

Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 27/08/2011 11:15

Happy Birthday to Ed Herrmann, Mike Maddux and Jose Vidro!

And for pogo: Jim Thome!
Posted By: Sigh

Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 28/08/2011 13:13

Happy Birthday to Shane 'Caveman' Andrews, Joel ' On August 4, 1982 I went 1 for 2 for NYM vs. HOF Fergie Jenkins at Wrigley Field. Then after a mid-day trade and a flight to Philadelphia as a pinch hitter for the Expos I went 1-1 vs HOF Steve Carlton of the Phillies' Youngblood and Mike 'Making Bucky Dent famous since 1978' Torrez.
Posted By: Sigh

Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 30/08/2011 11:31

Happy Birthday to former Expo farmhand Cliff Lee!
Lee was scuffling along at 7-2 for the 2002 Harrisburg Senators when he was foisted on the Indians along with other unprojectable throw-in types, with names something like Phillip Grady and Brandon Sizemore. After his highwater mark at Harrisburg, journeyman Lee has since been bouncing around backwater clubs like Phillies (2x - you'd think they'd learn. Heck you take away his 5 shut outs this year and he is barely over .500), Texas, Seattle. While derided as a 'vulture' due to his ability to be technically be awarded a win (even though he is losing games as a .370 clip for his career) showing why he only has 1 Cy Young award and didn't even make the 2009 All Star game.
Lee 'stole' a contract slightly higher than the league minimum (5yr/$120M with some options) because it was dark out when the contract was signed and Minaya still swears Cliff is a good guy to have around the clubhouse due to his small engine repairs skills.
Posted By: mlbbirdfan

Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 31/08/2011 16:05

Happy Birthday to the man who put us over the top!

F Robbie !!

Posted By: Sigh

Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 02/09/2011 12:13

Happy Birthday to Rex Hudler!
Posted By: John Lease

Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 02/09/2011 14:30

Eh, a Yankee at heart was old Rex.
Posted By: Sigh

Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 04/09/2011 11:30

Happy Birthday to Inchon's own Sun-Woo Kim!
Posted By: Sigh

Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 05/09/2011 13:01

Happy Birthday to former Expo farmhand Matt Watson! Arguably AAAA talent but with HOF perseverance - cups of coffee in 2003, 2005 ... and 2010!
Posted By: Sigh

Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 07/09/2011 09:53

Happy Birthday to Sergio Valdez!
Posted By: Sigh

Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 08/09/2011 09:22

Happy Birthday to Mike Dyer!
Posted By: Sigh

Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 09/09/2011 08:54

Happy Birthday to Tom Foley and Todd Ziele!
Posted By: Sigh

Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 10/09/2011 09:09

Happy Birthday to Randy Johnson! He looked like a HOF in his 1988 September call up with Montreal.
Posted By: Sigh

Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 12/09/2011 09:06

Happy Birthday to:
Floyd Wicker from the 1969 club, Maicer Izturis from 2004 and John Montaque from in between. Also Mike Stenhouse's David.
Posted By: John Lease

Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 12/09/2011 11:45

I believe that Izturis is the bro of former Pirate Izturis.
Posted By: Sigh

Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 14/09/2011 13:02

From Curtis Brown (1 game in 1973) to Tim Wallach (1700+ Expo games over 13 years), Happy Birthday! Same to former everything for a real long time: Jim Fanning!
Posted By: Sigh

Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 15/09/2011 12:29

Happy Birthday to Don Carrithers of the 1976 team!
Posted By: John Lease

Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 15/09/2011 15:53

Don Carrithers with his era of infinity helped out the 1971 Pirates. Thank you, Don. Traded to the Expos for John Boccabella...
Posted By: Sigh

Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 15/09/2011 17:41

Montreal lost that trade 4 syllables to 3. Actually John was done, in hindsight surprised they got anything for him.
Posted By: Sigh

Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 16/09/2011 10:55

Happy Birthday to near HOF'er Tim Raines!
Happy Birthday to not near HOF'er Mike Garmen (1978)!
Posted By: John Lease

Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 16/09/2011 11:34

Originally Posted By: Sigh
Happy Birthday to near HOF'er Tim Raines!


He'll get there in the end.
Posted By: Sigh

Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 27/09/2011 10:20

Happy Birthday to the 4th Expo: Gary Sutherland!
Posted By: Sigh

Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 28/09/2011 10:08

Happy Birthday to Grant Jackson!
Posted By: John Lease

Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 28/09/2011 11:19

Lefthanded, and the first black pitching coach in Pirate history.
Posted By: Sigh

Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 29/09/2011 12:21

Happy Birthday to Cro, Ken Macha, Dave Silvestri and former farmhand Jake Westbrook!
Posted By: John Lease

Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 29/09/2011 12:35

Former Pirate Ken Macha.
Posted By: Sigh

Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 29/09/2011 12:42

Yup, a Rule V pick from Pittsburgh, then sold to Toronto. Expos might even had made money on that pair of transactions. Not nearly as much as was saved by moving Westbrook ...
Posted By: Sigh

Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 02/10/2011 09:03

Happy Birthday to 1969 expansion pick and first ever Expo batter, Maury Wills!
Posted By: Sigh

Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 03/10/2011 10:04

Happy Birthday to Bert Roberge, Darrin Fletcher and Wil Cordero!
Posted By: John Lease

Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 03/10/2011 10:55

Former Pirate Wil Cordero, who was signed to play third where he hadn't played in years, and told them he wasn't playing third.


Ah, the glorious past...
Posted By: Sigh

Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 04/10/2011 15:43

Happy Birthday to Bill Atkinson who over 4 years (to include 1976) with Montreal had a .733 winning percentage! Also Happy Birthday to Lary Sorensen.
Posted By: Sigh

Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 06/10/2011 10:52

Happy Birthday to Rich Hacker (Class of 1971), George Riley (Class of 1986), 1989 FA signing Oil Can Boyd, Archi Cianfrocco (traded in 1993 for Tim Scott!)!

Random Pirate note: also Gene Cline (who with 0 HRs and 17 RBI got multiple votes for MVP in 1970)!
Posted By: John Lease

Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 06/10/2011 11:03

Oil Can ended his career as a Pirate minor leaguer I believe...

Gene Clines should have won the MVP that year... when they traded him to the Cubs, I was bummed.
Posted By: Sigh

Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 06/10/2011 12:22

Originally Posted By: John Lease

Gene Clines should have won the MVP that year...


smirk crazy smile smile crazy grin laugh Nope tried but couldn't keep a straight face there either.
Posted By: Sigh

Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 07/10/2011 10:49

Happy Birthday to John O'Donoghue (The man was the virtual Kiss of Death! Former KC Athletic, former Seattle Pilot, as well as former Montreal Expo) and Butch Henry!
Posted By: John Lease

Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 07/10/2011 11:09

Ooh, a former Seattle Pilot.
Posted By: Sigh

Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 07/10/2011 12:00

I know right? I'm only aware of two other former Expo/Pilots. One obscure and one not. Jim Gosger is the first and the other won a NL CY.
Posted By: John Lease

Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 07/10/2011 14:34

Mike Marshall, that wasn't even a toughie!
Posted By: Sigh

Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 07/10/2011 19:37

Sure Dr. Marshall (BS, MS & DS all from Michigan State) was easy. Not sure even what hint I would give for Gosger.
Posted By: Sigh

Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 08/10/2011 10:36

Happy Birthday to the 15th Expo, Mike Wegener and to Bryan Little!
Posted By: Sigh

Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 09/10/2011 12:01

Happy Birthday to Jim Qualls who once broke up a Tom Seaver perfect game effort in the 9th but was closer to .100 than to the Mendoza line as an Expo.
Posted By: Sigh

Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 10/10/2011 10:13

Of all the MLB players born on 10/10 who has the most career SB?
5' 6" William 'Shorty' Fuller (1867-1904) with 260.
Who is second on the list?
Larry Lintz (5' 9") whose career high was 50 SB with the 1974 Expos; but he had a more impressive line with the 1976 A's: 21 R, 31 SB .... in 1 AB. Of course Lintz would go hitless in that lone AB dragging his OBP down to .667.
Posted By: Sigh

Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 11/10/2011 10:28

Happy Birthday to Bob 'Scrap Iron' Stinson (who was once traded for Rodney 'Cool Breeze' Scott) and Orlando 'El Duque' Hernandez who came to Montreal in 2003 as the damaged goods portion of the Bartolo Colon trade.
Posted By: Sigh

Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 12/10/2011 10:32

Happy Birthday to Derrick White!
Posted By: John Lease

Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 12/10/2011 16:24

Larry Lintz was better than the guy picked the round ahead of him, Otto Kemper, or the 4th round pick Robert Dunn, or the third round pick Glenn Tackitt.

Dan Warthen in the second round though was probably a better pick. Condredge Holloway was a first round busterooney.
Posted By: Sigh

Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 12/10/2011 16:38

Actually I was anticipating a comment on Stinson's nickname.
Posted By: John Lease

Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 12/10/2011 18:19

The only real 'scrap iron' was of course Phillip Mason Garner.
Posted By: mikezpen

Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 12/10/2011 20:28

Nope...Clint Courtney
Posted By: Sigh

Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 13/10/2011 10:52

Happy Birthday to two members of the 1969 club: Bob Bailey and the late Jerry Robertson (the 19th Expo)! John Strohmayer joined the Expos in time for the 1970 season but by then Robertson was moved to Detroit.

Prior to the 1976 Bailey was traded to Cincinnati as the Expos' career leader in most offensive categories and would remain there until the Carters and Dawsons accumulated time and statistics.

From B-R:

"Bob Bailey was passed over in the 1969 Expansion Draft, but the Dodgers basically gave him away to the Montreal Expos one week later, to help the expansion team fill out its roster. The Expos were not counting on him for much of anything, but due to the imbroglio caused by the unresolved situation of first baseman Donn Clendenon, he ended up as the team's first baseman for their first game ever on April 8, 1969 in New York [1] and collected the team's first base hit while driving in its first two runs. This opportunity could have slammed shut when he broke his ankle sliding into third base on April 17, during Bill Stoneman's first no-hitter [2], but Clendenon failed to hold on to the first base job while Bailey was sidelined and Clendenon was eventually traded to the New York Mets. While Bailey had to split time with the newly-acquired Ron Fairly once he was healthy again, limiting his season to 111 games, he had the best all-around year of his career thus far, hitting .265 with 9 home runs and 53 runs batted in. But this was only a teaser for what was to come. He started the 1970 season as a man without a position, getting some at bats spelling Fairly at first base, Mack Jones in left field, and the previous season's rookie sensation Coco Laboy at third base. He made the most of whatever playing time he got, and as Laboy struggled mightily, he eventually pushed him off the regular third base job with an unexpected display of power: 28 home runs in only 352 at bats, in addition to 72 bases on balls and 84 runs batted in.

Bailey was the Expos' regular third baseman from 1971 to 1973, and one of the team's most reliable hitters, even if he hit only .233 in 1972. His best season was 1973, when he hit 26 doubles and 25 home runs and drove in 86 runs with a .273 average while drawing 88 bases on balls. He was one of the main reasons the Expos were still alive in the pennant race until the last days of September. However, by that time, his defensive play at third base was starting to draw sharp criticism, especially from ace relief pitcher Mike Marshall, who publicly complained about his lack of range. Manager Gene Mauch tried to remedy that problem by hiding Bailey in left field for the 1974 season. He continued to contribute at the plate, even drawing 100 walks for the only time of his career and becoming the first player in Expos history to reach the 100 home run plateau for the team, but his defensive play did not win him any raves. In 1975, as their farm system was starting to produce some interesting talent, the Expos decided to turn to "pitching, speed and defense" in what they pompously called "Phase II" of their development. Of course, none of these attributes described Bailey in any way, since his game was based on power and plate discipline, his speed had long deserted him, and he had never been confused by anyone for a glove man. He therefore spent an unhappy season as a substitute but still got into 106 games as a number of the youngsters the Expos were counting on proved not to be ready for prime time."
Posted By: John Lease

Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 13/10/2011 11:02

Bob Bailey's best all around season to that point was 1969? Hardly. He was part of the greatest infield of all time-Pirates wise, the 1966 Pirates which came oh so close to winning the NL that year. Was a phenom with the Pirates, a starter at the age of 20.

http://www.baseball-reference.com/players/b/bailebo01.shtml
Posted By: Sigh

Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 14/10/2011 17:12

Happy Birthday to Al 'Scoop' Oliver and Ryan 'DL' Church!
Posted By: Sigh

Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 15/10/2011 12:51

Happy Birthday to 2000 Olympic Gold Medalist (w/Brad Wilkerson) Tim Young!
Posted By: Sigh

Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 19/10/2011 09:38

Happy Birthday to Mike Gardiner (Class of '93)!
Posted By: Sigh

Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 31/10/2011 10:36

Happy Birthday to the late Dave McNally (Class? of '75).
Posted By: Sigh

Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 01/11/2011 10:38

Happy Birthday to Rich Thompson and Miguel Dilone, both 2x Montreal FA singings!
Posted By: Sigh

Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 02/11/2011 11:46

Happy Birthday to two Orlandos (Cabrera and Merced) and to both a LHP & a RHP (Greg Harris)!
Posted By: Sigh

Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 04/11/2011 09:23

Happy Birthday to Argenis Antonio (Yepez) 'Angel' Salazar! (Class of '83-84)!
Posted By: John Lease

Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 04/11/2011 11:18

Very little power.
Posted By: Sigh

Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 07/11/2011 15:47

Happy Birthday to Tom Walker, John Tamargo, Orlando Mercado & Dave Wainhouse!
Posted By: John Lease

Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 07/11/2011 17:51

Father of Neil Walker. I also have a soft spot for Dave Wainhouse...
Posted By: Sigh

Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 08/11/2011 09:59

Happy Birthday to Gary Lucas and 'Oh Henry!' Rodriquez!
Posted By: Sigh

Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 11/11/2011 01:14

Happy Birthday to Larry 'LP' Parrish, Mike Vail, Junior Noboa, and Matt Cepicky!

... and older than all of them combined, the USMC!
Posted By: Sigh

Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 12/11/2011 12:16

Happy Birthday to a rather bland trio of catchers: Wil Tejada, Jeff Reed, Randy Knorr!
Posted By: Sigh

Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 13/11/2011 12:58

Happy Birthday to another bland catcher, Rob Natal (5 games w/1992 Expos before becoming an original Marlin in the expansion draft later that year)!
Posted By: Fan035

Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 14/11/2011 03:27

Speaking of catchers Happy Return to Your Family - Wilson Ramos - the Nats rookie catcher who was kidnapped in Venezuela but saved by the police.
Posted By: Sigh

Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 14/11/2011 11:00

Nothing bland about that catcher's story; great happy ending. Now pack up your family and move to Beverly. Hills that is.
Posted By: Sigh

Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 14/11/2011 11:24

Happy Birthday to Kent Bottenfield!
Posted By: Sigh

Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 15/11/2011 11:25

Happy Birthday to Fred Breining!
Posted By: John Lease

Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 15/11/2011 11:59

Former Pirate farm hand Fred Breining, traded in the deal for Bill Madlock...
Posted By: Sigh

Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 15/11/2011 13:22

... disappeared May 6, 1984 after giving up his only earned run as an Expo - probably injured. Spring Training is important people!

Didn't know about the Madlock connection but being traded for Mad Dog and Scoop looks pretty good on your resume.
Posted By: John Lease

Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 15/11/2011 15:00

Breining always made me think of brining.

Breining had a career ERA of 1.35 as an Expo.

Granted, it was only 6 and 2/3rds innings, but still.

He was slipping as a prospect with the Pirates, I'd guess his entire career was injury prone. Him, Ed Whitson and Al Holland for Madlock, Lenny Randle and Dave Roberts. Lenny stayed in AAA until the Pirates sold him to the Yankees.

Ah, the days when the PIRATES shipped prospects for actual players...
Posted By: Sigh

Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 16/11/2011 11:45

Happy Birthday to Chris Haney, Tim Scott and to Don Hahn of the 1969 team (Rule V draft not an expansion pick)!
Posted By: Sigh

Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 17/11/2011 11:26

Happy Birthday to Val Pascucci!
Posted By: Sigh

Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 18/11/2011 10:58

Happy Birthday to Howard Farmer!
Posted By: John Lease

Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 18/11/2011 11:46

Originally Posted By: Sigh
Happy Birthday to Howard Farmer!


Gary Indiana, Gary Indiana, Gary Indiana, my home sweet home.
Posted By: Sigh

Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 21/11/2011 12:21

Happy Birthday to Bill Almon!
Posted By: Sigh

Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 23/11/2011 14:30

Happy Birthday to Ryan McGuire and Rich Sauveur!
Posted By: John Lease

Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 23/11/2011 16:02

Ooh Rich Sauveur. The Pirates 5th rounder of 1983 in the SECONDARY round.

Only guy I can remember that was anything from that round was Moises Alou.

And being older now, that could be wrong. But I THINK it is right.
Posted By: John Lease

Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 23/11/2011 16:04

Nope, he was a January draft of 1986. Which I believe no longer exists either.

I think Tom Prince was also a January draft guy.
Posted By: Sigh

Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 28/11/2011 12:46

Happy Birthday to 1981 September call-up Pat Rooney!

Rooney's main claim to fame? Traded straight up to NYY for all around good guy (and former Pirate draft choice) Tim Burke.
Posted By: John Lease

Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 28/11/2011 16:46

Tim Burke! A former 40 man roster guy, traded with some other minor leaguers for....

Lee Mazzilli. You are supposed to forgive, but I can't forgive the Pirate front office for that one. He frigging blew, worst arm of ANY major leaguer I've ever seen.

Burke was then traded by the Expos for, ironically enough, another washed up Met Ron Darling.
Posted By: BaseBawl

Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 28/11/2011 16:47

At least you didn't get stuck with him as a manager.
Posted By: John Lease

Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 28/11/2011 16:58

Originally Posted By: BaseBawl
At least you didn't get stuck with him as a manager.


True, but who on earth hired Sleepy John Russell as 3rd base coach?

True, the Pirates hired him, after they FIRED him as 3rd base coach just a few years earlier.

But then when it comes to stupid, no one outstupids the Pirates.
Posted By: Sigh

Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 28/11/2011 17:24

Originally Posted By: John Lease
Burke was then traded by the Expos for, ironically enough, another washed up Met Ron Darling.


Not so washed up that Montreal couldn't shed his salary at the trade deadline!
Posted By: John Lease

Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 28/11/2011 18:24

Originally Posted By: Sigh
Originally Posted By: John Lease
Burke was then traded by the Expos for, ironically enough, another washed up Met Ron Darling.


Not so washed up that Montreal couldn't shed his salary at the trade deadline!


Something the Pirates have patented now.
Posted By: Sigh

Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 29/11/2011 12:11

Who hit the first ever Montreal Expo homerun?
Hint a LH RP who entered the game in the 4th inning - Birthday boy Dan McGinn!

Also Happy Birthday to Francis Beltran who was the part of the bounty received in the last Expo salary dump (7/31/04)!
Posted By: John Lease

Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 29/11/2011 12:25

I hear his brother Roger was 8 miles high...
Posted By: Sigh

Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 30/11/2011 12:38

Happy Birthday to David Engle!
Posted By: John Lease

Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 30/11/2011 10:54

Originally Posted By: Sigh
Happy Birthday to David Engle!

A good hitting catcher, if memory serves. Remember him as a Twin though.
Posted By: Sigh

Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 30/11/2011 18:57

Better as a Twin for sure.
Posted By: Sigh

Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 01/12/2011 07:34

More of an Expos "Who's who":

Happy Birthday to:
Slick fielding, under appreciated, Kirk Rueter,
Slick fielding, possibly over appreciated borderline HOF Larry Walker,
3x 1st round draft choice and Gary Carter trade throw-in, Herm Winningham,
Dan Schatzeder, traded for Ron LeFlore in 1979,
Dan Warthen, 2-10 w/the 1976 club,
and just to add keystrokes: 1969-75 Coach Calvin Coolidge Julius Caesar Tuskahoma McLish.'
Posted By: Sigh

Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 05/12/2011 18:25

Happy Birthday to Gary Roenicke (Class of '76), Gene Harris (Class of '89) and Cliff Floyd (That reminds me: phuck Selig, Loria and Minaya)!
Posted By: John Lease

Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 05/12/2011 18:29

Lefty Gene Harris or Righty Gene Harris?
Posted By: Sigh

Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 05/12/2011 18:33

RHP but best know for being traded w/Randy Johnson (& Brian Holman) for Mark Langston.
Posted By: John Lease

Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 05/12/2011 23:45

Was he the one who switch pitched?
Posted By: Sigh

Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 06/12/2011 00:29

That was Greg Harris (DOB 11/2/1955 Class of '84 and again in '95) - who also was a Switch hitter.
Posted By: Sigh

Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 06/12/2011 13:36

Originally Posted By: Sigh
Happy Birthday to the person was everything that Pete Rose said that Pete Rose was: Tim Foli.


Another repeated observation: how at a quick glance at Tim's name on the monitor looks like 'tin foil'.
Posted By: John Lease

Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 06/12/2011 15:31

Tim Foli-Zero Power
Posted By: Sigh

Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 06/12/2011 16:08

Better gloveman than batsman, for a guy with 'Horse' in his nickname, Tim had darned limited power and speed. To pull back into Pete-Rose-was-a-poor-man's-Tim-Foli mode: "On September 16, 2000,[13] Foli began three tumultuous seasons as a coach with the Cincinnati Reds, reunited with former Angels catcher Bob Boone, who was the Reds' manager. Just a few months into his coaching job, Foli became embroiled in a physical confrontation with fellow coach, Ron Oester, after a game.[14] Foli required stitches. The turmoil in Cincinnati did not soon end, as Oester was let go after the season," (cite from wikipedia.org)

Last random memory: we were all much younger then - and the acronym MILF had not entered the lexicon - but Mrs. Foli was tres attractive.
Posted By: John Lease

Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 06/12/2011 19:15

Tim Foli was an original God Squader. He had value on an astroturf field, not on grass!

He signed a 5 year contract right after the World Series. 200K per year I believe.
Posted By: Sigh

Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 07/12/2011 09:59

Happy Birthday to Rich Coggins (Class of '75) and Scot Thompson ('85)!
Posted By: Sigh

Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 09/12/2011 11:53

Happy Birthday to Del Unser ('76-'78), Tony Tarasco ('95), Chris Truby ('02) and Tony Bastista ('04)!
Posted By: John Lease

Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 09/12/2011 11:56

Ooh, Del Unser.

His name means 'our'.
Posted By: Sigh

Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 12/12/2011 23:50

Happy Birthday to Alonzo Powell!
Posted By: John Lease

Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 13/12/2011 00:41

Mein Dein Kein Sein Unser Euer Ihr.

The 'Ein' words. I miss taking German classes. Wait, check that. I HATED taking German classes. Almost became a nostalgic goober.
Posted By: Sigh

Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 13/12/2011 11:33

Happy Birthday to Mike Mordecai and Ron Taylor!

For a 2nd career, Taylor went on to become the Toronto Blue Jay Team Physician. Dr. Ron Taylor is a GP rather than a surgeon; which is probably just as well as it would be hard to perform surgery with two WS rings.
Posted By: Sigh

Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 14/12/2011 09:55

Happy Birthday to Ken Hill!
Posted By: Sigh

Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 15/12/2011 11:53

Happy Birthday to Stan 'Bahnsen Burner'! Montreal Expo class of 1977-81 and 1968 AL ROY. Who I'll offer up as evidence that nothing really changes. Arguments about who should win post season awards and how some voters vote the way they do are always interesting.
Bahnsen was not unanimous back in 1968. 17 votes for a 17 win season with a 2.05 ERA
Del Unser got 3 votes for his .230 BA, .560 OPS but he did out HR Bahnsen 1 to 0.
Posted By: John Lease

Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 15/12/2011 12:03

Stan Bahnsen, a great Yankee...
Posted By: Sigh

Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 16/12/2011 07:59

Happy Birthday to Tom Gorman and from the inaugural 1969 team Adolfo Phillips!

Phillip's coolest stat is from his 1967 season. The top 10 NL in IBB that year includes: McCovey, Staub, Aaron, Allen, Cepeda and Clemente. Stargell was number 2 w/25. Phillips had 2 effen' 9! Over in the AL, Killebrew and Freehan led with 15, Triple Crowner Yaz had 11.

29 is a top 30 season in MLB history - get Bond's seasons off the list and Adolfo's 1967 is in the top 20.
Posted By: Sigh

Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 17/12/2011 12:20

Happy Birthday to Curtis Pride!
Posted By: John Lease

Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 17/12/2011 21:35

Originally Posted By: Sigh
Happy Birthday to Tom Gorman and from the inaugural 1969 team Adolfo Phillips!

Phillip's coolest stat is from his 1967 season. The top 10 NL in IBB that year includes: McCovey, Staub, Aaron, Allen, Cepeda and Clemente. Stargell was number 2 w/25. Phillips had 2 effen' 9! Over in the AL, Killebrew and Freehan led with 15, Triple Crowner Yaz had 11.

29 is a top 30 season in MLB history - get Bond's seasons off the list and Adolfo's 1967 is in the top 20.

He must have ONLY batted 8th... Dale Berra holds the Pirates record, and I belive the ML record for most reaches in one season on catchers interference. Always swung late.
Posted By: Sigh

Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 19/12/2011 14:38

Happy Birthday to Tom Lawless, the booty received when traded straight up for Pete Rose Sr. Lawless batted below .200 but was still addition by subtraction in shedding Rose.
Posted By: John Lease

Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 19/12/2011 20:54

And where did Tom Lawless go to school? Penn State-Behrend.

He certainly has to be the only person from that branch campus(it's in Erie, PA) that has ever made the majors.
Posted By: Sigh

Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 20/12/2011 13:04

Happy Birthday to Jose DeLeon and Bill Laskey!
Posted By: John Lease

Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 20/12/2011 14:37

Originally Posted By: Sigh
Happy Birthday to Jose DeLeon and Bill Laskey!

Jose DeLeon, ruined by the pathetic offense of the 1984-86 Pittsburgh Pirates.
Posted By: Sigh

Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 20/12/2011 15:08

B-R agrees with you John ...

"Jose DeLeon was definitely proof that you have to be good to lose a lot of games as a pitcher. He was 2-19 with a 3.59 ERA and 1.39 WHIP with the Pittsburgh Pirates in 1985" ... snip ...

"He lost the only one-hitter he threw on August 24, 1984 with the Pirates against the Cincinnati Reds. The lone hit was a single by Dave Parker but it scored Eddie Milner who had walked and advanced on an error; a second run scored on another error."

... snip ... and the '91 Cards didn't help.

"In his 17 starts of 1991, the offense gave him only 21 runs to work with."

By the time he made it to Montreal he was bad in his own right 7.56 ERA.
Posted By: John Lease

Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 20/12/2011 16:03

I went to more Pirate games in the 1985 season than in any before or since. Not quite like DB making every O's home game, but damn near.

The sparse crowds were great. You could yell at the players and KNOW they heard you.

Hell, the whole stadium heard you. I was the only person cheering like crazy in the bottom of the ninth when the Pirates managed a 2 out rally which culminated in a Lee Mazzilli bases loaded walk to lose 7-1.
http://www.baseball-reference.com/boxes/PIT/PIT198505190.shtml
Posted By: Sigh

Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 21/12/2011 12:05

Happy Birthday to the late Howie Reed (almost .500 with the Expansion club) and Dustin Hermanson!

I attended some very intimate Expo games.
Posted By: John Lease

Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 21/12/2011 10:11

Dustin, yet another Pirate that never was.

Did you go see the seat they painted a different color where Stargell crushed one in Stade Olympique? I believe they also painted one of the support beams for the roof where he hit a titanic shot.

I think he still remains the only person to hit a ball completely out of Dodger Stadium, and he did it twice.
Posted By: Sigh

Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 23/12/2011 11:59

Willie certainly hit some moon shots in his career. 535' to the RF second level - never made a pilgrimage to the yellow seat (amongst a sea of blue), always plenty of better seats available. wink

Happy Birthday to Santo Alcala and Jerry Manuel!
Posted By: John Lease

Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 23/12/2011 12:16

Jerry Manuel=Cokehead? Was he one of the ones wrangled up during the drug trials of the early 80's?
Posted By: Sigh

Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 24/12/2011 12:35

I don't recall Manuel from the 80's ... I'd think it would have come up with some frequency while he was managing.
Posted By: Sigh

Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 24/12/2011 12:36

Happy Birthday to John D'Acquisto and Frank Taveras!
Posted By: John Lease

Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 24/12/2011 22:15

Originally Posted By: Sigh
Happy Birthday to John D'Acquisto and Frank Taveras!

Franklin Fabian Taveras works for the Pirates to this day, at their Dominican Academy.
Posted By: Sigh

Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 03/01/2012 16:49

Happy Birthday to brief Expos Bob Gebhart, Randy Hunt, DaRond Stovall! Also Luis Rivera and Wayne Garrett's persistent brother Adrian - whose eight year career totals look a lot like his 162 game average.
Posted By: Sigh

Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 04/01/2012 18:44

Happy Birthday to Ted Lilly and Jay Tibbs!
Posted By: John Lease

Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 04/01/2012 20:26

I think Tibbs spent at least some time with the Pirates minor leagues at the end.
Posted By: Sigh

Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 05/01/2012 12:56

Tibbs even got a Pittsburgh cup of coffee.

Happy Birthday to Ryan Minor, Chris Nabholz and Jeff Fassero!
Posted By: BaseBawl

Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 05/01/2012 13:05

Early Winn. 1920. Got a baseball calendar to hijack this thread with. eek
Posted By: Sigh

Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 05/01/2012 13:10

Not a concern. I'm sure Early would have wanted to be an Expo and Pogo will love the shout out.
Posted By: John Lease

Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 05/01/2012 17:29

Bill Madlock just turned 61. The only trade in Pirate history that I categorically approved of was bringing him in.
Posted By: Sigh

Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 11/01/2012 11:34

Happy Birthday to Dan Norman (Class of '82)!
Posted By: Sigh

Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 12/01/2012 11:39

Happy Birthday to Casey Candaele and teammates on the '04 Expos: Luis Ayala and Andy Fox!
Posted By: John Lease

Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 12/01/2012 13:53

Casey's mom was a pro baseball player.
Posted By: Sigh

Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 13/01/2012 11:57

Happy Birthday to the 29th Expo Ron Brand (who never pitched or played 1B for Montreal), the 24th Expo Larry Jaster (pre Montreal claim to fame: 5 shutouts in 1966 all vs LA.) and 1983 sub-Mendoza Expo Gene Roof!
Posted By: John Lease

Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 13/01/2012 13:13

Gene Roof-brother of Phil Roof and cousin of Eddie Haas. Mrs Roof evidently had a woops, since Gene was born in 1958, or 17 years after Phil.
Posted By: Sigh

Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 14/01/2012 12:09

Happy Birthday to Darrel Thomas (Class of '84)!
Posted By: John Lease

Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 14/01/2012 13:44

Originally Posted By: Sigh
Happy Birthday to Darrel Thomas (Class of '84)!


Mr. Everything!
Posted By: Sigh

Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 17/01/2012 10:50

Happy Birthday to Brad Fullmer (97-99)!
Posted By: Sigh

Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 18/01/2012 10:57

Happy Birthday to Bill Sampen and the late Carl Morton!
Back in the day I thought Carl's 1971 card with the trophy was the coolest thing.
Posted By: John Lease

Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 18/01/2012 11:56

Originally Posted By: Sigh
Happy Birthday to Bill Sampen and the late Carl Morton!
Back in the day I thought Carl's 1971 card with the trophy was the coolest thing.


Carl Morton is dead? Cripes, I'm gonna be next one of these days...
Posted By: Sigh

Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 18/01/2012 12:38

Worse than that .... dead at 39, 1/18/1944 - 4/12/1983.
Posted By: John Lease

Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 18/01/2012 13:22

I remember him as a spring training invitee for the Pirates in 1978!
Posted By: Sigh

Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 19/01/2012 11:08

Happy Birthday to Brad Mills, Jeff Juden and Fernando Seguignol!
Posted By: Sigh

Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 23/01/2012 10:05

Happy Birthday to Sherman Obando!
Posted By: Sigh

Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 24/01/2012 11:17

Happy Birthday to Tim Barrett (Class of '88)!
Posted By: Sigh

Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 25/01/2012 10:58

Happy Birthday to Balor Moore (the Expos' first amateur draft pick, 14 years later their first round selection was birthday boy Brian Holman)! Also Happy Birthday to FA signing Jose Macias!
Posted By: Sigh

Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 26/01/2012 11:05

Happy Birthday to Rick Schu (Class of '96) and Lou Frazier ('93-'95)!
Posted By: Sigh

Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 28/01/2012 12:15

Happy Birthday to Tomas de la Rosa (2000-01)!
Posted By: Sigh

Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 29/01/2012 12:48

Happy Birthday to Mike Aldrete (1989-90)!
Posted By: John Lease

Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 29/01/2012 16:57

He had one great partial year hitting .350 or so, if I remember correctly.
Posted By: Sigh

Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 30/01/2012 11:04

I think that was the year the Expos had in mind when they traded for him! laugh
Posted By: Sigh

Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 30/01/2012 11:13

Happy Birthday to two more 1st round draft choices: John Patterson (5th overall pick in 1996) and Joe Kerrigan (10th in 1974)! Also Happy Birthday to Bob Henley (Class of '98 the Expos' 1991 26th rounder)!
Posted By: Sigh

Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 30/01/2012 11:13

Happy Birthday to two more 1st round draft choices: John Patterson (5th overall pick in 1996) and Joe Kerrigan (10th in 1974)! Also Happy Birthday to Bob Henley (Class of '98 the Expos' 1991 26th rounder)!
Posted By: John Lease

Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 30/01/2012 11:34

Originally Posted By: Sigh
Happy Birthday to two more 1st round draft choices: John Patterson (5th overall pick in 1996) and Joe Kerrigan (10th in 1974)! Also Happy Birthday to Bob Henley (Class of '98 the Expos' 1991 26th rounder)!


Joe Kerrigan, the pitching coach who is the most arrogant person on earth? And is that the same John Patterson who is Mr. Brittle?
Posted By: Sigh

Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 30/01/2012 13:16

Those first round picks don't always pan out do they?
Posted By: Sigh

Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 01/02/2012 11:34

Happy Birthday to Ron Woods (1971-74) and Tom Wieghaus (1981, 83 and more career RBI than hits)!
Posted By: Sigh

Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 02/02/2012 11:39

Happy Birthday to Dale Murray ('74-'76 and '79-'80)!
Posted By: Sigh

Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 04/02/2012 09:27

Happy Birthday to Joe Sparma and Stan Papi!
Posted By: Sigh

Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 07/02/2012 11:29

Happy Birthday To Endy Chavez ('02-'04, the last Expo batter frown )
Posted By: Sigh

Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 09/02/2012 10:53

Happy Birthday to Vladimir Guerrero!
Posted By: John Lease

Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 09/02/2012 12:05

Originally Posted By: Sigh
Happy Birthday to Vladimir Guerrero!


Should have been a Pirate in a contraction draft...
Posted By: Sigh

Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 09/02/2012 13:22

I guess it would have depended on what year contraction happened. Are you that confident Pirate management would have passed on Endy? wink
Posted By: John Lease

Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 09/02/2012 13:32

Oh, back then Pirate management wasn't the doofuses we have now.

Slightly smarter doofuses....
Posted By: Sigh

Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 09/02/2012 13:46

One concrete bit of evidence of that fact is that in the 2002-03 timeframe they saw more in Jason Bay than MTL, NYM, and SDP did.
Posted By: John Lease

Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 09/02/2012 14:25

But at the same time thought that Ramon Martinez still had something left. And he did, he had some titanic homers left to surrender. And a WHIP of over 2!

http://www.baseball-reference.com/players/gl.cgi?id=martira02&t=p&year=2001

That's pretty impressive. His last batter ever faced, was Benito Santiago, who ALSO had his last hurrah in Pittsburgh. The batter his replacement, Terry Mulholland faced? Armando Rios ANOTHER horrible Pirate failure, who we received for Jason Schmidt.

Irony, thy name is Pirates.
Posted By: Sigh

Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 10/02/2012 09:39

Happy Birthday to Three time Expo Lenny Webster ('94, '96 and '00)!
Posted By: John Lease

Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 10/02/2012 10:36

I'd have to call DB a great American...
Posted By: Sigh

Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 10/02/2012 10:46

Me too. Did I miss him?
Posted By: John Lease

Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 10/02/2012 11:56

Originally Posted By: Sigh
Me too. Did I miss him?


He never made it to the majors... smile
Posted By: Sigh

Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 11/02/2012 12:32

Happy Birthday to Bryan Eversgerd (Class of '95 and like many people from that class part of the post-1994 World Championship salary dump. In this case 1/3 of the booty received in exchange for Ken Hill)!
Posted By: Sigh

Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 14/02/2012 10:41

Happy Birthday to Will McEnaney (Class of '77)!
Posted By: Sigh

Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 15/02/2012 10:19

Happy Birthday to Joe T. Hesketh (Slide darn it!), Barry L. and Terry L. Jones (no relation), and Ugueth U. Urbina!
Posted By: Sigh

Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 16/02/2012 11:30

Happy Birthday to Terry Crowley (Class of '83), Barry Foote (1973-77) and Eric Bullock (1990-92)!
Posted By: John Lease

Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 16/02/2012 12:08

Barry Foote still with us, right?
Posted By: Sigh

Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 16/02/2012 12:43

Yes - looks like he'll outlive the man who replaced him behind the plate in Montreal . frown
Posted By: Sigh

Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 18/02/2012 12:35

Happy Birthday to the very first Expo, Manny Mota (Class of '69, traded midseason w/Wills for Fairly and Popovich), and from the last Expos team - and new Twin - Jamey Carroll!
Posted By: Sigh

Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 20/02/2012 11:12

Happy Birthday to forkball specialist Roy Face (one of Montreal's first FA signings 4-2, w/5 saves on the expansion 1969 club), Bill Gullickson (1979-1985, #2 overall draft pick in 1977, #2 (as usual to a Dodger) in 1980 ROY) and Livan Hernandez (2003-04, the last Expo All Star and as a good bar bet, the last Expo Silver Slugger)!
Posted By: John Lease

Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 20/02/2012 12:44

Elroy Face, thank you very much. He's VERY old, but still with us.
Posted By: Sigh

Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 20/02/2012 12:58

After that 1959 season he can call himself whatever he likes! But yes still above ground maybe another testament for staying busy - from baseball-reference.com: "A member of the Carpenter's Union from the time he first came to the majors, as of last word, Roy is now retired in North Versailles, Pennsylvania, after working as a carpentry foreman at Mayview State Hospital."
Posted By: John Lease

Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 20/02/2012 13:12

And how is that town pronounced? Hint, it isn't the way the French say it. Always would trip up new broadcasters as they came into Pittsburgh.
Posted By: Sigh

Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 20/02/2012 13:18

Ver-Sallys?
Posted By: John Lease

Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 20/02/2012 15:17

Ver-Sales.
Posted By: Sigh

Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 21/02/2012 11:17

Ver-Sales isn't so bad. Calais, VT gets pretty harsh treatment.

Happy Birthday to the Expos first pitcher Jack Billingham (first pitcher drafted in 1968 expansion draft, traded prior to the 1969 season (to Houston, with others, for Rusty Staub))!
Posted By: Sigh

Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 06/03/2012 18:37

Happy Birthday to Gerry Hannahs (the only Expo minor leaguer to win 20 games in a season and in a late season call up went 2-0 with the horrible (55-107) 1976 club; followed by 1-5 with the 20 game improved '77 club, followed by a trade to LA.) and Anthony Telford (1997-2001)!
Posted By: John Lease

Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 06/03/2012 22:37

It's been awhile!
Posted By: Sigh

Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 06/03/2012 23:18

Tanned, waterlogged and rested! I'm sure I missed some good threads/posts. I heard about Bruan's acquittal but skimmed the BPG/OTL list and didn't notice one. I was sure there would be some interesting MI, Rush, etc. threads. I'll probably never catch up but I'll take suggestions of any threads that are particularly humorous.

PS If you wear an Expo cap in the Dominican Republic you'll make friends fast; I wish I'd brought more.

PPS Oreos! Happy 100th Birthday to Oreos!
http://www.slate.com/articles/business/e...this_long_.html
Posted By: Sigh

Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 07/03/2012 11:05

Happy Birthday to homegrown home boy HOF Denis Boucher!
Posted By: Sigh

Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 10/03/2012 09:07

Happy Birthday to the late Wayne Twitchell (1977-78)!
Posted By: Sigh

Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 13/03/2012 10:18

Happy Birthday to AAAA Randy Bass (1 AB with the 1979 club)!
Posted By: John Lease

Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 13/03/2012 10:47

The great Japanese slugger...
Posted By: Sigh

Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 13/03/2012 13:25

Randy was also very good in pre-Rockies Denver
Posted By: John Lease

Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 13/03/2012 19:09

Originally Posted By: Sigh
Randy was also very good in pre-Rockies Denver


Seibu Lions, if I recall correctly in Japan.

I sure have a lot of useless crap stored up in me.
Posted By: Sigh

Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 13/03/2012 19:21

Ditto - I've retained far more information about minor league Expo affiliates than anyone could ever need - but the 1980 Denver Bears were pretty darn good.
Posted By: John Lease

Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 13/03/2012 19:48

Pff. AA(American Association) blows. The 1980 Portland Beavers in the PCL is where the action was.

Mickey Mahler, Rick Rhoden, Pascual Perez, Odell Jones, Larry Anderson, Mark Lee, Bob Long, Steve Farr, Gene Pentz, and an on his way out Dick Pole.

Although, Dave Hostetler did end his major league career with the Pirates... And who knew(other than you) that Jamie Easterly was an Expo farmhand? Not me. I remembered him as a Brave and an Indian...
Posted By: Sigh

Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 15/03/2012 10:34

Happy Birthday to Wayne Granger (who wrapped up a nine year MLB career with the 1976 Expos)!
Posted By: John Lease

Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 15/03/2012 13:42

Originally Posted By: Sigh
Happy Birthday to Wayne Granger (who wrapped up a nine year MLB career with the 1976 Expos)!


I remember Wayne....
Posted By: Sigh

Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 17/03/2012 11:07

Happy Birthday to useful lefty Scott Downs (Class of 2000-04)! As such 36 yo Downs is probably as good a candidate as any to be the last Expo standing.
Posted By: Sigh

Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 18/03/2012 11:40

Happy Birthday to teammates from the 2004 team: Tomo Ohka and Termell Sledge!
Posted By: John Lease

Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 18/03/2012 14:19

Originally Posted By: Sigh
Happy Birthday to teammates from the 2004 team: Tomo Ohka and Termell Sledge!


I think the Pirates had a brief fascination with Ohka, but it didn't pan out.
Posted By: Sigh

Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 18/03/2012 18:51

The obligatory Simpsons shout out:

http://www.baseball-reference.com/bullpen/Simpsons_Baseball_References
Posted By: Sigh

Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 19/03/2012 12:01

Happy Birthday to the 22nd Expo Garry Jestadt! An expansion pick who got a September cup of coffee with the inaugural club and an intriguing stat line that includes OPS of .000 in 6 PA but scored 1 run and got 1 RBI without a SH or SF. A victory for small ball!

Also Happy Birthday to 1991 All Star the late Ivan Calderon!
Posted By: Sigh

Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 22/03/2012 10:55

Happy Birthday to Sean Berry! One of the overlooked parts of the 1994 team.
Posted By: Sigh

Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 27/03/2012 10:31

Happy Birthday to: Drew Hall (Class of 1990), David Hostetler (Class of 1981, after being another part of that 'great' 1980 Denver Bears AAA team) and local boy Derek Aucoin (Class of 1996)!
Posted By: John Lease

Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 27/03/2012 11:10

Hostetler, who ended his ML career as a Pirate...
Posted By: Sigh

Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 29/03/2012 10:20

Happy Birthday to Mike Ramsey (Class of 1984) who was acquired for Chris Speier (and cash), who was acquired for Tim Foli, who was part of the bounty obtained for Rusty Staub, who was acquired for expansion picks Alou, Guinn and Billingham (and cash)!
Posted By: Sigh

Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 31/03/2012 12:14

Happy Birthday to Tracy Jones (Class of 1988)!
Posted By: Sigh

Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 01/04/2012 11:47

Happy Birthday to Willie Montanez (sub-Mendoza with Montreal 1980-1 frown , but a decent 14 year career), Matt Herges (2002) and, of course, Rusty Staub (1969-71 & 1979)!
Posted By: John Lease

Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 01/04/2012 15:18

Montanez AND Herges both former Pirates, although Herges never made a season roster.

Willie Montanez came up as a centerfielder, which to me is still pretty unbelievable. Wasn't a GOOD centerfielder, but hey, he was still out there.
Posted By: Sigh

Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 05/04/2012 19:53

Happy Birthday to Matt Blank (2000-01)!
Posted By: Sigh

Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 06/04/2012 09:21

Happy Birthday to Ken Williams (Yes that Ken Williams, Class of 1991)!
Posted By: Sigh

Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 07/04/2012 23:53

Happy Birthday to the 16th Expo: Bill Stoneman (1969-73)!

http://www.baseball-reference.com/bullpen/Bill%20Stoneman

and Freddie Benavides from 1994's pennant winners! frown
Posted By: John Lease

Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 08/04/2012 01:19

1994, the end of the Pirates employing veterans...
Posted By: Sigh

Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 08/04/2012 11:09

Happy Birthday to the 15th Expo Jose Herrera (1969-70), Alex S. Gonzalez (2004) and the late Gary Carter (1974-1984, 1992)!
Posted By: Sigh

Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 09/04/2012 09:57

Happy Birthday to Nate Colbert (1975-6), Graeme Lloyd (2001-2) and Talmadge Nunnari (2000)!
Posted By: John Lease

Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 10/04/2012 13:13

Today is Lee Lacy's 64th birthday. Leondaus Lacy made almost more in one year with the Orioles than he did in 5 with the Pirates, and definitely more than he ever did in all his previous years.

From Longview, Texas.
Posted By: Sigh

Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 12/04/2012 09:35

Happy Birthday to the late Woodie Fryman (1975-6 and 1978-83 and the Expos' All Star Representative with the 1976 team and shaved years off his age pre-signing before it was cool.) and to Jerry Goff 1990 and 1992)!
Posted By: John Lease

Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 12/04/2012 10:44

BOTH former Pirates. Woodie at the beginning and Jerry at the end...
Posted By: John Lease

Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 12/04/2012 19:06

Even more importantly, Happy Birthday to Ed O'Neill.

66 years young today.
Posted By: Sigh

Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 13/04/2012 08:58

Happy Birthday to Mark Leiter (1996)!
Posted By: Sigh

Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 16/04/2012 00:34

Happy Birthday to WIllie Davis and Milton Bradley!
Posted By: Sigh

Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 16/04/2012 09:17

Happy Birthday to a couple of farmhands who have a place in Expo lore: Antonio "The Octopus" Alfonseca and Loria favorite Justin Wayne!
Posted By: Sigh

Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 17/04/2012 10:20

Happy Birthday to Marquis Grissom (1989-1994)!
Posted By: mikezpen

Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 17/04/2012 10:23

Originally Posted By: Sigh
Happy Birthday to WIllie Davis and Milton Bradley!


Ah...Willie Davis.Special place in the hearts of Orioles fans!
Posted By: John Lease

Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 17/04/2012 12:00

Originally Posted By: Sigh
Happy Birthday to Marquis Grissom (1989-1994)!


Gristle
Posted By: Sigh

Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 18/04/2012 10:36

Happy Birthday to Chuck Taylor (1973-76, who was once involved in trades for Ron Taylor (1971 Off season Expo purchase), Mike Cuellar and Jim Bibby) and was one of the few Expos from the first years with a winning record. Happy Birthday also to Doug Flynn (1982-85)!
Posted By: John Lease

Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 18/04/2012 11:56

The late Jim Bibby, who I saw start game 4 of the 1979 World Series.
Posted By: Sigh

Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 19/04/2012 09:36

Happy Birthday to Spike Dee Owen (1989-92)! In the day Spike pulled off the Vermont trifecta of rooting interests of going back-to-back-to-back from Red Sox to Expo to Yankee.
Posted By: Sigh

Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 20/04/2012 09:27

Happy Birthday to Tom Hutton (1978-81), MIke O'Berry (1985) and Masato Yoshii (2001-02)!
Posted By: John Lease

Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 20/04/2012 13:28

Ooh, Mike O'Berry!

He stole his only base in his last season, with the Expos.
Posted By: Sigh

Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 20/04/2012 13:30

On a swing and a miss on a hit and run?
Posted By: John Lease

Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 20/04/2012 15:50

I don't THINK so. He followed a 2 out walk by Mitch Webster that sent Mitch to third. Starting pitcher John Dopson was at the plate, and he stole 2nd. Dopson then walked to load the bases for Tim Raines who grounded out to end the inning.

John Dopson is 3 days older than me, and was born in Baltimore. He also hold the ML record for balks in a game, with 4.
Posted By: Sigh

Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 29/04/2012 11:49

Happy Birthday to Bob McClure, John Vander Wal and Pedro's 1997 P2BNL - Tony Armas!
Posted By: John Lease

Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 29/04/2012 14:51

Vander Wal and Armas, both Pirates.

I LOVED the forces of Vander Wal in chemistry...
Posted By: Sigh

Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 07/05/2012 18:18

Happy 75th Birthday to Mr. Expo; Claude Raymond (1969-71)!
Posted By: John Lease

Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 07/05/2012 19:57

75? WTH? Where did the time go?
Posted By: Sigh

Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 11/05/2012 10:35

Happy Birthday to Floyd "Why didn't he Just say No" Youmans (1985-88)!
Posted By: Sigh

Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 12/05/2012 09:10

Happy Birthday to Felipe Alou (player 1973, Mgr 1992-2001) - to save space only mentioning his relatives with Expo connections: father of Moises, brother of Jesus, uncle to Mel!
Posted By: Sigh

Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 14/05/2012 09:38

Happy Birthday to a couple of the bigger names in Expo history: Dennis Martinez (1986-1993) and Tony Perez (1977-79) - 46 years of MLB between them.
Posted By: Sigh

Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 15/05/2012 10:37

Happy Birthday to Steve Dunning! Steve was a member of the 1976 squad and was part of a famous Who? Why? trade: Dunning, Pat Scanlon and Tony Scott to the St. Louis for Bill Greif, Sam Mejias and Angel Torres.
Posted By: Sigh

Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 16/05/2012 11:59

Happy Birthday to the well travelled Mitch Webster (1985-88 w/Mtl, 1990-91 w/Cle and 1991 w/Pitt)!
Posted By: Sigh

Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 17/05/2012 09:57

Happy Birthday to Carlos' (1995-98) brother Pascual 'I-285' Perez (1987-89)!
Posted By: mikezpen

Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 17/05/2012 12:26

Any relation to Camillo Pascual, the Cuban who pitched for the old Senators and Twins?
Posted By: John Lease

Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 17/05/2012 13:05

Nope. Pascual Perez was several rebuildings modes ago for the Pirates. About 10, I'd guess.
Posted By: Sigh

Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 21/05/2012 09:45

Happy Birthday to Rocky Biddle (2003-04) and Chris Widger (1997-2000)!
Posted By: Sigh

Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 23/05/2012 10:31

Happy Birthday to Pepe Mangual (1972-76), semi-famously known as Coco Laboy's (1969-73) cousin!
Posted By: John Lease

Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 23/05/2012 14:23

Pepe Mangual! Brother of Angel Mangual, and traded with Oriole Jim Dwyer for Del Unser and Wayne Garrett. Angel of course, former Pirate, traded for Mudcat Grant...
Posted By: Sigh

Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 23/05/2012 15:58

... who threw the first pitch as a Montreal Expo but got a no decision in the Expos' 11-10 win over New York.
Posted By: John Lease

Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 23/05/2012 16:34

Who was then traded for some jabronis. Carl Taylor, among others I think.
Posted By: Sigh

Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 24/05/2012 10:46

Happy Birthday to Montreal's 2002 Summer Rental Bartolo Colon!

On June 27, Montreal acquired for the low, low price of the ever productive Lee Stevens and assorted minor leaguers (Cliff Lee, Brandon Phillips & Grady Sizemore) to Cleveland and even got the Indians to throw in Tim Drew! What clever, clever front office people MLB had looking out for the long term health of the franchise!

It got even better as the Expos were able to flip Colon on January 15, 2003 to the White Sox for Rocky Biddle, Orlando Hernandez, Jeff Liefer (and, shocker, cash).

The biggest name (Hernandez) went on to have a 0.00 ERA in Montreal! Unfortunately as 30 other teams knew that low ERA would be due to injury rather than talent! So the hidden gem in the trade turned out to be Biddle! Biddle was installed as the 2003 closer and run out enough to get 34 saves dispite his 4.65 ERA as the sabotaged Expos (w/Liefer batting below .200 before being waived) finished 82-79.

But think of the money they saved! 2012 salaries for Lee, Sizemore and Phillips: $21.5, $5M, and $12M respectively.

Happy Birthday also to Rob Ducey (Class of 2001) who in his 13 year career included sort of being traded for himself in less than a fortnight:
July 26, 2000: Traded by the Philadelphia Phillies to the Toronto Blue Jays for a player to be named later. On 7/31 PTBNL became one John Sneed.
August 5, 2000: The Toronto Blue Jays sent a player to be named later to the Philadelphia Phillies for Mickey Morandini. On 8/7 PTBNL became one Rob Ducey!
Posted By: John Lease

Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 24/05/2012 12:06

Pirates bought Drew Sutton for cash, and flipped him to Tampa for a PTBNL.

Sutton hitting .500 so far with Tampa. Pirates couldn't use him, obviously...
Posted By: Sigh

Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 24/05/2012 13:10

And in celebration of the magic of small sample sizes - that is down from his 2010 stint with Cincinnati!
Posted By: John Lease

Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 24/05/2012 13:57

I'd disdain small sample sizes, if the Pirates had ANY good results, regardless of size.

Other than McCutchen, who will be patrolling center in New York City before long...
Posted By: Sigh

Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 25/05/2012 10:06

Happy Birthday to Joey Eischen (1991, 2001-04)!
Posted By: Sigh

Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 29/05/2012 10:34

Happy Birthday to Mike,son of Dave, Stenhouse (1982-84), Clyde Mashore (1970-73) and Bill Risley (1992-93)!
Posted By: Sigh

Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 05/06/2012 00:04

Happy Birthday to Trace Coquillette (1999-2000), and the late Ross Albert Grimsley Sr.!
Posted By: Sigh

Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 05/06/2012 10:17

Happy Birthday to Dennis Blair (1974-76)!
Posted By: Sigh

Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 06/06/2012 09:37

Happy Birthday to Max Venable (1984)!
Posted By: John Lease

Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 06/06/2012 14:44

A great player, and father of Will Venable.
Posted By: Sigh

Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 11/06/2012 10:09

Happy Birthday to AC/DC- Dave Cash. His November 1976 FA signing was a pretty big deal for Expos and fans and one of the reasons the 1977 club won 20 games than the 1976 club.
Posted By: John Lease

Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 11/06/2012 10:50

His only championship though, with the 1971 Pirates...
Posted By: Sigh

Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 12/06/2012 14:51

Happy Birthday to Scott Aldred - 1-0 in 5.1 innings with the 1993 Expo!
Posted By: Sigh

Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 15/06/2012 09:18

Happy Birthday to Ty Cline, the 21st Expo (1969-70) and Zach Day from the last Expo team (2002-04)!
Posted By: John Lease

Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 15/06/2012 11:32

Ty Cline also a Red on the Big Red Machine late in his career, if I remember correctly.
Posted By: Sigh

Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 18/06/2012 09:55

Andres "Big Cat" Galarraga (1985-91, 2002) and Jeremy Powell (1998-2000)!
Posted By: John Lease

Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 18/06/2012 11:15

Galarraga had a return visit? Those are always good for nostalgia. Candelaria had one.
Posted By: Sigh

Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 18/06/2012 12:31

Yes Andre's 2nd stint was as a 41 year old senior statesman on a (sorry to do it to you) 83-79 team: OCabs, Vidro, & Vlad were all 27.

Of course that was the year of the Colon trade as they gave up a future fortune to finish 19 games behind Atlanta for the division but to close within 12 games of the Wild Card.

Another hindsight thing that I had forgotten and shows how weird the steroid era was, that the Cat's best year (1996) saw him lead the league in HR and RBI (47/150) but his BA of only .304 dragged his MVP finish to 6th. And his teammate Dante's Triple Crown line of 31/141/.313 sneaks in at #20.
Posted By: Sigh

Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 19/06/2012 11:23

Happy Birthday to Bruce Chen(music), Class of 2002 (and was was part of NYM and Cin classes of 2002) and Claudio Vargas (Class of 2003-04)!
Posted By: John Lease

Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 19/06/2012 12:01

Still pitching too. Chen that is, with the Royals.
Posted By: Sigh

Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 23/06/2012 09:36

Happy Birthday to Hensley 'Bam-Bam' Meulens (Class of 1997)!
Posted By: Sigh

Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 25/06/2012 12:24

Happy Birthday to San Diego 1969 Expansion pick and member of the 1976 Expos, the late Clay Kirby! In between he had some success with the Big Red Machine.
Posted By: mlbbirdfan

Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 25/06/2012 12:47

why does your sign off have 8 faces?
Posted By: John Lease

Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 25/06/2012 15:27

Clay Kirby, didn't like him.
Posted By: Sigh

Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 28/06/2012 09:27

Didn't like Clay Kirby? He had such an awesome middle name! And he was once traded straight up for Bob Bailey!

Happy Birthday to Hal Breeden (1972-75), Chris Speier (1977-1984), Frank Bolick (1993) and former Expo draft choice/farmhand/Colon's half year king's ransom payment Brandon Phillips now know as AS/SS/GG/ESPN highlight reel/10yr $98M contract Brandon Phillips!
Posted By: Sigh

Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 29/06/2012 12:41

Happy Birthday to the 28th Expo: John Boccabella (1969-73)!
Posted By: Sigh

Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 03/07/2012 09:29

Happy Birthday to the 27th Expo: Coco Laboy (1969-73) and Moises Alou (1990, 1992-96); both 2nd place finishers in ROY voting.
Posted By: Sigh

Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 05/07/2012 08:57

Happy Birthday to Don Demola (1974-75)!
Posted By: John Lease

Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 05/07/2012 17:38

Originally Posted By: Sigh
Happy Birthday to Don Demola (1974-75)!


Ok, now there is an Expo I never heard of. Who the heck was he?
Posted By: Sigh

Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 05/07/2012 22:24

Never heard of 'Dandy' Don Demola?! The Expo's big 1973 FA signing?!

Dave Parker liked him just fine.

http://www.baseball-reference.com/boxes/PIT/PIT197507250.shtml
Posted By: John Lease

Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 05/07/2012 23:15

Might have even been to that game. I should find the program I had when Dawson single handedly destroyed the Pirates. He took Lee Tunnell to the woodshed. I really don't remember Don Demola, he was a cast off...

http://www.baseball-reference.com/boxes/PIT/PIT198308060.shtml

And there it is. I was sitting on the first base side, and saw the fear in Tunnell's eyes. One of the few times I can remember how impressed I was with another teams player.
Posted By: Sigh

Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 24/07/2012 10:00

Happy Birthday to Rob Lukachyk (Class of 1996, more specifically, Class of July 1996, even more specifically Class of July 5th - July 6th, 1996)!
Posted By: Sigh

Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 24/07/2012 10:07

Originally Posted By: John Lease
Still pitching too. Chen that is, with the Royals.


Who will be the last Expo standing ....

Luis Ayala, Miguel Batista, Geoff Blum, Jamey Carroll, Endy Chavez, Bruce Chen, Bartolo Colon, Scott Downs, Livan Hernandez, Maicer Izturis, Nick Johnson, Ted Lilly, Guillermo Mota, Carl Pavano, Jon Rauch, Juan Rivera, or Brian Schneider?
Posted By: John Lease

Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 24/07/2012 10:57

Chen has a very good shot at it. Livan and Miguel Batista? Not so much. Batista is the last Pirate to be part of a winning team, unless this years team does it.

And 1 game isn't really a big part...
Posted By: Sigh

Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 25/07/2012 10:11

Happy Birthday to Mickey Scott (1973), Fred Scherman (1975-76), Javier Vazquez (1998-2003) and Guillermo Moto (1999-2001)!
Posted By: Sigh

Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 26/07/2012 08:58

Happy Birthday to the late Carroll Sembera (1969-70) and Greg Colbrunn (1992-93)!
Posted By: Sigh

Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 27/07/2012 08:28

Happy Birthday to Jack Hiatt (1970), Larry Biittner (1974-75) and Nelson Santovenia (1987-1991)!
Posted By: Sigh

Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 30/07/2012 08:44

Happy Birthday to Mickey Mahler (Class of 1985, bother of Rick (Class of 1991)), Ellis Valentine (1975-81) and Todd Haney (1992)!
Posted By: Sigh

Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 01/08/2012 11:05

Happy Birthday to Washington Senator draft choice Pete Mackanin (1975-77) and Scott Anderson (1990)!
Posted By: John Lease

Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 01/08/2012 11:24

Former Pirate manager Pete Mackanin...
Posted By: Sigh

Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 02/08/2012 10:49

Happy Birthday to Jesus Manuel (Torres) Rivera* and former Expo farmhand Grady Sizemore!

*Better Known as Bombo.
Posted By: Sigh

Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 04/08/2012 08:52

Happy Birthday to Terry Humphrey (1971-74, each year below the Mendoza line and still had some trade value!).
Posted By: Sigh

Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 05/08/2012 07:50

Originally Posted By: Sigh
Happy Birthday to Mickey Mahler (Class of 1985, bother of Rick (Class of 1991)), Ellis Valentine (1975-81) and Todd Haney (1992)!


... make that brother of the late Rick Mahler 8/5/53 - 3/2/05. frown

Reid Nichols (Class of 1987) is still with us - Happy Birthday!
Posted By: Sigh

Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 06/08/2012 13:03

Happy Birthday to Ken (Digger) Phelps (Class of 1982 - but barely 10 G, 8 AB) and Steve Nicosia (sub-Mendoza in 1985).
Posted By: John Lease

Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 06/08/2012 13:40

Both former Pirate farm hands? Nicosia of course caught Tekulve for the last out of the 1979 world series. Put out recorded by Omar Renan Moreno...
Posted By: Sigh

Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 11/08/2012 11:10

Happy Birthday to Bryn Smith (1981-89)!
Posted By: John Lease

Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 11/08/2012 12:37

A heck of a pitcher.
Posted By: Sigh

Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 13/08/2012 10:32

Happy Birthday to the 18th Expo and their 1969 Opening Day Starting Pitcher: Jim 'Mudcat' Grant and to Andre Thornton of the 1976 team!
Posted By: Sigh

Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 14/08/2012 11:11

Happy Birthday to Jim Mason (whose career started in Washington (1971), ended in Montreal (1979) and was an expansion Blue Jay pick in between)) and Scott Stewart (2001-03)!

Interesting Mason trivia from the good folks at B-R: "Because of Mason's low batting average, which hovered just over .200, his name (along with Leo Dixon's) was proposed for inclusion in a new term for poor hitting called the "Mason-Dixon Line" (.204), which is closer to .200 than the Mendoza Line (.215)"
Posted By: John Lease

Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 14/08/2012 11:21

Isn't Mason one of the only players, if not THE only whose only World Series at bat resulted in a homer? Played on the 1976 Yankees that got swept by the Reds, I believe.
Posted By: Sigh

Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 14/08/2012 11:40

Yes - but I only know that because I was on B-R earlier today.

Evidently one heck of a postseason player who I can only believe was a fantastic glovesman during the regular season.
Posted By: John Lease

Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 14/08/2012 12:42

I had his baseball card... smile
Posted By: Sigh

Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 14/08/2012 13:00

Seems Mason entered games as a defensive replacement for Fred Stanley in what was other otherwise a pretty loaded lineup ... Yankees traded for Dent the following Spring.
Posted By: Sigh

Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 15/08/2012 12:30

Happy Birthday to Duffy Dyer (1979), the 25th Expo Expansion pick Ernie McAnally (1971-74) and Jeff Huson (1988-89)!
Posted By: John Lease

Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 15/08/2012 12:35

That's Don Robert Dyer to you. A free agent signing that probably wasn't a winner. Unless you were Duffy, or his wife...
Posted By: Sigh

Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 15/08/2012 13:12

But they were able to trade Duffy for Jerry Manuel in 1980; so in May of 1982 they could trade Manuel to the San Diego Padres for Kim Seaman. And in June of that same year the San Diego Padres could return Manuel to the Expos for a player to be named later (with Mike Griffin being sent to S.D. in August).

Manuel finally traded for good in 1983 for Butch Benton who never made the Expos and and up leaving as a Free Agent thus ended Dyer's lineage in Montreal. Manuel's heritage lingered both by marriage as Rondell White's father-in-law and professionally as a minor league manager and major league coach.
Posted By: Sigh

Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 16/08/2012 12:54

Happy Birthday to Buck Rodgers (Mgr, 1985-91), Mike Jorgensen (1971-77, Montreal's first GG in 1973) and Bret Barberie (1991-92, the former Mr. Jillian Barberie)!
Posted By: Sigh

Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 17/08/2012 11:55

Happy Birthday to Bill Landrum (Class of 1992 and a worse FA signing than Dyer!) and to Jeff Liefer (Class of 2003, acquired in the 2nd Colon trade - waived six months later)!
Posted By: John Lease

Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 18/08/2012 06:10

Ooh, I'd still say Landrum was a better signing, but it's bottom of the barrel for both.
Posted By: Sigh

Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 18/08/2012 12:08

Landrum got $950,000 for 20 IP with a 7.20 ERA and had zero value at the end of the year. Cincinnati took a shot with him as a FA in 1993 but he was out of the league that June. Dyer only cashed Expo checks for 1/10th that amount and was at least tradeable. And as a romantic, who knows what shrew Rondell White might have met if his future father-in-law didn't join Montreal's organization in his formative years! wink
Posted By: Sigh

Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 19/08/2012 11:41

Happy Birthday to MIke Phillips (1981-83), Tim Blackwell (1977, 1982-83), David Palmer (1978-85), Ron Darling (last part of July of 1991) and Britt Reames (2001-03)!
Posted By: Sigh

Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 21/08/2012 10:45

Happy Birthday to Chip Lang (1975-76, Brother-in-Law to Tom Walker, making him Neil Walker's uncle!), Jim Bullinger (Class of 1997, brother of Kirk Bullinger (Class of 1998)), John Wetteland (1992-94 part of one of the best Expos trades) and Lou Collier Class of 1992, part of one of the worst)!
Posted By: Sigh

Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 22/08/2012 11:15

Happy Birthday to Ray Burris (1981-83, especially 1981!) and Steve Kline (1997-2000)!
Posted By: John Lease

Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 22/08/2012 11:34

Ray Burris, the last guy to go from pitching coach to pitcher, probably ever.
Posted By: Sigh

Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 23/08/2012 11:02

Happy Birthday to Jerry White (1974-78 and 1979-83, and with a line like that you know there has to be a story: June 1978 Montreal (re)acquired Woodie Fryman from the Cubs for a PTBNL, who turned out to be Jerry White. Six months later Montreal sent Sam Mejias to Chicago for both White and Rodney (Cool Breeze) Scott. I didn't say it was a great story but for the price of Sam Mejias, three semi-integral pieces of the 1979-81 Expos were secured.).
Happy Birthday also to Randy St. Claire (1984-88) and despite no Expo connection; the late Louisiana born and raised Allan Arthur Montreuil (8/23/43-1/18/2008)!
Posted By: John Lease

Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 23/08/2012 11:26

Randy son of Ebba or Ebby St. Claire, I believe.
Posted By: Sigh

Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 24/08/2012 12:53

Happy Birthday to Tony Bernazard and Everett Stull!
Posted By: Sigh

Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 27/08/2012 14:11

Happy Birthday to Ed Herrmann (Class of 1978 and an answer to the questions "How do 5 catchers make it to the 1974 AL All Star squad?), Greg Mike Maddux (1998-99, and Jose Vidro (1997-2004, probably the last best Expo).
Posted By: Sigh

Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 28/08/2012 11:08

Happy Birthday to MIke Torrez (1971-1974, (effn' McNally!)), Joel Youngblood (1982) and Shane 'Caveman' Andrews (1995-99)!
Posted By: John Lease

Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 28/08/2012 11:40

I'm guessing Mike Torrez doesn't get a birthday card from Dickie Thon.

Probably does get one from Bucky Dent...
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Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 31/08/2012 13:08

Happy Birthday to Frank Robinson (Mgr 2002-04), Charles 'Boots' Day - the 1st batter ever a Veterans Stadium (1970-74), Stephen and JD's brother Tim Drew (2002-03) and Rock Jr.!
Posted By: Sigh

Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 04/09/2012 09:38

Happy Birthday to Ron Calloway (2003-04) and Sun-Woo Kim (2002-04)!
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Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 10/09/2012 10:48

Happy Birthday to Randy Johnson (1988-89), poor guy was a horrible batsman.
Posted By: John Lease

Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 10/09/2012 11:31

And, had a terrible record against the Pirates. No, I don't think it was on our end, but we'll take it.
Posted By: Sigh

Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 11/09/2012 11:23

Happy Birthday to 20 year Expo, the late Larry Bearnarth, 1987 FA signing and long time Indianapolis Indian, Quinn Mack and Edwards Guzman (Class of 2003)!
Posted By: Sigh

Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 12/09/2012 11:05

1968 Rule 5 draftee (from StL) Floyd Wicker (Class of 1969, Wicker never made an error in the field in his 4 year career but his FPS (Fielding plus SLG) of 1.195 was too low.), John Montague (1973-75) and Maicer Izturis (Class of 2004 and still in the running for 'Last Expo in MLB')!
Posted By: Sigh

Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 14/09/2012 09:32

Happy Birthday to Curtis Brown (Class of 1973, make that Spring of '73, make that Sunday May 27th of 1973)!
Happy Birthday to the other side of that coin Expo leader in Games Played, Captain Tim 'Eli' Wallach!
Happy Birthday also to the even longer careered JIm Fanning!
http://www.baseball-reference.com/bullpen/Jim%20Fanning
Posted By: John Lease

Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 14/09/2012 12:11

Jim Fanning can't possibly still be alive. He was a million years old then...
Posted By: Sigh

Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 14/09/2012 13:45

Good genes and clean living!

More on Wallach:
http://blogs.montrealgazette.com/2012/09/14/memories-of-tim-wallach-and-the-expos/
Posted By: Sigh

Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 17/09/2012 11:01

Happy Birthday to 'sort of 1968 Expansion Draft pick' Bobby Wine (1969-1972) and Wayne Krenchicki (1986 - acquired for future Nasty Boy Norm Charlton)!
Posted By: Sigh

Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 23/09/2012 10:49

Happy Birthday to Willie Greene! The former Rockford and WPB Expo was part of two great Expo trades 16 months apart:
August 8, 1990: Traded from Pittsburgh with Scott Ruskin and a PTBNL (Moises Alou) for Zane Smith.
December 11, 1991: Traded by Montreal again with Scott Ruskin and Dave Martinez to Cincinnati for Bill Risley and John Wetteland.

Basically Zane Smith and Dave Martinez for Moises and Wetteland.
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Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 24/09/2012 09:31

Happy Birthday to Hubie Brooks (1985-89); Silver Slugger winner in 1985 and 1986 - the 2nd was earned in only 80 games!
Posted By: Sigh

Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 25/09/2012 11:01

Happy Birthday to a sub-mendoza Expo: Sal Butera (1984-85).
Posted By: John Lease

Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 25/09/2012 11:31

Sal Butera, under-rated...
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Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 26/09/2012 12:43

Happy Birthday to Brian Looney (1993-94) and David Martinez (1988-91)!

Martinez had a fine 16 year MLB career: Looney, got 3 years in the Bigs last playing in 1995 with Boston .... however he was still pitching for San Marino as late as the 2008 European Cup Final Four.

That's a nice gig. http://www.sanmarinosite.com/eng/attivita.html

Mamas do let your babies grow up to be lefthanded relief pitchers!
Posted By: John Lease

Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 26/09/2012 14:33

He went by Dave... Was a Cub, right?
Posted By: Sigh

Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 26/09/2012 15:20

Originally Posted By: John Lease
He went by Dave... Was a Cub, right?


No; an Expo. Dave could (and did) spend time in The Windy City (North and South), the Queen City, The City by the Bay, whatever Tampa and Arlington are known as, Hotlanta, and T.O. but for these purposes ... once an Expo always an Expo (except Pete Rose)!
Posted By: John Lease

Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 26/09/2012 17:50

Tom Lawless! Penn State-Behrend. Always an Expo(I think)
Posted By: John Lease

Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 26/09/2012 17:51

Dave Martinez, younger than me.

Thanks for the depression!
Posted By: Sigh

Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 26/09/2012 18:53

Originally Posted By: John Lease
Tom Lawless! Penn State-Behrend. Always an Expo(I think)


Yes, lose Rose get Lawless; a one sided trade. Tom was welcomed like a conquering hero (At least one source has the trade being only for Rose's ego Montreal would have unconditionally released him) and I'm sure those 11 games were the highlight of his career!
Posted By: Sigh

Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 27/09/2012 10:17

Happy Birthday to the 4th Expo, Gary Sutherland (1969-71) and and one of the last Expos, Jon Rauch (2004)!
Posted By: John Lease

Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 27/09/2012 11:59

Jon Rauch was getting lit up by the Pirates the other day.
Posted By: Sigh

Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 27/09/2012 12:03

Yes Rauch is still in the running for 'Last Expo Standing". Probably a long shot but still swimming in the pool.
Posted By: Sigh

Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 28/09/2012 12:07

Happy Birthday to Grant Jackson!
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Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 29/09/2012 12:04

Happy Birthday to: Warren Cromartie (1974, 1976-83), Ken Macha (1979-80) and David Silvestri (1995-996) along with farmhand Jake Westbrook (along with his future $53M in salary)! At least NYY gave up on him after Montreal, effn Loria!
Posted By: Sigh

Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 01/10/2012 09:53

Happy Birthday to Angel 'Remy' Hermoso (the 17th Expo 1969-70), Jeff 'The Terminator' Reardon (1981-86), Vance 'The Long Arm of the Law' (1985-87) Law, and Roberto 'Bobby' Kelly (1995)!
Posted By: John Lease

Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 01/10/2012 10:22

Vance Law, former Pirate...
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Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 02/10/2012 09:31

And speaking of former Pirates:

Happy Birthday to the 11th Expo Maury Wills (1969) and Trey Moore (1998-2000)!
Posted By: John Lease

Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 02/10/2012 11:06

I'll let you have Maury Wills. Bad experiment there.
Posted By: Sigh

Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 02/10/2012 11:42

Wills doesn't look like he was that bad for the two years he was a Pirate - and he only cost you Bob Bailey. Wills was far worse as an Expo (47G, .222BA, .533 OPS) but his midseason trade to LA saw him rebound and come in 11th for MVP that year

Little known Expo trivia - Bailey who start at 1B on Opening Day and got the 1st Expo hit (not a HR, but got 2 RBIs) had not been selected during the 1968 Expansion Draft but was purchased from LA one week later. Bailey finally started fulfilling his hype in 1970.
Posted By: John Lease

Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 02/10/2012 14:42

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Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 02/10/2012 16:24

Me too! He had a big role in the 70 in 70! For a
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Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 03/10/2012 09:17

Happy Birthday to Bert Roberge (1985-86), Darrin Fletcher (1992-97), Wil Cordero (1992-95, 2002-03) and Mike Johnson (1997-2001)!
Posted By: John Lease

Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 03/10/2012 10:10

Bert, big Astro. Cordero, part time Pirate...
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Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 04/10/2012 10:33

Happy Birthday to Bill Atkinson (1976-79) and Lary Sorensen (1987)!
Posted By: John Lease

Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 04/10/2012 12:46

Larry Sorensen ruled. But not by 1987...
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Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 06/10/2012 13:55

Happy Birthday to Rich Hacker (Class of 1971), George Riley (Class of 1986), 1989 FA signing Oil Can Boyd (1990-91), Archi Cianfrocco (traded in 1993 for Tim Scott!)!

Random Pirate note: also Gene Cline (who with 0 HRs and 17 RBI got multiple votes for MVP in 1970)!
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Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 07/10/2012 12:32

Happy Birthday to Butch Henry (1993-95)!
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Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 08/10/2012 17:07

Happy Birthday to the 8th Expo, Mike Wegener (1969-70) and to Bryan Little (1982-84)!
Posted By: John Lease

Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 08/10/2012 21:29

Bryan Little, a Pirate too. And a sucky one...
Posted By: Sigh

Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 09/10/2012 10:23

Happy Birthday to Jim Qualls (Class of 1970 - who once broke up a Tom Seaver perfect game effort in the 9th but was closer to .100 than to the Mendoza line as an Expo) and Randy Lerch (1982-83)!
Posted By: John Lease

Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 09/10/2012 10:26

I wonder if he is any relation to suckwad Chad Qualls?

Gotta be, right? How many Qualls are running around?

And don't even bring up Randy [censored] Lerch...
Posted By: Sigh

Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 09/10/2012 10:42

Some days Randy hit better than he pitched?
Posted By: John Lease

Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 09/10/2012 12:20

Oh, now THAT was uncalled for.
Posted By: Sigh

Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 09/10/2012 12:26

I was pretty sure that is what you meant!
Posted By: Sigh

Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 10/10/2012 12:06

Happy Birthday to Larry Lintz (5' 9") whose career high was 50 SB with the 1974 Expos; but he had a more impressive line with the 1976 A's: 21 R, 31 SB .... in 1 AB. Of course Lintz would go hitless in that lone AB dragging his OBP and thus his OPS down to .667.

Lintz had left Montreal in a 1975 trade with St. Louis for a different role player Jim Dwyer. Dwyer was in the MLB as late as 1990 while Lintz was done in 1978. As far as roles go; batting outlasts speed.
Posted By: Sigh

Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 11/10/2012 11:29

Happy Birthday to Bob 'Scrap Iron' Stinson (who was once traded for Rodney 'Cool Breeze' Scott) and Orlando 'El Duque' Hernandez who came to Montreal in 2003 as the damaged goods portion of the Bartolo Colon trade.

Even though Hernandez and his $4.1 million salary never pitched an inning for the 2003 Expos, he was a great postseason pitcher - so great pickup Omar/MLB!

Doing the math of who was traded by Montreal to rent Colon and who the return was when Colon was traded from Montreal remains kinda depressing.
Posted By: John Lease

Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 11/10/2012 16:39

Stinson and Stein were great member of the 1979 Seattle Mariners.

A great C-3B combo...

http://www.baseball-reference.com/teams/SEA/1979.shtml
Posted By: Sigh

Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 15/10/2012 08:37

Happy Birthday to Gold Medal winner (2000 Sydney) Tim Young (Class of 1998)!
Posted By: Sigh

Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 16/10/2012 10:33

Happy Birthday to Tim McCarver (Class of 1972), Rodney 'Cool Breeze' Scott (1976, 1979-82), Jeff Terpko (1977) and Darren Reed (1992)!

Terpko and McCarver were both involved in Curt Flood trades and there is transaction trivia connection between Scott and Terpko as well.
Posted By: John Lease

Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 16/10/2012 11:26

I can't believe you left out Al Oliver's birthday on the 14th...
Posted By: Sigh

Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 16/10/2012 12:39

I was traveling over the weekend - I miss birthdays that way but feel worse worse when I overlook someone and don't include him on the list.

Happy Belated to Scoop (The only Expo to get 2/3 of a Triple Crown) though!
Posted By: John Lease

Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 16/10/2012 13:07

I'll scour the internet and see if I can ever find anything from 'The Al Oliver Show'.

It ran on one of the independent channels. I never missed an episode, though granted it didn't last that long. Eddie Edwards was the moderator/actual broadcaster.
Posted By: John Lease

Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 16/10/2012 13:09

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=roRGZs3oUhE&feature=related

How about Enos Cabell talking about Al Oliver and Dave Parker?
Posted By: Sigh

Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 22/10/2012 11:31

Happy Birthday to 1995 1st round draft pick Michael Barrett (1998-2003)!
Posted By: John Lease

Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 22/10/2012 11:59

Oh, the pain of THAT draft. How many first rounders ended up playing for the Pirates?

4. Chad Hermansen(8), Matt Morris(12), Mark Redman(13) and Tony McKnight(22)

Roy Halladay?(17)
http://www.baseball-reference.com/draft/...aft_type=junreg
Posted By: Sigh

Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 24/10/2012 09:12

Happy Birthday to F.P. (Frank Paul) Santangelo (1995-98) and Vlad's little brother Wilton Guerrero (1998-2000)!
Posted By: Sigh

Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 25/10/2012 09:49

Happy Birthday to Roland Office (1980-82), Andy McGaffigan (1984, 1986-89), Joe Siddall (1993 and 1995), Pedro Martinez (1994-97) and 1968 Expansion pick Skip Guinn!

Gee whiz info: Roland Office was born on the same day (10/25/52) as Gene Mauch's nephew Roy Smalley III.
Posted By: Sigh

Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 26/10/2012 10:02

Happy Birthday to Steve Rogers (1973-1985)! Still jumps out how many CG there were 'back in the day'. Rogers averaged 11/year in his career and had 4 years with at least as many CG as wins. Happy Birthday also to Gil Heredia (1992-95, not exactly an apples-to-apples comparison but only 4 total CG in 128 starts.)

Roy Halladay already has 40+ more wins than Rogers and just over 1/2 his CGs. And in amassing his 66 CG, Halladay has led his league in CG 7 times, without hitting double digits once. Carlton had 30 in 1972!
Posted By: John Lease

Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 26/10/2012 11:36

Steve Rogers, what a guy. Was always jealous of him.
Posted By: Sigh

Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 27/10/2012 12:08

Originally Posted By: John Lease
Steve Rogers, what a guy. Was always jealous of him.

Yes a class act. Expos were lucky to get him and keep him. I even can forgive his post career work with the MLBPA.
Posted By: Sigh

Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 27/10/2012 12:27

Happy Birthday to Tom Nieto (1986, traded w/Jeff Reardon to Minnesota = 1987 Twins World Series Champions!
Posted By: Sigh

Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 01/11/2012 11:48

Happy Birthday to Rich Thompson (1989-90) and Miguel Dilone (1984-85), both 2x Montreal FA singings!
Posted By: Sigh

Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 02/11/2012 22:17

Happy Birthday to two Orlandos, Cabrera (1997-2004) and Merced (1999) and to both a LHP & a RHP (Greg Harris - Class of '84 and then again in 1995)!
Posted By: Sigh

Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 05/11/2012 10:07

Happy Birthday to Sub-Mendoza Catcher Bobby Ramos (1978, 1980-81, 1983-84)! Also Happy Birthday to Expo oddity Fred Manrique (1985). Manrique hit for the cycle as an Expo -not in a game, in his Expo career. 4 hits. One of each.
Posted By: John Lease

Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 05/11/2012 10:13

I wonder if he is any relation to Wilson Ramos?
Posted By: Sigh

Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 05/11/2012 10:17

I doubt it B-R doesn't specifically say so - and they ususally make those connections. It does say Bobby was born in Cuba and Wilson is from Venezuela.
Posted By: John Lease

Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 05/11/2012 12:40

http://www.baseball-reference.com/players/r/ramosdo01.shtml

Domingo Ramos, King of the Ramos's.
Posted By: Sigh

Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 06/11/2012 11:03

Happy Birthday to:
Chris Speier’s (Class of 1977 - 84) son Justin,
The second Expo, his Honor the Mayor himself; the late Mack (L)F. Jones (Class of 1969 – 71),
Another 1968 Expansion draft pick (by the Seattle Pilot), (Montreal Expo Class of 70-71); Jim Gosger, and
Short timer John Candelaria (12 games, Class of ‘89).

So Gosger was a Pilot, an Expo and a KC Athletic who played in two World Series as a Met.
Posted By: John Lease

Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 06/11/2012 11:28

I got to see Chris Speier up close as the Reds no hit the Pirates. He was managing the game. Looks old, and I remember him as a young punk!
Posted By: Sigh

Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 06/11/2012 11:44

Young punk?! Seems a little harsh - sure those are some golden flowing locks in 1973. But I'm sure he was the apple of his parent's eyes in the earlier photo.

http://giantscards.com/viewcardsdetail.php?cardnum=332707
Posted By: John Lease

Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 06/11/2012 13:16

In the 1971 NLCS there was a story on him. He still lived at home with his parents, and had a little brother.
Posted By: Sigh

Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 07/11/2012 10:59

Happy Birthday to Tom Walker (Class of 1972-74, 1977), father of today's Neil Walker and brother-in-law to yesterdays Chip Lang.

http://thegoodpoint.com/2011/06/neil-walker-and-roberto-clemente/

Happy Birthday also to John Tamargo (1979-80), Dave Wainhouse (1991) and Orlando Mercado (1990)!
Posted By: John Lease

Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 07/11/2012 11:35

Father in law to ex-Pirate and current Tiger Don Kelly as well.
Posted By: John Lease

Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 07/11/2012 17:32

http://www.baseball-reference.com/boxes/MON/MON197509060.shtml

Blast from the past, Omar Moreno's first game in the major leagues.
Posted By: Sigh

Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 08/11/2012 10:54

Happy Birthday to Gary Lucas (1984-85) and 'Oh Henry!' Rodriquez (1995-97)!
Posted By: Sigh

Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 09/11/2012 10:57

Happy Birthday to Peter Bergeron (1999-02, 2004)! Whoa! JL, he was in Altoona as late as 2007!?
Posted By: Sigh

Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 10/11/2012 11:28

Happy Birthday to Larry 'LP' Parrish (1974-81), Mike Vail (1983), Junior Noboa (1989-91), and Matt Cepicky (2002-04)!

... and older than all of them combined, the USMC (DOB 11/10/1775)!
Posted By: John Lease

Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 10/11/2012 13:25

Junior Noboa, I believe a VERY short time Pirate.

http://www.baseball-reference.com/players/n/noboaju01.shtml

Tell me I don't know my Pirates! I think he came up right before the players strike.
Posted By: Sigh

Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 13/11/2012 13:09

Happy Birthday to a short time Expo Rob Natal (5 games in 1992). Marlins saw enough to draft him later that year in the Expansion draft.
Posted By: BaseBawl

Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 13/11/2012 15:47

Buck O'Neil today. 1911.
Posted By: Sigh

Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 14/11/2012 10:08

Happy Birthday to Kent Bottenfield (1992-93)!
Posted By: Sigh

Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 15/11/2012 10:41

Happy Birthday to Fred Breining (Class of 1984)!
Posted By: Sigh

Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 16/11/2012 10:41

Happy Birthday to Chris Haney (1991-92), Tim Scott (1993-96) and to Don Hahn of the 1969 and 1970 teams (a December 1968 Rule V draft selection, not an October 14th expansion pick)!
Posted By: John Lease

Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 16/11/2012 10:53

Don Hahn, son of Noodles Hahn?
Posted By: John Lease

Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 21/11/2012 13:44

Happy 60th birthday to Billy Almon.

Holy crap, he is 60! Brian Meadows is at least still a youthful 37. And Happy 92 to Stan the man Musial.

Still can't believe the Pirates didn't sign him, they would have won at least a pennant with him in the 1940s.
Posted By: Sigh

Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 24/11/2012 02:04

Happy Birthday to Ryan McGuire (1997-99) and Rich Sauveur (Class of 1988)!

Sauveur's MLB career started in 1986 with Pittsburgh and ended 14 years later with the 2000 Oakland A's ... with a grand total of 34 games.
Posted By: Sigh

Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 24/11/2012 11:50

Happy Birthday to the late JIm Northrup (Montreal Expo Class of 1974. He was also part of Detroit's and Baltimore's 1974 teams) and Bob Malloy (1G, 2IP in 1990)!
Posted By: John Lease

Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 24/11/2012 12:35

Jim Northrup is dead? When did that happen?
Posted By: Sigh

Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 24/11/2012 14:12

Spring of last year. B-R says "complications of Alzheimer's".
Posted By: Sigh

Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 26/11/2012 11:36

Happy Birthday to Brian Schneider (2000-04) and Loria post-Alou manager selectee Jeff Torborg (47-62 .431)!
Posted By: John Lease

Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 26/11/2012 11:57

Jeff Torborg caught at least one no hitter.

Just like horrible manager John Russell.
Posted By: Sigh

Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 27/11/2012 10:33

Happy Birthday to Randy Milligan (Class of 1994 but oddly never mentioned as part of the big post season talent dump but never returned) and Tim Laker (Laker survived the purge: 1992-97)!

Oddly worth noting both Milligan's and Laker's BPG/OTL lofty status as former Expos, Pirates, Orioles, and Indians.
Posted By: Sigh

Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 28/11/2012 10:30

Happy Birthday to 1981 September call-up Pat Rooney!

Rooney's main claim to fame? Traded straight with his .000/.000/.000 slash line to NYY for all around good guy (and former Pirate draft choice) Tim Burke.
Posted By: Sigh

Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 29/11/2012 10:17

Who hit the first ever Montreal Expo home run (off Tom Seaver no less)?
Hint a LH RP in the 4th inning of Opening Day - the 14th Expo, Birthday boy Dan McGinn (1969-71)!

Also Happy Birthday to Francis Beltran who was the part of the bounty received in the last Expo salary dump (7/31/04)!
Posted By: Sigh

Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 30/11/2012 10:21

Happy Birthday to David Engle (1987-88)!
Posted By: Sigh

Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 03/12/2012 11:26

After 11 years, 400+ games in the minors, 1967 NYY draft choice and Birthday Boy Gerry Pirtle joined the 1978 Expos (0-2, 5.96 in 25.2 IP).

Happy Birthday also to Wayne Garrett, (exact same birthday, also an Expo in 1978 (as well as 19776-77) but broke in in MLB in 1969 and played in just shy of 1,100 games over 10 years.
Posted By: Sigh

Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 04/12/2012 10:06

Happy Birthday to the highest returning former Expo on the 2013 HOF ballot; Lee Smith (Class of 1997)!
Posted By: John Lease

Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 04/12/2012 10:53

Lee Smith should be in the HOF.
Posted By: Sigh

Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 05/12/2012 10:17

Happy Birthday to Steve Shea (Class of 1969), Gary Roenicke (Class of '76), Gene Harris (Class of '89) and Cliff Floyd (1993-96 and 19 days in June 2002: which reminds me: phuck Selig, Loria and Minaya)!
Posted By: John Lease

Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 05/12/2012 11:20

Ron Roenicke, older or younger than Gary?
Posted By: Sigh

Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 05/12/2012 12:44

B-R has Ron two years younger than Josh and more importantly no association with the Expos other than playing against them. To further clarify Gary is current Rockie Josh's dad.
Posted By: John Lease

Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 05/12/2012 14:52

Ron Roenicke had a good arm....
Posted By: Sigh

Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 06/12/2012 10:10

Happy Birthday to Tim 'Crazy Horse' Foli (1972-77), #1 overall pick of the 1968 amateur draft (NYM), acquired in the 1972 Rusty Staub trade, wore Johnny Unitas' number 19, etc.

Originally Posted By: Sigh
Better gloveman than batsman, for a guy with 'Horse' in his nickname, Tim had darned limited power and speed. To pull back into Pete-Rose-was-a-poor-man's-Tim-Foli mode: "On September 16, 2000, Foli began three tumultuous seasons as a coach with the Cincinnati Reds, reunited with former Angels catcher Bob Boone, who was the Reds' manager. Just a few months into his coaching job, Foli became embroiled in a physical confrontation with fellow coach, Ron Oester, after a game. Foli required stitches. The turmoil in Cincinnati did not soon end, as Oester was let go after the season," (cite from wikipedia.org)

Last random memory: we were all much younger then - and the acronym MILF had not entered the lexicon - but Mrs. Foli was tres attractive.
Posted By: Sigh

Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 07/12/2012 10:29

Happy Birthday to Rich Coggins (Class of '75) and Scot Thompson ('85)!
Posted By: Sigh

Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 10/12/2012 23:07

Happy Birthday to Gale Sayer's undergraduate QB at Kansas Steve Renko (1969-76), acquired by Montreal in a 1969 midseason trade for the 6th Expo (Donn Clendenon), Just north of Mendoza line catcher Gil Reyes (1989,1991), and Mel Rojas (1990-96, 1999), Moises' cousin, nephew of Jesus, Felipe and Matty as well as father to Mel Jr.
Posted By: John Lease

Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 10/12/2012 23:47

Steve Renko would be a gazillionaire in today's game.

And the way guys whiff today, would be able to K more than 100 a season.
Posted By: Sigh

Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 11/12/2012 10:49

What do you do when your 1st round insists on going straight to the majors? Trade him for birthday boy Bob Sebra (1986-87)! In hindsight a rather ballsy demand since BJ Surhoff, Will Clark, Bobby Witt, Barry Larkin and Bobby Bonds were drafted earlier. Happy Birthday also to Andy Tracy (2000-01)!
Posted By: John Lease

Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 11/12/2012 11:37

being the age I am, whenever I see Surhoff, I always think of BJ and the Bear.
Posted By: Sigh

Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 12/12/2012 10:19

On August 28, 1989 the Expos were 71-60 and traded a PTBNL to acquire PH help in the form of Jim 'Pig-Pen' Dwyer. They'd go on to finish 81-81. The BTBNL? Birthday boy and AAAA player Alonzo Powell (Class of 1987)!
Posted By: Sigh

Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 13/12/2012 10:55

Happy Birthday to Ron Taylor (10/20/71 to 4/20/72) and despite the photographic evidence ...

http://montrealexposcards.wordpress.com/...234-ron-taylor/

never played for Montreal. Dr. Taylor did though kick butt with Toronto.

Quoting B-R again "Ron has been honored several times in Canada for his accomplishments. He was named to the Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame in 1985 for his pitching abilities, and was also named to the Canada Sports Hall of Fame in 1993. He was also named to the Order of Ontario in 2003 for his accomplishments; "The men and women who are being honoured are stellar examples of the best and the brightest in this province," said His Honour (The Honourable James K. Bartleman, Lieutenant Governor of Ontario). "They are exemplary role models for us all." Dr. Taylor was also inducted into Ontario Sport Legends Hall of Fame in a ceremony on September 9, 2010."

Happy Birthday also to MIke Mordecai (1998-2002)!
Posted By: John Lease

Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 13/12/2012 11:00

I see he was an Expo the same way Elias Sosa was a Pirate.
Posted By: Sigh

Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 13/12/2012 11:20

Yes but you got Manny Sanguillan out of the deal, Taylor was just released; but after Topps photo day. That site though is the bomb (I had no idea that there was a card in the 2012 set with an Expo uniform) - I suspect there is a Pirate equivalent.
Posted By: Sigh

Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 14/12/2012 10:52

Happy Birthday to Ken Hill (1992-94)! Salary dump (back when $4+M was big money) in the Spring of 1995 to STL for a Bullinger, an Eversgerd and a Stovall. All three made it up to Montreal for one season: for a grand total of 28 IP for the pitchers and 78 AB for Stovall. Each was allowed to walk after their one Expo season.
Posted By: John Lease

Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 14/12/2012 12:19

Kirk Bullinger?
Posted By: Sigh

Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 14/12/2012 15:24

Yes. Brother Jim was on the Expos in 1997 (one year prior to Kirk); coming and leaving as a FA.
Posted By: John Lease

Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 14/12/2012 18:13

He was a terrible pitcher with the Cubs. Terrible equaling someone even the Pirates could tee off on.
Posted By: Sigh

Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 17/12/2012 10:22

Happy Birthday to Curtis Pride (1993, 1995 and 2001)!
Posted By: Sigh

Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 19/12/2012 10:22

Happy Birthday to Tom Lawless (Class of 1984), the booty received when traded straight up for Pete Rose Sr. Lawless batted below .200 but was still addition by subtraction in shedding Rose.

Per B-R: "On August 16, 1984, he became the answer to a trivia question when he was traded to the Montreal Expos for Pete Rose, whom the Reds wanted to make their player-manager. The Expos were set to give Rose his unconditional release at that point, but agreed to the trade to spare Rose's ego. Lawless' new team had no particular plans for him, and he played sparingly over the rest of the 1984 season, only getting 17 at bats for a team that was short of middle infielders (after all, they were starting Doug Flynn at second base)."
Posted By: John Lease

Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 19/12/2012 10:54

He went to Penn State-Behrend(it's in Erie).

And is the only person from that campus to make it to the majors.
Posted By: Sigh

Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 20/12/2012 10:46

Happy Birthday to four relievers: Marc Valdes (1997-98), Jose DeLeon (1995), Jeff Shaw (1994-95), and Bill Lasky (1985)!
Posted By: John Lease

Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 20/12/2012 11:51

Oy vey, Jose DeLeon. The ONE time the Pirates had a guy blessed with an incredible arm.

And they RUINED him.
Posted By: mlbbirdfan

Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 21/12/2012 04:19

This thread has more than 285,000 views. Now, one of them is mine.
Posted By: Sigh

Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 21/12/2012 10:23

Happy Birthday to the late Howie Reed (1966-71)! Another 'Kiss of Death' resume: along with being an Expo, he was a KC Athletic, and a Caifornia Angel.

Happy Birthday also to Dustin Hermanson (1997-2000)!
Posted By: Sigh

Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 21/12/2012 10:28

Originally Posted By: mlbbirdfan
This thread has more than 285,000 views. Now, one of them is mine.


laugh

You finally bit on the gambit huh? cool
Sometimes the holiday season wears down people's self control. Or was it the Mayan threat?
Posted By: Sigh

Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 21/12/2012 10:56

Upon further review the ruling on the field has been reversed. Conclusive evidence shows the previous ruling on the delayed biting of a gambit to be (at best) erroneous.

Originally Posted By: mlbbirdfan
The incomparable O's hurler, Scott Kamien-icki.

(the incomparable "pro athlete", Maria Sharapova)


Originally Posted By: mlbbirdfan
Happy Birthday Ronald Wilson Reagan, would have been 100 years today.


Originally Posted By: mlbbirdfan
Happy Birthday to the man who put us over the top!

F Robbie !!



I'm not saying ... I'm just saying. Thanks; we couldn't have hit the 285,000+ milestone without you mlb! grin
Posted By: mlbbirdfan

Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 21/12/2012 15:52

LOL
Posted By: John Lease

Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 21/12/2012 16:17

Tommorow is my brother-in-laws 64th.

He was not, however, a Pirate, Expo or Oriole. Grew up a Yankee fan, of all things.
Posted By: Sigh

Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 28/12/2012 13:03

Happy Birthday to three lefties: Bill Lee (1979-82), the late John Milner (1981-82) and Zane Smith (1989-90)!
Posted By: John Lease

Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 28/12/2012 14:49

The Hammer and Zane Smith had the same birthday!

I was AT the game where Milner hit a grand slam off of McGraw to win it when the Pirates carried him off the field on their shoulders.

Greatest game I've ever witnessed personally. I believe he was pinch hitting for Steve Nicosia who had his first 4-4 game that day.
Posted By: Sigh

Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 29/12/2012 12:55

Happy Birthday to James Mouton (Class of 1999)!

And since I probably miss them every year, Happy Belated to Christmas babies: the late Charlie Lea, Wallace Johnson, Tom O'Malley, Bruce Walton (career win %: 1,000, career ERA: 8.21), Manny Trillo and Marty Pevey!
Posted By: Sigh

Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 01/01/2013 11:45

Happy New Year to all and Happy Birthday to Bob Owchinko (Class of 1986) and Fernando Tatis (2001-03)!
Posted By: John Lease

Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 01/01/2013 11:51

Bob Owchinko, one of the VERY small number of Pirates who has a career ERA of infinity...
Posted By: Sigh

Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 03/01/2013 10:16

Happy Birthday to Bob Gebhard (Class of '74 - specifically September 3, 1974), Luis Rivera (1986-88) and DaRond Stovall (Class of 1998)!
Posted By: John Lease

Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 03/01/2013 12:36

Luis, any relative of Bombo?
Posted By: Sigh

Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 05/01/2013 00:55

Happy Birthday to Theodore Roosevelt 'Ted' Lilly (Class of 1999) and former Expo/Buc/O Jay Tibbs!

In the running for last Expo standing, Lilly has been parts of trades with Vladi's brother for the grumpy Perez brother and 12 years later for Eli's son Brett. Lilly and has made/under contract $68M so far in his career - not bad for being the PTBNL sweetener in the Jake Westbrook ($62M) for Irabu in 2000.
Posted By: John Lease

Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 05/01/2013 11:22

Jay Tibbs, now there is a blast from the past. A part of the 1980's I believe.
Posted By: Sigh

Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 07/01/2013 10:37

Happy Birthday to Ross Grimsley Jr. (1978-80 and in that first year the only Expo 20 game winner .... w/19 CG)!
Posted By: Sigh

Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 08/01/2013 12:07

Happy Birthday to Carl Anthony Pavano (1998-2002) and Randy Max Ready (Class of 1993). One of the biggest teases in recent memory (Helluva post season in '03 though) and what has to one of the All Time MLB porn names.
Posted By: John Lease

Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 08/01/2013 13:28

Randy Ready was a Brewer farmhand who was going to crack that lineup.

Never quite worked out for him. Today, he'd be a Pirate.
Posted By: Sigh

Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 09/01/2013 11:15

Happy Birthday to Otis "My man!" Nixon (1988-90)!
Posted By: John Lease

Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 09/01/2013 12:55

Donnell was the crappier Nixon...
Posted By: Sigh

Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 09/01/2013 13:25

The 2nd half of Otis' career (aka Post-Expo, and Montreal got nothing for him) saw him start to be fairly useful besides just having some success on the basepaths.
Posted By: John Lease

Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 09/01/2013 13:29

Donnell was traded at one point for Rod Scurry.

I was at the game where Rod Scurry hit his only career triple.
Posted By: Sigh

Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 11/01/2013 10:16

Happy Birthday to Dan Norman (Class of '82, Arrived with Jeff Reardon for Ellis Valentine)!
Posted By: Sigh

Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 12/01/2013 11:19

Happy Birthday to Casey Candaele (1986-88) and teammates on the '04 last Expos team: Luis Ayala and Andy Fox! Ayala remains alive in the Last Expo Standing race.
Posted By: John Lease

Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 12/01/2013 11:57

I can't believe I missed Stormin' Norman.
Posted By: Sigh

Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 14/01/2013 12:09

Happy Birthday to Derrel Thomas (Class of 1984) and first overall pick of the 1969 January draft!
Posted By: John Lease

Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 14/01/2013 12:51

A great guy who could play everywhere. I think he died a few years back.
Posted By: Sigh

Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 15/01/2013 11:21

Happy Birthday to former Expo farmhand Armando Galarraga (at the time the 'who's that?' in the Nat's 1 year acquisition of A. Soriano now most famous for his 'perfect' one-hitter), Delino DeShields (1990-93, traded in what was widely viewed as a salary dump to LA for relief pitcher Pedro Martinez), Dr. Mike Marshall (1970-73, traded to LA for the late Willie Davis), the late Tony Solaita (Calss of 1979, "Buried: Immediately outside his home,in Nuuuli, American Samoa ": B-R), traded mid 1979 season to Toronto for the at the time, and current, 'who's that?', Dyar Miller and to the Curt Brown who pitched in 11 games in 1986-87, not the one who got 4 AB in 1973.
Posted By: John Lease

Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 15/01/2013 12:11

Dyar Miller!

I actually remember him.
Posted By: Sigh

Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 17/01/2013 10:16

Happy Birthday to Brad Fullmer (1997-99)! Part of a 2000 3-way 'why bother' trade that neither hurt nor helped Montreal, not Texas nor Toronto as Fullmer, Lee Stevens and David Sequi played musical chairs but with the same number of chairs.

Fullmer did get to drink champagne in Anaheim and stole home in the 2002 World Series.
Posted By: mlbbirdfan

Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 18/01/2013 03:23

Happy Birthday Muhammad Ali - 71

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Muhammad_Ali
Posted By: Sigh

Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 18/01/2013 12:31

Happy Birthday to Bill Sampen (1991-92) and 1970 ROY the late Carl Morton (1969-72)!
Back in the day I thought Carl's 1971 card with the trophy was the coolest thing.
Posted By: Sigh

Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 19/01/2013 11:45

Happy Birthday to Brad Mills (1980-83), Jeff Juden (1996-97) and Fernando Seguignol (1998-2001)!

Juden once won 10 decisions in a row - pretty impressive for a career record of 27-32. Seguignol was traded (w/cash) for John Wetteland in 1995. Mills had a better Winning Percentage (.384) as a Manager than On Base Percentage (.311) as a player leading to two short careers.
Posted By: Sigh

Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 21/01/2013 12:23

Happy Birthday to Bob Reynolds, the 13th Expo. Reyonlds got one start in 1969, bounced around in the minors and in 1971 was traded to StL for Mike Torrez, not the most lopsided trade Torrez would be involved in.
Posted By: Sigh

Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 23/01/2013 07:14

Happy Birthday to Sherman Obando (1995-96)!
Posted By: Sigh

Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 24/01/2013 09:51

Happy Birthday to Tim Barrett (Class of 1988, specifically July 18 - August 9, 1988)!
Posted By: Sigh

Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 25/01/2013 10:28

Happy Birthday to Balor Moore (1970, 1972-74) the Expos' first amateur draft pick (June 1969)! 14 years later their first round selection was birthday boy Brian Holman (1988-89)! Also Happy Birthday to FA signing Jose Macias (2002-03)!
Posted By: John Lease

Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 25/01/2013 10:52

Balor Moore, a proud member of the 1979 Toronto Blue Jays.

Along with Phil Huffman, Bob Davis and Joe Cannon.

I think Balor was also an Oriole. Greatest of all though was Jesse (Not Jerome) Jefferson.

He ended his career with one last game as a Pittsburgh Pirate... and then another year with the California Angels...
Posted By: Sigh

Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 26/01/2013 11:32

Happy Birthday to Rick Schu (Class of August 14, 1996) and Lou Frazier (1993-95, not to be confused with Lou Collier)!
Posted By: Sigh

Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 28/01/2013 11:27

Happy Birthday to Tomas de la Rosa (2000-01) and Chris Peters, a de la Rosa teammate in 2001!!
Posted By: John Lease

Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 28/01/2013 15:15

No love for Chris Peters today?

That bum turned 41.
Posted By: Sigh

Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 29/01/2013 09:52

Happy Birthday to Mike Aldrete (1989-90)!
Posted By: Sigh

Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 04/02/2013 20:13

Happy Birthday to the late Joe Sparma (1970) and Stan Papi (1977-78, then traded for Bill Lee)!
Posted By: John Lease

Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 04/02/2013 20:30

Stan Papi wasn't loved in Boston for it. How it was HIS fault, I'm not sure.
Posted By: Sigh

Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 07/02/2013 10:38

Happy Birthday To Endy Chavez ('02-'04, the last Expo batter frown and still alive in the 'Last Expo Standing' pool) Good luck in KC this year!
Posted By: Sigh

Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 09/02/2013 10:56

Happy Birthday to Wilton's older brother; Vladimir Guerrero (1996-2003)!
Posted By: Sigh

Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 10/02/2013 11:26

Happy Birthday to Three time Expo Lenny Webster ('94, '96 and '00)!
Posted By: John Lease

Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 10/02/2013 15:46

A fine 3rd string catcher...
Posted By: Sigh

Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 11/02/2013 10:28

Happy Birthday to Bryan Eversgerd (Class of '95 and like many people from that class part of the post-1994 World Championship salary dump. In Eversgerd's case: 1/3 of the booty received in exchange for Ken Hill)!

The following year he was part of another salary dump as 1994 All Star and Silver Slugger Wil Cordero's traveling partner to Boston.
Posted By: John Lease

Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 11/02/2013 11:21

Former Pirate Wil Cordero.

Who we decided would play third...
Posted By: Sigh

Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 12/02/2013 09:43

Happy Birthday to Don 'Stan the Man Unusual' Stanhouse (1975-77)! Actually pitched pretty well for the 1976 club (9-12, 3.77 in 184.1 IP) one of only two Expo pitchers to hit a Grand Slam. Given the closer role during the 1977 season, Don was traded (w/Joe Kerrigan and Gary Roenicke) to the Orioles for Rudy May, Randy Miller & Bryn Smith the following offseason.
Posted By: John Lease

Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 12/02/2013 10:52

I loved him in the 1979 World Series...
Posted By: Sigh

Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 14/02/2013 10:55

Happy Birthday to Tony Perez's traveling partner: Will McEnaney (Class of '77)!

P.S. Kids, just say "No" to drugs.
Posted By: John Lease

Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 14/02/2013 12:02

Will McEnaney, a brief time as a Pirate, I believe.
Posted By: John Lease

Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 14/02/2013 12:08

Dammit, I'm good... 1978!
Posted By: Sigh

Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 14/02/2013 12:15

Yes, that was his next stop. I had to look up who the 'in return' was: AAAA RHP Timothy B. Jones who never got out of Denver for the Expos.

Intriguing Pitt/McEnaney trivia: 6 games, 8.2 IP = how many uniform #s?
Posted By: Sigh

Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 15/02/2013 11:10

Happy Birthday to Joe T. Hesketh (1984-1990, Slide darn it!), Barry L. (1991) and Terry L. Jones (1998-01, no relation), and Ugueth U. Urbina (1995-01)!
Posted By: John Lease

Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 15/02/2013 13:49

Originally Posted By: Sigh
Yes, that was his next stop. I had to look up who the 'in return' was: AAAA RHP Timothy B. Jones who never got out of Denver for the Expos.

Intriguing Pitt/McEnaney trivia: 6 games, 8.2 IP = how many uniform #s?


Well, it has to be more than 1? I actually remember him, he'd fallen off the cliff, then came back in 79 and had a decent season. 78 was the year of the 24 man player rosters, that really showed the union...
Posted By: John Lease

Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 15/02/2013 13:50

Originally Posted By: Sigh
Happy Birthday to Joe T. Hesketh (1984-1990, Slide darn it!), Barry L. (1991) and Terry L. Jones (1998-01, no relation), and Ugueth U. Urbina (1995-01)!


Barry Jones was the starter in the 'save the Pirates' game that I attended. I think it was also 'Hands across America' day too, but that might have been a separate game I went to.
Posted By: John Lease

Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 15/02/2013 13:52

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hands_Across_America
Posted By: Sigh

Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 15/02/2013 17:29

Originally Posted By: John Lease
Originally Posted By: Sigh
Intriguing Pitt/McEnaney trivia: 6 games, 8.2 IP = how many uniform #s?


Well, it has to be more than 1?


Three. Go figure.
Posted By: Sigh

Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 16/02/2013 13:38

Happy Birthday to Terry Crowley (Class of '83), Barry Foote (1973-77) and Eric Bullock (1990-92)!
Posted By: Sigh

Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 18/02/2013 10:42

Happy Birthday to the very first Expo, Manny Mota (1st round Expansion Draft Pick, Class of '69, traded midseason w/Wills for Fairly and Popovich), and from the last Expos team - and still alive in the "Last Expo Standing" Pool - Jamey Carroll (2002-04)!
Posted By: John Lease

Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 18/02/2013 12:08

Plucked from which teams roster?

I know the answer...
Posted By: Sigh

Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 19/02/2013 10:25

Happy Birthday to two great individuals: TIm Burke (1985-1991) and Miguel Batista (1998-2000)! This Spring will determine if Batista is still alive in the Last Expo Standing pool.

There was more plucking with these two; especially Batista.
Posted By: Sigh

Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 20/02/2013 09:27

Happy Birthday to forkball specialist Elroy Face (one of Montreal's first FA signings 4-2, w/5 saves on the expansion 1969 club), Bill Gullickson (1979-1985, #2 overall draft pick in 1977, #2 (as usual to a Dodger) in 1980 ROY) and Livan Hernandez (2003-04, the last Expo All Star and as a pretty good bar bet, the last Expo Silver Slugger)!
Posted By: John Lease

Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 20/02/2013 11:16

Roy Face is 83, I believe.

Pretty dang old.
Posted By: Sigh

Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 21/02/2013 11:01

Happy Birthday to the Expos first pitcher Jack Billingham (5th Expo, first pitcher drafted in 1968 expansion draft, traded prior to the 1969 season (to Houston, with others, for Rusty Staub))!

Jack (cousin to HOF Christy Mathewson) later included in the Joe Morgan Houston to Cincinnati mega-deal.
Posted By: Sigh

Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 23/02/2013 12:25

Happy Birthday to Ron Hunt (1971-74), the 20th Expo Don Shaw (1969), and Rondell White (1993-2000)!
Posted By: John Lease

Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 23/02/2013 12:57

I was a big fan of Ron's brother, Mike.
Posted By: Sigh

Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 04/03/2013 21:44

Happy Birthday to former Expo farmhand and 1994 1st round draft choice Hiram Boccachica! Rare for a minor leaguer but traded as part of a salary dump in 1998 (to LA w/C. Perez and Grudz) for Vlad's bro, Ted Lilly and a couple of other youngsters.
Posted By: Sigh

Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 05/03/2013 13:02

Happy Birthday to Jose Mercedes (2003) and Chad Fonville (1995)!
Posted By: John Lease

Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 05/03/2013 13:34

Happy Birthday to the Hula Hoop's patent, it's 50 today!
Posted By: Sigh

Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 05/03/2013 13:45

Unlike Chad and Jose; the hoop is in the HOF. Wham-O had as good a development record as anybody.
Posted By: Sigh

Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 06/03/2013 10:33

Happy Birthday to Gerry Hannahs (the only Expo minor leaguer to win 20 games in a season and in a late season call up went 2-0 with the horrible (55-107) 1976 club; followed by 1-5 with the 20 game improved '77 club, followed by a trade to LA.)!
Happy Birthday also to Anthony Telford (1997-2001)!
Posted By: Sigh

Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 07/03/2013 10:46

Happy Birthday to Montreal's homegrown, home boy HOF Denis Boucher (1993-94)!
Posted By: Sigh

Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 11/03/2013 09:30

Happy Birthday to Stratford, Ontario's own Larry Landreth (1976-77)!
Posted By: John Lease

Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 11/03/2013 09:32

Son of Hobie?
Posted By: mikezpen

Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 11/03/2013 10:05

showing your age...caught for Giants, right?
Posted By: John Lease

Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 11/03/2013 11:28

Originally Posted By: mikezpen
showing your age...caught for Giants, right?


And Orioles, and was a 1962 Met. He was a longtime coach and scout too.

Yes, I'm old, considering I remember all of Ken Griffey's career, and his son's career, and am still irritated that the Pirates could have had them, in their own back yard.

It's not like Donora hadn't had Stan Musial as an example earlier...
Posted By: mikezpen

Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 11/03/2013 11:45

Old you say? I still cheer for Mazeroski's home run.
Posted By: John Lease

Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 11/03/2013 15:15

Mazeroski's homer=before my time, unfortunately.

But I do remember him as a player. I preferred Dave Cash, I'll admit. But then preferred Rennie Stennett, when Dave's time had come and gone. Stennett hitting .350(or something like that) and being left off the postseason roster in 1971(when he was eligible) still is one of the dumbest decisions of all time Pirate history.

And this is the team that signed Amos Otis as a Free Agent to a 3 year deal, after the Royals had released him the previous September.
Posted By: Sigh

Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 13/03/2013 09:42

Happy Birthday to Marv Staehle (1969-70) andAAAA All star Randy Bass (1 AB with the 1979 club ... 238 minor league HRs, career AAA OPS of .980 in 835 games. Huge in Japan later.)

Staehle's claim to fame may be that he was once part of a three team trade with Tommy John and Rocky Colavito!
Posted By: Sigh

Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 14/03/2013 08:56

Happy Birthday to Jerry Willard (Class of 1992)!
Posted By: Sigh

Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 15/03/2013 09:25

Happy Birthday to HOF (Red's edition) Wayne Granger who wrapped up a nine year MLB career with the 1976 Expos!
Posted By: John Lease

Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 15/03/2013 09:58

No relation to Farley Granger?
Posted By: Sigh

Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 15/03/2013 10:04

Unknown; but Bobby Bonds was born two years to the day after Wayne.
Posted By: John Lease

Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 15/03/2013 13:36

Bobby LEE Bonds, of Riverside California...
Posted By: Sigh

Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 17/03/2013 10:29

Happy Birthday to useful lefty Scott Downs (Class of 2000-04)! As such 37yo Downs is probably as good a candidate as any to be the last Expo standing; Free Agent at the end of 2013 though.
Posted By: Sigh

Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 18/03/2013 09:15

Happy Birthday to teammates from the 2004 team: Chad Cordero (2003-04) as well), Tomo Ohka (2001-04) and Termell Sledge (2004)!

The obligatory Simpsons shout out:

http://www.baseball-reference.com/bullpen/Simpsons_Baseball_References
Posted By: John Lease

Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 18/03/2013 09:48

I always like a Honus Wagner reference...
Posted By: Sigh

Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 19/03/2013 08:42

Happy Birthday to the 22nd Expo Garry Jestadt! An expansion pick who got a September cup of coffee with the inaugural club and had an intriguing stat line that includes OPS of .000 in 6 PA but scored 1 run and got 1 RBI without a SH or SF. A victory for small ball!

Also Happy Birthday to 1991 All Star the late Ivan Calderon(1991-92)!
Posted By: John Lease

Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 19/03/2013 09:35

Ivan Calderon is dead?
Posted By: Sigh

Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 19/03/2013 12:57

Yes - per B-R: "Calderon was shot repeatedly and killed in Puerto Rico in 2003."
Posted By: Webley Webster

Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 20/03/2013 12:57

Happy birthday to a truly great American and one of the great progenitors of rock and roll, Sister Rosetta Tharpe.

Posted By: pogo

Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 21/03/2013 20:12

Originally Posted By: John Lease
I always like a Honus Wagner reference...
So do I. Good ole Uncle Honus - - -.

Came to the thread though because I wondered which Expo Webley might be talking about.

Rosetta Tharpe is in the Blues Hall of Fame but not, sadly, in the Rock & Roll Hall.
Posted By: Sigh

Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 22/03/2013 10:11

Pogo, she obviously has some skills but didn't look like the 5-tool prospect that might have saved the Expos for Montreal.

Happy Birthday to Sean Berry (1993-95)! One of the overlooked parts of the 1994 team.
Posted By: John Lease

Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 22/03/2013 17:49

Sean
Berry

Never a Pirate. That diminishes him, somehow...
Posted By: Sigh

Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 24/03/2013 11:24

Happy Birthday to the 7th Expo, 1968 Expansion draft pick Jesus Alou (Felipe and Matty's brother, Jose's cousin, Moises' and Mel uncle)! That is a lot of information for a man who while having the first Topps Expos card never played for them.


http://montrealexposcards.wordpress.com/2011/04/26/1969-topps-baseball-montreal-expos/
Posted By: John Lease

Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 24/03/2013 18:47

A pinch hitter extraordinaire for the late 70's Astros...

The least talented of the Alou brothers, I'd have to say.
Posted By: Sigh

Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 24/03/2013 20:08

... and when you expand outwards to get all six relations he comes in 5th (ahead of Sosa), but still a 15 year career and two World Series wins; pretty cool.

Just for the heck of it; speaking of families of athletes: Payton Manning turns 37!
Posted By: Sigh

Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 25/03/2013 10:27

Happy Birthday to 6'5" RHP Jim Britton and 5'9" LHP Brian Barnes.
Posted By: Sigh

Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 27/03/2013 09:31

Happy Birthday to: Drew Hall (Class of 1990), David Hostetler (Class of 1981, after being another part of that 'great' 1980 Denver Bears AAA team) and local boy Derek Aucoin (Class of 1996)!

Gee Whiz link: http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/archives/10216
Posted By: John Lease

Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 27/03/2013 09:48

Originally Posted By: Sigh
Happy Birthday to 6'5" RHP Jim Britton and 5'9" LHP Brian Barnes.


Former Pirate Brian Barnes was only 5 9?

Thought he was taller!

I clearly was thinking of Brian Burres, who WAS tall...
Posted By: Sigh

Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 29/03/2013 09:38

Happy Birthday to Mike Ramsey (Class of 1984) who was acquired for Chris Speier (and cash), who was acquired for Tim Foli straight up, who was part of the bounty obtained in exchange for Rusty Staub, who was acquired for a bounty of 1968 expansion picks: M. Alou, S. Guinn and J. Billingham (and cash)!
Posted By: John Lease

Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 29/03/2013 10:50

I vaguely remember Ramsey, wasn't he a utility infielder who was a Cardinal for a time?

And a terrible hitter?
Posted By: Sigh

Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 29/03/2013 11:17

Virtual career Cardinal who was much worse at the plate than McCarver!
Posted By: Sigh

Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 31/03/2013 10:53

Happy Birthday to Tracy D. Jones; who spent the second half of the 1988 season with the Expos (7/13 trade to Mtl (w/Pat Pacillo) from Cin for Jeff Reed, Randy St. Clair & Herm Winningham)!
Posted By: Sigh

Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 01/04/2013 09:43

Happy Birthday to Willie Montanez (sub-Mendoza with Montreal 1980-1 frown , but a decent 14 year career), Matt Herges (2002) and, of course, Le Grand Orange - Rusty Staub (1969-71 & 1979)!
Posted By: John Lease

Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 01/04/2013 10:20

Willie Montanez's brief career as a Pirate was appreciated. Hard to believe he came up as a centerfielder.
Posted By: Sigh

Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 01/04/2013 10:48

Perhaps another instance where people come up as what they played when they were the best player "strength up the middle" on their previous team (C/SS/CF) and as the competition increases at the higher levels > RF/1B. Of course the Phillies were dropping 90+ games at a time back then so Willie in CF wasn't necessarily their biggest problem.
Posted By: John Lease

Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 01/04/2013 11:19

Barry Bonds time in center was understandable, at least he was fast.

I don't think Willie Montanez was fast when he was 20!

I'm clearing the deck of last year's detritus, ready to track another year's worth of Pirate disappointments.
Posted By: Sigh

Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 02/04/2013 08:58

Happy Birthday to Dick "The Monster" Radatz, mid-season pick up member (0-4. 5.71) of the 1969 club.
Posted By: mikezpen

Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 02/04/2013 09:05

He was something but probably overworked in Boston.
Posted By: Sigh

Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 03/04/2013 08:01

Happy Birthday to Mike Lansing (1993-97)! The Casper (WY) Ghosts of the Pioneer League play their home games at Mike Lansing Field. Part of the bounty received from the Rockies in exchange for Lansing was Jake Westbrook.
Posted By: Sigh

Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 22/04/2013 09:12

Happy Birthday to Terry Francona (1981-85) and Dave Schmidt (1990-91)!
Posted By: Sigh

Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 23/04/2013 12:09

Happy Birthday to HOFer Rheal "l'Acadien" Cormier (1996-97)!
Posted By: Sigh

Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 26/04/2013 20:06

Happy Birthday to Geoff Blum (1999-2001), Felipe Lira (2000-01), and Scott Strickland (1999-2002)!

Big party day in the Expo's clubhouse 2000 & 2001!
Posted By: Sigh

Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 28/04/2013 10:32

Happy Birthday to sub-Mendoza liner Jorge Roque (Class of 1973), 27.00 ERA Jim Poole in 2000 and 16.00 ERA Shawn Hill of the 2004 club!

Toledo Mud Hen Hill remains technically alive in the 'Last Expo Standing' pool.
Posted By: Sigh

Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 29/04/2013 09:29

Happy Birthday to Bob McClure (1986-88), John Vander Wal (1991-93) and Pedro's 1997 P2BNL - Tony Armas (1999-2004)!
Posted By: John Lease

Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 29/04/2013 10:09

That's Tony Armas Jr.

We had the complete set, his dad's first year, and his last...
Posted By: Sigh

Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 05/05/2013 08:07

The late Hideki Irabu 2-7, ERA 6.69 with the 2000 and 2001 Expos.
Posted By: Sigh

Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 07/05/2013 09:29

Happy 75th Birthday to Mr. Expo; Claude Raymond (1969-71), French color broadcaster (1972-2001), coach (2002-04)!
Posted By: John Lease

Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 07/05/2013 11:11

Bryce Harper said he took his franchise to their first playoff appearance ever.

He's wrong.
Posted By: Sigh

Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 07/05/2013 22:47

Maybe he meant since he was born. wink
Posted By: John Lease

Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 08/05/2013 14:39

Originally Posted By: Sigh
Maybe he meant since he was born. wink


He'd be right then!
Posted By: Sigh

Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 09/05/2013 09:53

Happy Birthday to Sam Mejias!
After the 1976 season; when the Expos went 55-107, the acquired Mejias from St. Louis. The following year they improved by 20 games. Coincidence?



P.S. yes
Posted By: Sigh

Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 12/05/2013 11:35

Happy Birthday to Felipe Alou (player 1973, Mgr 1992-2001) - to save space only mentioning his relatives with Expo connections: father of Moises, brother of Jesus, uncle to Mel!
Posted By: Sigh

Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 14/05/2013 10:17

Happy Birthday to a couple of the bigger names in Expo history: Dennis 'El Presidente' Martinez (1986-1993) and HOF Tony 'Big Dog' Perez (1977-79) - 46 years of MLB between them; and Brad Rigby (2000)!
Posted By: Sigh

Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 16/05/2013 09:40

Happy Birthday to Mitch Webster (1985-88), your 1986 NL Triples leader!
Posted By: Sigh

Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 19/05/2013 10:22

Happy Birthday to Luis Aquino (1995) and Stan Swanson (1971)!
Posted By: Sigh

Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 20/05/2013 08:59

Bobby Murcer and Former Expo Jim Lyttle (1973-76) were born on the exact same day in 1946. NYY teammates for a bit, it was the former who signed as an amateur free agent in 1964 and the latter who was a first round draft choice two years later.
Happy Birthday also to Dave McDonald (1971)!
Posted By: Sigh

Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 28/05/2013 09:17

Happy Birthday to Jim Cox (1973-76)!
Posted By: Sigh

Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 29/05/2013 09:50

Happy Birthday to Mike,son of Dave, Stenhouse (1982-84), Clyde Mashore (1970-73) and Bill Risley (1992-93)!
Posted By: Sigh

Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 31/05/2013 09:31

Happy Birthday to Senator/Expo Jackie Brown (Class of 1977)!
Posted By: Sigh

Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 03/06/2013 09:29

Happy Birthday to Jurassic Carl 'C-Rex' Everett (2004), Steve 'Psycho' Lyons (1992) and Jim 'Pig Pen' Dwyer (1975-76, 1989)!
Posted By: Sigh

Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 04/06/2013 11:07

Happy Birthday to Trace Coquillette (1999-2000), and the late Ross Albert Grimsley Sr.!
Posted By: Sigh

Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 05/06/2013 10:30

Happy Birthday to Dennis Blair (1974-76)!
Posted By: Sigh

Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 06/06/2013 10:08

Happy Birthday to Max Venable (1984)!
Posted By: Sigh

Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 08/06/2013 11:42

Happy Birthday to Scott Ruskin (1990-91), who in 16 months was part of two of the best trades in Expo history.

Also Happy Birthday to Kevin Gross (189-90) of whom it was joked* "He was always a good pitcher on paper" laugh


* memory help from B-R: "He dropped to 12 wins in 1986, and on August 10th of the next season, he was found to have sandpaper glued to his glove, leading to a ten-game suspension. "
Posted By: Sigh

Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 11/06/2013 12:39

Happy Birthday to AC/DC- Dave Cash (1977-79). His November 1976 FA signing was a pretty big deal for Expos and fans.
Posted By: Sigh

Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 12/06/2013 09:10

Happy Birthday to Scott Aldred: 1-0 in 5.1 innings and an ERA of 6.75 with the 1993 Expos!
Posted By: Sigh

Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 19/06/2013 09:01

Happy Birthday to Bruce Chen(music), Montreal Expo Class of 2002 (and was was part of NYM and Cin classes of 2002 as well) and Claudio Vargas (Class of 2003-04)!

Bruce is 36, left handed and 3-0 with a 1.16 ERA so far in 2013, and has moved to the bullpen after leading the AL in Starts (34) last year - a solid pick in your Last Expo Standing Pool.
Posted By: Sigh

Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 22/06/2013 10:35

Happy Birthday to Dave Tomlin (1982 & 1986) and Anthony Ferrari (2003) for a combined total of 16.1 IP!
Posted By: John Lease

Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 22/06/2013 11:23

Dave Tomlin, former Pirate...
Posted By: Sigh

Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 23/06/2013 10:51

Happy Birthday to Hensley 'Bam-Bam' Meulens (Class of 1997) and Tony Johnson (Class of 1981)!
Posted By: Sigh

Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 25/06/2013 10:30

Happy Birthday to San Diego 1969 Expansion pick and member of the 1976 Expos, the late Clay Kirby! In between he had some success with the Big Red Machine.
Posted By: Sigh

Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 27/06/2013 11:25

Happy Birthday to the late Roy Johnson (79 sub-Mendoza PA spread out between 1982, 1984, and 1985)!
Posted By: Sigh

Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 28/06/2013 10:34

Happy Birthday to Hal Breeden (1972-75), Chris Speier (1977-1984), Frank Bolick (1993) and former Expo draft choice/farmhand/partial Colon's half year king's ransom payment 1999 Montreal Expo draft choice Brandon Phillips. Now know as Brandon '30/30 man, AS, SS, GG, ESPN highlight, once stole 2nd and 3rd on the same pitch, ESPN human highlight reel, 10yr $98M contract' Phillips!
Posted By: John Lease

Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 28/06/2013 11:27

Chris Speier was managing the Reds when Homer Bailey no-hit the Pirates last September.

And I was there...
Posted By: Sigh

Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 29/06/2013 11:39

Happy Birthday to the 28th Expo: John Boccabella (1969-73); also known 'en francais' as "Jean BOCK-a-belllll-a!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b8bhcHT0aGY
Posted By: Sigh

Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 03/07/2013 10:48

Happy Birthday to the 27th Expo: Coco Laboy (1969-73) and Moises Alou (1990, 1992-96); both 2nd place finishers in NL ROY voting.
Posted By: John Lease

Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 03/07/2013 14:57

Coco Laboy should have lived in Cocoa Beach, with Major Nelson.
Posted By: Sigh

Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 05/07/2013 09:46

Happy Birthday to Don Demola (1974-75)!
Posted By: Sigh

Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 06/07/2013 09:33

Happy Birthday to Jason (Roof Top) Thompson (Class of 1986)!
Posted By: Sigh

Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 07/07/2013 12:08

Happy Birthday to Jeff Shaw (193-95)! Once traded mid season for Paul Konerko - but not by Montreal. Strangest/oddest part about the 7/4/98 trade was that the first time Shaw wore a Dodger uniform was on his birthday; in the All Star game (UUU took the loss).
Posted By: mlbbirdfan

Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 07/07/2013 13:11

UUU = my favorite initials for any athlete ever.
Posted By: Sigh

Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 08/07/2013 10:05

Happy Birthday to Bobby Ayala (Class of 1999) and David Moraga (Class of 2000)!
Posted By: Sigh

Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 10/07/2013 10:20

Happy Birthday to HOF Andre Dawson (1976-86).

And Lee Stevens (Class of 2002).
Posted By: John Lease

Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 10/07/2013 10:49

Andre Dawson=great
Posted By: Sigh

Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 22/07/2013 11:26

Happy Birthday to Mike Thurman (1997-2001) and Scott Sanderson (1978-83)!
Posted By: Sigh

Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 24/07/2013 11:56

Happy Birthday to Rob Lukachyk (Class of 1996, more specifically, Class of July 1996, even more specifically Class of July 5th - July 6th, 1996)!
Posted By: John Lease

Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 24/07/2013 12:54

I hope he gave it his all...
Posted By: Sigh

Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 24/07/2013 13:07

I'm sure he did! His cup of coffee consisted of 1 PH AB each game, .000 for every stat, but still more than 99.9+% get to do.
Posted By: Sigh

Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 25/07/2013 15:06

Happy Birthday to Mickey Scott (1973), Fred Scherman (1975-76), Javier Vazquez (1998-2003) and Guillermo Moto (1999-2001)!
Posted By: Sigh

Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 26/07/2013 11:53

Happy Birthday to the late Carroll Sembera of the Expansion club (and 1970) and to Greg Colburnn (1992-93) who was born this day in that same year.

FWIW the Expos won in Atlanta on the day of Greg's birth to 'improve' to 33-66; Sembera did not pitch.
Posted By: Sigh

Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 27/07/2013 11:10

Happy Birthday to Jack Hiatt (1970), Larry Biittner (1974-75) and Nelson Santovenia (1987-1991)!
Posted By: Sigh

Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 30/07/2013 10:18

Happy Birthday to Mickey Mahler (Class of 1985, bother of Rick (Class of 1991)), Ellis Valentine (1975-81) and Todd Haney (1992)!
Posted By: Sigh

Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 01/08/2013 10:01

Happy Birthday to Washington Senator draft choice Pete Mackanin (1975-77) and Scott Anderson (1990)!

http://www.greatest21days.com/2012/07/scott-anderson-nothing-handed-57.html
Posted By: John Lease

Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 01/08/2013 14:46

Former Pirate interim manager Pete Mackanin.
Posted By: Sigh

Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 02/08/2013 10:00

Happy Birthday to Jesus Manuel (Torres) Rivera* (1975-76) and former Expo farmhand Grady Sizemore!

*Better Known as Bombo.
Posted By: Sigh

Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 05/08/2013 10:41

Happy Birthday to the late Rick Mahler (Class of 1991, 8/5/53 - 3/2/05) and Reid Nichols (Class of 1987)!
Posted By: Sigh

Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 06/08/2013 09:38

Happy Birthday to Ken (Digger) Phelps (Class of 1982 - but barely: 10 G, 8 AB) and Steve Nicosia (sub-Mendoza in 1985).
Posted By: John Lease

Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 06/08/2013 11:53

You got the tail end of Nicosia's career. I'll never forget him thinking he was better than Tony Pena. He said 'play me or trade me'.

So they traded him for Milt May.
Posted By: Sigh

Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 06/08/2013 20:29

laugh
Posted By: Sigh

Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 08/08/2013 10:01

Happy Birthday to Brett Gideon (Class of 1989 and one unfortunate game in 1990 - a 9.00 ERA is one thing a WHIP of 6.00 is another!)!
Posted By: John Lease

Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 08/08/2013 10:08

Former Pirate closer...
Posted By: Sigh

Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 09/08/2013 08:44

Speaking of former closers whose last stop in MLB was MTL;

Happy Birthday to Bob Scanlan (18 games in 2001) and Bill Campbell (7 games in 1987)! Scanlan's 7.82 ERA leads that three man Wolf Pack.
Posted By: Sigh

Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 10/08/2013 11:17

Happy Birthday to Andy Stankiewicz (1996-97) the Expos' big 1995 FA signing.
Posted By: Sigh

Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 11/08/2013 10:12

Happy Birthday to Bryn Smith (1981-89)!
Posted By: Sigh

Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 12/08/2013 09:54

Happy Birthday to Urbano Lugo (1989) and Barry Manuel (1996)!
Posted By: Sigh

Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 13/08/2013 09:18

Happy Birthday to the 18th Expo and their 1969 Opening Day Starting Pitcher: Jim 'Mudcat' Grant (1969, traded midseason for Gary Waslewski) and to Andre Thornton (a midseason pickup) of the 1976 team!
Posted By: Sigh

Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 14/08/2013 09:14

Happy Birthday to Jim Mason (whose career started in Washington (1971), ended in Montreal (1979) and was an expansion Blue Jay pick in between)) and Scott Stewart (2001-03)!

Interesting Mason trivia from the good folks at B-R: "Because of Mason's low batting average, which hovered just over .200, his name (along with Leo Dixon's) was proposed for inclusion in a new term for poor hitting called the "Mason-Dixon Line" (.204), which is closer to .200 than the Mendoza Line (.215)"
Posted By: Sigh

Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 15/08/2013 09:47

Happy Birthday to Duffy Dyer (1979), the 25th Expo Expansion pick, converted OF, Ernie McAnally (1971-74) and Jeff Huson (1988-89)!
Posted By: John Lease

Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 15/08/2013 09:51

Don Robert Dyer, Duffy only to his friends...
Posted By: Sigh

Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 16/08/2013 09:31

Happy Birthday to Buck Rodgers (Mgr, 1985-91), Mike Jorgensen (1971-77, Montreal's first GG in 1973) and Bret Barberie (1991-92, the former Mr. Jillian Barberie)!

For those who believe in reincarnation (again credit to the good folks at B-R); Jorgensen is the only MLB player who was born in NJ on the day 8/16/48 that Babe Ruth died in NY. Well they were both lefties and Ruth was only MVP 1x more than Jorgensen.
Posted By: Sigh

Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 20/08/2013 09:33

Happy Birthday to Graig Nettles (Class of 1988), Mark Langston (Class of 1989), Jose Paniagua (1996-97 and an Expansion Devil Ray after that) and TJ Tucker (2000, 2002-04)!

Tucker had the best BA of the bunch; with Nettles tied with Langston below the Mendoza line.
Posted By: Sigh

Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 21/08/2013 10:13

Happy Birthday to Chip Lang (1975-76, Brother-in-Law to Tom Walker, making him Neil Walker's uncle!), Jim Bullinger (Class of 1997, brother of Kirk Bullinger (Class of 1998)), John Wetteland (1992-94 part of one of the best Expos trades) and Lou Collier Class of 1992, part of one of the worst)!
Posted By: Sigh

Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 22/08/2013 09:45

Happy Birthday to Ray Burris (1981-83, especially 1981!) and Steve Kline (1997-2000)!
Posted By: John Lease

Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 06/09/2013 13:03

Today is such a banner day I had to post it.

Happy Birthday to Frank Brooks, Derrek Lee, Pat Meares, Mike York, Vince DiMaggio AND Tobacco Chewin' Johnny Lanning.

And to water bottle carrier Roy Smith, who blew chunks as a Pirate executive.
Posted By: Sigh

Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 09/09/2013 21:30

Happy Birthday to Tom Foley (1986-92 and 1995) and Todd Zeile (2003)!
Posted By: Sigh

Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 11/09/2013 09:32

Happy Birthday to Edwards Guzman (2003)!
Posted By: Sigh

Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 12/09/2013 08:55

1968 Rule 5 draftee (from StL) Floyd Wicker (Class of 1969, Wicker never made an error in the field in his 4 year career but his FPS (Fielding plus SLG) of 1.195 was too low.), John Montague (1973-75) and Maicer Izturis (Class of 2004 and still in the running for 'Last Expo in MLB'; under contract - team option - until 2016!)!
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Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 15/09/2013 09:53

Happy Birthday to Don Carrithers (1974-76), Dan Smith (1999, 2002-03) and Doug Simons (1992)!
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Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 16/09/2013 10:01

Happy Birthday to near HOF'er Tim Raines (1979-1990, 2001)!
Happy Birthday to not near HOF'ers Mike Garmen (1978) and Hector Torres (1972)!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q4UclkYmr7g (No, not Garmen or Torres)
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Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 17/09/2013 09:42

Happy Birthday to 'sort of 1968 Expansion Draft pick' Bobby Wine (1969-1972) and Wayne Krenchicki (1986 - acquired for future Nasty Boy Norm Charlton)!
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Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 18/09/2013 08:55

Happy Birthday to 71st round draft pick Tony Scott (1973-75, 1984)!
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Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 19/09/2013 08:55

Happy Birthday to Larry Bowa's nephew Nick Johnson (2004); obtained in the previous December w/Randy Choate and Juan Rivera for Javiar Vazquez!
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Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 20/09/2013 09:14

Happy Birthday to Yovanny Lara (2000), Mike Gates (1981-82) and former farmhand (to include VT in 2000) and recently released Mariner Jason Bay.
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Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 22/09/2013 12:49

Happy Birthday to 1969 Expansion pick (the 26th Expo) Jim Fairey (1969-72) and Hal Dues (1977-79, 1981) and John Stefero 1987, one of the PTBNL in the 1986 Dennis Martinez to Montreal trade - Yes it was El Presidente and a PTBNL (Sterero) for a PTBNL (Rene Gonzales).

* - Per the fine folks at B-R: With both the Los Angeles Dodgers, who originally signed him as an amateur free agent, and the Montreal Expos, who selected him in the 1968 expansion draft, Fairey was a teammate of Ron Fairly, who he was sometimes confused with by inattentive fans, writers, and announcers. laugh
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Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 23/09/2013 09:59

Happy Birthday to Pat Scanlon (1974-76)! Pat was a member of the 1976 squad and was part of a famous Who? Why? trade: Steve Dunning, Pat Scanlon and Tony Scott to the St. Louis for Bill Greif, Sam Mejias and Angel Torres. Happy Birthday also to Eric Knott (2003)!
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Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 24/09/2013 10:13

Happy Birthday to Hubie Brooks (1985-89); Silver Slugger winner in 1985 and 1986 - the 2nd was earned in only 80 games!
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Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 25/09/2013 10:01

Happy Birthday to sub-Mendoza Expo: Sal Butera (1984-85) and really sub-Mendoza Ray Holbert (1988)!
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Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 26/09/2013 09:55

Happy Birthday to Doug Piatt (1991), Brian Looney (1993-94) and David Martinez (1988-91)!

Martinez had a fine 16 year MLB career: Looney, got 3 years in the Bigs last playing in 1995 with Boston .... however he was still pitching for San Marino as late as the 2008 European Cup Final Four.

That's a nice gig. http://www.sanmarinosite.com/eng/attivita.html

Mamas do let your babies grow up to be lefthanded relief pitchers!
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Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 26/09/2013 10:01

I was shocked to see that Jamey Carrol was still IN the major leagues.

Talk about getting the most out of very limited talent!
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Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 26/09/2013 10:05

Still a potential winner in the 'Last Expo' pool. We'll see if his 2014 option gets picked up.
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Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 27/09/2013 10:15

Happy Birthday to the 4th Expo, Gary Sutherland (1969-71) and and one of the last Expos, Jon Rauch (2004)!
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Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 27/09/2013 13:46

Originally Posted By: Sigh
Happy Birthday to the 4th Expo, Gary Sutherland (1969-71) and and one of the last Expos, Jon Rauch (2004)!


Rauch is smoke in German.
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Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 27/09/2013 18:46

... and tall everywhere!
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Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 27/09/2013 19:22

Concur.
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Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 29/09/2013 11:54

Happy Birthday to: Warren Cromartie (1974, 1976-83), Ken Macha (1979-80) and David Silvestri (1995-996) along with former farmhand Jake Westbrook (along with his future $53M in salary)! At least NYY gave up on him after Montreal, eff'n Loria!
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Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 01/10/2013 09:04

Happy Birthday to Angel 'Remy' Hermoso (the 17th Expo 1969-70), Jeff 'The Terminator' Reardon (1981-86), Vance 'The Long Arm of the Law' (1985-87) Law, and Roberto 'Bobby' Kelly (1995)!
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Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 01/10/2013 10:06

Vance, we hardly knew ye.
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Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 01/10/2013 10:54

Certainly not as compared to his Dad.
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Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 02/10/2013 10:03

Happy Birthday to the 11th Expo Maury Wills (1969) and Trey Moore (1998-2000)!

Freebie trivia question: What 1968 Expo Expansion pick came in 11th in 1969 NL MVP balloting?
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Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 03/10/2013 08:24

Happy Birthday to Bert Roberge (1985-86), Darrin Fletcher (1992-97), Wil Cordero (1992-95, 2002-03) and Mike Johnson (1997-2001)!
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Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 05/10/2013 11:07

Happy Birthday to Yamil Benitez (1995-65) and Luis Lopez (2004)!
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Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 06/10/2013 10:59

Happy Birthday to Rich Hacker (Class of 1971), George Riley (Class of 1986), 1989 FA signing Oil Can Boyd (1990-91), Archi Cianfrocco (traded in 1993 for Tim Scott!)!

Random Pirate note: also Gene Cline (who with 0 HRs and 17 RBI got multiple votes for MVP in 1970)!
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Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 07/10/2013 09:54

Happy Birthday to John O'Donoghue (The man was the virtual Kiss of Death! Former KC Athletic, former Seattle Pilot, as well as former Montreal Expo (1970-71)) and Butch Henry (1993-95)!
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Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 08/10/2013 10:27

Happy Birthday to the 8th Expo, Mike Wegener (1969-70), Bryan Little (1982-84) and perhaps the littlest Expo: Sandy Martinez - 1 game, 1 AB in 2001.
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Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 08/10/2013 11:58

Bryan Little, ex-Pirate...
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Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 09/10/2013 10:27

Happy Birthday to Jim Qualls (Class of 1970 - who once broke up a Tom Seaver perfect game effort in the 9th but was closer to .100 than to the Mendoza line as an Expo) and Randy Lerch (1982-83)!
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Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 10/10/2013 10:20

Happy Birthday to Larry Lintz (5' 9") whose career high was 50 SB with the 1974 Expos; but he had a more impressive line with the 1976 A's: 21 R, 31 SB .... in 1 AB. Of course Lintz would go hitless in that lone AB dragging his OBP and thus his OPS down to .667.

Lintz had left Montreal in a 1975 trade with St. Louis for a different role player Jim Dwyer. Dwyer was in the MLB as late as 1990 while Lintz was done in 1978. As far as roles go; batting outlasts speed.

Happy Birthday also to cups-of-coffee Bill Moore (7/13/86 - 7/25/86) and the late Terry Enyart (6/17/74 -7/5/74)!
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Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 11/10/2013 08:52

Happy Birthday to Bob 'Scrap Iron' Stinson (who was once traded for Rodney 'Cool Breeze' Scott) and Orlando 'El Duque' Hernandez who came to Montreal in 2003 as the damaged goods portion of the Bartolo Colon trade.

Even though Hernandez and his $4.1 million salary never pitched an inning for the 2003 Expos, he was a great postseason pitcher - so great pickup Omar/MLB!

Doing the math of who was traded by Montreal to rent Colon and who the return was when Colon was traded from Montreal remains kinda depressing.
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Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 15/10/2013 09:16

Happy Birthday to 2000 Olympic Gold Medalist (w/Brad Wilkerson & Jon Rauch) Tim Young (1998)!
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Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 16/10/2013 10:29

Happy Birthday to Tim McCarver (Class of 1972), Rodney 'Cool Breeze' Scott (1976, 1979-82), Jeff Terpko (1977) and Darren Reed (1992)!

Terpko and McCarver were both involved in Curt Flood trades and there is transaction trivia connection between Scott and Terpko as well.
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Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 17/10/2013 10:37

Happy Birthday to Charlie Montoyo (1993 - and about as good a career as any Expo, if you are willing to overlook the small sample size) and the other side of the small sample coin Hector Almonte (2003)!
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Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 17/10/2013 14:29

Last .400 hitter for the Expos? smile
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Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 22/10/2013 09:56

Happy Birthday to 1995 1st round draft pick Michael Barrett (1998-2003)!
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Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 24/10/2013 09:27

Happy Birthday to F.P. (Frank Paul) Santangelo (1995-98) and Vlad's little brother Wilton Guerrero (1998-2000)!
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Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 25/10/2013 10:41

Happy Birthday to Roland Office (1980-82), Andy McGaffigan (1984, 1986-89), Tom Romano (1987), Joe Siddall (1993 and 1995), Pedro Martinez (1994-97) and 1968 Expansion pick Skip Guinn!

Gee whiz info: Roland Office was born on the same day (10/25/52) as Gene Mauch's nephew Roy Smalley III.
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Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 27/10/2013 11:26

Happy Birthday to Tom Nieto (1986, traded w/Jeff Reardon to Minnesota = 1987 Twins World Series Champions!), U.L. Washington (1985)!
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Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 28/10/2013 10:38

Happy Birthday to Kirk (Jim's brother) Bullinger, Montreal Expo class of 1998. Older brother Jim was class of 1997.
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Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 31/10/2013 09:21

Happy Birthday to the late Dave McNally (Class? of '75) and Oreste Marrero (1993)!
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Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 01/11/2013 09:13

Happy Birthday to Rich Thompson (1989-90, well just 1 IP in 1990) and Miguel Dilone (1984-85), both 2x Montreal FA singings!
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Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 04/11/2013 10:28

Happy Birthday to a decent gloveman with a OPS in Montreal of .405(!), Angel Salazar (1983-84)!
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Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 06/11/2013 11:21

Happy Birthday to:
Chris Speier's (Class of 1977 - 84) son Justin,
The second Expo, his Honor the Mayor himself; the late Mack (L)F. Jones (Class of 1969 - 71),
Another 1968 Expansion draft pick (by the Seattle Pilot), (Montreal Expo Class of 70-71); Jim Gosger,
Short timer John Candelaria (12 games, Class of '89) and
shorter timer Matt Skrmetta (6 games, Class of '00).

So Gosger was a Pilot, an Expo and a KC Athletic who played in two World Series as a Met.
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Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 07/11/2013 11:09

Happy Birthday to Tom Walker (Class of 1972-74, 1977), father of today's Neil Walker and brother-in-law to yesterdays Chip Lang.

http://thegoodpoint.com/2011/06/neil-walker-and-roberto-clemente/

Happy Birthday also to John Tamargo (1979-80), Dave Wainhouse (1991) and Orlando Mercado (1990)!
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Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 08/11/2013 09:23

Happy Birthday to Gary Lucas (1984-85) and 'Oh Henry!' Rodriquez (1995-97)!
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Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 12/11/2013 10:25

Happy Birthday to a rather bland trio of catchers (Wil Tejada, Jeff Reed, Randy Knorr) and one bland pitcher (J.D. Smart)!
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Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 13/11/2013 10:42

Happy Birthday to three short time Expos: Rob Natal (5 games in 1992, the Marlins saw enough to draft him later that year in their Expansion draft), Vic Darensbourg (6 games in 2003) and Rigo Beltran (2 games in 2004)!
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Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 14/11/2013 10:02

Happy Birthday to Kent Bottenfield (1992-93)!
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Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 15/11/2013 10:16

Happy Birthday to Fred Breining (Class of 1984, once traded in deals for Bill Madlock and for Al Oliver) and Darwin Cubillan (2001)!
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Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 16/11/2013 10:17

Happy Birthday to Chris Haney (1991-92), Tim Scott (1993-96) and to Don Hahn of the 1969 and 1970 teams (a December 1968 Rule V draft selection, not an October 14th expansion pick)!
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Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 18/11/2013 11:29

Happy Birthday to Dan Briggs (1981) and Howard Farmer (1990)!
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Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 20/11/2013 10:53

Happy Birthday to Gabe White (1994-95) ....

ok and props to KC 1st round (1st pick even) draft choice Rick 'Blue' Monday, who was once traded for Bill Buckner. A day that cause later problems throughout the region.
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Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 21/11/2013 10:47

Happy Birthday to Bill Almon (1980) and Darren Cox Class of 1999, (4/6 -6/26) for a combined total of 33 games with Montreal!
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Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 03/12/2013 11:28

After 11 years, 400+ games in the minors, 1967 NYY draft choice and Birthday Boy Gerry Pirtle joined the 1978 Expos (0-2, 5.96 in 25.2 IP).

Happy Birthday also to Wayne Garrett, (exact same birthday, also an Expo in 1978 (as well as 1976-77) but broke in in MLB in 1969 and played in just shy of 1,100 games over 10 years.

And Happy Birthday to Bob Pate (1980-81)!
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Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 03/12/2013 12:01

Pirtle got released from the Cubs that year, to end up as a FA pickup for the Expos. He must have had a relative working in the front office.
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Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 03/12/2013 12:37

The 1978 Expos had their struggles, but a nice call up for Gerry.
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Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 04/12/2013 10:03

Happy Birthday to 2014 HOF candidate (along with Moises Alou, Tim Raines and Larry Walker); Lee Smith (Class of 1997)!
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Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 05/12/2013 10:48

Happy Birthday to Steve Shea (Class of 1969), Gary Roenicke (Class of '76), Gene Harris (Class of '89) and Cliff Floyd (1993-96 and 19 days in June 2002: which reminds me: phuck Selig, Loria and Minaya)!
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Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 06/12/2013 10:42

Happy Birthday to Tim 'Crazy Horse' Foli (1972-77), #1 overall pick of the 1968 amateur draft (NYM), acquired in the 1972 Rusty Staub trade, wore Johnny Unitas' number 19, etc.

Better gloveman than batsman, for a guy with 'Horse' in his nickname, Tim had darned limited power and speed. To pull back into Pete-Rose-was-a-poor-man's-Tim-Foli mode: "On September 16, 2000, Foli began three tumultuous seasons as a coach with the Cincinnati Reds, reunited with former Angels catcher Bob Boone, who was the Reds' manager. Just a few months into his coaching job, Foli became embroiled in a physical confrontation with fellow coach, Ron Oester, after a game. Foli required stitches. The turmoil in Cincinnati did not soon end, as Oester was let go after the season," (cite from wikipedia.org)

Last random memory: we were all much younger then - and the acronym MILF had not entered the lexicon - but Mrs. Foli was tres attractive.
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Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 09/12/2013 10:23

Happy Birthday to Del Unser ('76-'78), Darold Knowles ('78), Tony Tarasco ('95), Chris Truby ('02) and Tony Bastista ('04)!
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Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 10/12/2013 10:54

Happy Birthday to Gale 'The Kansas Comet' Sayer's undergraduate QB at Kansas: Steve Renko (1969-76), acquired by Montreal in a 1969 midseason trade for the 6th Expo (Donn Clendenon),;just north of Mendoza line catcher Gil Reyes (1989,1991), and Mel Rojas (1990-96, 1999): Moises' cousin, nephew of Jesus, Felipe and Matty as well as father to Mel Jr.
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Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 12/12/2013 10:26

On August 28, 1989 the Expos were 71-60 and traded a PTBNL to acquire PH help in the form of Jim 'Pig-Pen' Dwyer. They'd go on to finish 81-81. The BTBNL? Birthday boy and AAAA player Alonzo Powell (Class of 1987)!
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Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 13/12/2013 10:17

Happy Birthday to Ron Taylor (10/20/71 to 4/20/72) and despite the photographic evidence ...

http://montrealexposcards.wordpress.com/...234-ron-taylor/

never played for Montreal. Dr. Taylor did though kick butt with Toronto.

Quoting B-R again "Ron has been honored several times in Canada for his accomplishments. He was named to the Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame in 1985 for his pitching abilities, and was also named to the Canada Sports Hall of Fame in 1993. He was also named to the Order of Ontario in 2003 for his accomplishments; "The men and women who are being honoured are stellar examples of the best and the brightest in this province," said His Honour (The Honourable James K. Bartleman, Lieutenant Governor of Ontario). "They are exemplary role models for us all." Dr. Taylor was also inducted into Ontario Sport Legends Hall of Fame in a ceremony on September 9, 2010."

Happy Birthday also to MIke Mordecai (1998-2002)!
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Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 16/12/2013 10:00

Happy Birthday to Tom Gorman (1981-82) and from the inaugural 1969 team Adolfo 'The Panamanian Flash' Phillips!

Phillip's coolest stat is from his 1967 season. The top 10 NL in IBB that year includes: McCovey, Staub, Aaron, Allen, Cepeda and Clemente. Stargell was number 2 w/25. Phillips had 20 effen' 9! Over in the AL, Killebrew and Freehan led with 15, Triple Crowner Yaz had 11.

Unknown how many came after this game:

http://www.baseball-reference.com/boxes/CHN/CHN196706112.shtml

29 is a top 30 season in MLB history - get Bond's seasons off the list and Adolfo's 1967 is in the top 20.
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Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 17/12/2013 11:41

Happy Birthday to Curtis Pride (1993, 1995 and 2001)!
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8nHlpoe2J8Q
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Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 19/12/2013 10:21

Happy Birthday to Tom Lawless (Class of 1984), the booty received when traded straight up for Pete Rose Sr. Lawless batted below .200 but was still addition by subtraction in shedding Rose.

Per B-R: "On August 16, 1984, he became the answer to a trivia question when he was traded to the Montreal Expos for Pete Rose, whom the Reds wanted to make their player-manager. The Expos were set to give Rose his unconditional release at that point, but agreed to the trade to spare Rose's ego. Lawless' new team had no particular plans for him, and he played sparingly over the rest of the 1984 season, only getting 17 at bats for a team that was short of middle infielders (after all, they were starting Doug Flynn at second base)."
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Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 20/12/2013 11:17

Happy Birthday to Jose DeLeon (1995), Marc Valdes (1997-98) and Bill Laskey (1985)!
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Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 21/12/2013 11:37

Happy Birthday to the late Howie Reed! Another 'Kiss of Death' resume: along with being an Expo (1969-71), he was a KC Athletic, and a Caifornia Angel.

Happy Birthday also to Dustin Hermanson (1997-2000)!
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Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 22/12/2013 11:25

Happy Birthday to George DeWitt Wright (Class of 1986), International Man of Mystery:

Before 1987 Season: Signed as a Free Agent with the Montreal Expos.
Before 1988 Season: Sent from the Montreal Expos to ??? in an unknown transaction.*



* - All credit and acknowledgement to the good folk at B-R.
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Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 23/12/2013 11:48

Happy Birthday to Santo Alcala (1977) and Jerry Manuel (1980-81)!
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Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 24/12/2013 10:50

Happy Birthday to John D'Acquisto (1980), John Costello (1990) and Frank Taveras (1982)!
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Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 28/12/2013 12:27

Happy Birthday to three lefties: Bill Lee (1979-82), the late John Milner (1981-82) and Zane Smith (1989-90) and one righty: Einar Diaz (2004)!
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Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 29/12/2013 12:01

Happy Birthday to James Mouton (Class of 1999) and Jim Brower (2002)!

And since I probably miss them every year, Happy Belated to Christmas babies: the late Charlie Lea, Wallace Johnson, Tom O'Malley, Bruce Walton (career win %: 1,000, career ERA: 8.21), Manny Trillo and Marty Pevey!
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Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 30/12/2013 10:49

Happy Birthday to Jose Morales (1973-77) - turns out he is also Melvin and Wil Nieves' uncle!
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Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 01/01/2014 12:51

Happy New Year to all and Happy Birthday to Bob Owchinko (Class of 1986) and Fernando Tatis (2001-03)!
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Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 03/01/2014 10:35

Happy Birthday to Bob Gebhard (Class of '74 - specifically September 3, 1974), Randy Hunt (1986), Luis Rivera (1986-88) and DaRond Stovall (Class of 1998)!
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Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 04/01/2014 09:41

Happy Birthday to Theodore Roosevelt 'Ted' Lilly (Class of 1999), Edward Robert "Ted" Wood (1993) and former Expo/Buc/O Jay Tibbs!

In the running for last Expo standing until being released by LAD in August, Lilly has been parts of trades with Vladi's brother for the grumpy Perez brother and 12 years later for Eli's son Brett. Lilly and has made/under contract $68M so far in his career - not bad for being the PTBNL sweetener in the Jake Westbrook ($62M) for Irabu in 2000.
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Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 06/01/2014 01:44

Happy Birthday to Bob Reece (1978), Ryan Minor (2001), Chris Nabholz (1990-93), and Jeff Fassero (1991-96)!
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Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 07/01/2014 11:16

Happy Birthday to Ross Grimsley Jr. (1978-80 and in that first year the only Expo 20 game winner .... w/19 CG) and the late Fred Whitfield (1970)
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Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 07/01/2014 15:58

Originally Posted By: Sigh
Happy Birthday to Theodore Roosevelt 'Ted' Lilly (Class of 1999), Edward Robert "Ted" Wood (1993) and former Expo/Buc/O Jay Tibbs!

In the running for last Expo standing until being released by LAD in August, Lilly has been parts of trades with Vladi's brother for the grumpy Perez brother and 12 years later for Eli's son Brett. Lilly and has made/under contract $68M so far in his career - not bad for being the PTBNL sweetener in the Jake Westbrook ($62M) for Irabu in 2000.


Jay Tibbs had a fine career as a Pirate. 1-0 in five career games.
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Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 08/01/2014 11:25

Happy Birthday to Carl Anthony Pavano (1998-2002), Randy Max Ready (Class of 1993) and Matt Maysey. One of the biggest teases in recent memory (Helluva post season in '03 though), one of the All Time MLB porn names and one just kind of forgettable.
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Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 09/01/2014 11:03

The 2nd half of Otis' career (aka Post-Expo, and Montreal (1988-90) got nothing for him) saw him start to be fairly useful besides just having some success on the basepaths.
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Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 11/01/2014 13:16

Happy Birthday to Dan Norman (Class of '82, Arrived with Jeff Reardon for Ellis Valentine) and Nikco Riesgo (who made his MLB debut 4/20/91 and played his last game 4/26/91)!
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Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 12/01/2014 13:33

Happy Birthday to Casey Candaele (1986-88) and teammates on the '04 last Expos team: Luis Ayala and Andy Fox! Ayala unsigned after a decent stint with Atl, only 36. Still semi-alive in the Last Expo Standing race.
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Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 13/01/2014 11:07

Happy Birthday to the 29th Expo Ron Brand (who never pitched or played 1B for Montreal), the 24th Expo Larry Jaster (pre Montreal claim to fame: 5 shutouts in 1966 all vs LA.) and 1983 sub-Mendoza Expo Gene Roof!
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Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 14/01/2014 09:55

Happy Birthday to Derrel Thomas (Class of 1984) and first overall pick of the 1969 January draft!
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Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 14/01/2014 10:45

Originally Posted By: Sigh
Happy Birthday to Derrel Thomas (Class of 1984) and first overall pick of the 1969 January draft!


Always valuable in Strat-O-Matic, could play everywhere.
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Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 14/01/2014 10:59

Usefulness like that can lead to a 15 year career.
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Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 15/01/2014 10:48

Happy Birthday to former Expo farmhand Armando Galarraga (at the time the 'who's that?' in the Nat's 1 year acquisition of A. Soriano now most famous for his 'perfect' one-hitter), Delino DeShields (1990-93, traded in what was widely viewed as a salary dump to LA for relief pitcher Pedro Martinez), Dr. Mike Marshall (1970-73, traded to LA for the late Willie Davis), the late Tony Solaita (Calss of 1979, "Buried: Immediately outside his home,in Nuuuli, American Samoa ": B-R), traded mid 1979 season to Toronto for the at the time, and current, 'who's that?', Dyar Miller and to the Curt Brown who pitched in 11 games in 1986-87, not the one who got 4 AB in 1973.
Posted By: Sigh

Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 18/01/2014 13:51

Happy Birthday to Bill Sampen (1991-92) and 1970 ROY the late Carl Morton (1969-72)! Back in the day I thought Carl's 1971 Topp card with the trophy on it was the coolest thing.
Posted By: John Lease

Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 18/01/2014 14:43

Dyar Miller was also a former Oriole, I believe.
Posted By: Sigh

Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 19/01/2014 12:38

Happy Birthday to Brad Mills (1980-83), Jeff Juden (1996-97) and Fernando Seguignol (1998-2001)!

Juden once won 10 decisions in a row - pretty impressive for a career record of 27-32. Seguignol was traded (w/cash) for John Wetteland in 1995. Mills had a better Winning Percentage (.384) as a Manager than On Base Percentage (.311) as a player leading to two short careers.

Roger who? http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L66gwVriZdE
Posted By: Sigh

Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 20/01/2014 10:51

Happy Birthday to Julio Santana (Class of 2000)!
Posted By: Sigh

Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 21/01/2014 11:28

Happy Birthday to Bob Reynolds! He was the 25th player chosen in the 1968 Expansion Draft after being the 17th player chosen in the 1966 Amateur Draft, pitched (poorly, era 20.25) in one game for the 1969 club. Traded to St. Louis for Mike Torres but had his best years later in Baltimore's bullpen.
Posted By: Sigh

Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 22/01/2014 11:02

Happy Birthday to Jeff Treadway (Class of 95) - acquired in the 'Oh' Henry Rodriguez trade.
Posted By: Sigh

Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 23/01/2014 10:32

Happy Birthday to Sherman Obando (1995-96)!
Posted By: Sigh

Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 24/01/2014 10:57

Happy Birthday to Tim Barrett (Class of 1988, specifically July 18 - August 9, 1988, highlighted by a 3 inning save on August 7th)!
Posted By: Sigh

Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 25/01/2014 10:24

Happy Birthday to Balor Moore (1970, 1972-74) the Expos' first amateur draft pick (June 1969)! 14 years later their first round selection was birthday boy Brian Holman (1988-89)! Also Happy Birthday to FA signings Jose Macias (2002-03) and Dale Mohoric (1990)!
Posted By: Sigh

Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 26/01/2014 12:16

Happy Birthday to Rick Schu (Class of August 14, 1996) and Lou Frazier (1993-95, not to be confused with Lou Collier)!

Also Happy Birthday to the late Cesar Gutierrez who got a card but no GP:

http://www.baseball-reference.com/bullpen/Cesar_Gutierrez
Posted By: Sigh

Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 27/01/2014 11:04

Happy Birthday to Greg Bargar (1983-84)!
Posted By: Sigh

Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 29/01/2014 10:31

Happy Birthday to Mike Aldrete (1989-90)!
Posted By: Sigh

Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 30/01/2014 10:40

Happy Birthday to two more 1st round draft choices: John Patterson (5th overall pick in 1996) and Joe Kerrigan (10th in 1974)! Also Happy Birthday to Bob Henley (Class of '98 the Expos' 1991 26th rounder)!
Posted By: Sigh

Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 04/02/2014 11:04

Happy Birthday to the late Joe Sparma (1970), Stan Papi (1977-78, then traded for Bill Lee) and Jeff Gardner (18G in 1994)!
Posted By: Sigh

Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 07/02/2014 10:48

Happy Birthday To Endy Chavez ('02-'04, the last Expo batter frown but on FA life support as the 'Last Expo Standing' pool after 97 games in Seattle last year) and to Damaso Garcia (1989)!

Endy's non-Expo highlights:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PR3Dg3ORshM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2TfoBEHLlXQ
Posted By: Sigh

Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 10/02/2014 10:40

Happy Birthday to Three time Expo Lenny Webster ('94, '96 and '00)!
Posted By: Sigh

Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 11/02/2014 10:05

Happy Birthday to Bryan Eversgerd (Class of '95 and like many people from that class part of the post-1994 World Championship salary dump. In Eversgerd's case: 1/3 of the booty received in exchange for Ken Hill)!

The following year he was part of another salary dump as 1994 All Star and Silver Slugger Wil Cordero's traveling partner to Boston.
Posted By: Sigh

Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 12/02/2014 10:47

Happy Birthday to Don 'Stan the Man Unusual' Stanhouse (1975-77)! Actually pitched pretty well for the 1976 club (9-12, 3.77 in 184.1 IP) one of only two Expo pitchers to hit a Grand Slam. Given the closer role during the 1977 season, Don was traded (w/Joe Kerrigan and Gary Roenicke) to the Orioles for Rudy May, Randy Miller & Bryn Smith the following offseason.
Posted By: Sigh

Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 14/02/2014 11:01

Happy Birthday to Tony Perez's traveling partner: Will McEnaney (Class of '77)!

P.S. Kids, just say "No" to drugs.
Posted By: John Lease

Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 14/02/2014 11:05

Will McEnaney, former Pirate...
Posted By: Sigh

Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 18/02/2014 10:20

Happy Birthday to the very first Expo, Manny Mota (Class of '69, traded midseason w/Wills for Fairly and Popovich), his 1969 teammate Leo Marentette and from the last Expos team - and new National - Jamey Carroll!
Posted By: Sigh

Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 19/02/2014 10:31

Happy Birthday to two great individuals: TIm Burke (1985-1991) and Miguel Batista (1998-2000)!
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Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 20/02/2014 10:10

Happy Birthday to forkball specialist Elroy Face (one of Montreal's first FA signings 4-2, w/5 saves on the expansion 1969 club), Bill Gullickson (1979-1985, #2 overall draft pick in 1977, #2 (as usual to a Dodger) in 1980 ROY) and Livan Hernandez (2003-04, the last Expo All Star and as a pretty good bar bet, the last Expo Silver Slugger)!
Posted By: Sigh

Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 21/02/2014 10:09

Happy Birthday to the Expos first pitcher Jack Billingham (5th Expo, first pitcher drafted in 1968 expansion draft, traded prior to the 1969 season (to Houston, with others, for Rusty Staub))!

Jack (distant cousin to HOF Christy Mathewson) later included in the Joe Morgan Houston to Cincinnati mega-deal.

Born the exact same day in 1943, the late Joe Foy. Also a 1968 draft pick (KCR) and also less famous than who he was traded for.
Posted By: Sigh

Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 05/03/2014 11:18

Happy Birthday to Jose Mercedes (2003) and Chad Fonville (1995)!
Posted By: Sigh

Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 06/03/2014 11:14

Happy Birthday to Gerry Hannahs (the only Expo minor leaguer to win 20 games in a season and in a late season call up went 2-0 with the horrible (55-107) 1976 club; followed by 1-5 with the 20 game improved '77 club, followed by a trade to LA.)!
Happy Birthday also to Anthony Telford (1997-2001)!
Posted By: Sigh

Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 10/03/2014 09:33

Happy Birthday to the late Wayne Twitchell (1977-78)!
Posted By: mikezpen

Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 10/03/2014 11:10

Quote:
Happy Birthday also to Anthony Telford (1997-2001)!


drafted by the Os
Posted By: Sigh

Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 11/03/2014 10:06

Happy Birthday to Stratford, Ontario's own Larry Landreth (1976-77), Rod Henderson (3G w/the 1994 club) and Salomon Torres (12G in 1997, before launching a surprise second act)!
Posted By: Sigh

Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 12/03/2014 09:56

Happy Birthday to Bryan Hebson (Class of 2003; ok July 2003; ok July 6-8, 2003)!
Posted By: Sigh

Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 14/03/2014 10:14

Happy Birthday to Jerry Willard (Class of 1992)!
Posted By: Sigh

Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 15/03/2014 09:34

Happy Birthday to HOF (Red's edition) Wayne Granger who wrapped up a nine year MLB career with the 1976 Expos!
Posted By: Sigh

Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 16/03/2014 10:38

The 1994 strike, followed by the purge, followed by Birthday boy to Curt Schmidt being a great example of a AAAA player in 1995: (5-0, 2.22, 15SV in Ottawa, 0-0, 6.97 in 10.1IP/11G Montreal).
Posted By: Sigh

Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 17/03/2014 10:29

Happy Birthday to useful lefty Scott Downs (Class of 2000-04)! As such 38yo Downs is probably as good a candidate as any to be the last Expo standing; under contract with CWS through 2015. Happy Birthday also to Raul Chavez (1995-96) who completed the BPG Trifecta of being an Oriole and Pirate as well.
Posted By: Sigh

Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 18/03/2014 08:47

Happy Birthday to teammates from the 2004 team: Chad Cordero (2003-04), Tomo Ohka (2001-04) and Termell Sledge (2004) as well as earlier Expos Randy Miller (whose 10.29 in 1978 was a big improvement over his 1977 cup of coffee H/9=54!) and Pat Jarvis (1973) who links Carl Morton with Larry Biittner!

The obligatory Simpsons shout out:

http://www.baseball-reference.com/bullpen/Simpsons_Baseball_References
Posted By: Sigh

Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 19/03/2014 09:57

Happy Birthday to the 22nd Expo Garry Jestadt! An expansion pick who got a September cup of coffee with the inaugural club and had an intriguing stat line that includes OPS of .000 in 6 PA but scored 1 run and got 1 RBI without a SH or SF. A victory for small ball!

Also Happy Birthday to 1991 All Star, the late Ivan Calderon(1991-92)!
Posted By: Sigh

Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 23/03/2014 11:41

Happy Birthday to Ron Johnson (Class of 1984 - 5G, 5AB, 5PO).
Posted By: Sigh

Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 24/03/2014 10:21

Happy Birthday to the 7th Expo, 1968 Expansion draft pick Jesus Alou (Felipe and Matty's brother, Jose's cousin, Moises' and Mel's uncle)! That is a lot of information for a man who, while having the first Topps Expos card, never played for them.


http://montrealexposcards.wordpress.com/2011/04/26/1969-topps-baseball-montreal-expos/

For tweets about the preseason trade that sent Alou to Houston, check out the late John Bateman's ongoing tweets. Really.
Posted By: Sigh

Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 25/03/2014 10:14

Happy Birthday to 6'5" RHP Jim Britton (Class of 197) and 5'9" LHP Brian Barnes (1990-93).
Posted By: Sigh

Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 27/03/2014 09:36

Happy Birthday to: Drew Hall (Class of 1990), David Hostetler (Class of 1981, after being another part of that 'great' 1980 Denver Bears AAA team) and local boy Derek Aucoin (Class of 1996)!

Gee Whiz link: http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/archives/10216
Posted By: Sigh

Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 31/03/2014 09:00

Happy Birthday to Tracy D. Jones; who spent the second half of the 1988 season with the Expos (7/13 trade to Mtl (w/Pat Pacillo) from Cin for Jeff Reed, Randy St. Clair & Herm Winningham)!
Posted By: Sigh

Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 01/04/2014 09:48

Happy Birthday to Willie Montanez (sub-Mendoza with Montreal 1980-1 frown , but a decent 14 year career), Matt Herges (2002) and, of course, Le Grand Orange - Rusty Staub (1969-71 & 1979)!
Posted By: Sigh

Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 02/04/2014 10:14

Happy Birthday to Dick "The Monster" Radatz, mid-season pick up member (0-4. 5.71) of the 1969 club.
Posted By: Sigh

Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 03/04/2014 09:04

Happy Birthday to Mike Lansing (1993-97)! The Casper (WY) Ghosts of the Pioneer League play their home games at Mike Lansing Field. Part of the bounty received from the Rockies in exchange for Lansing was Jake Westbrook.
Posted By: Sigh

Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 05/04/2014 09:09

Happy Birthday to Matt Blank (2000-01) - 6-4 w/1.69 ERA(!?) in Vermont back in 1997!
Posted By: Sigh

Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 07/04/2014 10:57

Happy Birthday to the 16th Expo: Bill Stoneman (1969-73)!

http://www.baseball-reference.com/bullpen/Bill%20Stoneman

Rick Engle (September 2, 1981 - September 2, 1981 for something less than 2 hours) and Freddie Benavides from 1994's pennant winners! frown
Posted By: John Lease

Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 07/04/2014 18:23

How a Stoneman wasn't primarily a Giant, I'll never know.
Posted By: Sigh

Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 08/04/2014 08:07

Happy Birthday to the 15th Expo Jose Herrera (1969-70), Alex S. Gonzalez (2004), Jeremy Fikac (2004) and the late Gary Carter (1974-1984, 1992) frown !
Posted By: Sigh

Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 09/04/2014 08:45

Happy Birthday to Nate Colbert (1975-6), Graeme Lloyd (2001-2) and Talmadge Nunnari (2000)!
Posted By: Sigh

Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 10/04/2014 10:47

Happy Birthday to Adelaide's own Shayne Bennett (1997-99)!
Posted By: Sigh

Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 12/04/2014 14:21

Happy Birthday to the late Woodie Fryman (1975-6 and 1978-83 and the Expos' All Star Representative with the 1976 team and shaved years off his age pre-signing before it was cool.) and to Jerry Goff (1990 and 1992)!
Posted By: John Lease

Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 12/04/2014 18:07

Both of course, former Pirates.
Posted By: Sigh

Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 13/04/2014 10:14

Happy Birthday to Mark Leiter (1996) and oddly enough; Doug Strange (1997)!

50% Pirates.
Posted By: John Lease

Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 13/04/2014 10:35

Doug Strange took his FA contract and turned it into a front office job he STILL has.

The only thing I can imagine him advising on is, bad FA contracts.
Posted By: Sigh

Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 14/04/2014 08:33

Happy Birthday to Chris Welsh (1983), Carlos Perez (1995-98) and Pete Rose (1984)!
Posted By: John Lease

Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 14/04/2014 09:53

There is no such thing as a Happy Birthday to Pete Rose.

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Posted By: John Lease

Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 14/04/2014 09:53

Wow, that stretched!
Posted By: Sigh

Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 15/04/2014 08:46

Happy Birthday to WIllie Davis (1974) and Milton Bradley (2000-01)!
Posted By: John Lease

Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 15/04/2014 12:23

Milton Bradley makes the best games in the world.
Posted By: Sigh

Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 16/04/2014 09:22

Happy Birthday to Bernie Allen (Class of 1973)!
Posted By: John Lease

Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 16/04/2014 10:23

Brother of Dick Allen, from Wampum, PA.

Couldn't be too much closer to Pittsburgh, yet the Pirates missed out on ALL THREE!
Posted By: Sigh

Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 17/04/2014 09:42

Happy Birthday to Marquis Grissom (1989-1994)!
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zxCvJdDv0iI
Posted By: Sigh

Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 18/04/2014 09:18

Happy Birthday to Chuck Taylor (1973-76, who was once involved in trades for Ron Taylor (1971 Off season Expo purchase), Mike Cuellar and Jim Bibby) and was one of the few Expos from the first years with a winning record. Happy Birthday also to Doug Flynn (1982-85)!
Posted By: Sigh

Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 21/04/2014 10:47

Happy Birthday to Joe Keener; 1976 was a low watermark for the Expos but September 18-28 was something of a highwater mark for Joe!
Posted By: John Lease

Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 21/04/2014 12:42

I wonder if he was a fan of Kahn's hot dogs?

They of course were home of the keener, wiener....
Posted By: Sigh

Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 22/04/2014 10:38

Happy Birthday to Terry Francona (1981-85) and Dave Schmidt (1990-91)!
Posted By: Sigh

Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 23/04/2014 08:32

Happy Birthday to HOFer Rheal "l'Acadien" Cormier (1996-97) and Tom Dixon (4G in 1983)!
Posted By: Sigh

Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 24/04/2014 09:33

Happy Birthday to Bill Krueger (9G in 1992)!
Posted By: Sigh

Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 26/04/2014 15:22

Happy Birthday to Geoff Blum (1999-2001), Felipe Lira (2000-01), and Scott Strickland (1999-2002)!

Big party day in the Expo's clubhouse 2000 & 2001!
Posted By: Sigh

Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 28/04/2014 09:44

Happy Birthday to sub-Mendoza liner Jorge Roque (Class of 1973), 27.00 ERA Jim Poole in 2000 and 16.00 ERA Shawn Hill of the 2004 club!

NH Fishercat (AA) Hill remains technically alive in the 'Last Expo Standing' pool.
Posted By: Sigh

Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 29/04/2014 10:48

Happy Birthday to Bob McClure (1986-88), John Vander Wal (1991-93) and Pedro's 1997 P2BNL - Tony Armas (1999-2004)!
Posted By: Sigh

Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 12/05/2014 08:28

Happy Birthday to Felipe Alou (player 1973, Mgr 1992-2001) - to save space only mentioning his relatives with Expo connections: father of Moises, brother of Jesus, uncle to Mel!
Posted By: Sigh

Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 14/05/2014 09:52

Happy Birthday to a couple of the bigger names in Expo history: Dennis 'El Presidente' Martinez (1986-1993) and HOF Tony 'Big Dog' Perez (1977-79) - 46 years of MLB between them; and Brad Rigby (2000)!
Posted By: Sigh

Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 15/05/2014 10:06

Happy Birthday to Steve Dunning! Steve was a member of the 1976 squad and was part of a famous What? Who? Why? trade: Dunning, Pat Scanlon and Tony Scott to the St. Louis for Bill Greif, Sam Mejias and Angel Torres.
Posted By: Sigh

Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 16/05/2014 09:59

Happy Birthday to Mitch Webster (1985-88), your 1986 NL Triples leader!
Posted By: Sigh

Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 19/05/2014 09:41

Happy Birthday to Luis Aquino (1995), Rick Cerone (1992) and Stan Swanson (1971)!
Posted By: Sigh

Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 20/05/2014 07:47

Bobby Murcer and Former Expo Jim Lyttle (1973-76) were born on the exact same day in 1946. NYY teammates for a bit, it was the former who signed as an amateur free agent in 1964 and the latter who was a first round draft choice two years later.
Happy Birthday also to Dave McDonald (1971)!
Posted By: Sigh

Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 21/05/2014 09:56

Happy Birthday to Rocky Biddle (2003-04) and Chris Widger (1997-2000)!
Posted By: Sigh

Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 23/05/2014 10:04

Happy Birthday to Pepe Mangual (1972-76), semi-famously known as Coco Laboy's (1969-73) cousin!

Happy Birthday also to Nelson Norman (1987 - specifically April 29, 1987, 0-4 w/E, Expos lost to Philadelphia, Shane Rawley with the 6-hit shutout)
Posted By: Sigh

Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 27/05/2014 00:16

Happy Birthday to Dann Bilardello and Willie Fraser! Dann must have had one heck of an arm: sub-Mendoza for Montreal (.194), worse for SD (.186) and even worse for Pittsburgh (.171) but his .216 in Cincinnati kept him at .204 for his career. Willie was part of the reloading for the 1995 season.
Posted By: Sigh

Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 28/05/2014 10:57

Happy Birthday to Jim Cox (1973-76) - when you see the #10 twice retired by the Expos; It wasn't Jim.
Posted By: Sigh

Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 29/05/2014 09:51

Happy Birthday to Mike,son of Dave, Stenhouse (1982-84), Clyde Mashore (1970-73), Fred Holdsworth (1977-78), Bill Risley (1992-93) and Sean Spencer (2000)!
Posted By: mlbbirdfan

Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 29/05/2014 19:15

Happy 97th to JFK.
Baltimore's own Carmelo Anthony is 30.
Tosh.o is 39.
Posted By: Sigh

Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 31/05/2014 11:23

Happy Birthday to Senator/Expo Jackie Brown (Class of 1977) and Joe Orsulak (1997)!
Posted By: Sigh

Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 31/05/2014 11:26

Happy Birthday to Senator/Expo Jackie Brown (Class of 1977) and Joe Orsulak (1997)!
Posted By: Sigh

Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 01/06/2014 11:25

Happy Birthday to the last Expo: Olympic Gold medalist Brad Wilkerson 2001-04)!
Posted By: Sigh

Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 02/06/2014 11:06

Happy Birthday to Roger Freed (1976), Jack O'Conner (1985) and Reid Cornelius (1995)!
Posted By: Sigh

Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 03/06/2014 10:50

Happy Birthday to Jurassic Carl 'C-Rex' Everett (2004), Steve 'Psycho' Lyons (1992), Jim 'Pig Pen' Dwyer (1975-76, 1989), Robert 'Bob' Machado (1999) and Ed 'Who?' Glynn (3G, 2.1 IP, with an ERA from the Roaring Twenties in 1985)!
Posted By: Sigh

Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 04/06/2014 09:29

Happy Birthday to Trace Coquillette (1999-2000), Robert Perez (1998) and the late Ross Albert Grimsley Sr.!
Posted By: Sigh

Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 05/06/2014 08:10

Happy Birthday to Dennis Blair (1974-76)!
Posted By: Sigh

Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 06/06/2014 08:09

Happy Birthday to Max Venable (1984) and Doug Frobel (1985)!
Posted By: John Lease

Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 06/06/2014 09:58

Doug Frobel, who replaced Pops in his last game.
Posted By: Sigh

Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 11/06/2014 09:12

Happy Birthday to AC/DC- Dave Cash (1977-79). His November 1976 FA signing was a pretty big deal for Expos and fans. Happy Birthday also to Mike Fuentes (1983-84, as many hits as September call ups)!
Posted By: Sigh

Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 12/06/2014 07:58

Happy Birthday to Scott Aldred: 1-0 in 5.1 innings and an ERA of 6.75 with the 1993 Expos! Five years later he had a historic year with Tampa.
Posted By: Sigh

Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 15/06/2014 10:12

Happy Birthday to Ty Cline, the 21st Expo (1969-70) and Zach Day from the last Expo team (2002-04)!
Posted By: Sigh

Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 16/06/2014 10:49

Happy Birthday to one of the luckiest guys to have a MLB career, Ron LeFlore (Class of 1980) and to one of the guys with some unlucky career highlights: KC Athletic, Colt 45, Milwaukee Brave, and Montreal Expo (1970)!
Posted By: Sigh

Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 18/06/2014 09:57

Happy Birthday to Andres "Big Cat" Galarraga (1985-91, 2002), Jeremy Powell (1998-2000) and Dave Leiper (1995, 96)!
Posted By: Sigh

Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 19/06/2014 10:29

Happy Birthday to Bruce Chen(music), Montreal Expo Class of 2002 (and was was part of NYM and Cin classes of 2002 as well) and Claudio Vargas (Class of 2003-04)!

Bruce is 37, left handed and struggling but still alive your Last Expo Standing Pool.
Posted By: Sigh

Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 23/06/2014 10:41

Happy Birthday to Hensley 'Bam-Bam' Meulens (Class of 1997) and Tony Johnson (Class of 1981)!
Posted By: Sigh

Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 27/06/2014 20:06

Happy Birthday to the late Roy Johnson (1982, 1984-85)!
Posted By: Sigh

Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 28/06/2014 09:24

Happy Birthday to Hal Breeden (1972-75), Chris Speier (1977-1984), Frank Bolick (1993) and former Expo draft choice/farmhand/partial Colon's half year king's ransom payment 1999 Montreal Expo draft choice Brandon Phillips. Now know as Brandon '30/30 man, AS, SS, GG, once stole 2nd and 3rd on the same pitch, ESPN human highlight reel, 10yr/$98M contract, friend of drunken fans*' Phillips!


* - http://www.newinki.com/brandon-phillips-heckler/
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Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 29/06/2014 11:10

Happy Birthday to the 28th Expo: John Boccabella (1969-73); also known 'en francais' as "Jean BOCK-a-belllll-a!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b8bhcHT0aGY
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Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 30/06/2014 09:39

Happy Birthday to Mark Grudzielanek (1995-98), Sub-Mendoza Expo Al Newman (1985-86), and Ron Swoboda (Class of '71).
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Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 03/07/2014 10:14

Happy Birthday to the 27th Expo: Coco Laboy (1969-73) and Moises Alou (1990, 1992-96); both 2nd place finishers in NL ROY voting - though Karros' win seems legit. Happy Birthday also to Juan Rivera - not to be confused with Javier Vazquez - from the 2004 club.
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Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 07/07/2014 10:16

Happy Birthday to Jeff Shaw (1993-95)! Once traded mid season for Paul Konerko - but not by Montreal. Strangest/oddest part about the 7/4/98 trade was that the first time Shaw wore a Dodger uniform was on his birthday; in the All Star game (UUU took the loss).
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Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 08/07/2014 08:46

Happy Birthday to Bobby Ayala (Class of 1999) and David Moraga (Class of 2000)!
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Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 10/07/2014 10:06

Happy Birthday to HOF Andre "The Hawk" Dawson (1976-86).

... and Lee Stevens (Class of 2002).
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Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 21/07/2014 09:53

Happy Birthday to Gary Waslewski and the late John Bateman (teammates on the 1969 club; John an expansion pick and Gary acquired mid season for Mudcat Grant)!
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Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 21/07/2014 11:42

Waz was a submariner/sidearmer I believe. Also threw for the Red Sux didn't he?
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Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 22/07/2014 09:57

Yes Boston was his Pre-Expo home for a bit, to include: "Gary Waslewski holds the record for the fewest career wins at the time of a World Series start. He had only two career wins before starting Game 6 of the 1967 World Series for the Boston Red Sox." (B-R)
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Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 22/07/2014 10:04

Happy Birthday to Mike Thurman (1997-2001) and Scott Sanderson (1978-83)!
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Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 24/07/2014 10:36

Happy Birthday to Rob Lukachyk (Class of 1996, more specifically, Class of July 1996, even more specifically Class of July 5th - July 6th, 1996)!
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Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 25/07/2014 10:11

Happy Birthday to Fred Scherman (1975-76), Mickey Scott (1973), Guillermo Mota (1999-2001), and Javier Vazquez (1998-2003)!
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Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 27/07/2014 10:37

Happy Birthday to Jack Hiatt (1970), Larry Biittner (1974-75) and Nelson Santovenia (1987-1991)!
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Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 29/07/2014 10:10

Happy Birthday to Dan Driessen (1984-85) and Steve Frey (1989-91)!
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Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 30/07/2014 09:43

Happy Birthday to Mickey Mahler (Class of 1985, bother of Rick (Class of 1991)), Ellis Valentine (1975-81) and Todd Haney (1992)!
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Mxty8xnRchQ
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Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 01/08/2014 09:42

Happy Birthday to Washington Senator draft choice Pete Mackanin (1975-77) and Scott Anderson (1990)!

http://www.greatest21days.com/2012/07/scott-anderson-nothing-handed-57.html
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Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 04/08/2014 10:03

Happy Birthday to Terry Humphrey (1971-74, each year below the Mendoza line and still had some trade value (Woodie Fryman!)), former veterinarian Rich Nye (8 games in 1970), Kevin Collins (52 games in 1969), and Troy O'Leary (97 games in 2002)!

Not exactly Murderer's Row but Collins did hit the Expo's first PH HR:

http://www.baseball-reference.com/boxes/MON/MON196907170.shtml
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Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 08/08/2014 10:17

Happy Birthday to Brett Gideon (Class of 1989 and one unfortunate game in 1990 - a 9.00 ERA is one thing a WHIP of 6.00 is another!)!
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Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 11/08/2014 10:22

Happy Birthday to Bryn Smith (1981-89)!
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Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 12/08/2014 09:55

Happy Birthday to Urbano Lugo (3 games in 1989) and Barry Manuel (53 games in 1996)!
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Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 13/08/2014 09:57

Happy Birthday to the 18th Expo and their 1969 Opening Day Starting Pitcher: Jim 'Mudcat' Grant (1969, traded midseason for Gary Waslewski) and to Indian HOF Andre Thornton (a midseason pickup) of the 1976 team!
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Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 17/08/2014 11:16

Happy Birthday to the late Larry Doby Johnson (1975-76), Bill Landrum (Class of 1992), Tony Barron (Class of June 2, 1996), Yohanny Valera (Class of September 13-29, 2000) and to Jeff Liefer (Class of 2003, acquired in the 2nd Colon trade - waived six months later)!
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Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 18/08/2014 10:37

Happy Birthday to Bob "June 10, 1982: Sent to the Detroit Tigers by the Montreal Expos as part of a conditional deal in 6/82. Returned 5/83 by the Detroit Tigers to the Montreal Expos as part of a conditional deal. Traded by the Montreal Expos to the Chicago White Sox for Vance Law in 12/84." James (Class of 1978, 1979, early 1982, late 1983 and 1984) and Chris Stowers (7/10/99 and 7/16/99)!
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Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 19/08/2014 10:12

Happy Birthday to MIke Phillips (1981-83), Tim Blackwell (1977, 1982-83), David Palmer (1978-85), Ned Yost (1985), Ron Darling (last part of July of 1991) and Britt Reames (2001-03)!
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Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 20/08/2014 10:32

Happy Birthday to Fred Norman (1980), Graig Nettles (Class of 1988), Mark Langston (Class of 1989), Jose Paniagua (1996-97 and an Expansion Devil Ray after that) and TJ Tucker (2000, 2002-04)!

Tucker had the best BA of the bunch; with Nettles tied with Langston below the Mendoza line.
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Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 21/08/2014 10:12

Happy Birthday to Chip Lang (1975-76, Brother-in-Law to Tom Walker, making him Neil Walker's uncle!), Jim Bullinger (Class of 1997, brother of Kirk Bullinger (Class of 1998)), John Wetteland (1992-94 part of one of the best Expos trades) and Lou Collier Class of 1992, part of one of the worst)!
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Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 22/08/2014 11:05

Happy Birthday to Ray Burris (1981-83, especially 1981!) and Steve Kline (1997-2000)!
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Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 26/08/2014 09:52

Happy Birthday to Jeff Parrett (1986-8), Troy Mattes (6/19/01 - 7/27/01) and Brendan Harris (7/31/04 - 10/03/04) - the final Expo base runner (9th inning walk on October 3, 2004)!
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Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 27/08/2014 11:09

Happy Birthday to Ed Herrmann (Class of 1978 and an answer to the questions "How do 5 catchers make it to the 1974 AL All Star squad?), Greg Mike Maddux (1998-99), and Jose Vidro (1997-2004, probably the last best Expo).
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Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 28/08/2014 10:36

Happy Birthday to MIke Torrez (1971-1974, (effn' McNally!)), Joel Youngblood (1982) and Shane 'Caveman' Andrews (1995-99)!
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Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 02/09/2014 09:09

Happy Birthday to Rex Hudler (1988-90) and Johnny Paredes (1988 and 1990)!
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Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 03/09/2014 10:20

Happy Birthday to Rene Gonzales (1984, 86) sent to Baltimore for Dennis Martinez!
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Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 08/09/2014 20:33

Happy Birthday to Mike Dyer (Class of 1996) - how did Pittsburgh let him get claimed after the year he had at the plate?*





*Answer:
Click to reveal..
Because he is a pitcher.
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Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 09/09/2014 10:24

Happy Birthday to Steve Ratzer (1980-81)Tom Foley (1986-92 and 1995) and Todd Zeile (2003)!
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Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 10/09/2014 10:11

Happy Birthday to Randy Johnson (1988-89)! He looked like a HOF in his 1988 September call up with Montreal.
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Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 10/09/2014 11:23

Pirates loved hitting Randy Johnson.

Why, I can't fathom. Those were some very sucky Pirate teams.
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Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 11/09/2014 10:39

Happy Birthday to Edwards Guzman (2003), acquired with Livan Hernandez (and of course $)!
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Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 11/09/2014 10:41

Originally Posted By: John Lease
Pirates loved hitting Randy Johnson.

Why, I can't fathom. Those were some very sucky Pirate teams.


One of life's mysteries - my recollection is that the Expos would every now and then rough up Roger.
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Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 11/09/2014 15:01

Kent Tekulve was unstoppable against the Expos. They were mystified...
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Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 12/09/2014 10:37

1968 Rule 5 draftee (from StL) Floyd Wicker (Class of 1969, Wicker never made an error in the field in his 4 year career but his FPS (Fielding plus SLG) of 1.195 was too low.), John Montague (1973-75) and Maicer Izturis (Class of 2004)!
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Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 15/09/2014 08:27

Happy Birthday to Don Carrithers (1974-76), Dan Smith (1999, 2002-03) and Doug Simons (1992)!

Sort of hate to say it but Simons may have been the worst Expo.
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Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 17/09/2014 10:13

Happy Birthday to 'sort of 1968 Expansion Draft pick' Bobby Wine (1969-1972) and Wayne Krenchicki (1986 - acquired for future Nasty Boy Norm Charlton)!
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Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 18/09/2014 10:33

Happy Birthday to 1969 71st round draft pick Tony Scott (1973-75, 1984)!
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Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 22/09/2014 10:30

Happy Birthday to 1969 Expansion pick (the 26th Expo) Jim Fairey (1969-72) and Hal Dues (1977-79, 1981) and John Stefero 1987, one of the PTBNL in the 1986 Dennis Martinez to Montreal trade - Yes it was El Presidente and a PTBNL (Sterero) for a PTBNL (Rene Gonzales).

* - Per the fine folks at B-R: "With both the Los Angeles Dodgers, who originally signed him as an amateur free agent, and the Montreal Expos, who selected him in the 1968 expansion draft, Fairey was a teammate of Ron Fairly, who he was sometimes confused with by inattentive fans, writers, and announcers". laugh
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Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 23/09/2014 07:49

Happy Birthday to Pat Scanlon (1974-76)! Pat was a member of the 1976 squad and was part of a famous Who? Why? trade: Steve Dunning, Pat Scanlon and Tony Scott to the St. Louis for Bill Greif, Sam Mejias and Angel Torres. Happy Birthday also to Eric Knott (2003)!
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Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 25/09/2014 10:30

Happy Birthday to sub-Mendoza Expo: Sal Butera (1984-85) and really sub-Mendoza Ray Holbert (1988)!
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Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 26/09/2014 10:31

Happy Birthday to Doug Piatt (1991), Brian Looney (1993-94) and David Martinez (1988-91)!

Martinez had a fine 16 year MLB career: Looney, got 3 years in the Bigs last playing in 1995 with Boston .... however he was still pitching for San Marino as late as the 2008 European Cup Final Four.

That's a nice gig. http://www.sanmarinosite.com/eng/attivita.html

Mamas do let your babies grow up to be lefthanded relief pitchers!
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Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 27/09/2014 11:01

Happy Birthday to the 4th Expo, Gary Sutherland (1969-71) and and one of the last Expos, Jon Rauch (2004)!
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Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 28/09/2014 10:54

Happy Birthday to Grant Jackson (Class of 1981) and Ed Vosberg (Class of 2002)!
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Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 29/09/2014 08:13

Happy Birthday to: Warren Cromartie (1974, 1976-83), Ken Macha (1979-80) and David Silvestri (1995-996) along with former farmhand Jake Westbrook (along with his future $53M in salary)! At least NYY gave up on him after Montreal, eff'n Loria!
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Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 02/10/2014 10:19

Happy Birthday to the 11th Expo Maury Wills (1969) and Trey Moore (1998-2000)!

Freebie trivia question: What 1968 Expo Expansion pick came in 11th in 1969 NL MVP balloting?
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Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 06/10/2014 10:09

Happy Birthday to Rich Hacker (Class of 1971), George Riley (Class of 1986), 1989 FA signing Oil Can Boyd (1990-91), Archi Cianfrocco (traded in 1993 for Tim Scott!)!

Random Pirate note: also Gene Cline (who with 0 HRs and 17 RBI got multiple votes for MVP in 1970)!
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Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 07/10/2014 11:18

Happy Birthday to John O'Donoghue (The man was the virtual Kiss of Death! Former KC Athletic, former Seattle Pilot, as well as former Montreal Expo (1970-71)) and Butch Henry (1993-95)!
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Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 08/10/2014 09:39

Happy Birthday to the 8th Expo, Mike Wegener (1969-70), Bryan Little (1982-84) and perhaps the littlest Expo: Sandy Martinez - 1 game, 1 AB (GIDP!) in 2001.
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Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 09/10/2014 09:50

Happy Birthday to Jim Qualls (Class of 1970 - who once broke up a Tom Seaver perfect game effort in the 9th but was closer to .100 than to the Mendoza line as an Expo) and Randy Lerch (1982-83)!
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Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 13/10/2014 08:14

Happy Birthday to two members of the 1969 club: Bob Bailey and the late Jerry Robertson (the 19th Expo)! John Strohmayer joined the Expos in time for the 1970 season but by then Robertson was moved to Detroit.

Prior to the 1976 Bailey was traded to Cincinnati as the Expos' career leader in most offensive categories and would remain there until the Carters and Dawsons accumulated time and statistics.

From B-R:

"Bob Bailey was passed over in the 1969 Expansion Draft, but the Dodgers basically gave him away to the Montreal Expos one week later, to help the expansion team fill out its roster. The Expos were not counting on him for much of anything, but due to the imbroglio caused by the unresolved situation of first baseman Donn Clendenon, he ended up as the team's first baseman for their first game ever on April 8, 1969 in New York [1] and collected the team's first base hit while driving in its first two runs. This opportunity could have slammed shut when he broke his ankle sliding into third base on April 17, during Bill Stoneman's first no-hitter [2], but Clendenon failed to hold on to the first base job while Bailey was sidelined and Clendenon was eventually traded to the New York Mets. While Bailey had to split time with the newly-acquired Ron Fairly once he was healthy again, limiting his season to 111 games, he had the best all-around year of his career thus far, hitting .265 with 9 home runs and 53 runs batted in. But this was only a teaser for what was to come. He started the 1970 season as a man without a position, getting some at bats spelling Fairly at first base, Mack Jones in left field, and the previous season's rookie sensation Coco Laboy at third base. He made the most of whatever playing time he got, and as Laboy struggled mightily, he eventually pushed him off the regular third base job with an unexpected display of power: 28 home runs in only 352 at bats, in addition to 72 bases on balls and 84 runs batted in.

Bailey was the Expos' regular third baseman from 1971 to 1973, and one of the team's most reliable hitters, even if he hit only .233 in 1972. His best season was 1973, when he hit 26 doubles and 25 home runs and drove in 86 runs with a .273 average while drawing 88 bases on balls. He was one of the main reasons the Expos were still alive in the pennant race until the last days of September. However, by that time, his defensive play at third base was starting to draw sharp criticism, especially from ace relief pitcher Mike Marshall, who publicly complained about his lack of range. Manager Gene Mauch tried to remedy that problem by hiding Bailey in left field for the 1974 season. He continued to contribute at the plate, even drawing 100 walks for the only time of his career and becoming the first player in Expos history to reach the 100 home run plateau for the team, but his defensive play did not win him any raves. In 1975, as their farm system was starting to produce some interesting talent, the Expos decided to turn to "pitching, speed and defense" in what they pompously called "Phase II" of their development. Of course, none of these attributes described Bailey in any way, since his game was based on power and plate discipline, his speed had long deserted him, and he had never been confused by anyone for a glove man. He therefore spent an unhappy season as a substitute but still got into 106 games as a number of the youngsters the Expos were counting on proved not to be ready for prime time."
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Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 14/10/2014 08:16

Happy Birthday to Al Oliver (1982-83), Ryan Church (2004) and Henry Mateo (2001-04)!
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Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 16/10/2014 10:30

Happy Birthday to Tim McCarver (Class of 1972), Rodney 'Cool Breeze' Scott (1976, 1979-82), Jeff Terpko (1977) and Darren Reed (1992)!

Terpko and McCarver were both involved in Curt Flood trades and there is transaction trivia connection between Scott and Terpko as well.
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Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 25/10/2014 10:50

Happy Birthday to Rowland Office (1980-82), Andy McGaffigan (1984, 1986-89), Tom Romano (1987), Joe Siddall (1993 and 1995), Pedro Martinez (1994-97) and 1968 Expansion pick Skip Guinn! That's a lot of Expos.

Gee whiz info: Roland Office was born on the same day (10/25/52) as Gene Mauch's (1965-1975) nephew Roy Smalley III.
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Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 26/10/2014 10:24

If the best Expo pitcher wasn't born on 10/25, it was 10/26:

Happy Birthday to Steve Rogers (1973-85) and to Gil Heredia (1992-95)!
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Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 27/10/2014 10:00

Happy Birthday to Tom Nieto (1986, traded w/Jeff Reardon to Minnesota = 1987 Twins World Series Champions!), U.L. Washington (1985), and Scott Forster (2000)!
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Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 28/10/2014 10:45

Happy Birthday to Kirk (Jim's brother) Bullinger, Montreal Expo class of 1998. Older brother Jim was class of 1997.
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Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 31/10/2014 09:52

Happy Birthday to the late Dave McNally (Class? of '75) and Oreste Marrero (1993)!
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Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 04/11/2014 10:45

Happy Birthday to a decent gloveman with a OPS in Montreal of .405(shudder - well below the Mendoza Line BA, still below it OBP, just over it SLG!),: Angel Salazar (1983-84)!
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Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 05/11/2014 10:46

Happy Birthday to Sub-Mendoza Catcher Bobby Ramos (1978, 1980-81, 1983-84)! Also Happy Birthday to Expo oddity Fred Manrique (1985). Manrique hit for the cycle as an Expo -not in a game, in his Expo career. 4 hits. One of each.
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Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 06/11/2014 10:49

Happy Birthday to:
Chris Speier's (Class of 1977 - 84) son Justin,
The second Expo, his Honor the Mayor himself; the late Mack (L)F. Jones (Class of 1969 - 71),
Another 1968 Expansion draft pick (by the Seattle Pilot), (Montreal Expo Class of 70-71); Jim Gosger,
Short timer John Candelaria (12 games, Class of '89) and
shorter timer Matt Skrmetta (6 games, Class of '00).

So Gosger was a Pilot, an Expo and a KC Athletic who played in two World Series as a Met.
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Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 07/11/2014 11:18

Happy Birthday to Tom Walker (Class of 1972-74, 1977), father of today's Neil Walker and brother-in-law to yesterdays Chip Lang.

http://thegoodpoint.com/2011/06/neil-walker-and-roberto-clemente/

Happy Birthday also to John Tamargo (1979-80), Dave Wainhouse (1991) and Orlando Mercado (1990)!
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Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 12/11/2014 11:17

Happy Birthday to a rather bland trio of catchers ((Wil Tejada (1986,88), Jeff Reed (1987-88), Randy Knorr (2001) and one bland pitcher (J.D. Smart, (1999))!
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Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 13/11/2014 11:16

Happy Birthday to three short time Expos: Rob Natal (5 games in 1992, the Marlins saw enough to draft him later that year in their Expansion draft), Vic Darensbourg (6 games in 2003) and Rigo Beltran (2 games in 2004)!
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Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 14/11/2014 11:25

Happy Birthday to Kent Bottenfield (1992-93)!
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Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 15/11/2014 11:41

Happy Birthday to Fred Breining (Class of 1984, once traded in deals for Bill Madlock and for Al Oliver) and Darwin Cubillan (2001)!
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Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 18/11/2014 11:57

Happy Birthday to Dan Briggs (1981) and Howard Farmer (1990)!
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Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 24/11/2014 12:05

Happy Birthday to the late JIm Northrup (Montreal Expo Class of 1974. He was also part of Detroit's and Baltimore's 1974 teams) and Bob Malloy (1G, 2IP in 1990)!
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Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 25/11/2014 11:56

Happy Birthday to Tavo Alvarez (1995-96)!
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Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 01/12/2014 11:48

More of an Expos "Who's who":

Happy Birthday to:
Slick fielding, under appreciated, Kirk Rueter,
Slick fielding, possibly over appreciated borderline HOF Larry Walker,
3x 1st round draft choice and Gary Carter trade throw-in, Herm Winningham,
Dan Schatzeder, traded for Ron LeFlore in 1979,
Dan Warthen, 2-10 w/the 1976 club,
and just to add keystrokes: 1969-75 Coach Calvin Coolidge Julius Caesar Tuskahoma McLish.
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Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 03/12/2014 09:07

After 11 years, 400+ games in the minors, 1967 NYY draft choice and Birthday Boy Gerry Pirtle joined the 1978 Expos (0-2, 5.96 in 25.2 IP).

Happy Birthday also to Wayne Garrett, (exact same birthday, also an Expo in 1978 (as well as 1976-77) but broke in in MLB in 1969 and played in just shy of 1,100 games over 10 years.

And Happy Birthday to Bob Pate (1980-81)!
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Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 04/12/2014 10:57

Happy Birthday to Lee Smith (Class of 1997)!
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Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 09/12/2014 10:29

Happy Birthday to Del Unser ('76-'78), Darold Knowles ('78), Tony Tarasco ('95), Chris Truby ('02) and Tony Bastista ('04)!
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Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 10/12/2014 12:24

Happy Birthday to Gale 'The Kansas Comet' Sayer's undergraduate QB at Kansas: Steve Renko (1969-76), acquired by Montreal in a 1969 midseason trade for the 6th Expo (Donn Clendenon),;just north of Mendoza line catcher Gil Reyes (1989,1991), and Mel Rojas (1990-96, 1999): Moises' cousin, nephew of Jesus, Felipe and Matty as well as father to Mel Jr.
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Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 11/12/2014 12:23

What do you do when your 1st round insists on going straight to the majors? Trade him for birthday boy Bob Sebra (1986-87)! In hindsight a rather ballsy demand since BJ Surhoff, Will Clark, Bobby Witt, Barry Larkin and Bobby Bonds were drafted earlier. Happy Birthday also to Andy Tracy (2000-01) and Craig Caskey (1973, and enough of a "Who?" so his MLB career ended with "...March 30, 1975: Released by the St. Louis Cardinals. (Date given is approximate. Exact date is uncertain)".

But the Expos did trade that LHP for Stan Papi, who turned into ...
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Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 16/12/2014 10:15

Happy Birthday to Tom Gorman (1981-82) and from the inaugural 1969 team Adolfo 'The Panamanian Flash' Phillips!

Phillip's coolest stat is from his 1967 season. The top 10 NL in IBB that year includes: McCovey, Staub, Aaron, Allen, Cepeda and Clemente. Stargell was number 2 w/25. Phillips had 20 effen' 9! Over in the AL, Killebrew and Freehan led with 15, Triple Crowner Yaz had 11.

Unknown how many came after this game:

http://www.baseball-reference.com/boxes/CHN/CHN196706112.shtml

29 is a top 30 season in MLB history - get Bond's seasons off the list and Adolfo's 1967 is in the top 20.
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Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 19/12/2014 10:29

Happy Birthday to Tom Lawless (Class of 1984), the booty received when traded straight up for Pete Rose Sr. Lawless batted below .200 but was still addition by subtraction in shedding Rose.

Per B-R: "On August 16, 1984, he became the answer to a trivia question when he was traded to the Montreal Expos for Pete Rose, whom the Reds wanted to make their player-manager. The Expos were set to give Rose his unconditional release at that point, but agreed to the trade to spare Rose's ego. Lawless' new team had no particular plans for him, and he played sparingly over the rest of the 1984 season, only getting 17 at bats for a team that was short of middle infielders (after all, they were starting Doug Flynn at second base)."
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Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 21/12/2014 12:49

Happy Birthday to the late Howie Reed! Another 'Kiss of Death' resume: along with being an Expo (1969-71), he was a KC Athletic, and a Caifornia Angel.

Happy Birthday also to Dustin Hermanson (1997-2000)!
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Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 22/12/2014 11:04

Happy Birthday to George DeWitt Wright (Class of 1986), International Man of Mystery:

Before 1987 Season: Signed as a Free Agent with the Montreal Expos.
Before 1988 Season: Sent from the Montreal Expos to ??? in an unknown transaction.*


* - All credit and acknowledgement to the good folk at B-R.
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Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 23/12/2014 11:39

Happy Birthday to Santo Alcala (1977) and Jerry Manuel (1980-81)!
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Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 23/12/2014 11:46

Also known as Sandy.
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Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 24/12/2014 10:45

Happy Birthday to John D'Acquisto (1980), John Costello (1990) and Frank Taveras (1982)! Three player, three partial seasons, 63 games between them!
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Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 24/12/2014 15:13

Franklin Fabian Taveras.

His mom was a big fan.
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Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 29/12/2014 11:31

Happy Birthday to James Mouton (Class of 1999) and Jim Brower (2002)!

And since I probably miss them every year, Happy Belated to Christmas babies: the late Charlie Lea, Wallace Johnson, Tom O'Malley, Bruce Walton (career win %: 1,000, career ERA: 8.21), Manny Trillo and Marty Pevey!
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Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 30/12/2014 10:41

Happy Birthday to Jose Morales (1973-77) - turns out he is also Melvin and Wil Nieves' uncle!
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Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 03/01/2015 11:07

Happy Birthday to Bob Gebhard (Class of '74 - specifically September 3, 1974), Randy Hunt (1986), Luis Rivera (1986-88) and DaRond Stovall (Class of 1998)!
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Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 04/01/2015 11:54

Happy Birthday to Theodore Roosevelt 'Ted' Lilly (Class of 1999), Edward Robert "Ted" Wood (1993) and former Expo/Buc/O Jay Tibbs!

One of the finalists In the running for last Expo standing until being released by LAD in August, Lilly has been parts of trades with Vladi's brother for the grumpy Perez brother and 12 years later for Eli's son Brett. Lilly made ~$80M so far in his career - not bad for being the PTBNL sweetener in the Jake Westbrook ($62M) for Irabu trade in back in 2000.
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Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 05/01/2015 10:45

Happy Birthday to Bob Reece (1978), Ryan Minor (2001), Chris Nabholz (1990-93), and Jeff Fassero (1991-96)!
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Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 08/01/2015 11:21

Happy Birthday to Carl Anthony Pavano (1998-2002), Randy Max Ready (Class of 1993) and Matt Maysey (1992). One of the biggest teases in recent memory (Helluva post season in '03 though), one of the All Time MLB porn names and one just kind of forgettable - despite his career OPS of 2.000.
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Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 09/01/2015 10:57

Happy Birthday to Otis Nixon!The 2nd half of Otis' career (aka Post-Expo), and Montreal (1988-90) got nothing for him) saw him start to be fairly useful besides just having some success on the basepaths.
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Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 13/01/2015 10:21

Happy Birthday to the 29th Expo Ron Brand (who never pitched or played 1B for Montreal), the 24th Expo Larry Jaster (pre Montreal claim to fame: 5 shutouts in 1966 all vs LA.) and 1983 sub-Mendoza Expo Gene Roof!
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Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 14/01/2015 11:31

Happy Birthday to Derrel Thomas (Class of 1984) and first overall pick of the 1969 January draft!
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Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 15/01/2015 11:41

Happy Birthday to former Expo farmhand Armando Galarraga (at the time the 'who's that?' in the Nat's 1 year acquisition of A. Soriano now most famous for his 'perfect' one-hitter), Delino DeShields (1990-93, traded in what was widely viewed as a salary dump to LA for relief pitcher and future HOF Pedro Martinez), Dr. Mike Marshall (1970-73, traded to LA for the late Willie Davis), the late Tony Solaita (Calss of 1979, "Buried: Immediately outside his home,in Nuuuli, American Samoa ": B-R), traded mid 1979 season to Toronto for the at the time, and current, 'who's that?', Dyar Miller and to the Curt Brown who pitched in 11 games in 1986-87, not the one who got 4 AB in 1973.
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Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 19/01/2015 09:52

Happy Birthday to Brad Mills (1980-83), Jeff Juden (1996-97) and Fernando Seguignol (1998-2001)!

Juden once won 10 decisions in a row - pretty impressive for a career record of 27-32. Seguignol was traded (w/cash) for John Wetteland in 1995. Mills had a better Winning Percentage (.384) as a Manager than On Base Percentage (.311) as a player leading to two short careers.

Roger who? http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L66gwVriZdE
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Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 20/01/2015 11:23

Happy Birthday to Julio Santana (Class of 2000 & Rico Carty's nephew)!
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Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 21/01/2015 10:32

Happy Birthday to Bob Reynolds! He was the 25th player chosen in the 1968 Expansion Draft after being the 17th player chosen in the 1966 Amateur Draft, pitched (poorly, era 20.25) in one game for the 1969 club. Traded to St. Louis for Mike Torres but had his best years later in Baltimore's bullpen.
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Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 22/01/2015 10:17

Happy Birthday to Jeff Treadway (Class of 1995) - acquired in the 'Oh' Henry Rodriguez trade.
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Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 28/01/2015 11:15

Happy Birthday to Tomas de la Rosa (2000-01), Chris Peters, (a de la Rosa teammate in 2001) and Steve Falteisek (1997)!
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Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 02/02/2015 11:32

Happy Birthday to Dale Murray ('74-'76 and '79-'80)!
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Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 04/02/2015 10:40

Happy Birthday to the late Joe Sparma (1970), Stan Papi (1977-78, then traded for Bill Lee) and Jeff Gardner (18G in 1994)!
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Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 09/02/2015 10:49

Happy Birthday to Wilton's older brother; Vladimir Guerrero (1996-2003)!

http://rbtlsports.com/vladimir-guerrero-in-cooperstown-with-an-expos-cap/
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Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 10/02/2015 11:22

Happy Birthday to Three time Expo Lenny Webster ('94, '96 and '00)!

... and just for the heck of it 2004 Expo Maicer Izturis' brother Cesar!
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Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 12/02/2015 11:18

Happy Birthday to Don 'Stan the Man Unusual' Stanhouse (1975-77)! Actually pitched pretty well for the 1976 club (9-12, 3.77 in 184.1 IP) one of only two Expo pitchers to hit a Grand Slam. Given the closer role during the 1977 season, Don was traded (w/Joe Kerrigan and Gary Roenicke) to the Orioles for Rudy May, Randy Miller & Bryn Smith the following offseason.
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Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 15/02/2015 09:44

Happy Birthday to Joe T. Hesketh (1984-1990, Slide darn it!), Rolando Roomes (1990), Barry L. (1991) and Terry L. Jones (1998-01), no relation, and Ugueth U. Urbina (1995-01)!
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Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 16/02/2015 20:04

the only major leaguer E V E R with the initials U U
forget his middle name. but it too begins with U

U. U. U.

L O L
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Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 16/02/2015 20:05

well now ... I looked it up, and learned something from Wiki

* * *

This name uses Spanish naming customs: the first or paternal family name is Urbina and the second or maternal family name is Villarreal.

Ugueth Urtain Urbina Villarreal (/uːˈɡɛt ʊərˈbiːnə/; born February 15, 1974) is a Venezuelan former relief pitcher in Major League Baseball. A two-time All-Star, Urbina led the National League in saves with 41 in the 1999 season and helped the Florida Marlins win the 2003 World Series. He is the only player in major league history with the initials "UU" or "UUU".[1]
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Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 16/02/2015 21:25

Unsettling Ubaldo Uouttathere.
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Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 18/02/2015 09:18

Happy Birthday to the very first Expo, Manny Mota (Class of '69, traded midseason w/Wills for Fairly and Popovich), his 1969 teammate Leo Marentette and from the last Expos team (2002-04) Jamey Carroll - who score the last Expo run.
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Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 20/02/2015 10:26

Happy Birthday to forkball specialist Elroy Face (one of Montreal's first FA signings 4-2, w/5 saves on the expansion 1969 club), Bill Gullickson (1979-1985, #2 overall draft pick in 1977, #2 (as usual, to a Dodger) in 1980 ROY) and Livan Hernandez (2003-04, the last Expo All Star and as a pretty good bar bet, the last Expo Silver Slugger)!
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Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 05/03/2015 11:09

Happy Birthday to Jose Mercedes (2003) and Chad Fonville (1995)!
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Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 06/03/2015 10:00

Happy Birthday to Gerry Hannahs (the only Expo minor leaguer to win 20 games in a season and in a late season call up went 2-0 with the horrible (55-107) 1976 club; followed by 1-5 with the 20 game improved '77 club, followed by a trade to LA.)!
Happy Birthday also to Anthony Telford (1997-2001)!
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Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 11/03/2015 10:30

Happy Birthday to Stratford, Ontario's own Larry Landreth (1976-77), Rod Henderson (3G w/the 1994 club) and Salomon Torres (12G in 1997, before launching a surprise second act)!
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Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 12/03/2015 10:09

Happy Birthday to Bryan Hebson (Class of 2003; ok July 2003; ok July 6-8, 2003)!
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Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 13/03/2015 08:12

Happy Birthday to Marv Staehle (1969-70) and AAAA All star Randy Bass (1 AB with the 1979 club ... 238 minor league HRs, career AAA OPS of .980 in 835 games. Huge in Japan later.)

Staehle's claim to fame may be that he was once part of a three team trade with Tommy John and Rocky Colavito!
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Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 16/03/2015 10:44

The 1994 strike, followed by the purge, followed by Birthday boy to Curt Schmidt being a great example of a AAAA player in 1995: (5-0, 2.22, 15SV in Ottawa, 0-0, 6.97 in 10.1IP/11G Montreal). [
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Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 17/03/2015 10:35

Happy Birthday to useful lefty Scott Downs (Class of 2000-04)! As such 39yo Downs is probably as good a candidate as any to be the last Expo standing; under contract with CWS through 2015 - cheap buy-out though. Happy Birthday also to Raul Chavez (1995-96) who completed the BPG Trifecta of being an Oriole and Pirate as well.
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Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 18/03/2015 10:07

Happy Birthday to teammates from the 2004 team: Chad Cordero (2003-04), Tomo Ohka (2001-04) and Termell Sledge (2004) as well as earlier Expos Randy Miller (whose 10.29 in 1978 was a big improvement (really) over his 1977 cup of coffee H/9=54!) and Pat Jarvis (1973) who links Carl Morton with Larry Biittner!

The obligatory annual Simpsons shout out:

http://www.baseball-reference.com/bullpen/Simpsons_Baseball_References
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Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 19/03/2015 10:51

Happy Birthday to the 22nd Expo Garry Jestadt! An expansion pick who got a September cup of coffee with the inaugural club and had an intriguing stat line that includes OPS of .000 in 6 PA but scored 1 run and got 1 RBI without a SH or SF. A victory for small ball!

Also Happy Birthday to 1991 All Star, the late Ivan Calderon(1991-92)!
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Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 21/03/2015 11:17

Happy Birthday to Rick DeHart (Who wasn't that good in 1997 and 1998 before falling of a cliff in 1999) and to Tim McIntosh (started with a cliff dive in 1993 with his OPS of .238)!
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Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 23/03/2015 08:12

Happy Birthday to Ron Johnson (Class of 1984 - 5G, 5AB, 5PO).
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Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 25/03/2015 10:37

Happy Birthday to 6'5" RHP Jim Britton (Class of 1971) and 5'9" LHP Brian Barnes (1990-93)!
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Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 27/03/2015 10:35

Happy Birthday to: Drew Hall (Class of 1990), David Hostetler (Class of 1981, after being another part of that 'great' 1980 Denver Bears AAA team) and local boy Derek Aucoin (Class of 1996)!

Gee Whiz link: http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/archives/10216
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Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 28/03/2015 10:06

Happy Birthday to Shawn Boskie (Class of 1998 - 5 GS > 17.2 IP, you know his ERA was high)!
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Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 29/03/2015 11:22

Happy Birthday to Mike Ramsey (Class of 1984) who was acquired for Chris Speier (and cash), who was acquired for Tim Foli straight up, who was part of the bounty obtained in exchange for Rusty Staub, who was acquired for a bounty of 1968 expansion picks: M. Alou, S. Guinn and J. Billingham (and cash)! and to Juan Bell (Class of 1994) less of a backstory, signed as a FA in April, granted FA status in October. His brother George was pretty good for a few years in Toronto.

http://baseballhotcorner.com/behind-scenes-ecstasy-agony-1994-montreal-expos/
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Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 01/04/2015 10:49

Happy Birthday to Willie Montanez (sub-Mendoza with Montreal 1980-1 frown , but a decent 14 year career), Matt Herges (2002) and, of course, Le Grand Orange - Rusty Staub (1969-71 & 1979)!
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Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 02/04/2015 10:44

Happy Birthday to Dick "The Monster" Radatz, mid-season pick up member (0-4. 5.71) of the 1969 club.
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Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 07/04/2015 10:24

Happy Birthday to the 16th Expo: Bill Stoneman (1969-73)!

http://www.baseball-reference.com/bullpen/Bill%20Stoneman

Rick Engle (September 2, 1981 - September 2, 1981 for something less than 2 hours) and Freddie Benavides from 1994's pennant winners! frown
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Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 08/04/2015 08:01

Happy Birthday to the 15th Expo Jose Herrera (1969-70), Alex S. Gonzalez (2004) and HOFer the late Gary Carter (1974-1984, 1992)!
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Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 09/04/2015 10:26

Happy Birthday to Nate Colbert (1975-6), Graeme Lloyd (2001-2) and Talmadge Nunnari (2000)!
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Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 10/04/2015 08:39

Happy Birthday to Adelaide's own Shayne Bennett (1997-99)!
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Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 13/04/2015 09:42

Happy Birthday to Mark Leiter (1996) and oddly enough; Doug Strange (1997)!
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Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 14/04/2015 09:51

Happy Birthday to Chris Welsh (1983), Carlos Perez (1995-98) and Pete Rose (1984)!
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Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 15/04/2015 11:08

Happy Birthday to WIllie Davis (1974) and Milton Bradley (2000-01)!

Also Jackie Robinson First takes the Field 4/15/47
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Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 15/04/2015 12:06

A belated BOOOOOO to Pete. To think I had the honor of booing him in person...
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Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 15/04/2015 12:20

Never too late to boo Rose.
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Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 17/04/2015 10:50

Happy Birthday to Marquis Grissom (1989-1994)!
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zxCvJdDv0iI
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Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 18/04/2015 10:43

Happy Birthday to Chuck Taylor (1973-76, who was once involved in trades for Ron Taylor (1971 Off season Expo purchase), Mike Cuellar and Jim Bibby) and was one of the few Expos from the first years with a winning record. Happy Birthday also to Doug Flynn (1982-85)!
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Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 20/04/2015 09:53

Happy Birthday to Joe Gilbert (1972-73), Tom Hutton (1978-81), MIke O'Berry (1985), JImmy Jones (1993) and Masato Yoshii (2001-02)!
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Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 21/04/2015 10:50

Happy Birthday to Joe Keener; 1976 was a low watermark for the Expos but September 18-28 was something of a highwater mark for Joe!
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Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 22/04/2015 10:51

Happy Birthday to Terry Francona (1981-85) and Dave Schmidt (1990-91)!
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Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 23/04/2015 10:10

Happy Birthday to HOFer Rheal "l'Acadien" Cormier (1996-97) and Tom Dixon (4G in 1983)!
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Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 28/04/2015 08:21

Happy Birthday to sub-Mendoza liner Jorge Roque (Class of 1973), 27.00 ERA Jim Poole in 2000 and 16.00 ERA Shawn Hill of the 2004 club!
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Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 29/04/2015 10:14

Happy Birthday to Bob McClure (1986-88), John Vander Wal (1991-93) and Pedro's 1997 P2BNL - Tony Armas (1999-2004)!
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Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 05/05/2015 09:21

The late Hideki Irabu 2-7, ERA 6.69 with the 2000 and 2001 Expos.
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Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 07/05/2015 09:25

Happy 78th Birthday to Mr. Expo; Claude Raymond (1969-71), French color broadcaster (1972-2001), coach (2002-04)!
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Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 11/05/2015 10:35

Happy Birthday to Floyd "Why didn't he Just say No" Youmans (1985-88) and Roy "Who?" Corcoran (2003-04)!
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Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 12/05/2015 10:20

Happy Birthday to Felipe Alou (player 1973, Mgr 1992-2001) - to save space only mentioning his relatives with Expo connections: father of Moises, brother of Jesus, uncle to Mel!
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Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 19/05/2015 10:25

Happy Birthday to Luis Aquino (1995), Rick Cerone (1992) and Stan Swanson (1971)!
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Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 20/05/2015 10:09

Bobby Murcer and Former Expo Jim Lyttle (1973-76) were born on the exact same day in 1946. NYY teammates for a bit, it was the former who signed as an amateur free agent in 1964 and the latter who was a first round draft choice two years later.
Happy Birthday also to Dave McDonald (1971)!
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Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 23/05/2015 11:02

Happy Birthday to Pepe Mangual (1972-76), semi-famously known as Coco Laboy's (1969-73) cousin!

Happy Birthday also to Nelson Norman (1987 - specifically April 29, 1987, 0-4 w/E, Expos lost to Philadelphia, Shane Rawley with the 6-hit shutout)
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Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 25/05/2015 10:05

Happy Birthday to Bill Dillman (1970) and Joey Eischen (1991, 2001-04)!
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Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 28/05/2015 10:39

Happy Birthday to AAAA Jim 'Bridging the gap between Ron Hunt and Pete Mackanin' Cox (1973-76)!
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Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 29/05/2015 10:35

Happy Birthday to Mike,son of Dave, Stenhouse (1982-84), Clyde Mashore (1970-73), Fred Holdsworth (1977-78), Bill Risley (1992-93) and Sean Spencer (2000)!
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Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 01/06/2015 09:34

Happy Birthday to the last Expo: Olympic Gold medalist Brad Wilkerson (2001-04)!
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Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 02/06/2015 09:57

Happy Birthday to Roger Freed (1976), Jack O'Conner (1985) and Reid Cornelius (1995)!
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Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 04/06/2015 08:05

Happy Birthday to Trace Coquillette (1999-2000), Robert Perez (1998) and the late Ross Albert Grimsley Sr.!
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Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 08/08/2015 22:55

On July 17th, it was my birthday.

On year away from a prime number!
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Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 20/10/2015 11:37

Happy Birthday to Jonathan Hurst (1992 & 1994 with a combined 24 ER in 26.1 IP)!
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Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 22/10/2015 10:27

Happy Birthday to 1995 1st round draft pick Michael Barrett (1998-2003)!
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Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 24/10/2015 10:26

Happy Birthday to F.P. (Frank Paul) Santangelo (1995-98) and Vlad's little brother Wilton Guerrero (1998-2000)!
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Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 25/10/2015 09:36

Happy Birthday to Rowland Office (1980-82), Andy McGaffigan (1984, 1986-89), Tom Romano (1987), Joe Siddall (1993 and 1995), Pedro Martinez (1994-97) and 1968 Expansion pick Skip Guinn! That's a lot of Expos.

Gee whiz info: Roland Office was born on the same day (10/25/52) as Gene Mauch's (1965-1975) nephew Roy Smalley III.
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Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 26/10/2015 10:59

If the best Expo pitcher wasn't born on 10/25, it was 10/26:

Happy Birthday to Steve Rogers (1973-85) and to Gil Heredia (1992-95)!
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Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 27/10/2015 10:22

Happy Birthday to Tom Nieto (1986, traded w/Jeff Reardon to Minnesota = 1987 Twins World Series Champions!), U.L. Washington (1985), and Scott Forster (2000)!
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Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 28/10/2015 10:04

Happy Birthday to Kirk (Jim's brother) Bullinger, Montreal Expo class of 1998. Older brother Jim was class of 1997.
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Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 01/11/2015 16:52

Happy Birthday to Rich Thompson (1989-90, well just 1 IP in 1990) and Miguel Dilone (1984-85), both 2x Montreal FA singings!
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Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 12/11/2015 11:16

Happy Birthday to a rather bland trio of catchers (Wil Tejada, Jeff Reed, Randy Knorr) and one bland pitcher (J.D. Smart)!
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Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 13/11/2015 12:08

Happy Birthday to three short time Expos: Rob Natal (5 games in 1992, the Marlins saw enough to draft him later that year in their Expansion draft), Vic Darensbourg (6 games in 2003) and Rigo Beltran (2 games in 2004)!
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Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 13/11/2015 12:16

Originally Posted By: Sigh
Happy Birthday to a rather bland trio of catchers (Wil Tejada, Jeff Reed, Randy Knorr) and one bland pitcher (J.D. Smart)!


Not to mention my sister Susan.
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Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 14/11/2015 13:16

Happy Birthday to Kent Bottenfield (1992-93)!
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Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 15/11/2015 12:24

Happy Birthday to Fred Breining (Class of 1984, once traded in deals for Bill Madlock and for Al Oliver) and Darwin Cubillan (2001)!
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Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 16/11/2015 11:35

Happy Birthday to Chris Haney (1991-92), Tim Scott (1993-96) and to Don Hahn of the 1969 and 1970 teams (a December 1968 Rule V draft selection, not an October 14th expansion pick)!
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Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 18/11/2015 09:32

Happy Birthday to AAAA, career sub-Mendoza Dan Briggs (1981) and Howard Farmer (1990)!
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Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 19/11/2015 11:36

Happy Birthday to September 1995 call up J. J. Thobe (4 games between 9/18 - 9/29)!
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Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 20/11/2015 12:10

Happy Birthday to Gabe White (1994-95) ....

ok and props to KC 1st round (1st pick even) draft choice Rick 'Blue' Monday, who was once traded for Bill Buckner. A day that caused later problems throughout the region.
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Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 23/11/2015 11:39

Happy Birthday to Ryan McGuire (1997-99) and Rich Sauveur (Class of 1988)!

Sauveur's MLB career started in 1986 with Pittsburgh and ended 14 years later with the 2000 Oakland A's ... with a grand total of 34 games.
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Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 24/11/2015 11:38

Happy Birthday to the late JIm Northrup (Montreal Expo Class of 1974. He was also part of Detroit's and Baltimore's 1974 teams) and Bob Malloy (1G, 2IP in 1990)!
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Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 25/11/2015 10:59

Happy Birthday to Tavo Alvarez (1995-96)!
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Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 29/11/2015 12:28

Who hit the first ever Montreal Expo home run (off Tom Seaver no less)?
Hint a LH RP in the 4th inning of Opening Day - the 14th Expo, Birthday boy Dan McGinn (1969-71)!

Also Happy Birthday to Francis Beltran who was the part of the bounty received in the last Expo salary dump (7/31/04)!
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Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 30/11/2015 11:40

Happy Birthday to David Engle (1987-88)!
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Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 03/12/2015 11:40

After 11 years, 400+ games in the minors, 1967 NYY draft choice and Birthday Boy Gerry Pirtle joined the 1978 Expos (0-2, 5.96 in 25.2 IP).

Happy Birthday also to Wayne Garrett, (exact same birthday, also an Expo in 1978 (as well as 1976-77) but broke in in MLB in 1969 and played in just shy of 1,100 games over 10 years.

And Happy Birthday to Bob Pate (1980-81)!
Posted By: Sigh

Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 04/12/2015 10:53

Happy Birthday to Lee Smith (Class of 1997)!
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Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 07/12/2015 11:19

Happy Birthday to Rich Coggins (Class of '75) and Scot Thompson ('85)!
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Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 09/12/2015 11:23

Happy Birthday to Del Unser ('76-'78), Darold Knowles ('78), Tony Tarasco ('95), Chris Truby ('02) and Tony Bastista ('04)!
Posted By: Sigh

Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 10/12/2015 11:14

Happy Birthday to Gale 'The Kansas Comet' Sayer's undergraduate QB at Kansas: Steve Renko (1969-76), acquired by Montreal in a 1969 midseason trade for the 6th Expo (Donn Clendenon),;just north of Mendoza line catcher Gil Reyes (1989,1991), and Mel Rojas (1990-96, 1999): Moises' cousin, nephew of Jesus, Felipe and Matty as well as father to Mel Jr.
Posted By: John Lease

Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 10/12/2015 13:01

Ooh, Steve Renko.

I remember him well.
Posted By: Sigh

Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 15/12/2015 11:50

Happy Birthday to Stan 'Bahnsen Burner'! Montreal Expo class of 1977-81 and 1968 AL ROY. Who I'll offer up as evidence that nothing really changes. Arguments about who should win post season awards and how some voters vote the way they do are always interesting.
Bahnsen was not unanimous back in 1968. 17 votes for a 17 win season with a 2.05 ERA!
Del Unser got 3 votes for his .230 BA, .560 OPS but he did out HR Bahnsen 1 to 0.
Posted By: Sigh

Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 16/12/2015 11:29

Happy Birthday to Tom Gorman (1981-82) and from the inaugural 1969 team Adolfo 'The Panamanian Flash' Phillips!

Phillip's coolest stat is from his 1967 season. The top 10 NL in IBB that year includes: McCovey, Staub, Aaron, Allen, Cepeda and Clemente. Stargell was number 2 w/25. Phillips had 20 effen' 9! Over in the AL, Killebrew and Freehan led with 15, Triple Crowner Yaz had 11.

Unknown how many came after this game:

http://www.baseball-reference.com/boxes/CHN/CHN196706112.shtml

29 is a top 30 season in MLB history - get Bond's seasons off the list and Adolfo's 1967 is in the top 20.
Posted By: mlbbirdfan

Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 18/12/2015 19:35

Happy Birthday to Ty Cobb.

************

FROM WRITER's ALMANAC today

"It's the birthday of the baseball legend Ty Cobb, born in Narrows, Georgia (1886). His father was a teacher, principal, publisher, and state senator, and he had imagined that his son would follow in his footsteps, or maybe become a doctor or lawyer. He finally gave his blessing to Cobb's career choice, but he warned him: "Don't come home a failure." Three weeks before 18-year-old Cobb made his debut with the Detroit Tigers, his mother shot and killed his father outside their bedroom window - apparently, she thought he was an intruder.

Cobb was furious at the hazing he received from his teammates; he said, "I was just a mild-mannered Sunday-school boy, but those old-timers turned me into a snarling wild-cat." Cobb became one of the greatest baseball players of all time. Nothing stood in his way - legend has it that he would sit in the dugout where the other team could see him and sharpen the spikes on his shoes, then slide feet-first into each base. He was so mad when he thought the spring training field wasn't in top condition that he beat up the groundskeeper, then choked the groundskeeper's wife when she intervened. He attacked a heckler in the stands and almost killed him, and was finally hauled off the man by an umpire and a police officer. The Detroit Free Press described Cobb as "daring to the point of dementia." He still has the highest lifetime batting average of all time.

He said: "The great American game should be an unrelenting war of nerves. I guess that's what I miss most in it nowadays. In the battle of wits I was lucky enough to join in, you sat up nights plotting ways to win."
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Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 21/12/2015 11:38

Happy Birthday to the late Howie Reed! Another 'Kiss of Death' resume: along with being an Expo (1969-71), he was a KC Athletic, and a Caifornia Angel.

Happy Birthday also to Dustin Hermanson (1997-2000)!
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Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 24/12/2015 13:43

Happy Birthday to John D'Acquisto (1980), John Costello (1990) and Frank Taveras (1982)! Three players, three partial seasons, 63 games between them!
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Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 28/12/2015 11:38

Happy Birthday to three lefties: Bill Lee (1979-82), the late John Milner (1981-82) and Zane Smith (1989-90) and one righty: Einar Diaz (2004)!
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Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 30/12/2015 10:49

Happy Birthday to Jose Morales (1973-77) - turns out he is also Melvin and Wil Nieves' uncle!
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Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 07/01/2016 10:50

Happy Birthday to Ross Grimsley Jr. (1978-80 and in that first year the only Expo 20 game winner .... w/19 CG) and the late Fred Whitfield (1970).
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Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 11/01/2016 11:26

Happy Birthday to Dan Norman (Class of '82, Arrived with Jeff Reardon for Ellis Valentine) and Nikco Riesgo (who made his MLB debut 4/20/91 and played his last game 4/26/91)!
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Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 12/01/2016 11:32

Happy Birthday to Casey Candaele (1986-88) and teammates on the '04 last Expos team: Luis Ayala and Andy Fox!
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Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 14/01/2016 11:18

Happy Birthday to Derrel Thomas (Class of 1984) and first overall pick of the 1969 January draft!
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Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 15/01/2016 11:18

Happy Birthday to former Expo farmhand Armando Galarraga (at the time the 'who's that?' in the Nat's 1 year acquisition of A. Soriano now most famous for his 'perfect' one-hitter), Delino DeShields (1990-93, traded in what was widely viewed as a salary dump to LA for relief pitcher and future HOF Pedro Martinez), Dr. Mike Marshall (1970-73, traded to LA for the late Willie Davis), the late Tony Solaita (Calss of 1979, "Buried: Immediately outside his home,in Nuuuli, American Samoa ": B-R), traded mid 1979 season to Toronto for the at the time, and current, 'who's that?', Dyar Miller and to the Curt Brown who pitched in 11 games in 1986-87, not the one who got 4 AB in 1973.
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Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 17/01/2016 11:07

Happy Birthday to Brad Fullmer (1997-99)! Part of a 2000 3-way 'why bother' trade that neither hurt nor helped Montreal, not Texas nor Toronto as Fullmer, Lee Stevens and David Sequi played musical chairs but with the same number of chairs.

Fullmer did get to drink champagne in Anaheim and stole home in the 2002 World Series.
Posted By: Sigh

Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 18/01/2016 09:59

Happy Birthday to Bill Sampen (1991-92) and 1970 ROY the late Carl Morton (1969-72)! Back in the day I thought Carl's 1971 Topp card with the trophy on it was the coolest thing.
http://www.comc.com/Cards/Baseball/1971/Topps/515/Carl_Morton/1836985/REVIEWED/COMC/G-VG-EX
Posted By: mlbbirdfan

Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 18/01/2016 14:48

Happy belated birthday, Martin Luther King.
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Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 19/01/2016 11:29

Happy Birthday to Brad Mills (1980-83), Jeff Juden (1996-97) and Fernando Seguignol (1998-2001)!

Juden once won 10 decisions in a row - pretty impressive for a career record of 27-32. Seguignol was traded (w/cash) for John Wetteland in 1995. Mills had a better Winning Percentage (.384) as a Manager than On Base Percentage (.311) as a player leading to two short careers.

Roger who? http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L66gwVriZdE
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Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 20/01/2016 11:18

Happy Birthday to Julio Santana (Class of 2000 & Rico Carty's nephew)!
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Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 21/01/2016 10:05

Happy Birthday to Bob Reynolds! He was the 25th player chosen in the 1968 Expansion Draft after being the 17th player chosen in the 1966 Amateur Draft, pitched (poorly, era 20.25) in one game for the 1969 club. Traded to St. Louis for Mike Torres but had his best years later in Baltimore's bullpen.
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Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 22/01/2016 11:06

Happy Birthday to Jeff Treadway (Class of 1995) - acquired in the 'Oh' Henry Rodriguez trade.
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Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 23/01/2016 10:13

Happy Birthday to Sherman Obando (1995-96)!
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Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 24/01/2016 10:14

Happy Birthday to Tim Barrett (Class of 1988, specifically July 18 - August 9, 1988, highlighted by a 3 inning save on August 7th)!
Posted By: mlbbirdfan

Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 24/01/2016 14:33

this thread has 1.4 million views.
Posted By: Sigh

Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 25/01/2016 10:50

Thanks for helping keep the Expos 'alive'!
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Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 25/01/2016 10:54

Happy Birthday to Balor Moore (1970, 1972-74) the Expos' first amateur draft pick (June 1969)! 14 years later their first round selection was birthday boy Brian Holman (1988-89)! Also Happy Birthday to FA signings Jose Macias (2002-03) and Dale Mohoric (1990)!
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Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 26/01/2016 11:13

Happy Birthday to Rick Schu (Class of August 14, 1996) and Lou Frazier (1993-95, not to be confused with Lou Collier)!

Also Happy Birthday to the late Cesar Gutierrez who got a card but no GP:

http://www.baseball-reference.com/bullpen/Cesar_Gutierrez
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Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 27/01/2016 11:16

Happy Birthday to Greg Bargar (1983-84)!
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Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 28/01/2016 10:27

Happy Birthday to Tomas de la Rosa (2000-01), Chris Peters, (a de la Rosa teammate in 2001) and Steve Falteisek (1997)!
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Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 29/01/2016 11:16

Happy Birthday to Mike Aldrete (1989-90)!
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Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 01/02/2016 10:39

Happy Birthday to Ron Woods (1971-74) and Tom Wieghaus (1981, 83 and more career RBI than hits)!
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Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 02/02/2016 11:26

Happy Birthday to Dale Murray ('74-'76 and '79-'80)!
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Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 04/02/2016 11:17

Happy Birthday to the late Joe Sparma (1970), Stan Papi (1977-78, then traded for Bill Lee) and Jeff Gardner (18G in 1994)!
Posted By: Sigh

Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 09/02/2016 10:29

Happy Birthday to Wilton's older brother; Vladimir Guerrero (1996-2003)!

http://rbtlsports.com/vladimir-guerrero-in-cooperstown-with-an-expos-cap/
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Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 15/02/2016 11:43

Happy Birthday to Joe T. Hesketh (1984-1990, Slide darn it!), Rolando A. Roomes (1990), Barry L. (1991) and Terry L. Jones (1998-01), no relation, and Ugueth U. Urbina (1995-01)!
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Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 16/02/2016 10:25

Happy Birthday to Terry Crowley (Class of '83), Barry Foote (1973-77), Eric Bullock (1990-92) and Mike Hubbard (1998)!
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Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 18/02/2016 11:09

Happy Birthday to the very first Expo, Manny Mota (Class of '69, traded midseason w/Wills for Fairly and Popovich), his 1969 teammate Leo Marentette and from the last Expos team (2002-04) Jamey Carroll - who score the last Expo run.
Posted By: Sigh

Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 19/02/2016 10:36

Happy Birthday to two great individuals: TIm Burke (1985-1991) and Miguel Batista (1998-2000)!
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Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 29/02/2016 10:07

Don't get to do this day often.

Happy Birthday to Bill Long (3 games in 1991) and Jerry Fry (4 games in 1978)!
Posted By: Sigh

Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 03/03/2016 11:21

Happy Birthday to Bobby Munoz (2001), Neal Heaton (1987-88) and William Henry 'Skeeter' Barnes (1985)!
Posted By: John Lease

Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 06/03/2016 15:52

Today, Willie Stargell would have been 76 years old.
Posted By: Sigh

Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 07/03/2016 11:24

Happy Birthday to Montreal's homegrown, home boy HOF Denis Boucher (1993-94)!
Posted By: John Lease

Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 07/03/2016 12:07

Originally Posted By: Sigh
Happy Birthday to Montreal's homegrown, home boy HOF Denis Boucher (1993-94)!


Brother of famed linebacker, Bobby? smile
Posted By: Sigh

Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 08/03/2016 09:15

Still waiting for that sequel!
Posted By: Sigh

Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 10/03/2016 09:03

Happy Birthday to the late Wayne Twitchell (1977-78)!
Posted By: John Lease

Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 10/03/2016 10:56

Wayne Twitchell is dead?
Posted By: Sigh

Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 10/03/2016 11:38

Since 2010 - Age 62, effn cancer.
Posted By: Sigh

Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 11/03/2016 09:26

Happy Birthday to Stratford, Ontario's own Larry Landreth (1976-77), Rod Henderson (3G w/the 1994 club) and Salomon Torres (12G in 1997, before launching a surprise second act)!
Posted By: Sigh

Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 14/03/2016 10:37

Happy Birthday to Jerry Willard (Class of 1992 - shared with Atlanta, Expos got the worst of that one.)!
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Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 15/03/2016 09:49

Happy Birthday to HOF (Red's edition) Wayne Granger who wrapped up a nine year MLB career with the 1976 Expos!
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Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 16/03/2016 09:58

The 1994 strike, followed by the purge, followed by Birthday boy to Curt Schmidt being a great example of a AAAA player in 1995: (5-0, 2.22, 15SV in Ottawa, 0-0, 6.97 in 10.1IP/11G Montreal).
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Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 18/03/2016 10:26

Happy Birthday to teammates from the 2004 team: Chad Cordero (2003-04), Tomo Ohka (2001-04) and Termell Sledge (2004) as well as earlier Expos Randy Miller (whose 10.29 in 1978 was a big improvement (really) over his 1977 cup of coffee H/9=54!) and Pat Jarvis (1973) who links Carl Morton with Larry Biittner!

The obligatory annual Simpsons shout out:

http://www.baseball-reference.com/bullpen/Simpsons_Baseball_References
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Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 19/03/2016 08:58

Happy Birthday to the 22nd Expo Garry Jestadt! An expansion pick who got a September cup of coffee with the inaugural club and had an intriguing stat line that includes OPS of .000 in 6 PA but scored 1 run and got 1 RBI without a SH or SF. A victory for small ball!

Also Happy Birthday to 1991 All Star, the late Ivan Calderon(1991-92)!
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Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 21/03/2016 08:04

Happy Birthday to Rick DeHart (Who wasn't that good in 1997 and 1998 before falling of a cliff in 1999) and to Tim McIntosh (started with a cliff dive in 1993 with his OPS of .238)!
Posted By: Sigh

Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 22/03/2016 10:17

Happy Birthday to Sean Berry (1993-95)! One of the overlooked parts of the 1994 team.
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Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 23/03/2016 08:09

Happy Birthday to the Class of 84's Ron Johnson (5G. 5AB, 1H, 1 RBI)! His son Chris is getting coached up by Barry Bonds.
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Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 23/03/2016 08:09

Happy Birthday to the Class of 84's Ron Johnson (5G. 5AB, 1H, 1 RBI)! His son Chris is getting coached up by Barry Bonds.
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Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 25/03/2016 10:32

Happy Birthday to 6'5" RHP Jim Britton (Class of 1971) and 5'9" LHP Brian Barnes (1990-93)!
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Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 28/03/2016 08:15

Happy Birthday to Shawn Boskie (Class of 1998 - 5 GS > 17.2 IP, you know his ERA was high)!
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Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 29/03/2016 08:32

Happy Birthday to Mike Ramsey (Class of 1984) who was acquired for Chris Speier (and cash), who was acquired for Tim Foli straight up, who was part of the bounty obtained in exchange for Rusty Staub, who was acquired for a bounty of 1968 expansion picks: M. Alou, S. Guinn and J. Billingham (and cash)! and to Juan Bell (Class of 1994) less of a backstory, signed as a FA in April, granted FA status in October. His brother George was pretty good for a few years in Toronto.

http://baseballhotcorner.com/behind-scenes-ecstasy-agony-1994-montreal-expos/
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Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 31/03/2016 10:23

Happy Birthday to Tracy D. Jones; who spent the second half of the 1988 season with the Expos (7/13 trade to Mtl (w/Pat Pacillo) from Cin for Jeff Reed, Randy St. Clair & Herm Winningham)!
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Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 05/04/2016 08:36

Happy Birthday to Matt Blank (2000-01) - 6-4 w/1.69 ERA(!?) in Vermont back in 1997!
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Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 06/04/2016 08:12

Happy Birthday to Ken 'Kenny' Williams (Class of 1991)! The LaRoche family says 'Hi!'.
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Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 07/04/2016 07:51

Happy Birthday to the 16th Expo: Bill Stoneman (1969-73)!

http://www.baseball-reference.com/bullpen/Bill%20Stoneman

Rick Engle (September 2, 1981 - September 2, 1981 for something less than 2 hours) and Freddie Benavides from 1994's pennant winners! frown
Posted By: Sigh

Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 08/04/2016 10:17

Happy Birthday to the 15th Expo Jose Herrera (1969-70), Alex S. Gonzalez (2004), Jeremy Fikac (2004) and the late Gary Carter (1974-1984, 1992) frown !
Posted By: Sigh

Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 11/04/2016 08:19

Happy Birthday to Joe Vitiello! Signed as a FA 2x w/Expos.
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Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 12/04/2016 10:37

Happy Birthday to the late Woodie Fryman (1975-6 and 1978-83 and the Expos' All Star Representative with the 1976 team and shaved years off his age pre-signing before it was cool.) and to Jerry Goff (1990 and 1992)!
Posted By: John Lease

Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 12/04/2016 11:37

Both former Pirates.
Posted By: Sigh

Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 13/04/2016 10:16

Happy Birthday to Mark Leiter (1996) and oddly enough; Doug Strange (1997)!

50% Pirates connected.
Posted By: Sigh

Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 15/04/2016 10:51

Happy Birthday to WIllie Davis (1974) and Milton Bradley (2000-01)!

Also Jackie Robinson First takes the Field 4/15/47
Posted By: Sigh

Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 20/04/2016 08:11

Happy Birthday to Joe Gilbert (1972-73), Tom Hutton (1978-81), MIke O'Berry (1985), JImmy Jones (1993) and Masato Yoshii (2001-02)!
Posted By: Sigh

Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 21/04/2016 10:23

Happy Birthday to Joe Keener; 1976 was a low watermark for the Expos but September 18-28 was something of a highwater mark for Joe!
Posted By: John Lease

Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 21/04/2016 11:27

Doug Strange is still cashing checks from the Pirates. Special assistant.
Posted By: Sigh

Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 22/04/2016 09:45

Happy Birthday to Terry Francona (1981-85) and Dave Schmidt (1990-91)!
Posted By: pogo

Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 22/04/2016 15:52

Did you say Terry Francona?
If I'd known I would have baked a cake.
Posted By: Sigh

Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 22/04/2016 20:31

That's the guy.
Posted By: John Lease

Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 23/04/2016 01:07

Son of Tito.
Posted By: Sigh

Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 23/04/2016 11:11

... and a proud father as well - "Francona's son Nick was a freshman pitcher at the University of Pennsylvania in 2005, but missed 2006 due to injuries. He later joined the U.S. Marine Corps and served as an officer in Afghanistan before returning to baseball to work as a replay coordinator and in player development." cite B-R
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Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 23/04/2016 11:11

Happy Birthday to HOFer Rheal "l'Acadien" Cormier (1996-97) and Tom Dixon (4G in 1983)!
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Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 24/04/2016 09:55

Happy Birthday to Bill Krueger (9G in 1992)!
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Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 26/04/2016 10:31

Happy Birthday to Geoff Blum (1999-2001), Felipe Lira (2000-01), and Scott Strickland (1999-2002)!

Big party day in the Expo's clubhouse 2000 & 2001!
Posted By: John Lease

Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 26/04/2016 11:05

I think Scott Strickland was also a Pirate farm hand at some point.

Or not, my brain ain't what it used to be.
Posted By: Sigh

Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 28/04/2016 11:36

Happy Birthday to sub-Mendoza liner Jorge Roque (Class of 1973), 27.00 ERA Jim Poole in 2000 and 16.00 ERA Shawn Hill of the 2004 club!
Posted By: Sigh

Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 05/05/2016 08:25

Happy Birthday to the late Hideki Irabu 2-7, ERA 6.69 with the 2000 and 2001 Expos.
Posted By: Sigh

Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 09/05/2016 07:59

Happy Birthday to Sam Mejias!
After the 1976 season; when the Expos went 55-107, the acquired Mejias from St. Louis. The following year they improved by 20 games. Coincidence?



P.S. yes
Posted By: mikezpen

Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 09/05/2016 15:02

Wasn't Irabu w/the MFY? The "Japanese Nolan Ryan"?
Posted By: Sigh

Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 10/05/2016 08:14

That was the guy.

In one of the great preemptive salary dumps of all time Expo owner/NYY fan Jeff Loria sent Jake Wesbrook (career earnings: $70M+) and PTBNL Ted Lilly ($80M+) to NYY.
Posted By: Sigh

Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 12/05/2016 08:25

Happy Birthday to Felipe Alou (player 1973, Mgr 1992-2001) - to save space only mentioning his relatives with Expo connections: father of Moises, brother of Jesus, uncle to Mel!
Posted By: Sigh

Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 14/05/2016 10:15

Happy Birthday to a couple of the bigger names in Expo history: Dennis 'El Presidente' Martinez (1986-1993) and HOF Tony 'Big Dog' Perez (1977-79) - 46 years of MLB between them; and Brad Rigby (2000)!
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Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 15/05/2016 10:21

Happy Birthday to Steve Dunning! Steve was a member of the 1976 squad and was part of a famous 'What? Who? Why?' trade: Dunning, Pat Scanlon and Tony Scott to the St. Louis for Bill Greif, Sam Mejias and Angel Torres.
Posted By: Sigh

Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 16/05/2016 10:21

Happy Birthday to Mitch Webster (1985-88), your 1986 NL Triples leader!
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Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 17/05/2016 09:42

Happy Birthday to Carlos' (1995-98) brother Pascual 'I-285' Perez (1987-89)!
Posted By: Sigh

Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 19/05/2016 10:11

Happy Birthday to Luis Aquino (1995), Rick Cerone (1992) and Stan Swanson (1971)!
Posted By: Sigh

Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 20/05/2016 10:26

Bobby Murcer and Former Expo Jim Lyttle (1973-76) were born on the exact same day in 1946. NYY teammates for a bit, it was the former who signed as an amateur free agent in 1964 and the latter who was a first round draft choice two years later.
Happy Birthday also to Dave McDonald (1971)!
Posted By: Sigh

Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 23/05/2016 10:35

Happy Birthday to Pepe Mangual (1972-76), semi-famously known as Coco Laboy's (1969-73) cousin!

Happy Birthday also to Nelson Norman (1987 - specifically April 29, 1987, 0-4 w/E, Expos lost to Philadelphia, Shane Rawley with the 6-hit shutout)!
Posted By: Sigh

Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 25/05/2016 10:09

Happy Birthday to Bill Dillman (1970) and Joey Eischen (1991, 2001-04)!
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Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 28/05/2016 09:29

Happy Birthday to Jim Cox - 110 games over four years ('73-'76)!
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Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 29/05/2016 12:06

Happy Birthday to Mike,son of Dave, Stenhouse (1982-84), Clyde Mashore (1970-73), Fred Holdsworth (1977-78), Bill Risley (1992-93) and Sean Spencer (2000)!
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Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 31/05/2016 08:42

Happy Birthday to Senator/Expo Jackie Brown (Class of 1977) and Joe Orsulak (1997)!
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Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 01/06/2016 08:19

Happy Birthday to the last Expo: Olympic Gold medalist Brad Wilkerson (2001-04)!

* - "He is often cited as being the last Montreal Expos player because of his appearance during the Major League Baseball Japan All-Star Series shortly after the 2004 regular season wearing his Expos uniform. He was the final winner of the Expos Player of the Year award in 2004." The good folks t B-R
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Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 02/06/2016 09:52

Happy Birthday to Roger Freed (1976), Jack O'Conner (1985) and Reid Cornelius (1995)!
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Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 07/06/2016 08:20

Happy Birthday to Joe Horgan (Class of 2004)!
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Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 08/06/2016 08:49

Happy Birthday to Scott Ruskin (1990-91), who in 16 months was part of two of the best trades in Expo history.

Also Happy Birthday to Kevin Gross (189-90) of whom it was joked* "He was always a good pitcher on paper" laugh


* memory help from B-R: "He dropped to 12 wins in 1986, and on August 10th of the next season, he was found to have sandpaper glued to his glove, leading to a ten-game suspension. "
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Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 11/06/2016 10:48

Happy Birthday to AC/DC- Dave Cash (1977-79). His November 1976 FA signing was a pretty big deal for Expos and fans. Happy Birthday also to Mike Fuentes (1983-84, as many hits as September call ups)!
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Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 12/06/2016 09:45

Happy Birthday to Scott Aldred: 1-0 in 5.1 innings and an ERA of 6.75 with the 1993 Expos! Five years later he had a historic year with Tampa.
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Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 15/06/2016 09:33

Happy Birthday to Ty Cline, the 21st Expo (1969-70) and Zach Day from the last Expo team (2002-04)!
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Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 16/06/2016 08:23

Happy Birthday to one of the luckiest guys to have a MLB career, Ron LeFlore (Class of 1980) and to the late Ken Johnson, a guy with some unlucky career/franchise highlights: KC Athletic, Colt 45, Milwaukee Brave, and Montreal Expo (1970)!
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Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 18/06/2016 10:36

Happy Birthday to Andres "Big Cat" Galarraga (1985-91, 2002), Jeremy Powell (1998-2000) and Dave Leiper (1995, 96)!
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Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 22/06/2016 10:59

Happy Birthday to Dave Tomlin (1982 & 1986) and Anthony Ferrari (2003) for a combined total of 16.1 IP!
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Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 27/06/2016 08:33

36 games over a sad four year span. Happy Birthday to the late Roy Johnson (1982, 1984-85)!
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Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 28/06/2016 10:14

Happy Birthday to Hal Breeden (1972-75), Chris Speier (1977-1984), Frank Bolick (1993) and former Expo draft choice/farmhand/partial Colon's half year king's ransom payment 1999 Montreal Expo draft choice Brandon Phillips. Now know as Brandon '30/30 man, AS, SS, GG, once stole 2nd and 3rd on the same pitch, ESPN human highlight reel, 10yr/$98M contract, friend of drunken fans*' Phillips!


* - http://www.newinki.com/brandon-phillips-heckler/
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Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 29/06/2016 09:59

Happy Birthday to the 28th Expo: John Boccabella (1969-73); also known 'en francais' as "Jean BOCK-a-belllll-a!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b8bhcHT0aGY
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Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 30/06/2016 10:27

Happy Birthday to Mark Grudzielanek (1995-98), Sub-Mendoza Expo Al Newman (1985-86), and Ron Swoboda (Class of '71).
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Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 02/07/2016 10:17

Happy Birthday to Tony Armas Jr's dad and Tim Spehr, Sub-Mendoza for his career but .208 BA with Montreal (1993-96)!
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Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 03/07/2016 10:17

Happy Birthday to the 27th Expo: Coco Laboy (1969-73) and Moises Alou (1990, 1992-96); both 2nd place finishers in NL ROY voting - though Karros' win seems legit. Happy Birthday also to Juan Rivera - not to be confused with Javier Vazquez - from the 2004 club and Jack Daugherty (1987)!
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Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 06/07/2016 09:34

Happy Birthday to Jason (Roof Top) Thompson (Class of 1986, decent little 10 year career, year 11 was sub-Mendoza with Montreal)!
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Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 07/07/2016 09:34

Happy Birthday to Jeff Shaw (1993-95)! Once traded mid season for Paul Konerko - but not by Montreal. Strangest/oddest part about the 7/4/98 trade was that the first time Shaw wore a Dodger uniform was on his birthday; in the All Star game (UUU took the loss).
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Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 08/07/2016 09:32

Happy Birthday to Bobby Ayala (Class of 1999) and - shudder - David Moraga (Class of 2000)!
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Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 18/07/2016 08:15

Happy Birthday to Chris Smith (1981-82), Rudy May (1978-79) and Razor Shines (1983-85,87)!
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Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 19/07/2016 10:38

Happy Birthday to David Segui (1995-97) and Alex Pacheco (April 17-May 15, 1996 - an ERA over 11 will keep it brief!)!
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Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 22/07/2016 08:25

Happy Birthday to Mike Thurman (1997-2001) and Scott Sanderson (1978-83)!
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Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 24/07/2016 11:28

Happy Birthday to one of the briefest of Expos: Rob Lukachyk (Class of 1996, more specifically, Class of July 1996, even more specifically Class of July 5th - July 6th, 1996)! Still 2 more ABs than most people.
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Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 25/07/2016 08:13

Happy Birthday to Fred Scherman (1975-76), Mickey Scott (1973), Guillermo Mota (1999-2001), and Javier Vazquez (1998-2003)!
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Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 27/07/2016 09:47

Happy Birthday to Jack Hiatt (1970), Larry Biittner (1974-75) and Nelson Santovenia (1987-1991)!
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Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 29/07/2016 08:38

Happy Birthday to Dan Driessen (1984-85) and Steve Frey (1989-91)!
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Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 01/08/2016 07:43

Happy Birthday to Washington Senator draft choice Pete Mackanin (1975-77) and Scott Anderson (1990)!

http://www.greatest21days.com/2012/07/scott-anderson-nothing-handed-57.html
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Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 02/08/2016 07:37

Happy Birthday to Jesus Manuel (Torres) Rivera* (1975-76) and former Expo farmhand Grady Sizemore!

*Better Known as Bombo.
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Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 04/08/2016 07:57

Happy Birthday to Terry Humphrey (1971-74, each year below the Mendoza line and still had some trade value (Woodie Fryman!)), former veterinarian Rich Nye (8 games in 1970), Kevin Collins (52 games in 1969), and Troy O'Leary (97 games in 2002)!

Not exactly Murderer's Row but Collins did hit the Expo's first PH HR:

http://www.baseball-reference.com/boxes/MON/MON196907170.shtml
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Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 05/08/2016 08:04

Happy Birthday to the late Rick Mahler (Class of 1991, 8/5/53 - 3/2/05) and Reid Nichols (Class of 1987)!
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Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 06/08/2016 09:51

Happy Birthday to Ken (Digger) Phelps (Class of 1982 - but barely: 10 G, 8 AB) and Steve Nicosia (sub-Mendoza in 1985).
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Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 08/08/2016 09:39

Happy Birthday to Brett Gideon (Class of 1989 and one unfortunate game in 1990 - a 9.00 ERA is one thing a WHIP of 6.00 is another!)!
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Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 09/08/2016 10:21

Happy Birthday to Bob Scanlan (18 games in 2001) and Bill Campbell (7 games in 1987)! Former closers with other teams, Scanlan's 7.82 ERA leads that two man Wolf Pack.
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Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 09/08/2016 10:30

Ken Phelps, Steve Nicosia AND Brett Gideon.

All former Pirates, or farmhands.
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Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 10/08/2016 09:04

Happy Birthday to Andy Stankiewicz (1996-97) the Expos' big 1995 FA signing.
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Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 12/08/2016 07:40

Happy Birthday to Urbano Lugo (3 games in 1989) and Barry Manuel (53 games in 1996)!
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Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 14/08/2016 09:10

Happy Birthday to Jim Mason (whose career started in Washington (1971), ended in Montreal (1979) and was an expansion Blue Jay pick in between)) and Scott Stewart (2001-03)!

Interesting Mason trivia from the good folks at B-R: "Because of Mason's low batting average, which hovered just over .200, his name (along with Leo Dixon's) was proposed for inclusion in a new term for poor hitting called the "Mason-Dixon Line" (.204), which is closer to .200 than the Mendoza Line (.215)"
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Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 17/08/2016 10:17

Happy Birthday to the late Larry Doby Johnson (1975-76), Bill Landrum (Class of 1992), Tony Barron (Class of June 2, 1996), Yohanny Valera (Class of September 13-29, 2000) and to Jeff Liefer (Class of 2003, acquired in the 2nd Colon trade - waived six months later)!
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Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 18/08/2016 10:01

Happy Birthday to Bob "June 10, 1982: Sent to the Detroit Tigers by the Montreal Expos as part of a conditional deal in 6/82. Returned 5/83 by the Detroit Tigers to the Montreal Expos as part of a conditional deal. Traded by the Montreal Expos to the Chicago White Sox for Vance Law in 12/84." James (Class of 1978, 1979, early 1982, late 1983 and 1984) and Chris Stowers (7/10/99 and 7/16/99)!
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Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 19/08/2016 10:04

Happy Birthday to MIke Phillips (1981-83), Tim Blackwell (1977, 1982-83), David Palmer (1978-85), Ned Yost (1985), Ron Darling (last part of July of 1991) and Britt Reames (2001-03)!
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Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 21/08/2016 09:03

Happy Birthday to Chip Lang (1975-76, Brother-in-Law to Tom Walker, making him Neil Walker's uncle!), Jim Bullinger (Class of 1997, brother of Kirk Bullinger (Class of 1998)), John Wetteland (1992-94 part of one of the best Expos trades) and Lou Collier Class of 1992, part of one of the worst)!
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Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 22/08/2016 07:57

Happy Birthday to Ray Burris (1981-83, especially 1981!) and Steve Kline (1997-2000)!
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Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 23/08/2016 07:55

Happy Birthday to Jerry White (1974-78 and 1979-83, and with a line like that you know there has to be a story: June 1978 Montreal (re)acquired Woodie Fryman from the Cubs for a PTBNL, who turned out to be Jerry White. Six months later Montreal sent Sam Mejias to Chicago for both White and Rodney (Cool Breeze) Scott. I didn't say it was a great story but for the price of Sam Mejias, three semi-integral pieces of the 1979-81 Expos were secured.).
Happy Birthday also to Randy St. Claire (1984-88) and despite no Expo connection; the late Louisiana born and raised Allan Arthur Montreuil (8/23/43-1/18/2008)!
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Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 24/08/2016 07:56

Happy Birthday to Tony Bernazard and Everett Stull!
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Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 26/08/2016 07:49

Happy Birthday to Jeff Parrett (1986-8), Troy Mattes (6/19/01 - 7/27/01) and Brendan Harris (7/31/04 - 10/03/04) - the final Expo base runner (9th inning walk on October 3, 2004)!
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Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 27/08/2016 09:48

Happy Birthday to Ed Herrmann (Class of 1978 and an answer to the questions "How do 5 catchers make it to the 1974 AL All Star squad?), Greg Mike Maddux (1998-99), and Jose Vidro (1997-2004, probably the last best Expo).
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Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 28/08/2016 11:22

Happy Birthday to MIke Torrez (1971-1974, (effn' McNally!)), Joel Youngblood (1982) and Shane 'Caveman' Andrews (1995-99)!
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Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 02/09/2016 10:36

Happy Birthday to Rex Hudler (1988-90) and Johnny Paredes (1988 and 1990)!
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Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 02/09/2016 10:42

Mike Maddux, former Pirate. I saw his last game in a Pirate uniform.
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Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 02/09/2016 11:23

Both Montreal and Pittsburgh got the wrong brother.
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Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 04/09/2016 10:48

Happy Birthday to Ron Calloway (2003-04) and Sun-Woo Kim (2002-04)!
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Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 07/09/2016 10:12

Happy Birthday to Sergio Valdez (1986, 1992-93 - with a record of 0-6)!
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Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 08/09/2016 08:29

Happy Birthday to Mike Dyer (Class of 1996) - how did Pittsburgh let him get claimed after the year he had at the plate?*





*Answer:
Click to reveal..
Because he is a pitcher.
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Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 09/09/2016 09:27

Happy Birthday to Steve Ratzer (1980-81)Tom Foley (1986-92 and 1995) and Todd Zeile (2003)!
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Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 12/09/2016 09:39

1968 Rule 5 draftee (from StL) Floyd Wicker (Class of 1969, Wicker never made an error in the field in his 4 year career but his FPS (Fielding plus SLG) of 1.195 was too low.), John Montague (1973-75) and Maicer Izturis (Class of 2004)!
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Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 12/09/2016 21:54

Four years without an error. Impressive.
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Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 14/09/2016 10:26

Happy Birthday to Curtis Brown (Class of 1973, make that Spring of '73, make that Sunday May 27th of 1973)!
Happy Birthday to the other side of that coin Expo leader in Games Played, Captain Tim 'Eli' Wallach!
Happy Birthday also to the even longer careered JIm Fanning!
http://www.baseball-reference.com/bullpen/Jim%20Fanning
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Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 15/09/2016 09:03

Happy Birthday to Don Carrithers (1974-76), Dan Smith (1999, 2002-03) and Doug Simons (1992)!

Sort of hate to say it but Simons may have been the worst Expo.
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Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 16/09/2016 09:27

Happy Birthday to near HOF'er Tim Raines (1979-1990, 2001)!
Happy Birthday to not near HOF'ers Mike Garmen (1978) and Hector Torres (1972)!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q4UclkYmr7g (No, not Garmen or Torres)
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Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 17/09/2016 10:42

Happy Birthday to 'sort of 1968 Expansion Draft pick' Bobby Wine (1969-1972) and Wayne Krenchicki (1986 - acquired for future Nasty Boy Norm Charlton)!
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Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 18/09/2016 09:18

Happy Birthday to Tony Scott. An inaugural year Expo by virtue of his selection in the 71st (!) round of the 1969 amateur draft he made the show with Montreal 1973-75. And was brought back in 1984 - not necessarily as a fan favorite farewell tour.

In between he was once traded straight up for the late Joaquin Andujar!
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Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 20/09/2016 10:29

Happy Birthday to Yovanny Lara (2000), Mike Gates (1981-82) and former Expo farmhand (to include VT in 2000) Jason Bay.
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Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 22/09/2016 09:38

Happy Birthday to 1969 Expansion pick (the 26th Expo) Jim Fairey (1969-72) and Hal Dues (1977-79, 1981) and John Stefero 1987, one of the PTBNL in the 1986 Dennis Martinez to Montreal trade - Yes it was El Presidente and a PTBNL (Sterero) for a PTBNL (Rene Gonzales).

* - Per the fine folks at B-R: "With both the Los Angeles Dodgers, who originally signed him as an amateur free agent, and the Montreal Expos, who selected him in the 1968 expansion draft, Fairey was a teammate of Ron Fairly, who he was sometimes confused with by inattentive fans, writers, and announcers". laugh
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Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 03/10/2016 09:31

Happy Birthday to Bert Roberge (1985-86), Darrin Fletcher (1992-97), Wil Cordero (1992-95, 2002-03) Mike Johnson (1997-2001) and Manny Martinez (1999)!
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Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 04/10/2016 10:34

Happy Birthday to Bill Atkinson (1976-79) and Lary Sorensen (1987)!
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Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 05/10/2016 10:03

Happy Birthday to Yamil Benitez (1995-65) and Luis Lopez (2004)!
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Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 06/10/2016 10:22

Happy Birthday to Rich Hacker (Class of 1971), George Riley (Class of 1986), 1989 FA signing Oil Can Boyd (1990-91), Archi Cianfrocco (traded in 1993 for Tim Scott!)!

Random Pirate note: also Gene Cline (who with 0 HRs and 17 RBI got multiple votes for MVP in 1970)!
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Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 07/10/2016 10:30

Happy Birthday to John O'Donoghue (The man was the virtual Kiss of Death! Former KC Athletic, former Seattle Pilot, as well as former Montreal Expo (1970-71)) and Butch Henry (1993-95)!
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Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 08/10/2016 11:01

Happy Birthday to the 8th Expo, Mike Wegener (1969-70), Bryan Little (1982-84) and perhaps the littlest Expo: Sandy Martinez - 1 game, 1 AB (GIDP!) in 2001.
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Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 09/10/2016 10:33

Happy Birthday to Jim Qualls (Class of 1970 - who once broke up a Tom Seaver perfect game effort in the 9th but was closer to .100 than to the Mendoza line as an Expo) and Randy Lerch (1982-83)!
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Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 10/10/2016 10:28

Happy Birthday to Larry Lintz (5' 9") whose career high was 50 SB with the 1974 Expos; but he had a more impressive line with the 1976 A's: 21 R, 31 SB .... in 1 AB. Of course Lintz would go hitless in that lone AB dragging his OBP and thus his OPS down to .667.

Lintz had left Montreal in a 1975 trade with St. Louis for a different role player Jim Dwyer. Dwyer was in the MLB as late as 1990 while Lintz was done in 1978. As far as roles go; batting outlasts speed.

Happy Birthday also to cups-of-coffee Bill Moore (7/13/86 - 7/25/86) and the late Terry Enyart (6/17/74 -7/5/74)!
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Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 11/10/2016 10:46

Happy Birthday to Bob 'Scrap Iron' Stinson (who was once traded for Rodney 'Cool Breeze' Scott) and Orlando 'El Duque' Hernandez who came to Montreal in 2003 as the damaged goods portion of the Bartolo Colon trade.

Even though Hernandez and his $4.1 million salary never pitched an inning for the 2003 Expos, he was a great postseason pitcher - so great pickup Omar/MLB!

Doing the math of who was traded by Montreal to rent Colon and who the return was when Colon was traded from Montreal remains kinda depressing.
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Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 11/10/2016 12:10

Bob Stinson, a catcher of the Reds also, I believe. And the mariners.
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Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 11/10/2016 12:11

Originally Posted By: Sigh
Happy Birthday to Jim Qualls (Class of 1970 - who once broke up a Tom Seaver perfect game effort in the 9th but was closer to .100 than to the Mendoza line as an Expo) and Randy Lerch (1982-83)!


Randy F'ing Lerch, you forgot his middle name.
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Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 12/10/2016 10:18

Lerch has the same nickname as Bucky Dent?
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Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 12/10/2016 10:19

Happy Birthday to 1993's Derrick White!
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Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 12/10/2016 10:58

Originally Posted By: Sigh
Lerch has the same nickname as Bucky Dent?


Yes, that [censored] hit two homers off of Don Robinson in 1978.
Posted By: John Lease

Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 12/10/2016 11:01

Note his last game of 1978.

Willie Stargell hit a grand slam in the bottom of the first.

Most painful Pirate loss of my lifetime, worse than 1992 Game 7 NLCS or 1972 Game 5 NLCS.
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Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 13/10/2016 10:05

Happy Birthday to two members of the 1969 club: Bob Bailey and the late Jerry Robertson (the 19th Expo)! John Strohmayer joined the Expos in time for the 1970 season but by then Robertson was moved to Detroit.

Prior to the 1976 Bailey was traded to Cincinnati as the Expos' career leader in most offensive categories and would remain there until the Carters and Dawsons accumulated time and statistics.

From B-R:

"Bob Bailey was passed over in the 1969 Expansion Draft, but the Dodgers basically gave him away to the Montreal Expos one week later, to help the expansion team fill out its roster. The Expos were not counting on him for much of anything, but due to the imbroglio caused by the unresolved situation of first baseman Donn Clendenon, he ended up as the team's first baseman for their first game ever on April 8, 1969 in New York [1] and collected the team's first base hit while driving in its first two runs. This opportunity could have slammed shut when he broke his ankle sliding into third base on April 17, during Bill Stoneman's first no-hitter [2], but Clendenon failed to hold on to the first base job while Bailey was sidelined and Clendenon was eventually traded to the New York Mets. While Bailey had to split time with the newly-acquired Ron Fairly once he was healthy again, limiting his season to 111 games, he had the best all-around year of his career thus far, hitting .265 with 9 home runs and 53 runs batted in. But this was only a teaser for what was to come. He started the 1970 season as a man without a position, getting some at bats spelling Fairly at first base, Mack Jones in left field, and the previous season's rookie sensation Coco Laboy at third base. He made the most of whatever playing time he got, and as Laboy struggled mightily, he eventually pushed him off the regular third base job with an unexpected display of power: 28 home runs in only 352 at bats, in addition to 72 bases on balls and 84 runs batted in.

Bailey was the Expos' regular third baseman from 1971 to 1973, and one of the team's most reliable hitters, even if he hit only .233 in 1972. His best season was 1973, when he hit 26 doubles and 25 home runs and drove in 86 runs with a .273 average while drawing 88 bases on balls. He was one of the main reasons the Expos were still alive in the pennant race until the last days of September. However, by that time, his defensive play at third base was starting to draw sharp criticism, especially from ace relief pitcher Mike Marshall, who publicly complained about his lack of range. Manager Gene Mauch tried to remedy that problem by hiding Bailey in left field for the 1974 season. He continued to contribute at the plate, even drawing 100 walks for the only time of his career and becoming the first player in Expos history to reach the 100 home run plateau for the team, but his defensive play did not win him any raves. In 1975, as their farm system was starting to produce some interesting talent, the Expos decided to turn to "pitching, speed and defense" in what they pompously called "Phase II" of their development. Of course, none of these attributes described Bailey in any way, since his game was based on power and plate discipline, his speed had long deserted him, and he had never been confused by anyone for a glove man. He therefore spent an unhappy season as a substitute but still got into 106 games as a number of the youngsters the Expos were counting on proved not to be ready for prime time."
Posted By: John Lease

Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 13/10/2016 10:58

Bob Bailey, former Pirate. Traded for Maury Wills, and part of the 1966 Pirates infield, considered one of the best.
Posted By: Sigh

Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 13/10/2016 20:48

Former Pirate, former bonus baby and still with us!
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Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 14/10/2016 08:22

Happy Birthday to Al 'Scoop' Oliver (1982-83), Ryan Church (2004) and Henry Mateo (2001-04)!
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Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 16/10/2016 07:43

Happy Birthday to Tim McCarver (Class of 1972), Rodney 'Cool Breeze' Scott (1976, 1979-82), Jeff Terpko (1977) and Darren Reed (1992)!

Terpko and McCarver were both involved in Curt Flood trades and there is transaction trivia connection between Scott and Terpko as well.
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Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 17/10/2016 10:49

Happy Birthday to Charlie Montoyo (1993 - and about as good a career as any Expo, if you are willing to overlook the small sample size) and the other side of the small sample coin Hector Almonte (2003)!
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Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 19/10/2016 09:50

Happy Birthday to Mike Gardiner, David Palmer and Dave Veres.
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Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 20/10/2016 09:59

Happy Birthday to Jonathan Hurst (1992 & 1994 with a combined 24 ER in 26.1 IP)!
Posted By: TBP

Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 21/10/2016 20:46

Happy birthday to Mickey Mantle and Juan Marichal (yesterday, October 20)and to Whitey Ford today.
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Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 24/10/2016 09:13

Happy Birthday to F.P. (Frank Paul) Santangelo (1995-98) and Vlad's little brother Wilton Guerrero (1998-2000)!
Posted By: Sigh

Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 25/10/2016 09:58

Happy Birthday to Rowland Office (1980-82), Andy McGaffigan (1984, 1986-89), Tom Romano (1987), Joe Siddall (1993 and 1995), Pedro Martinez (1994-97) and 1968 Expansion pick Skip Guinn! That's a lot of Expos.

Gee whiz info: Roland Office was born on the same day (10/25/52) as Gene Mauch's (1965-1975) nephew Roy Smalley III.
Posted By: John Lease

Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 25/10/2016 10:10

Roland Office kinda sucked.

He never though, spurt up Timmergasms.
Posted By: Sigh

Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 26/10/2016 10:27

If the best Expo pitcher wasn't born on 10/25, it was 10/26:

Happy Birthday to Steve Rogers (1973-85) and to Gil Heredia (1992-95)!
Posted By: Sigh

Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 27/10/2016 09:10

Happy Birthday to Tom Nieto (1986, traded w/Jeff Reardon to Minnesota = 1987 Twins World Series Champions!), U.L. Washington (1985), and Scott Forster (2000)!
Posted By: Sigh

Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 31/10/2016 10:22

Happy Birthday to the late Dave McNally (Class? of '75) and Oreste Marrero (1993)!
Posted By: Sigh

Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 01/11/2016 10:06

Happy Birthday to Rich Thompson (1989-90, well just 1 IP in 1990) and Miguel Dilone (1984-85), both 2x Montreal FA singings!
Posted By: Sigh

Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 07/11/2016 11:16

Happy Birthday to Tom Walker (Class of 1972-74, 1977), father of today's Neil Walker and brother-in-law to yesterday's Chip Lang.

http://thegoodpoint.com/2011/06/neil-walker-and-roberto-clemente/

Happy Birthday also to John Tamargo (1979-80), Dave Wainhouse (1991) and Orlando Mercado (1990)!
Posted By: Sigh

Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 08/11/2016 11:30

Happy Birthday to Gary Lucas (1984-85) and 'Oh Henry!' Rodriquez (1995-97)!
Posted By: Sigh

Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 09/11/2016 11:24

Happy Birthday to Peter Bergeron (1999-02, 2004)!
Posted By: Sigh

Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 10/11/2016 12:21

Happy Birthday to Larry 'LP' Parrish (1974-81), Mike Vail (1983), Junior Noboa (1989-91), and Matt Cepicky (2002-04)!

... and older than all of them combined, the USMC (DOB 11/10/1775)!
Posted By: Sigh

Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 14/11/2016 10:55

Happy Birthday to Kent Bottenfield (1992-93)!
Posted By: Sigh

Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 16/11/2016 10:27

Happy Birthday to Chris Haney (1991-92), Tim Scott (1993-96) and to Don Hahn of the 1969 and 1970 teams (a December 1968 Rule V draft selection, not an October 14th expansion pick)!
Posted By: Sigh

Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 17/11/2016 11:11

Happy Birthday to Val Pascucci!
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Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 19/11/2016 11:02

Happy Birthday to September 1995 call up J. J. Thobe (4 games between 9/18 - 9/29)!
Posted By: Sigh

Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 21/11/2016 11:12

Happy Birthday to Bill Almon (Class of 1980) and Darren Cox (Class of 1999 - 4/6 -6/26) for a combined total of 33 games with Montreal!
Posted By: Sigh

Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 23/11/2016 11:16

Happy Birthday to Ryan McGuire (1997-99) and Rich Sauveur (Class of 1988)!

Sauveur's MLB career started in 1986 with Pittsburgh and ended 14 years later with the 2000 Oakland A's ... with a grand total of 34 games.
Posted By: brooks64

Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 23/11/2016 15:40

Happy Birthday to Miley Cyrus (she wrecked a lot of baseballs), John Schnatter AKA "Papa John" (he had the best ingredients a player could have), Snooki (the best "playa" from the Jersey Shore ever), the "great" President Franklin Pierce, Boris Karloff (he was a monster on the field), Maxwell Caulfield (Nickname "The Bad Grease" Lightning...never mind, he's not American).
Posted By: Sigh

Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 28/11/2016 11:22

Happy Birthday to 1981 September call-up Pat Rooney!

Rooney's main claim to fame? Traded straight with his .000/.000/.000 slash line to NYY for all around good guy (and former Pirate draft choice) Tim Burke.
Posted By: Sigh

Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 29/11/2016 11:15

Who hit the first ever Montreal Expo home run (off Tom Seaver no less)?
Hint a LH RP in the 4th inning of Opening Day - the 14th Expo, Birthday boy Dan McGinn (1969-71)!

Also Happy Birthday to Francis Beltran who was the part of the bounty received in the last Expo salary dump (7/31/04)!
Posted By: John Lease

Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 29/11/2016 16:18

Originally Posted By: Sigh
Happy Birthday to 1981 September call-up Pat Rooney!

Rooney's main claim to fame? Traded straight with his .000/.000/.000 slash line to NYY for all around good guy (and former Pirate draft choice) Tim Burke.


Given away in the Doug Drabek deal, I believe.
Posted By: John Lease

Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 29/11/2016 16:20

ARRGH! Worse than that, for Lee Mazzili.

That one still hurts.
Posted By: Sigh

Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 30/11/2016 10:48

Happy Birthday to David Engle (1987-88)!
Posted By: Sigh

Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 01/12/2016 10:54

Happy Birthday to:
Slick fielding, under appreciated, Kirk Rueter,
Slick fielding, possibly over appreciated borderline HOF Larry Walker,
3x 1st round draft choice and Gary Carter trade throw-in, Herm Winningham,
Dan Schatzeder, traded for Ron LeFlore in 1979,
Dan Warthen, 2-10 w/the 1976 club,
and just to add keystrokes: 1969-75 Coach Calvin Coolidge Julius Caesar Tuskahoma McLish.
Posted By: John Lease

Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 01/12/2016 11:17

That's a lot of birthdays for one day.
Posted By: Sigh

Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 01/12/2016 11:27

Heck it is a lot of middle names for one day!
Posted By: Sigh

Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 04/12/2016 08:42

Happy Birthday to Lee Smith (Class of 1997)!
Posted By: Sigh

Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 05/12/2016 11:12

Happy Birthday to Steve Shea (Class of 1969), Gary Roenicke (Class of '76), Gene Harris (Class of '89) and Cliff Floyd (1993-96 and 19 days in June 2002: which reminds me: phuck Selig, Loria and Minaya)!
Posted By: Sigh

Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 06/12/2016 10:29

Happy Birthday to Tim 'Crazy Horse' Foli (1972-77), #1 overall pick of the 1968 amateur draft (NYM), acquired in the 1972 Rusty Staub trade, wore Johnny Unitas' number 19, etc.

Better gloveman than batsman, for a guy with 'Horse' in his nickname, Tim had darned limited power and speed. To pull back into Pete-Rose-was-a-poor-man's-Tim-Foli mode: "On September 16, 2000, Foli began three tumultuous seasons as a coach with the Cincinnati Reds, reunited with former Angels catcher Bob Boone, who was the Reds' manager. Just a few months into his coaching job, Foli became embroiled in a physical confrontation with fellow coach, Ron Oester, after a game. Foli required stitches. The turmoil in Cincinnati did not soon end, as Oester was let go after the season," (cite from wikipedia.org)

Last random memory: we were all much younger then - and the acronym MILF had not entered the lexicon - but Mrs. Foli was tres attractive.
Posted By: Sigh

Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 12/12/2016 09:51

On August 28, 1989 the Expos were 71-60 and traded a PTBNL to acquire PH help in the form of Jim 'Pig-Pen' Dwyer. They'd go on to finish 81-81. The BTBNL? Birthday boy and AAAA player Alonzo Powell (Class of 1987)!
Posted By: Sigh

Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 13/12/2016 10:26

Happy Birthday to Ron Taylor (10/20/71 to 4/20/72) and despite the photographic evidence ...

http://montrealexposcards.wordpress.com/...234-ron-taylor/

never played for Montreal. Dr. Taylor did though kick butt with Toronto.

Quoting B-R again "Ron has been honored several times in Canada for his accomplishments. He was named to the Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame in 1985 for his pitching abilities, and was also named to the Canada Sports Hall of Fame in 1993. He was also named to the Order of Ontario in 2003 for his accomplishments; "The men and women who are being honoured are stellar examples of the best and the brightest in this province," said His Honour (The Honourable James K. Bartleman, Lieutenant Governor of Ontario). "They are exemplary role models for us all." Dr. Taylor was also inducted into Ontario Sport Legends Hall of Fame in a ceremony on September 9, 2010."

Happy Birthday also to MIke Mordecai (1998-2002)!
Posted By: John Lease

Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 13/12/2016 11:11

I missed Tim Foli's birthday!

I saw his very last start in the majors.
Posted By: Sigh

Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 15/12/2016 10:54

Happy Birthday to Stan 'Bahnsen Burner'! Montreal Expo class of 1977-81 and 1968 AL ROY. Who I'll offer up as evidence that nothing really changes. Arguments about who should win post season awards and how some voters vote the way they do are always interesting.
Bahnsen was not unanimous back in 1968. 17 votes for a 17 win season with a 2.05 ERA!
Del Unser got 3 votes for his .230 BA, .560 OPS but he did out HR Bahnsen 1 to 0.
Posted By: John Lease

Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 15/12/2016 11:31

Unser is 'Our' in German
Posted By: Sigh

Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 16/12/2016 11:24

Happy Birthday to Tom Gorman (1981-82) and from the inaugural 1969 team Adolfo 'The Panamanian Flash' Phillips!

Phillip's coolest stat is from his 1967 season. The top 10 NL in IBB that year includes: McCovey, Staub, Aaron, Allen, Cepeda and Clemente. Stargell was number 2 w/25. Phillips had 20 effen' 9! Over in the AL, Killebrew and Freehan led with 15, Triple Crowner Yaz had 11.

Unknown how many came after this game:

http://www.baseball-reference.com/boxes/CHN/CHN196706112.shtml

29 is a top 30 season in MLB history - get Bond's seasons off the list and Adolfo's 1967 is in the top 20.
Posted By: TBP

Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 17/12/2016 18:47

Originally Posted By: John Lease
Unser is 'Our' in German


And that is how he's viewed in DC. "Ours".
Posted By: Sigh

Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 19/12/2016 11:16

Happy Birthday to Tom Lawless (Class of 1984), the booty received when traded straight up for Pete Rose Sr. Lawless batted below .200 but was still addition by subtraction in shedding Rose.

Per B-R: "On August 16, 1984, he became the answer to a trivia question when he was traded to the Montreal Expos for Pete Rose, whom the Reds wanted to make their player-manager. The Expos were set to give Rose his unconditional release at that point, but agreed to the trade to spare Rose's ego. Lawless' new team had no particular plans for him, and he played sparingly over the rest of the 1984 season, only getting 17 at bats for a team that was short of middle infielders (after all, they were starting Doug Flynn at second base)."
Posted By: Sigh

Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 20/12/2016 10:30

Happy Birthday to Jose DeLeon (1995), Marc Valdes (1997-98) and Bill Laskey (1985)!
Posted By: Sigh

Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 21/12/2016 13:18

Happy Birthday to the late Howie Reed! Another 'Kiss of Death' resume: along with being an Expo (1969-71), he was a KC Athletic, and a Caifornia Angel.

Happy Birthday also to Dustin Hermanson (1997-2000)!
Posted By: Sigh

Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 22/12/2016 10:16

Happy Birthday to George DeWitt Wright (Class of 1986), International Man of Mystery:

Before 1987 Season: Signed as a Free Agent with the Montreal Expos.
Before 1988 Season: Sent from the Montreal Expos to ??? in an unknown transaction.*



* - All credit and acknowledgement to the good folk at B-R.
Posted By: Sigh

Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 23/12/2016 11:24

Happy Birthday to Santo Alcala (1977) and Jerry Manuel (1980-81)!
Posted By: brooks64

Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 23/12/2016 14:47

No one cares!
Posted By: Sigh

Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 24/12/2016 11:06

Happy Birthday to John D'Acquisto (1980), John Costello (1990) and Frank Taveras (1982)! Three players, three partial seasons, 63 games between them!
Posted By: Sigh

Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 26/12/2016 11:27

Since they get miss them most years, Happy Belated to Christmas babies: the late Charlie Lea, Wallace Johnson, Tom O'Malley, Bruce Walton (career win %: 1,000, career ERA: 8.21), Manny Trillo and Marty Pevey!
Posted By: Sigh

Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 28/12/2016 11:36

Happy Birthday to three lefties: Bill Lee (1979-82), the late John Milner (1981-82) and Zane Smith (1989-90) and one righty: Einar Diaz (2004)!
Posted By: Sigh

Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 29/12/2016 10:59

Happy Birthday to James Mouton (Class of 1999) and Jim Brower (2002)!
Posted By: Sigh

Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 30/12/2016 11:49

Happy Birthday to Jose Morales (1973-77) - turns out he is also Melvin and Wil Nieves' uncle!
Posted By: Sigh

Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 01/01/2017 12:31

Happy New Year to all and Happy Birthday to Bob Owchinko (Class of 1986) and Fernando Tatis (2001-03)!
Posted By: Sigh

Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 03/01/2017 10:49

Happy Birthday to Bob Gebhard (Class of '74 - specifically September 3, 1974), Randy Hunt (1986), Luis Rivera (1986-88) and DaRond Stovall (Class of 1998)!
Posted By: Sigh

Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 04/01/2017 11:43

Happy Birthday to Theodore Roosevelt 'Ted' Lilly (Class of 1999), Edward Robert "Ted" Wood (1993) and former Expo/Buc/O Jay Tibbs!

One of the finalists In the running for last Expo standing until being released by LAD in August, Lilly has been parts of trades with Vladi's brother for the grumpy Perez brother and 12 years later for Eli's son Brett. Lilly made ~$80M so far in his career - not bad for being the PTBNL sweetener in the Jake Westbrook ($62M) for Irabu trade in back in 2000.
Posted By: TBP

Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 04/01/2017 19:06

How did Jay Tibbs get in there? His name isn't Ted! smile
Posted By: Sigh

Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 05/01/2017 10:43

Happy Birthday to Bob Reece (1978), Ryan Minor (2001), Chris Nabholz (1990-93), and Jeff Fassero (1991-96)!
Posted By: TBP

Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 05/01/2017 19:37

Did they have their birthdays twice?
Posted By: Sigh

Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 05/01/2017 21:36

Whoops, fixed that - thanks!
Posted By: Sigh

Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 11/01/2017 11:28

Happy Birthday to Dan Norman (Class of '82, Arrived with Jeff Reardon for Ellis Valentine) and Nikco Riesgo (who made his MLB debut 4/20/91 and played his last game 4/26/91)!
Posted By: Sigh

Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 12/01/2017 11:32

Happy Birthday to Casey Candaele (1986-88) and teammates on the '04 last Expos team: Luis Ayala and Andy Fox!
Posted By: TBP

Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 13/01/2017 08:01

I saw Andy Fox in A ball at Prince William.

And I saw Ayala in DC. Good reliever until his arm got ruined in the World Baseball Classic.
Posted By: Sigh

Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 13/01/2017 11:07

Happy Birthday to the 29th Expo Ron Brand (who never pitched or played 1B for Montreal), the 24th Expo Larry Jaster (pre Montreal claim to fame: 5 shutouts in 1966 all vs LA.) and 1983 sub-Mendoza Expo Gene Roof!
Posted By: Sigh

Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 14/01/2017 13:16

Happy Birthday to Derrel Thomas (Class of 1984) and first overall pick of the 1969 January draft!
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Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 17/01/2017 11:18

Happy Birthday to Brad Fullmer (1997-99)! Part of a 2000 3-way 'why bother' trade that neither hurt nor helped Montreal, not Texas nor Toronto as Fullmer, Lee Stevens and David Sequi played musical chairs but with the same number of chairs.

Fullmer did get to drink champagne in Anaheim and stole home in the 2002 World Series.
Posted By: Sigh

Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 18/01/2017 11:31

Happy Birthday to Bill Sampen (1991-92) and 1970 ROY the late Carl Morton (1969-72)! Back in the day I thought Carl's 1971 Topps card with the trophy on it was the coolest thing.
http://www.comc.com/Cards/Baseball/1971/Topps/515/Carl_Morton/1836985/REVIEWED/COMC/G-VG-EX
Posted By: Sigh

Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 19/01/2017 10:43

Happy Birthday to Brad Mills (1980-83), Jeff Juden (1996-97) and Fernando Seguignol (1998-2001)!

Juden once won 10 decisions in a row - pretty impressive for a career record of 27-32. Seguignol was traded (w/cash) for John Wetteland in 1995. Mills had a better Winning Percentage (.384) as a Manager than On Base Percentage (.311) as a player leading to two short careers.

Roger who? http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L66gwVriZdE
Posted By: Sigh

Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 21/01/2017 11:43

Happy Birthday to Bob Reynolds, the 13th Expo. Reyonlds got one start in 1969, bounced around in the minors and in 1971 was traded to StL for Mike Torrez, not the most lopsided trade Torrez would be involved in.
Posted By: Sigh

Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 22/01/2017 10:28

Happy Birthday to Jeff Treadway (Class of 1995) - acquired in the 'Oh' Henry Rodriguez trade.
Posted By: Sigh

Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 23/01/2017 10:47

Happy Birthday to Sherman Obando (1995-96)!
Posted By: John Lease

Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 23/01/2017 11:14

Originally Posted By: Sigh
Happy Birthday to Sherman Obando (1995-96)!


20 years ago already?
Posted By: Sigh

Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 24/01/2017 10:58

Tempus fugit!
Posted By: Sigh

Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 24/01/2017 10:59

Happy Birthday to Tim Barrett (Class of 1988, specifically July 18 - August 9, 1988, highlighted by a 3 inning save on August 7th)!
Posted By: Sigh

Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 25/01/2017 11:26

Happy Birthday to Balor Moore (1970, 1972-74) the Expos' first amateur draft pick (June 1969)! 14 years later their first round selection was birthday boy Brian Holman (1988-89)! Also Happy Birthday to FA signings Jose Macias (2002-03) and Dale Mohoric (1990)!
Posted By: TBP

Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 25/01/2017 20:54

Originally Posted By: John Lease
Originally Posted By: Sigh
Happy Birthday to Sherman Obando (1995-96)!


20 years ago already?


Wow! I remember seeing him in AA.
Posted By: Sigh

Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 26/01/2017 10:53

Happy Birthday to Rick Schu (Class of August 14, 1996) and Lou Frazier (1993-95, not to be confused with Lou Collier)!

Also Happy Birthday to the late Cesar Gutierrez who got a card but no GP:

http://www.baseball-reference.com/bullpen/Cesar_Gutierrez
Posted By: Sigh

Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 27/01/2017 11:03

Happy Birthday to Greg Bargar (1983-84)!
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Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 28/01/2017 10:55

Happy Birthday to Tomas de la Rosa (2000-01), Chris Peters, (a de la Rosa teammate in 2001) and Steve Falteisek (1997)!
Posted By: Sigh

Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 29/01/2017 11:23

Happy Birthday to Mike Aldrete (1989-90)!
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Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 30/01/2017 11:00

Happy Birthday to two more 1st round draft choices: John Patterson (5th overall pick in 1996) and Joe Kerrigan (10th in 1974)! Also Happy Birthday to Bob Henley (Class of '98 the Expos' 1991 26th rounder)!
Posted By: Sigh

Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 01/02/2017 10:39

Happy Birthday to Ron Woods (1971-74) and Tom Wieghaus (1981, 83 and more career RBI than hits)!
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Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 02/02/2017 10:44

Happy Birthday to Dale Murray ('74-'76 and '79-'80)!
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Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 04/02/2017 11:22

Happy Birthday to the late Joe Sparma (1970), Stan Papi (1977-78, then traded for Bill Lee) and Jeff Gardner (18G in 1994)!
Posted By: Sigh

Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 07/02/2017 09:51

Happy Birthday To Endy Chavez ('02-'04, the last Expo batter

Endy's non-Expo highlights:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PR3Dg3ORshM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2TfoBEHLlXQ
Posted By: Sigh

Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 09/02/2017 10:30

Happy Birthday to Wilton's older brother; Vladimir Guerrero (1996-2003)!

http://rbtlsports.com/vladimir-guerrero-in-cooperstown-with-an-expos-cap/

Next year?
Posted By: Sigh

Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 14/02/2017 10:05

Happy Birthday to Tony Perez's traveling partner: Will McEnaney (Class of '77)!

P.S. Kids, just say "No" to drugs.
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Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 15/02/2017 11:17

Happy Birthday to Joe T. Hesketh (1984-1990, Slide darn it!), Rolando A. Roomes (1990), Barry L. (1991) and Terry L. Jones (1998-01), no relation, and Ugueth U. Urbina (1995-01)!
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Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 18/02/2017 11:38

Happy Birthday to the very first Expo, Manny Mota (Class of '69, traded midseason w/Wills for Fairly and Popovich), his 1969 teammate the late Leo Marentette and from the last Expos team (2002-04) Jamey Carroll - who scored the last Expo run.
Posted By: Sigh

Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 21/02/2017 10:56

Happy Birthday to the Expos first pitcher Jack Billingham (5th Expo, first pitcher drafted in 1968 expansion draft, traded prior to the 1969 season (to Houston, with others, for Rusty Staub))!

Jack (distant cousin to HOF Christy Mathewson) later included in the Joe Morgan Houston to Cincinnati mega-deal.

Born the exact same day in 1943, the late Joe Foy. Also a 1968 draft pick (KCR) and also less famous than who he was traded for.
Posted By: Sigh

Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 11/03/2017 12:11

Happy Birthday to Stratford, Ontario's own Larry Landreth (1976-77), Rod Henderson (3G w/the 1994 club) and Salomon Torres (12G in 1997, before launching a surprise second act)!
Posted By: Sigh

Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 12/03/2017 09:59

Happy Birthday to Bryan Hebson (Class of 2003; ok July 2003; ok July 6-8, 2003)!
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Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 13/03/2017 10:28

Happy Birthday to Marv Staehle (1969-70) and AAAA All star Randy Bass (1 AB with the 1979 club ... 238 minor league HRs, career AAA OPS of .980 in 835 games. Huge in Japan later.)

Staehle's claim to fame may be that he was once part of a three team trade with Tommy John and Rocky Colavito! That and an awesome slash line withe the 1969 Expos.
Posted By: Sigh

Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 14/03/2017 10:23

Happy Birthday to Jerry Willard (Class of 1992 - shared with Atlanta, Expos got the worst of that one.)!
Posted By: Sigh

Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 15/03/2017 07:47

Happy Birthday to HOF (Red's edition) Wayne Granger who wrapped up a nine year MLB career with the 1976 Expos!
Posted By: Sigh

Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 16/03/2017 09:35

The 1994 strike, followed by the purge, followed by Birthday boy to Curt Schmidt being a great example of a AAAA player in 1995: (5-0, 2.22, 15SV in Ottawa, 0-0, 6.97 in 10.1IP/11G Montreal).
Posted By: Sigh

Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 17/03/2017 10:25

Happy Birthday to useful lefty Scott Downs (Class of 2000-04)! As such 39yo Downs was in the running to be the last Expo standing; Happy Birthday also to Raul Chavez (1995-96) who completed the BPG Trifecta of being an Oriole and Pirate as well.
Posted By: Sigh

Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 18/03/2017 08:52

Happy Birthday to teammates from the 2004 team: Chad Cordero (2003-04), Tomo Ohka (2001-04) and Termell Sledge (2004) as well as earlier Expos Randy Miller (whose 10.29 in 1978 was a big improvement (really) over his 1977 cup of coffee H/9=54!) and Pat Jarvis (1973) who links Carl Morton with Larry Biittner!

The obligatory annual Simpsons shout out:

http://www.baseball-reference.com/bullpen/Simpsons_Baseball_References
Posted By: Sigh

Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 19/03/2017 07:56

Happy Birthday to the 22nd Expo Garry Jestadt! An expansion pick who got a September cup of coffee with the inaugural club and had an intriguing stat line that includes OPS of .000 in 6 PA but scored 1 run and got 1 RBI without a SH or SF. A victory for small ball!

Also Happy Birthday to 1991 All Star, the late Ivan Calderon(1991-92)!
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Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 21/03/2017 09:10

Happy Birthday to Rick DeHart (Who wasn't that good in 1997 and 1998 before falling of a cliff in 1999) and to Tim McIntosh (started with a cliff dive in 1993 with his OPS of .238)!
Posted By: Sigh

Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 22/03/2017 07:36

Happy Birthday to Sean Berry (1993-95)! One of the more overlooked parts of the 1994 team.
Posted By: Sigh

Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 23/03/2017 07:57

Happy Birthday to Ron Johnson Class of 1984 (5G, 5 AB)!
Posted By: Sigh

Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 25/03/2017 09:28

Happy Birthday to 6'5" RHP Jim Britton (Class of 1971) and 5'9" LHP Brian Barnes (1990-93)!
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Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 27/03/2017 07:53

Happy Birthday to: Drew Hall (Class of 1990), David Hostetler (Class of 1981, after being another part of that 'great' 1980 Denver Bears AAA team) and local boy Derek Aucoin (Class of 1996)!

Gee Whiz link: http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/archives/10216
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Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 28/03/2017 10:13

Happy Birthday to Shawn Boskie (Class of 1998 - 5 GS > 17.2 IP, you know his ERA was high)!
Posted By: Sigh

Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 28/03/2017 10:13

Happy Birthday to Shawn Boskie (Class of 1998 - 5 GS > 17.2 IP, you know his ERA was high)!
Posted By: John Lease

Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 28/03/2017 11:36

He got two!
Posted By: Sigh

Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 29/03/2017 01:44

Ernie Banks!
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Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 03/04/2017 10:16

Happy Birthday to Mike Lansing (1993-97)! The Casper (WY) Ghosts of the Pioneer League play their home games at Mike Lansing Field. Part of the bounty received from the Rockies in exchange for Lansing was Jake Westbrook.
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Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 05/04/2017 10:32

Happy Birthday to Matt Blank (2000-01) - 6-4 w/1.69 ERA(!?) in Vermont back in 1997!
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Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 07/04/2017 10:41

Happy Birthday to the 16th Expo: Bill Stoneman (1969-73)!

http://www.baseball-reference.com/bullpen/Bill%20Stoneman

Rick Engle (September 2, 1981 - September 2, 1981 for something less than 2 hours) and Freddie Benavides from 1994's pennant winners! frown
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Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 08/04/2017 11:14

Happy Birthday to the 15th Expo Jose Herrera (1969-70), Alex S. Gonzalez (2004), Jeremy Fikac (2004) and the late Gary Carter (1974-1984, 1992) frown !
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Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 08/04/2017 11:15

Happy Birthday to the 15th Expo Jose Herrera (1969-70), Alex S. Gonzalez (2004), Jeremy Fikac (2004) and the late Gary Carter (1974-1984, 1992) frown !
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Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 17/04/2017 09:46

Happy Birthday to Marquis Grissom (1989-1994)!
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zxCvJdDv0iI
Posted By: John Lease

Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 17/04/2017 10:20

Gristle.
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Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 17/04/2017 10:32

I think the preferred nickname was 'Grip'.
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Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 19/04/2017 07:51

appy Birthday to Spike Dee Owen (1989-92)! In the day Spike pulled off the Vermont trifecta of rooting interests of going back-to-back-to-back from Red Sox to Expo to Yankee.
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Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 20/04/2017 10:21

Happy Birthday to Joe Gilbert (1972-73), Tom Hutton (1978-81), MIke O'Berry (1985), JImmy Jones (1993) and Masato Yoshii (2001-02)!
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Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 21/04/2017 10:10

Happy Birthday to Joe Keener; 1976 was a low watermark for the Expos but September 18-28 was something of a highwater mark for Joe!
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Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 22/04/2017 10:15

Happy Birthday to Terry Francona (1981-85) and Dave Schmidt (1990-91)!
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Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 24/04/2017 07:26

Happy Birthday to Bill Krueger (9G in 1992)!
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Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 26/04/2017 10:19

Happy Birthday to Geoff Blum (1999-2001), Felipe Lira (2000-01), and Scott Strickland (1999-2002)!

Big party day in the Expo's clubhouse 2000 & 2001!
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Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 28/04/2017 10:41

Happy Birthday to sub-Mendoza liner Jorge Roque (Class of 1973), 27.00 ERA Jim Poole in 2000 and 16.00 ERA Shawn Hill of the 2004 club!
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Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 01/05/2017 07:31

Happy Birthday to Charlie O'Brien - 9G in 2000!
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Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 05/05/2017 07:41

Happy Birthday to the late Hideki Irabu 2-7, ERA 6.69 with the 2000 and 2001 Expos and Chad Bentz (2004)!
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Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 09/05/2017 09:44

Happy Birthday to Sam Mejias!
After the 1976 season; when the Expos went 55-107, the acquired Mejias from St. Louis. The following year they improved by 20 games. Coincidence?



P.S. yes
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Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 11/05/2017 09:54

Happy Birthday to Floyd "Why didn't he Just say No" Youmans (1985-88) and Roy "Who?" Corcoran (2003-04)!
Posted By: TBP

Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 12/05/2017 18:37

Your memory is astounding, Sigh.
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Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 14/05/2017 09:19

All credit to the good folk at Baseball-Reference.
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Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 14/05/2017 09:20

Happy Birthday to a couple of the bigger names in Expo history: Dennis 'El Presidente' Martinez (1986-1993) and HOF Tony 'Big Dog' Perez (1977-79) - 46 years of MLB between them; and Brad Rigby (2000)!
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Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 15/05/2017 07:54

Happy Birthday to Steve Dunning! Steve was a member of the 1976 squad and was part of a famous 'What? Who? Why?' trade: Dunning, Pat Scanlon and Tony Scott to the St. Louis for Bill Greif, Sam Mejias and Angel Torres.
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Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 16/05/2017 07:39

Happy Birthday to Mitch Webster (1985-88), your 1986 NL Triples leader!
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Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 17/05/2017 09:29

Happy Birthday to Carlos' (1995-98) brother Pascual 'I-285' Perez (1987-89)!
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Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 19/05/2017 09:26

Happy Birthday to Luis Aquino (1995), Rick Cerone (1992) and Stan Swanson (1971)!
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Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 21/05/2017 10:00

Happy Birthday to Rocky Biddle (2003-04) and Chris Widger (1997-2000)!
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Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 23/05/2017 09:40

Happy Birthday to Pepe Mangual (1972-76), semi-famously known as Coco Laboy's (1969-73) cousin!

Happy Birthday also to Nelson Norman (1987 - specifically April 29, 1987, 0-4 w/E, Expos lost to Philadelphia, Shane Rawley with the 6-hit shutout)!
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Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 24/05/2017 09:38

Happy Birthday to Montreal's 2002 Summer Rental Bartolo Colon - who endured to become he last Expo standing!

On June 27, Montreal acquired for the low, low price of the ever productive Lee Stevens and assorted minor leaguers (Cliff Lee, Brandon Phillips & Grady Sizemore) to Cleveland and even got the Indians to throw in Tim Drew! What clever, clever front office people MLB had looking out for the long term health of the franchise!

It got even better as the Expos were able to flip Colon on January 15, 2003 to the White Sox for Rocky Biddle, Orlando Hernandez, Jeff Liefer (and, shocker, cash).

The biggest name (Hernandez) went on to have a 0.00 ERA in Montreal! Unfortunately as 30 other teams knew that low ERA would be due to injury rather than talent! So the hidden gem in the trade turned out to be Biddle! Biddle was installed as the 2003 closer and run out enough to get 34 saves despite his 4.65 ERA as the sabotaged Expos (w/Liefer batting below .200 before being waived) finished 82-79.

But think of the money they saved! 2012 salaries for Lee, Sizemore and Phillips: $21.5M, $5M, and $12M respectively.

Happy Birthday also to Rob Ducey (Class of 2001) who in his 13 year career included sort of being traded for himself in less than a fortnight:
July 26, 2000: Traded by the Philadelphia Phillies to the Toronto Blue Jays for a player to be named later. On 7/31 PTBNL became one John Sneed.
August 5, 2000: The Toronto Blue Jays sent a player to be named later to the Philadelphia Phillies for Mickey Morandini. On 8/7 PTBNL became one Rob Ducey!
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Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 25/05/2017 09:40

Happy Birthday to Bill Dillman (1970) and Joey Eischen (1991, 2001-04)!
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Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 26/05/2017 10:12

Happy Birthday to Dann Bilardello and Willie Fraser! Dann must have had one heck of an arm: sub-Mendoza for Montreal (.194), worse for SD (.186) and even worse for Pittsburgh (.171) but his .216 in Cincinnati kept him at .204 for his career. Willie was part of the reloading for the 1995 season.
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Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 01/06/2017 08:44

Happy Birthday to the last Expo: Olympic Gold medalist Brad Wilkerson (2001-04)!

* - "He is often cited as being the last Montreal Expos player because of his appearance during the Major League Baseball Japan All-Star Series shortly after the 2004 regular season wearing his Expos uniform. He was the final winner of the Expos Player of the Year award in 2004." The good folks at B-R
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Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 05/06/2017 09:32

Happy Birthday to Dennis Blair (1974-76)!
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Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 06/06/2017 10:15

Happy Birthday to Max Venable (1984) and Doug Frobel (1985)!
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Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 08/06/2017 10:00

Happy Birthday to Scott Ruskin (1990-91), who in 16 months was part of two of the best trades in Expo history.

Also Happy Birthday to Kevin Gross (189-90) of whom it was joked* "He was always a good pitcher on paper" laugh


* memory help from B-R: "He dropped to 12 wins in 1986, and on August 10th of the next season, he was found to have sandpaper glued to his glove, leading to a ten-game suspension. "
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Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 10/06/2017 09:01

Happy Birthday to a couple of guys with good careers w/Montreal and elsewhere:
Ken Singleton and Elias Sosa. Also to a couple of forgettable types: Brad Gulden (OBP .143 in 7G in 1982) and Julio Manon (28.1IP in 2003)!
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Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 11/06/2017 09:12

Happy Birthday to AC/DC- Dave Cash (1977-79). His November 1976 FA signing was a pretty big deal for Expos and fans. Happy Birthday also to Mike Fuentes (1983-84, as many hits as September call ups)!
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Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 12/06/2017 09:37

Happy Birthday to Scott Aldred: 1-0 in 5.1 innings and an ERA of 6.75 with the 1993 Expos! Five years later he had a historic year with Tampa.
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Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 15/06/2017 09:38

Happy Birthday to Ty Cline, the 21st Expo (1969-70) and Zach Day from the last Expo team (2002-04)!
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Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 16/06/2017 09:06

Happy Birthday to one of the luckiest guys to have a MLB career, Ron LeFlore (Class of 1980) and to the late Ken Johnson, a guy with some unlucky career/franchise highlights: KC Athletic, Colt 45, Milwaukee Brave, and Montreal Expo (1970)!
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Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 02/07/2017 21:26

Happy Birthday to Tony Armas Jr's dad and Tim Spehr, Sub-Mendoza for his career but .208 BA with Montreal (1993-96)!
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Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 03/07/2017 10:01

Happy Birthday to the 27th Expo: Coco Laboy (1969-73) and Moises Alou (1990, 1992-96); both 2nd place finishers in NL ROY voting - though Karros' win seems legit. Happy Birthday also to Juan Rivera - not to be confused with Javier Vazquez - from the 2004 club and Jack Daugherty (1987)!
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Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 05/07/2017 09:46

Happy Birthday to Don Demola (1974-75)!
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Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 06/07/2017 09:34

Happy Birthday to Jason (Roof Top) Thompson (Class of 1986, decent little 10 year career, year 11 was sub-Mendoza with Montreal)!
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Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 07/07/2017 09:17

Happy Birthday to Jeff Shaw (1993-95)! Once traded mid season for Paul Konerko - but not by Montreal. Strangest/oddest part about the 7/4/98 trade was that the first time Shaw wore a Dodger uniform was on his birthday; in the All Star game (UUU took the loss).
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Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 08/07/2017 17:36

Happy Birthday to Bobby Ayala (Class of 1999) and - shudder - David Moraga (Class of 2000)!
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Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 10/07/2017 09:44

Happy Birthday to HOF Andre "The Hawk" Dawson (1976-86).

... and Lee Stevens (Class of 2002).
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Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 12/07/2017 09:22

Happy Birthday to Ron Fairly (1969-74)!
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Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 13/07/2017 09:58

Happy Birthday to Robert Wine Jr., whose father was the 1969 Expo Shortstop that people remember and Mike Fitzgerald, the 'C for a C' portion obtained in the Gary Carter to the Mets trade.
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Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 14/07/2017 09:17

Happy Birthday to Derrick (Son of Dave) May, John Dopson, and from the 1976 club Pepe Frias and Earl Williams.
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Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 18/07/2017 09:48

Happy Birthday to Chris Smith (1981-82), Rudy May (1978-79) and Razor Shines (1983-85,87)!
Posted By: mlbbirdfan

Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 19/07/2017 02:23

This thread has 2.6 MILLION views.
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Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 19/07/2017 10:11

Originally Posted By: mlbbirdfan
This thread has 2.6 MILLION views.


IWhile it has been around for years you can't help but question the methodology ... the renewal thread has been viewed 355 times?

A good cause but a curiously high number.
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Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 19/07/2017 10:13

Happy Birthday to David Segui (1995-97) and Alex Pacheco (April 17-May 15, 1996 - an ERA over 11 will keep it brief!)!
Posted By: John Lease

Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 19/07/2017 10:15

Son of Diego Segui
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Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 21/07/2017 09:39

Happy Birthday to Gary Waslewski and the late John Bateman (teammates on the 1969 club; John an expansion pick and Gary acquired mid season for Mudcat Grant)!
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Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 22/07/2017 12:22

Happy Birthday to Mike Thurman (1997-2001) and Scott Sanderson (1978-83)!
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Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 24/07/2017 10:28

Happy Birthday to Fred Scherman (1975-76), Mickey Scott (1973), Guillermo Mota (1999-2001), and Javier Vazquez (1998-2003)!
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Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 26/07/2017 09:53

Happy Birthday to the late Carroll Sembera (1969-70) and Greg Colbrunn (1992-93)!
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Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 27/07/2017 10:35

Happy Birthday to Jack Hiatt (1970), Larry Biittner (1974-75) and Nelson Santovenia (1987-1991)!
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Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 02/08/2017 10:22

Happy Birthday to Jesus Manuel (Torres) Rivera* (1975-76) and former Expo farmhand Grady Sizemore!

*Better Known as Bombo. As in the Ballad of Bombo Rivera. Really. Google it.
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Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 04/08/2017 08:39

Happy Birthday to Terry Humphrey (1971-74, each year below the Mendoza line and still had some trade value (Woodie Fryman!)), former veterinarian Rich Nye (8 games in 1970), Kevin Collins (52 games in 1969), and Troy O'Leary (97 games in 2002)!

Not exactly Murderer's Row but Collins did hit the Expo's first PH HR:

http://www.baseball-reference.com/boxes/MON/MON196907170.shtml
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Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 05/08/2017 07:57

Happy Birthday to the late Rick Mahler (Class of 1991, 8/5/53 - 3/2/05) and Reid Nichols (Class of 1987)!
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Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 06/08/2017 07:43

Happy Birthday to Ken (Digger) Phelps (Class of 1982 - but barely: 10 G, 8 AB) and Steve Nicosia (sub-Mendoza in 1985).
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Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 09/08/2017 09:46

Happy Birthday to Brett Gideon (Class of 1989 and one unfortunate game in 1990 - a 9.00 ERA is one thing a WHIP of 6.00 is another!)!
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Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 10/08/2017 09:05

Happy Birthday to Andy Stankiewicz (1996-97) the Expos' big 1995 FA signing.
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Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 11/08/2017 09:35

Happy Birthday to Bryn Smith (1981-89)!
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Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 12/08/2017 12:30

Happy Birthday to Urbano Lugo (3 games in 1989) and Barry Manuel (53 games in 1996)!
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Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 13/08/2017 10:17

Happy Birthday to the 18th Expo and their 1969 Opening Day Starting Pitcher: Jim 'Mudcat' Grant (1969, traded midseason for Gary Waslewski) and to Indian HOF Andre Thornton (a midseason pickup) of the 1976 team!
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Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 14/08/2017 09:57

Happy Birthday to Jim Mason (whose career started in Washington (1971), ended in Montreal (1979) and was an expansion Blue Jay pick in between)) and Scott Stewart (2001-03)!

Interesting Mason trivia from the good folks at B-R: "Because of Mason's low batting average, which hovered just over .200, his name (along with Leo Dixon's) was proposed for inclusion in a new term for poor hitting called the "Mason-Dixon Line" (.204), which is closer to .200 than the Mendoza Line (.215)"
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Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 15/08/2017 10:24

Happy Birthday to Duffy Dyer (1979), the 25th Expo Expansion pick, converted OF, Ernie McAnally (1971-74) and Jeff Huson (1988-89)!
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Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 16/08/2017 09:42

Happy Birthday to Buck Rodgers (Mgr, 1985-91), Mike Jorgensen (1971-77, Montreal's first GG in 1973) and Bret Barberie (1991-92, the former Mr. Jillian Barberie)!

For those who believe in reincarnation (again credit to the good folks at B-R); Jorgensen is the only MLB player who was born in NJ on the day 8/16/48 that Babe Ruth died in NY. Well they were both lefties and Ruth was only MVP 1x more than Jorgensen.
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Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 17/08/2017 10:27

Happy Birthday to the late Larry Doby Johnson (1975-76), Bill Landrum (Class of 1992), Tony Barron (Class of June 2, 1996), Yohanny Valera (Class of September 13-29, 2000) and to Jeff Liefer (Class of 2003, acquired in the 2nd Colon trade - waived six months later)!
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Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 18/08/2017 09:53

Happy Birthday to Bob "June 10, 1982: Sent to the Detroit Tigers by the Montreal Expos as part of a conditional deal in 6/82. Returned 5/83 by the Detroit Tigers to the Montreal Expos as part of a conditional deal. Traded by the Montreal Expos to the Chicago White Sox for Vance Law in 12/84." James (Class of 1978, 1979, early 1982, late 1983 and 1984) and Chris Stowers (7/10/99 and 7/16/99)!
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Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 19/08/2017 11:28

Happy Birthday to MIke Phillips (1981-83), Tim Blackwell (1977, 1982-83), David Palmer (1978-85), Ned Yost (1985), Ron Darling (last part of July of 1991) and Britt Reames (2001-03)!
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Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 21/08/2017 09:52

Happy Birthday to Chip Lang (1975-76, Brother-in-Law to Tom Walker, making him Neil Walker's uncle!), Jim Bullinger (Class of 1997, brother of Kirk Bullinger (Class of 1998)), John Wetteland (1992-94 part of one of the best Expos trades) and Lou Collier Class of 1992, part of one of the worst)!
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Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 22/08/2017 10:12

Happy Birthday to Ray Burris (1981-83, especially 1981!) and Steve Kline (1997-2000)!
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Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 23/08/2017 10:25

Happy Birthday to Jerry White (1974-78 and 1979-83, and with a line like that you know there has to be a story: June 1978 Montreal (re)acquired Woodie Fryman from the Cubs for a PTBNL, who turned out to be Jerry White. Six months later Montreal sent Sam Mejias to Chicago for both White and Rodney (Cool Breeze) Scott. I didn't say it was a great story but for the price of Sam Mejias, three semi-integral pieces of the 1979-81 Expos were secured.).
Happy Birthday also to Randy St. Claire (1984-88) and despite no Expo connection; the late Louisiana born and raised Allan Arthur Montreuil (8/23/43-1/18/2008)!
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Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 24/08/2017 10:10

Happy Birthday to Tony Bernazard and Everett Stull!
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Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 26/08/2017 09:34

Happy Birthday to Jeff Parrett (1986-8), Troy Mattes (6/19/01 - 7/27/01) and Brendan Harris (7/31/04 - 10/03/04) - the final Expo base runner (9th inning walk on October 3, 2004)!
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Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 28/08/2017 10:10

Happy Birthday to MIke Torrez (1971-1974, (effn' McNally!)), Joel Youngblood (1982) and Shane 'Caveman' Andrews (1995-99)!
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Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 31/08/2017 10:08

Happy Birthday to Frank Robinson (Mgr 2002-04), Charles 'Boots' Day - the 1st batter ever a Veterans Stadium (1970-74), Stephen and JD's brother Tim Drew (2002-03) and Rock Jr.!
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Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 07/09/2017 10:41

Happy Birthday to Sergio Valdez!
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Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 08/09/2017 08:29

Happy Birthday to Mike Dyer (Class of 1996) - how did Pittsburgh let him get claimed after the year he had at the plate?*





*Answer:
Click to reveal..
Because he is a pitcher.
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Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 11/09/2017 10:07

Happy Birthday to Edwards Guzman (2003), acquired with Livan Hernandez (and of course $)!
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Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 12/09/2017 09:43

1968 Rule 5 draftee (from StL) Floyd Wicker (Class of 1969, Wicker never made an error in the field in his 4 year career but his FPS (Fielding plus SLG) of 1.195 was too low.), John Montague (1973-75) and Maicer Izturis (Class of 2004)!
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Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 15/09/2017 08:17

Happy Birthday to Don Carrithers (1974-76), Dan Smith (1999, 2002-03) and Doug Simons (1992)!

Sort of hate to say it but Simons may have been the worst Expo.
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Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 16/09/2017 13:07

Happy Birthday to HOF'er Tim Raines (1979-1990, 2001)!
Happy Birthday to not near HOF'ers Mike Garmen (1978) and Hector Torres (1972)!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q4UclkYmr7g (No, not Garmen or Torres)
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Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 18/09/2017 09:46

Happy Birthday to Tony Scott. An inaugural year Expo by virtue of his selection in the 71st (!) round of the 1969 amateur draft he made the show with Montreal 1973-75. And was brought back in 1984 - not necessarily as a fan favorite farewell tour.

In between he was once traded straight up for the late Joaquin Andujar!
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Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 20/09/2017 10:23

Happy Birthday to Yovanny Lara (2000), Mike Gates (1981-82) and former Expo farmhand (to include VT in 2000) Jason Bay.
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Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 22/09/2017 10:20

Happy Birthday to 1969 Expansion pick (the 26th Expo) Jim Fairey (1969-72) and Hal Dues (1977-79, 1981) and John Stefero 1987, one of the PTBNL in the 1986 Dennis Martinez to Montreal trade - Yes it was El Presidente and a PTBNL (Sterero) for a PTBNL (Rene Gonzales).

* - Per the fine folks at B-R: "With both the Los Angeles Dodgers, who originally signed him as an amateur free agent, and the Montreal Expos, who selected him in the 1968 expansion draft, Fairey was a teammate of Ron Fairly, who he was sometimes confused with by inattentive fans, writers, and announcers". laugh
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Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 23/09/2017 11:29

Happy Birthday to Pat Scanlon (1974-76)! Pat was a member of the 1976 squad and was part of a famous Who? Why? trade: Steve Dunning, Pat Scanlon and Tony Scott to the St. Louis for Bill Greif, Sam Mejias and Angel Torres. Happy Birthday also to Eric Knott (2003)!
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Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 24/09/2017 10:34

Happy Birthday to Hubie Brooks (1985-89); Silver Slugger winner in 1985 and 1986 - the 2nd was earned in only 80 games!
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Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 25/09/2017 09:35

Happy Birthday to sub-Mendoza Expo: Sal Butera (1984-85) and really sub-Mendoza Ray Holbert (1988)!
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Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 27/09/2017 12:34

Happy Birthday to the 4th Expo, Gary Sutherland (1969-71) and and one of the last Expos, Jon Rauch (2004)!
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Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 28/09/2017 10:00

Happy Birthday to Grant Jackson (Class of 1981) and Ed Vosberg (Class of 2002)!
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Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 01/10/2017 11:29

Happy Birthday to Angel 'Remy' Hermoso (the 17th Expo 1969-70), Jeff 'The Terminator' Reardon (1981-86), Vance 'The Long Arm of the Law' (1985-87) Law, and Roberto 'Bobby' Kelly (1995)!
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Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 02/10/2017 10:31

Happy Birthday to the 11th Expo Maury Wills (1969) and Trey Moore (1998-2000)!

Freebie trivia question: What 1968 Expo Expansion pick came in 11th in 1969 NL MVP balloting?
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Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 03/10/2017 07:42

Happy Birthday to Bert Roberge (1985-86), Darrin Fletcher (1992-97), Wil Cordero (1992-95, 2002-03) Mike Johnson (1997-2001) and Manny Martinez (1999)!
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Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 04/10/2017 07:40

Happy Birthday to Bill Atkinson (1976-79) and Lary Sorensen (1987)!
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Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 05/10/2017 11:08

Happy Birthday to Yamil Benitez (1995-96) and Luis Lopez (2004)!
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Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 06/10/2017 10:17

Happy Birthday to Rich Hacker (Class of 1971), George Riley (Class of 1986), 1989 FA signing Oil Can Boyd (1990-91), Archi Cianfrocco (traded in 1993 for Tim Scott!)!

Random Pirate note: also Gene Cline (who with 0 HRs and 17 RBI got multiple votes for MVP in 1970)!
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Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 09/10/2017 08:11

Happy Birthday to Jim Qualls (Class of 1970 - who once broke up a Tom Seaver perfect game effort in the 9th but was closer to .100 than to the Mendoza line as an Expo) and Randy Lerch (1982-83)!
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Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 10/10/2017 10:35

Happy Birthday to Larry Lintz (5' 9") whose career high was 50 SB with the 1974 Expos; but he had a more impressive line with the 1976 A's: 21 R, 31 SB .... in 1 AB. Of course Lintz would go hitless in that lone AB dragging his OBP and thus his OPS down to .667.

Lintz had left Montreal in a 1975 trade with St. Louis for a different role player Jim Dwyer. Dwyer was in the MLB as late as 1990 while Lintz was done in 1978. As far as roles go; batting outlasts speed.

Happy Birthday also to cups-of-coffee Bill Moore (7/13/86 - 7/25/86) and the late Terry Enyart (6/17/74 -7/5/74)!
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Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 11/10/2017 10:22

Happy Birthday to Bob 'Scrap Iron' Stinson (who was once traded for Rodney 'Cool Breeze' Scott) and to Orlando 'El Duque' Hernandez who came to Montreal in 2003 as the damaged goods portion of the Bartolo Colon trade.

Even though Hernandez and his $4.1 million salary never pitched an inning for the 2003 Expos, he was a great postseason pitcher - so great pickup Omar/MLB!

Doing the math of who was traded by Montreal to rent Colon and who the return was when Colon was traded from Montreal remains kinda depressing.
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Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 12/10/2017 10:36

Happy Birthday to 1993's Derrick White!
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Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 17/10/2017 07:22

Happy Birthday to Charlie Montoyo (1993 - and about as good a career as any Expo, if you are willing to overlook the small sample size) and the other side of the small sample coin Hector Almonte (2003)!
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Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 19/10/2017 09:59

Happy Birthday to Mike Gardiner, David Palmer and Dave Veres.
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Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 24/10/2017 07:00

Happy Birthday to F.P. (Frank Paul) Santangelo (1995-98) and Vlad's little brother Wilton Guerrero (1998-2000)!
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Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 25/10/2017 09:32

Happy Birthday to Rowland Office (1980-82), Andy McGaffigan (1984, 1986-89), Tom Romano (1987), Joe Siddall (1993 and 1995), Pedro Martinez (1994-97) and 1968 Expansion pick Skip Guinn! That's a lot of Expos.

Gee whiz info: Roland Office was born on the same day (10/25/52) as Gene Mauch's (1965-1975) nephew Roy Smalley III.
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Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 26/10/2017 07:20

If the best Expo pitcher wasn't born on 10/25, it was 10/26:

Happy Birthday to Steve Rogers (1973-85) and to Gil Heredia (1992-95)!
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Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 27/10/2017 07:29

Happy Birthday to Tom Nieto (1986, traded w/Jeff Reardon to Minnesota = 1987 Twins World Series Champions!), U.L. Washington (1985), and Scott Forster (2000)!
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Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 28/10/2017 11:19

Happy Birthday to Kirk (Jim's brother) Bullinger, Montreal Expo class of 1998. Older brother Jim was class of 1997.
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Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 01/11/2017 11:23

Happy Birthday to Rich Thompson (1989-90, well just 1 IP in 1990) and Miguel Dilone (1984-85), both 2x Montreal FA singings!
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Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 02/11/2017 07:50

Happy Birthday to two Orlandos, Cabrera (1997-2004) and Merced (1999) and to both a LHP & a RHP (Greg Harris - Class of '84 and then again in 1995)!
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Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 05/11/2017 18:51

Happy promotion to Dave Martinez, ex-Expo 1988-1991 and the new manager of the Washington Nationals.
First Expo player to end up running (the latest version) of the team???
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Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 06/11/2017 10:29

Happy Birthday to:
Chris Speier's (Class of 1977 - 84) son Justin,
The second Expo, his Honor the Mayor himself; the late Mack (L)F. Jones (Class of 1969 - 71),
Another 1968 Expansion draft pick (by the Seattle Pilot), (Montreal Expo Class of 70-71); Jim Gosger,
Short timer John Candelaria (12 games, Class of '89) and
shorter timer Matt Skrmetta (6 games, Class of '00).

So Gosger was a Pilot, an Expo and a KC Athletic who played in two World Series as a Met.
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Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 07/11/2017 08:59

Happy Birthday to Tom Walker (Class of 1972-74, 1977), father of today's Neil Walker and brother-in-law to yesterday's Chip Lang.

http://thegoodpoint.com/2011/06/neil-walker-and-roberto-clemente/

Happy Birthday also to John Tamargo (1979-80), Dave Wainhouse (1991) and Orlando Mercado (1990)!
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Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 08/11/2017 08:46

Happy Birthday to Gary Lucas (1984-85) and 'Oh Henry!' Rodriquez (1995-97)!
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Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 09/11/2017 08:26

Happy Birthday to Peter Bergeron (1999-02, 2004)!
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Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 10/11/2017 10:43

Happy Birthday to Larry 'LP' Parrish (1974-81), Mike Vail (1983), Junior Noboa (1989-91), and Matt Cepicky (2002-04)!

... and older than all of them combined, the USMC (DOB 11/10/1775)!
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Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 13/11/2017 08:42

Happy Birthday to a rather bland trio of catchers (Wil Tejada, Jeff Reed, Randy Knorr) and one bland pitcher (J.D. Smart)!

P.S. ... and JL's sister Susan!
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Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 14/11/2017 10:36

Happy Birthday to Kent Bottenfield (1992-93)!
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Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 15/11/2017 11:21

Happy Birthday to Fred Breining (Class of 1984, once traded in deals for Bill Madlock and for Al Oliver) and Darwin Cubillan (2001)!
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Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 16/11/2017 11:40

Happy Birthday to Chris Haney (1991-92), Tim Scott (1993-96) and to Don Hahn of the 1969 and 1970 teams (a December 1968 Rule V draft selection, not an October 14th expansion pick)!
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Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 17/11/2017 08:57

Happy Birthday to Val Pascucci!
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Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 20/11/2017 11:27

Happy Birthday to Gabe White (1994-95) ....

ok and props to KC 1st round (1st pick even) draft choice Rick 'Blue' Monday, who was once traded for Bill Buckner. A day that caused later problems throughout the region.
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Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 21/11/2017 10:56

Happy Birthday to Bill Almon (Class of 1980) and Darren Cox (Class of 1999 - 4/6 -6/26) for a combined total of 33 games with Montreal!
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Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 27/11/2017 08:25

Happy Birthday to Randy Milligan (Class of 1994 but oddly never mentioned as part of the big post season talent dump but never returned) and Tim Laker (Laker survived the purge: 1992-97)!

Oddly worth noting both Milligan's and Laker's BPG/OTL lofty status as former Expos, Pirates, Orioles, and Indians.
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Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 28/11/2017 08:26

Happy Birthday to 1981 September call-up Pat Rooney!

Rooney's main claim to fame? Traded straight up with his .000/.000/.000 slash line to NYY for all around good guy (and former Pirate draft choice) Tim Burke.
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Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 28/11/2017 08:26

Happy Birthday to 1981 September call-up Pat Rooney!

Rooney's main claim to fame? Traded straight up with his .000/.000/.000 slash line to NYY for all around good guy (and former Pirate draft choice) Tim Burke.
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Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 29/11/2017 09:10

Who hit the first ever Montreal Expo home run (off Tom Seaver no less)?
Hint a LH RP in the 4th inning of Opening Day - the 14th Expo, Birthday boy Dan McGinn (1969-71)!

Also Happy Birthday to Francis Beltran who was the part of the bounty received in the last Expo salary dump (7/31/04)!
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Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 30/11/2017 09:29

Happy Birthday to David Engle (1987-88)!
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Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 01/12/2017 11:12

Happy Birthday to:
Slick fielding, under appreciated, Kirk Rueter,
Slick fielding, possibly over appreciated borderline HOF Larry Walker,
3x 1st round draft choice and Gary Carter trade throw-in, Herm Winningham,
Dan Schatzeder, traded for Ron LeFlore in 1979,
Dan Warthen, 2-10 w/the 1976 club,
and just to add keystrokes: 1969-75 Coach Calvin Coolidge Julius Caesar Tuskahoma McLish.
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Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 04/12/2017 11:15

Happy Birthday to Lee Smith (Class of 1997)!
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Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 05/12/2017 11:12

Happy Birthday to Steve Shea (Class of 1969), Gary Roenicke (Class of '76), Gene Harris (Class of '89) and Cliff Floyd (1993-96 and 19 days in June 2002: which reminds me: phuck Selig, Loria and Minaya)!
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Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 06/12/2017 11:23

Happy Birthday to Tim 'Crazy Horse' Foli (1972-77), #1 overall pick of the 1968 amateur draft (NYM), acquired in the 1972 Rusty Staub trade, wore Johnny Unitas' number 19, etc.

Better gloveman than batsman, for a guy with 'Horse' in his nickname, Tim had darned limited power and speed. To pull back into Pete-Rose-was-a-poor-man's-Tim-Foli mode: "On September 16, 2000, Foli began three tumultuous seasons as a coach with the Cincinnati Reds, reunited with former Angels catcher Bob Boone, who was the Reds' manager. Just a few months into his coaching job, Foli became embroiled in a physical confrontation with fellow coach, Ron Oester, after a game. Foli required stitches. The turmoil in Cincinnati did not soon end, as Oester was let go after the season," (cite from wikipedia.org)

Last random memory: we were all much younger then - and the acronym MILF had not entered the lexicon - but Mrs. Foli was tres attractive.
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Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 07/12/2017 11:21

Happy Birthday to Rich Coggins (Class of '75) and Scot Thompson ('85)!
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Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 11/12/2017 11:07

Happy Birthday to Gale 'The Kansas Comet' Sayer's undergraduate QB at Kansas: Steve Renko (1969-76), acquired by Montreal in a 1969 midseason trade for the 6th Expo (Donn Clendenon),;just north of Mendoza line catcher Gil Reyes (1989,1991), and Mel Rojas (1990-96, 1999): Moises' cousin, nephew of Jesus, Felipe and Matty as well as father to Mel Jr.
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Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 12/12/2017 11:07

What do you do when your 1st round insists on going straight to the majors? Trade him for birthday boy Bob Sebra (1986-87)! In hindsight a rather ballsy demand since BJ Surhoff, Will Clark, Bobby Witt, Barry Larkin and Bobby Bonds were drafted earlier. Happy Birthday also to Andy Tracy (2000-01) and Craig Caskey (1973, and enough of a "Who?" so his MLB career ended with "...March 30, 1975: Released by the St. Louis Cardinals. (Date given is approximate. Exact date is uncertain)".

But the Expos did trade that LHP for Stan Papi, who turned into ...
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Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 13/12/2017 11:21

On August 28, 1989 the Expos were 71-60 and traded a PTBNL to acquire PH help in the form of Jim 'Pig-Pen' Dwyer. They'd go on to finish 81-81. The BTBNL? Birthday boy and AAAA player Alonzo Powell (Class of 1987)!
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Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 15/12/2017 11:06

Happy Birthday to Stan 'Bahnsen Burner'! Montreal Expo class of 1977-81 and 1968 AL ROY. Who I'll offer up as evidence that nothing really changes. Arguments about who should win post season awards and how some voters vote the way they do are always interesting.
Bahnsen was not unanimous back in 1968. 17 votes for a 17 win season with a 2.05 ERA!
Del Unser got 3 votes for his .230 BA, .560 OPS but he did out HR Bahnsen 1 to 0.
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Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 16/12/2017 11:42

Happy Birthday to Tom Gorman (1981-82) and from the inaugural 1969 team Adolfo 'The Panamanian Flash' Phillips!

Phillip's coolest stat is from his 1967 season. The top 10 NL in IBB that year includes: McCovey, Staub, Aaron, Allen, Cepeda and Clemente. Stargell was number 2 w/25. Phillips had 20 effen' 9! Over in the AL, Killebrew and Freehan led with 15, Triple Crowner Yaz had 11.

Unknown how many came after this game:

http://www.baseball-reference.com/boxes/CHN/CHN196706112.shtml

29 is a top 30 season in MLB history - get Bond's seasons off the list and Adolfo's 1967 is in the top 20.
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Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 17/12/2017 12:23

Happy Birthday to Curtis Pride (1993, 1995 and 2001)!
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8nHlpoe2J8Q
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Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 28/12/2017 11:40

Happy Birthday to three lefties: Bill Lee (1979-82), the late John Milner (1981-82) and Zane Smith (1989-90) and one righty: Einar Diaz (2004)!

... and only slightly related to Montreal Expo milestones - 12/28/58: Baltimore Colts 23, New York Giants 17!
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Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 29/12/2017 12:53

Happy Birthday to James Mouton (Class of 1999) and Jim Brower (2002)!
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Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 30/12/2017 14:09

Happy Birthday to Jose Morales (1973-77) - turns out he is also Melvin and Wil Nieves' uncle!
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Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 01/01/2018 12:19

Happy New Year to all and Happy Birthday to Bob Owchinko (Class of 1986) and Fernando Tatis (2001-03)!
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Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 03/01/2018 10:40

Happy Birthday to Bob Gebhard (Class of '74 - specifically September 3, 1974), Randy Hunt (1986), Luis Rivera (1986-88) and DaRond Stovall (Class of 1998)!
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Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 04/01/2018 10:45

Happy Birthday to Theodore Roosevelt 'Ted' Lilly (Class of 1999), Edward Robert "Ted" Wood (1993) and former Expo/Buc/O Jay Tibbs!

One of the finalists In the running for last Expo standing until being released by LAD in August, Lilly had been parts of trades with Vladi's brother for the grumpy Perez brother and 12 years later for Eli's son Brett. Lilly made ~$80M in his career - not bad for being the PTBNL sweetener in the Jake Westbrook (~$62M) for Irabu trade in back in 2000.
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Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 05/01/2018 11:01

Happy Birthday to Bob Reece (1978), Ryan Minor (2001), Chris Nabholz (1990-93), and Jeff Fassero (1991-96)!
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Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 08/01/2018 08:27

Happy Birthday to Carl Anthony Pavano (1998-2002), Randy Max Ready (Class of 1993) and Matt Maysey (1992). One of the biggest teases in recent memory (Helluva post season in '03 though), one of the All Time MLB porn names and one just kind of forgettable - despite his career OPS of 2.000.
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Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 09/01/2018 11:55

Happy Birthday to Otis Nixon!The 2nd half of Otis' career (aka Post-Expo), and Montreal (1988-90) got nothing for him) saw him start to be fairly useful besides just having some success on the basepaths.
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Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 11/01/2018 11:17

Happy Birthday to Dan Norman (Class of '82, Arrived with Jeff Reardon for Ellis Valentine) and Nikco Riesgo (who made his MLB debut 4/20/91 and played his last game 4/26/91)!
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Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 12/01/2018 10:55

Happy Birthday to Casey Candaele (1986-88) and teammates on the '04 last Expos team: Luis Ayala and Andy Fox!
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Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 15/01/2018 11:32

Happy Birthday to former Expo farmhand Armando Galarraga (at the time the 'who's that?' in the Nat's 1 year acquisition of A. Soriano now most famous for his 'perfect' one-hitter), Delino DeShields (1990-93, traded in what was widely viewed as a salary dump to LA for relief pitcher and future HOF Pedro Martinez), Dr. Mike Marshall (1970-73, traded to LA for the late Willie Davis), the late Tony Solaita (Calss of 1979, "Buried: Immediately outside his home,in Nuuuli, American Samoa ": B-R), traded mid 1979 season to Toronto for the at the time, and current, 'who's that?', Dyar Miller and to the Curt Brown who pitched in 11 games in 1986-87, not the one who got 4 AB in 1973.
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Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 17/01/2018 13:49

Happy Birthday to Brad Fullmer (1997-99)! Part of a 2000 3-way 'why bother' trade that neither hurt nor helped Montreal, not Texas nor Toronto as Fullmer, Lee Stevens and David Sequi played musical chairs but with the same number of chairs.

Fullmer did get to drink champagne in Anaheim and stole home in the 2002 World Series.
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Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 18/01/2018 10:11

Happy Birthday to Bill Sampen (1991-92) and 1970 ROY the late Carl Morton (1969-72)! Back in the day I thought Carl's 1971 Topps card with the trophy on it was the coolest thing.
http://www.comc.com/Cards/Baseball/1971/Topps/515/Carl_Morton/1836985/REVIEWED/COMC/G-VG-EX
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Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 23/01/2018 10:34

Happy Birthday to Sherman Obando (1995-96)!
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Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 24/01/2018 11:28

Happy Birthday to Tim Barrett (Class of 1988, specifically July 18 - August 9, 1988, highlighted by a 3 inning save on August 7th)!
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Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 25/01/2018 11:21

Happy Birthday to Balor Moore (1970, 1972-74) the Expos' first amateur draft pick (June 1969)! 14 years later their first round selection was birthday boy Brian Holman (1988-89)! Also Happy Birthday to FA signings Jose Macias (2002-03) and Dale Mohoric (1990)!
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Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 09/04/2018 19:05

Sigh -- who's today?
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Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 25/09/2018 00:09

Stephanie McMahon is 42 today...... still a yum yum too
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Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 01/02/2019 02:24

Jackie is 100
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Re: Happy Birthday to a Great American, part Deux - 17/11/2019 04:18

Nobody famous today that I can find.
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