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Birthdays & Anniversaries

Posted By: Sigh

Birthdays & Anniversaries - 15/04/2009 19:21

Happy Birthday to Milton Bradley, Woodie Fryman and Willie Davis!
Posted By: John Lease

Re: Birthdays & Anniversaries - 15/04/2009 19:35

I miss the old thread....
Posted By: Sigh

Re: Birthdays & Anniversaries - 16/04/2009 18:10

But I started with a Woodie Fryman posting!

Happy Birthday to Expo farmhands Antoinio Alfonseca, who had a blaze of glory; and bonus baby Justin Wayne, who didn’t.
Posted By: Sigh

Re: Birthdays & Anniversaries - 17/04/2009 18:09

Happy Birthday to the very likable Marquis Grissom! The 1990 squad was fun.
Posted By: Sigh

Re: Birthdays & Anniversaries - 18/04/2009 11:46

Happy Birthday to Chuck Taylor who had a decent run with the mid-70s Expos.

Also Doug Flynn.
Posted By: Sigh

Re: Birthdays & Anniversaries - 19/04/2009 11:42

Happy Birthday to Spike Owen who in 1990 set a then National League record with 63 consecutive errorless games at shortstop.
Posted By: Sigh

Re: Birthdays & Anniversaries - 20/04/2009 22:14

Masato Yoshii, Jimmy Jones, Mike O'Berry and Tom Hutton.

Only the BUS squad member had a career BA above Mendoza's line

http://www.sabr.org/cmsfiles/SABR36-Kates-Expos-79.pdf
Posted By: Sigh

Re: Birthdays & Anniversaries - 21/04/2009 22:34

Happy Birthday to a somewhat emblematic member of the '76 Expos, Joe Keener.
Posted By: Sigh

Re: Birthdays & Anniversaries - 22/04/2009 09:03

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

Re: Birthdays & Anniversaries - 26/04/2009 20:41

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

Re: Birthdays & Anniversaries - 14/05/2009 09:52

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

Re: Birthdays & Anniversaries - 15/05/2009 11:20

No much to celebrate here but it is Hideki Irabu's birthday:

His cost to the Expos in 1999: Jake Westbrook and 2 PtbNL (Ted Lilly(! - the prize pickup in a 1998 salary dump trade w/LA) and Christian Parker). His cost after 1999: 6+ milion for 70 crappy IP over two years.
Posted By: Sigh

Re: Birthdays & Anniversaries - 17/05/2009 21:04

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

Re: Birthdays & Anniversaries - 20/05/2009 09:39

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.
Posted By: Sigh

Re: Birthdays & Anniversaries - 21/05/2009 01:06

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

Re: Birthdays & Anniversaries - 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: Birthdays & Anniversaries - 31/05/2009 12:27

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

Re: Birthdays & Anniversaries - 02/06/2009 09:18

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

Re: Birthdays & Anniversaries - 03/06/2009 08:57

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

Re: Birthdays & Anniversaries - 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: Sigh

Re: Birthdays & Anniversaries - 10/06/2009 10:51

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

Re: Birthdays & Anniversaries - 10/06/2009 15:36

Elias was traded to the A's along with Miguel Dilone for the return of Manny Sanguillen.

That'd never happen today, a Pirates team actually bringing someone back.
Posted By: Sigh

Re: Birthdays & Anniversaries - 11/06/2009 11:35

Another Pirate connected Ex-Expo celebrating a birthday - Dave Cash.
Posted By: Sigh

Re: Birthdays & Anniversaries - 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: Sigh

Re: Birthdays & Anniversaries - 16/06/2009 09:24

Happy Birthday to Ron LeFlore.
Posted By: Sigh

Re: Birthdays & Anniversaries - 18/06/2009 09:22

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

Re: Birthdays & Anniversaries - 28/06/2009 13:04

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: Birthdays & Anniversaries - 28/06/2009 13:04

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: Birthdays & Anniversaries - 29/06/2009 09:07

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

Re: Birthdays & Anniversaries - 30/06/2009 09:29

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

Re: Birthdays & Anniversaries - 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: Birthdays & Anniversaries - 10/07/2009 09:53

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: Birthdays & Anniversaries - 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: Birthdays & Anniversaries - 14/07/2009 09:31

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

Re: Birthdays & Anniversaries - 18/07/2009 11:40

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

Re: Birthdays & Anniversaries - 26/07/2009 10:56

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: Birthdays & Anniversaries - 27/07/2009 08:31

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

Re: Birthdays & Anniversaries - 30/07/2009 11:27

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

Re: Birthdays & Anniversaries - 10/08/2009 20:16

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

Re: Birthdays & Anniversaries - 14/08/2009 01:24

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

Re: Birthdays & Anniversaries - 27/08/2009 20:40

Happy Birthday to Jose Vidro & Mike Maddux.

The only better line drive swing I ever saw on the Spos then Vidro was Al Oliver. And Vidro could do it from both sides of the plate. I guess he's retired now.
Posted By: Sigh

Re: Birthdays & Anniversaries - 30/08/2009 11:24

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

Re: Birthdays & Anniversaries - 09/09/2009 08:55

Happy Birthday to Todd Zeile (trivia question: who hit the last HR vs the Expos?) and Tom Foley.
Posted By: Sigh

Re: Birthdays & Anniversaries - 10/09/2009 09:38

Happy Birthday to the Big Unit. And the 29th anniversary of Bill Gullickson setting the MLB rookie record with 18 strike outs in the Expos 4-2 win vs. Cubs.
Posted By: Sigh

Re: Birthdays & Anniversaries - 19/09/2009 11:36

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

Re: Birthdays & Anniversaries - 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: Birthdays & Anniversaries - 22/09/2009 22:58

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

Re: Birthdays & Anniversaries - 23/09/2009 01:56

this was a big expo event, inasmuch as it happened down on the farm. . . i first heard of it on a montreal subway on the way to a game, when we met a harrisburg fan up to visit the big club. we hadn't moved to pennsylvania yet. . . my only expo trip to montreal (so far!). . .
GO, I MEAN COME BACK, EXPOS!!

FROM THE HARRISBURG PATRIOT-NEWS. . .


Ten years ago today, a cliche of make-believe childhood games became a reality of professional baseball. Kids dream of swishing the game-winning jumper in the NBA finals or catching a Super Bowl-sealing touchdown pass. In baseball, the dream is hitting the series-clinching grand slam.

But the details must be perfect. Two outs. Bottom of the ninth. Final game of the series. Down by three. Full count. This literal scenario played out on City Island on Sept. 20, 1999. Milton Bradley performed the role of hero, capping a five-run rally in the bottom of the ninth inning and sealing the Harrisburg Senators’ unprecedented fourth straight Eastern League championship with his two-out, full-count grand slam at what was previously called RiverSide Stadium.

What’s now simply known in these parts as “The Slam” was a product of a scrappy Class AA minor league baseball team, then affiliated with the Montreal Expos, filled with future big leaguers. The Senators, who were 0-6 and 17-27 earlier that season, fought back late to slide into the EL playoffs. They reached the five-game title series against the Norwich Navigators, then the AA affiliate of the Yankees.

All five of the games — the first two in Connecticut, the final three in Harrisburg — were decided by one run. In fact, the Senators had played nine straight one-run playoff contests, including all four games in the semifinal-series victory over Erie. And it ended so dramatically — so unbelievably — we had to revisit the moment.

According to SI.com, a major league player has hit a walk-off grand slam to give his team a one-run win 22 times, starting with Roger Connor of the Troy Trojans in 1871. None of those homers won a playoff game, let alone a series. Bradley’s belt is truly a singular achievement.

We’ve dug through the archives to produce game details and observations, and we’ve talked to a handful of the 3,171 rain-soaked fans who were in attendance that Monday night to hear their stories and memories. Enjoy “The Slam,” 10 years later.

SETTING THE SCENE
The Senators trailed Norwich 11-7 entering the bottom half of the ninth. Navigators reliever Ozwaldo Mairena opened the inning by pitching to Senators third baseman Andy Tracy
* Tracy singled
* Jon Tucker walked, Tracy to second
* Brad Wilkerson walked, Tracy to third, Tucker to second
* Joe Lisio, who led the league with 33 saves, relieved Mairena
* Jeremy Ware popped out
* Brian Schneider struck out on three pitches
* Playoff MVP Jason Camilli grounded an infield single to third, Tracy scored, Tucker to third, Wilkerson to second
* Milton Bradley, 0-for-4 with three strikeouts, lined a 3-2 fastball over the wall, Tucker, Wilkerson and Camilli scored
FINAL SCORE: Harrisburg Senators 12, Norwich Navigators 11

STORIES FROM THOSE WHO WERE THERE
Numerous attempts to contact Milton Bradley through the Chicago Cubs proved unsuccessful. However, we caught up with Andy Tracy, now with the Philadelphia Phillies, last week. Tracy led off the ninth that night with a single.

“I was just trying to get on base. I wasn’t thinking about a comeback. And I remember the weather. They needed to get that game in, and I’m sure it would have been canceled if it was any other game. ... Milton went into the clubhouse during the ninth and was already out of his clothes and only in his boxers. He thought the game was over, and he was something like 0-for-3 with three strikeouts. Jamey Carroll and I went into the clubhouse to get him, to tell him he was up. He had his head down. He was very disappointed. It had been a rough year for him, and he gets really emotional about some things. ... It wasn’t a towering home run. I thought it was off the wall, and Camilli could run so I thought he’d score [from first]. It was so rainy and damp, but he got it. It barely cleared the wall. ... We pretty much partied all night, and the fans stayed with us on the field. ... That was one of my favorite years. I learned a lot about myself that season, I learned a lot about the game. And there was that inning that nobody will ever forget. It feels like it’s been even longer than 10 years, but that’s the most memorable season of my life. I will always remember how we battled.” — Andy Tracy, Senators third baseman

“My wife, Kathy, our friend, Krysten Repman, and I were sitting just under the press box in Section 106. We remember seeing Milton Bradley’s hit go deep into the rain and fog, and at first we weren’t sure it cleared the fence. When we realized it did, everyone erupted in cheers and hugs. That year we housed [players] Tony Armas Jr., Carlos Adolfo and Tomas De La Rosa. While waiting for them after the game, they came out and soaked us with beer and champagne and gave me a victory cigar. A short time later they came back and took us into the clubhouse to celebrate with them. At least the players had a chance to shower before they went home while we had to wait until we arrived home. A warm shower was never more needed by us as we all stank of beer, champagne and cigar smoke. A great, long night we’ll never forget.” — Wally Ream, Senators fan

“When the ninth inning started, I told my radio partner, Brad Sparesus, that if we get the tying run on base, I will go down the field for possible post-game interviews, all the time thinking, ‘Right, like that has a chance of happening.’ Anyway, the inning unfolds, I head down to the gate at the first-base dugout and finally realize how heavy the rain is. ... Bang, that special sound when a ball hits the bat just so. It was hard for us to see, but it was gone. General manager Todd Vander Woude and I push through the gate, and maybe I pushed a little too hard. Woude ended up on the ground, but I had no time to worry about him then. ... I look to my left, and I swear the entire team was out of the dugout and about four feet off the ground. I hook up the microphone and I am listening to the broadcast. (Brad’s call was amazing, by the way). I finally get to Milton and he starts to cry as he is talking to me, and, of course, I start to cry. I don’t think I ever cried on a broadcast before or since. Kind of ironic for me as a broadcaster, the greatest moment in my sports life, and there I am, with the hero of the moment, too choked up to speak. It was great.” — Mark Mattern, former Senators radio broadcaster and assistant general manager

“Everyone had enough of the rain delays, and I remember talking to the umpire crew chief before the game. He had a great line, saying, ‘Unless we see Noah coming on the Ark, we are going to play this game.’ ... Knowing this was the last game, we had to make sure all of the players’ travel plans were in place and, win or lose, the trophy was going to be awarded on the field. As usual with my duties at a home game, I was not able to see much of the game. But I found myself standing at the first-base gate in the bottom of the ninth. I remember talking with Mayor Reed and Gregg Mace, joking that all we needed was a grand slam to tie the game. ... We ended up getting a hit and a couple walks to load the bases, and Camilli hit a ground ball to third, the third baseman got hurt and one run scored. The lengthy delay due to the Norwich player getting injured seemed to really get the crowd going and the stadium rocking. Fans were pounding on the aluminum seats to make even more noise. ... When Milton hit the ball, by the sound of the ball hitting the bat, I knew it was absolutely hit on a rope. It hit the second-tier billboard in right, and basically I could not walk. I was numb. To this day, I still think Mattern pushed me to the ground and stepped on me to get on the field. ... The team was just going nuts on the field, and the crowd was the loudest I can ever remember. ... I was at the stadium until about 5:30 a.m., couldn’t sleep and ended up doing many local radio shows at 7 a.m. ESPN called to set up Milton for an interview before he left town. The memories of that night make it seem like yesterday. I can’t believe it’s been 10 years!” — Todd Vander Woude, former Senators general manager

“It was raining and everyone was leaving. I stayed and a few others in Section 5 were still there. It was such an exciting moment. I only went to games once in a while, but that moment made up my mind. I wanted to be a season-ticket holder. The next season I became a full season-ticket holder and have been one ever since.” — Barb Thomas, fan

“I wasn’t there, even though my late husband tried to get me to come. I did listen to the last four innings on the radio, and I got very excited. I had never attended a Senators game, nor had I listened on the radio. I’ve been attending games ever since 2000.” — Ruth Anne Patrick, fan

“It was raining throughout most of the game. My sister, Jeanne, and I had big signs we painted up ourselves, and we walked up and down the section behind home plate to get fans cheering. We were both soaking wet and looked like two drowned rats. It was the most exciting baseball game I ever saw.” — Shirley Waltman, fan

“After the eighth inning, I went down to the first-base gate to be with the second camera guy and to position myself to hit the field after the final out, which I only did on championship games. I didn’t actually see it go out because I was a couple of people deep along the fence, but I knew it was gone when it was hit. When the ball went over the wall, I ran onto the field with the crew. One of the policemen grabbed my arm briefly because he didn’t know I was with [the camera crew]. I stood on the side as everybody went crazy.” — Randy Whitaker, former WHTM TV executive and now the Senators’ general manager

"We were sitting in the red seats behind home plate. Next to us were pitchers from the opposing team. We overheard them talking about winning the championship. As the inning grew closer to the end of the game, they decided to go down to the clubhouse and put the champagne on ice so it would be ready. ... The mist grew heavier, and we decided to walk around the park and enjoy the festivities. We were standing by the Norwich bullpen when a good-natured Senators fan was leaving the game. He looked over at the visiting pitchers and congratulated them on winning the championship. A pitcher looked up and said, 'Thanks, but the game's not over yet.' How right he was." — Barry & Margie Fealtman, fans

QUOTES FROM GAME DAY
“I had struck out three times tonight. I just wanted to be part of it.” -- Milton Bradley

“With apologies to my daughter, this could be the greatest day of my life.” -- Senators manager Doug Sisson, who was celebrating his 36th birthday

“This is like a storybook.” — Harrisburg Mayor Stephen R. Reed

“You know I’ve been in trouble and everything. I’m just so glad I could do this for these guys.” -- Bradley, who earlier in the season was suspended seven games for spitting gum on umpire Tim Pasch

“What was I feeling [as I rounded the bases]? I don’t even know.” -- Bradley

“I told everybody on the bench that this game wasn’t over. I told them, ‘They don’t want to get to Milton Bradley and Jamey Carroll.’” -- Andy Tracy, Senators teammate

“I put my head between my legs and started crying. This is an unbelievable thing.” -- Christian Parker, Senators’ winning pitcher

“I’m going home now to draw up adoption papers for Milton Bradley.” -- Sisson
Posted By: Sigh

Re: Birthdays & Anniversaries - 24/09/2009 09:04

I remember that, thanks for the recap.
Posted By: Sigh

Re: Birthdays & Anniversaries - 29/09/2009 08:24

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

Re: Birthdays & Anniversaries - 29/09/2009 21:03

The Team 990 called up Cro to wish him Happy Birthday today. He coaxed them into singing H Bday to him. Was on the air about 15 minutes or so. The guy sounds great. They asked him about spraying his teammates with champagne in '81, he remembered it doused the cigarette Rowland Office was smokin (the legal kind).

That was a great story EW, thanks for posting.
Posted By: Sigh

Re: Birthdays & Anniversaries - 02/10/2009 09:05

Happy Birthday to the member of the 1969 Expos who finished 11th in the MVP voting that year ...
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Re: Birthdays & Anniversaries - 07/10/2009 09:29

Happy Birthday to John O'Donoghue and Butch Henry.
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Re: Birthdays & Anniversaries - 12/10/2009 08:52

Happy Birthday to Derrick White.
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Re: Birthdays & Anniversaries - 14/10/2009 07:41

Happy Birthday to Al Oliver, Ryan Church and Henry Mateo.
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Re: Birthdays & Anniversaries - 15/10/2009 08:03

Happy Birthday to Tim Young.
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Re: Birthdays & Anniversaries - 19/10/2009 20:23

Happy Birthday to Mike Gardiner, David Palmer and Dave Veres.
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Re: Birthdays & Anniversaries - 20/10/2009 09:56

Happy Birthday to Jonathan Hurst.
Posted By: Chili

Re: Birthdays & Anniversaries - 21/10/2009 21:08

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

#10?
Posted By: Sigh

Re: Birthdays & Anniversaries - 22/10/2009 20:47

No #10 got a single vote to finish tied for 36th.

The correct answer is ... #30!
Posted By: Sigh

Re: Birthdays & Anniversaries - 24/10/2009 14:34

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

Re: Birthdays & Anniversaries - 24/10/2009 21:49

Originally Posted By: Sigh
No #10 got a single vote to finish tied for 36th.

The correct answer is ... #30!

I had to look it up.

Wouldn't have got it with a hundred guesses. And I do remember some numbers from the original team (3, 9, 10, 18...).

His stay with the Spos was short.
Posted By: Sigh

Re: Birthdays & Anniversaries - 24/10/2009 22:52

Me too - only ran across it on the birthday page when the MVP vote finish jumped out.

He obviously played better for the Dodgers than the Expos that year - but that trade did bring Ron Fairly to town.
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Re: Birthdays & Anniversaries - 26/10/2009 10:36

Happy Birthday to Gil Heredia and Steve Rogers.
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Re: Birthdays & Anniversaries - 28/10/2009 08:22

Happy Birthday to Kirk (Jim's brother) Bullinger, Montreal Expo class of 1998. Jim was class of 1997.
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Re: Birthdays & Anniversaries - 01/11/2009 14:00

Happy Birthday to Miquel Dilone, Expo class of '84 and '85.
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Re: Birthdays & Anniversaries - 06/11/2009 21:35

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: Birthdays & Anniversaries - 07/11/2009 09:44

Happy Birthday to: Tom Walker, John Tomargo and David Wainhouse.
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Re: Birthdays & Anniversaries - 08/11/2009 09:58

Happy Birthday to Henry Rodriquez.
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Re: Birthdays & Anniversaries - 10/11/2009 09:05

Happy Birthday to Mike Vail, Larry Parrish, Junior Noboa and Matt Cepicky.
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Re: Birthdays & Anniversaries - 12/11/2009 09:12

Happy Birthday to Jeff Reed and J.D. Smart.
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Re: Birthdays & Anniversaries - 13/11/2009 23:45

Happy Birthday to Bob Natal.
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Re: Birthdays & Anniversaries - 14/11/2009 13:41

Happy Birthday to Kent Bottenfield.
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Re: Birthdays & Anniversaries - 15/11/2009 23:01

Happy Birthday to Fred Breining.
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Re: Birthdays & Anniversaries - 16/11/2009 10:47

Happy Birthday to Don Hahn, Tim Scott and to a lesser extent, Pete Rose.
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Re: Birthdays & Anniversaries - 18/11/2009 00:04

Happy Birthday to Val Pascucci.
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Re: Birthdays & Anniversaries - 20/11/2009 09:29

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 caused later problems throughout the region.
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Re: Birthdays & Anniversaries - 29/11/2009 12:00

Happy Birthday to Dan McGinn.
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Re: Birthdays & Anniversaries - 03/12/2009 23:51

Gerry Pirtle and Wayne Garrett share the same Birthday: 12/03/1947.
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Re: Birthdays & Anniversaries - 08/12/2009 09:00

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.".
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Re: Birthdays & Anniversaries - 09/12/2009 11:37

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: Sigh

Re: Birthdays & Anniversaries - 15/12/2009 09:35

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: Birthdays & Anniversaries - 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: Birthdays & Anniversaries - 19/12/2009 12:18

Happy Birthday to James Mouton.
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Re: Birthdays & Anniversaries - 21/12/2009 09:28

Happy Birthday to Rowie Reed and Dustin Hermanson.
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Re: Birthdays & Anniversaries - 28/12/2009 12:30

Happy Birthday to three lefties: Bill Lee, John Milner and Zane Smith.
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Re: Birthdays & Anniversaries - 30/12/2009 09:13

Happy Birthday to Jose Morales.
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Re: Birthdays & Anniversaries - 01/01/2010 10:35

Happy New Year to all and happy Birthday to Fernando Tatis.
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Re: Birthdays & Anniversaries - 11/01/2010 11:33

Happy Birthday to Dan Norman.
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Re: Birthdays & Anniversaries - 12/01/2010 10:43

Happy Birthday to Luis Ayala, Andy Fox and Casey Candaele.
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Re: Birthdays & Anniversaries - 13/01/2010 09:00

Happy Birthday to two from the 1969 club: Larry Jaster and Ron Brand, as well as Gene Roof.
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Re: Birthdays & Anniversaries - 15/01/2010 11:26

Happy Birthday to Delino DeShields, Tony Solaita and Mike Marshall.
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Re: Birthdays & Anniversaries - 17/01/2010 12:27

Happy Birthday to Brad Fullmer.
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Re: Birthdays & Anniversaries - 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: John Lease

Re: Birthdays & Anniversaries - 19/01/2010 01:21

Originally Posted By: Sigh
Happy Birthday to Dan Norman.


I insist on his nickname being used. He was the one and only 'Stormin' Norman.
Posted By: John Lease

Re: Birthdays & Anniversaries - 19/01/2010 01:28

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


Bill Sampen, yet another one the Pirates let get away. Carl Morton spent the spring of 1979 with the Pirates.

Oops, that was 1978. Yet another converted outfielder.

And Tom Walker, current hopeless Pirate Neil Walker's dad, was also a non roster invitee that year. Imagine that, the Pirates had invitees who had actually succeeded in the major leagues, not never weres.
Posted By: Sigh

Re: Birthdays & Anniversaries - 19/01/2010 07:58

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

Re: Birthdays & Anniversaries - 21/01/2010 14:44

A shot out to Ron Wright, who is 34 today.

Although he never played in a game for the Pirates, he was the big cog in the Neagle trade.

His ONE game in the major leagues for the Mariners resulted in 3 AB's. He whiffed, hit into a double play, and hit into a triple play.

That's impressive in it's own right...
Posted By: Sigh

Re: Birthdays & Anniversaries - 22/01/2010 10:41

Happy Birthday to Jeff Treadway - acquired in the 'Oh' Henry Rodriguez trade.

JL - That is a rough day at the plate when your most productive AB is a K. The PTBNL received from ATL worked out alot better.
Posted By: John Lease

Re: Birthdays & Anniversaries - 23/01/2010 15:19

Wow a BUMPER crop of ex buccos today

Kurt Bevacqua-63 How can this be? I remember him in BOTH of his stints as a Pirate.
Alphonso Pulido-53
Benny Distefano-48 First real Pirate who was around MY age. Arggh
Marty Brown-Longtime farm manager 47 today, didn't know he's now managing in Japan.
Victor Cole-42-Russian born player, who sucked

And for the Expos-Sherman Obando turns 40 today.
Posted By: Sigh

Re: Birthdays & Anniversaries - 25/01/2010 11:04

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

Re: Birthdays & Anniversaries - 26/01/2010 13:08

Happy Birthday to Lou Frazier and Rick Schu.
Posted By: Sigh

Re: Birthdays & Anniversaries - 28/01/2010 09:36

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

Re: Birthdays & Anniversaries - 29/01/2010 09:28

Happy Birthday to
Originally Posted By: Sigh
The PTBNL received from ATL worked out alot better.
that guy and Mike Aldrete.
Posted By: Sigh

Re: Birthdays & Anniversaries - 30/01/2010 21:34

Happy Birthday to Joe Kerrigan.
Posted By: Sigh

Re: Birthdays & Anniversaries - 01/02/2010 14:05

Happy Birthday to Ron "Sent from the Pittsburgh Pirates to the Detroit Tigers in an unknown transaction sometime before the 1966 season" Woods.
Posted By: Sigh

Re: Birthdays & Anniversaries - 04/02/2010 09:22

Happy Birthday to the late Joe Sparma and Stan Papi.
Posted By: Sigh

Re: Birthdays & Anniversaries - 09/02/2010 11:53

Happy Birthday to Vladimir Guerrero.

And a quick shoutout to Brian Holman's brother Brad.
Posted By: Sigh

Re: Birthdays & Anniversaries - 11/02/2010 00:48

Happy Birthday to 3 time Expo Lenny Webster.
Posted By: Sigh

Re: Birthdays & Anniversaries - 12/02/2010 08:53

Happy Birthday to Don Stanhouse.
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Re: Birthdays & Anniversaries - 16/02/2010 21:57

Happy Birthday to Barry Foote and Eric Bullock!
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Re: Birthdays & Anniversaries - 18/02/2010 10:43

Happy Birthday to Jamey Carroll.
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Re: Birthdays & Anniversaries - 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: Birthdays & Anniversaries - 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 ROY) and Livan Hernanadez (the answer to the question: Who was the last Expo Silver Slugger?)
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Re: Birthdays & Anniversaries - 28/02/2010 15:14

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: Birthdays & Anniversaries - 01/03/2010 10:37

Happy Birthday to Omar Daal and Mark Gardner.
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Re: Birthdays & Anniversaries - 03/03/2010 09:42

Happy Birthday to Neal Heaton and Skeeter Barnes.
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Re: Birthdays & Anniversaries - 04/03/2010 10:34

Happy Birthday to former Expo farmhand and 1994 1st round draft choice Hiram Boccachica.
Posted By: Sigh

Re: Birthdays & Anniversaries - 06/03/2010 09:29

Happy Birthday to Anthony Telford and Gerry Hannahs.
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Re: Birthdays & Anniversaries - 10/03/2010 09:53

Happy Birthday to Wayne Twitchell.
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Re: Birthdays & Anniversaries - 11/03/2010 08:42

Happy Birthday to Larry Landreth and Saloman Torres.
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Re: Birthdays & Anniversaries - 13/03/2010 21:18

Happy Birthday to Randy Bass.
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Re: Birthdays & Anniversaries - 15/03/2010 09:57

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: Sigh

Re: Birthdays & Anniversaries - 17/03/2010 09:41

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

Re: Birthdays & Anniversaries - 18/03/2010 09:06

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: Birthdays & Anniversaries - 19/03/2010 10:58

Happy Birthday to Garry Jestadt (a rookie in 1969) and the late Ivan Calderon.
Posted By: Sigh

Re: Birthdays & Anniversaries - 25/03/2010 08:55

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

Re: Birthdays & Anniversaries - 29/03/2010 09:24

Happy Birthday to Mike Ramsey, and that guy with the alternative spelling of 'Sigh'.
Posted By: Sigh

Re: Birthdays & Anniversaries - 31/03/2010 08:18

Happy Bithday to Tracy Jones.
Posted By: Chili

Re: Birthdays & Anniversaries - 03/04/2010 12:50

Belated Happy Birthday to Rusty Staub (April 1st).

No April fools
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Re: Birthdays & Anniversaries - 28/04/2010 10:58

Happy Birthday to Jorge Roque.
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Re: Birthdays & Anniversaries - 29/04/2010 10:52

Happy Birthday to Tony Armas, John Vander Wal and Bob McClure.
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Re: Birthdays & Anniversaries - 27/06/2010 18:43

Happy Birthday to Hal Breeden's brother Danny.
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Re: Birthdays & Anniversaries - 28/06/2010 22:41

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: Birthdays & Anniversaries - 02/07/2010 20:35

Happy Birthday to Tim Spehr - 9 year career, .198 BA., 9 SB a 1.000 success rate!
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Re: Birthdays & Anniversaries - 03/07/2010 21:19

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: Birthdays & Anniversaries - 07/07/2010 20:33

Happy Birthday to Jeff Shaw!
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Re: Birthdays & Anniversaries - 10/07/2010 16:09

Happy Birthday to HOF Andre Dawson.

And Lee Stevens.
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Re: Birthdays & Anniversaries - 12/07/2010 17:32

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: Birthdays & Anniversaries - 13/07/2010 20:20

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.
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Re: Birthdays & Anniversaries - 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: Birthdays & Anniversaries - 30/07/2010 18:48

Happy Birthday to Ellis Valentine, Mickey Mahler and Todd Haney.
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Re: Birthdays & Anniversaries - 02/08/2010 19:28

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: Sigh

Re: Birthdays & Anniversaries - 06/08/2010 14:43

Happy Birthday to Ken Phelps and Steve Nicosia.
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Re: Birthdays & Anniversaries - 10/08/2010 07:56

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

Re: Birthdays & Anniversaries - 24/08/2010 15:26

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

Re: Birthdays & Anniversaries - 04/09/2010 06:40

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: Birthdays & Anniversaries - 14/09/2010 14:58

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").
Posted By: Sigh

Re: Birthdays & Anniversaries - 15/09/2010 17:39

Happy Birthday to Don Carrithers, a .333 W/L pitcher on the .340 1976 Expos - the las time the Expos lost 100+ games.
Posted By: Sigh

Re: Birthdays & Anniversaries - 16/09/2010 09:15

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: Birthdays & Anniversaries - 20/09/2010 02:13

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: Birthdays & Anniversaries - 22/09/2010 09:41

Happy Birthday to Expansion pick Jim Fairey and Hal Dues.
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Re: Birthdays & Anniversaries - 23/09/2010 18:06

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.
Posted By: Sigh

Re: Birthdays & Anniversaries - 26/09/2010 21:19

Happy Birthday to Brian Looney and David Martinez.

David Martinez (MTL) got a vote for MVP in 1991: 7HR, .295BA, .751 OPS.
Dennis Martinez (MTL) led the league in era that year: 2.39 - just sayin'.
Posted By: Sigh

Re: Birthdays & Anniversaries - 28/09/2010 10:40

Happy Birthday to Grant Jackson.
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Re: Birthdays & Anniversaries - 29/09/2010 09:25

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.
Posted By: Sigh

Re: Birthdays & Anniversaries - 01/10/2010 06:25

Happy Birthday to Vance Law, Jeff Reardon & Roberto Kelly.
Posted By: Sigh

Re: Birthdays & Anniversaries - 08/10/2010 05:59

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

Re: Birthdays & Anniversaries - 10/10/2010 07:41

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: Birthdays & Anniversaries - 15/10/2010 06:36

Happy Birthday to 2000 Gold Medal winner TIm Young.
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Re: Birthdays & Anniversaries - 16/10/2010 04:33

Happy Birthday to Tim McCarver and Rodney Scott.
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Re: Birthdays & Anniversaries - 26/10/2010 14:37

Happy Birthday to the franchise's best pitcher: Steve Rogers and Gil Heredia - who out hit Rogers.
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Re: Birthdays & Anniversaries - 02/11/2010 16:59

Happy Birthday to 2 Orlandos: Cabrera and Merced.
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Re: Birthdays & Anniversaries - 07/11/2010 22:04

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

Re: Birthdays & Anniversaries - 15/11/2010 15:33

Happy Birthday to - and what ever happened to - Fred Breining?
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Re: Birthdays & Anniversaries - 16/11/2010 21:01

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: Birthdays & Anniversaries - 22/11/2010 01:54

Happy Birthday to Bill Almon!
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Re: Birthdays & Anniversaries - 26/11/2010 01:16

Happy Birthday to Tavo Alvarez!
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Re: Birthdays & Anniversaries - 27/11/2010 18:13

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: Birthdays & Anniversaries - 01/12/2010 16:04

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: Birthdays & Anniversaries - 04/12/2010 10:46

Happy Birthday to Lee Smith!
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Re: Birthdays & Anniversaries - 05/12/2010 13:10

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.
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Re: Birthdays & Anniversaries - 06/12/2010 14:20

Happy Birthday to the person was everything that Pete Rose said that Pete Rose was: Tim Foli.
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Re: Birthdays & Anniversaries - 07/12/2010 13:09

Happy Birthday to Rich Coggins - who came over with and out performed that McNally guy.
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Re: Birthdays & Anniversaries - 13/12/2010 18:43

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.
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Re: Birthdays & Anniversaries - 14/12/2010 17:40

Happy Birthday to Ken Hill.
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Re: Birthdays & Anniversaries - 17/12/2010 11:43

Happy Birthday to class act Curtis Pride!

http://lafargue.tripod.com/pride.htm
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Re: Birthdays & Anniversaries - 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.
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Re: Birthdays & Anniversaries - 20/12/2010 13:02

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.
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Re: Birthdays & Anniversaries - 21/12/2010 11:53

Happy Birthday to Howie Reed and Dustin Hermanson!
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Re: Birthdays & Anniversaries - 29/12/2010 21:09

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.
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Re: Birthdays & Anniversaries - 03/01/2011 13:12

Happy Birthday to Luis Rivera and DaRond Stovall!
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Re: Birthdays & Anniversaries - 12/01/2011 13:10

Happy Birthday to Luis Ayala, Andy Fox and Casey Candaele!
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Re: Birthdays & Anniversaries - 13/01/2011 20:34

Happy Birthday to Gene Roof and to two members of the inaugural 1969 club: Ron Brand and Larry Jaster!
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Re: Birthdays & Anniversaries - 13/01/2011 20:36

Happy Birthday to Gene Roof and to two members of the inaugural 1969 club: Ron Brand and Larry Jaster!
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Re: Birthdays & Anniversaries - 14/01/2011 19:45

Happy Birthday to Derrell Thomas, the overall #1 pick of the 1969 amateur draft (January)!
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Re: Birthdays & Anniversaries - 15/01/2011 13:30

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 to mid 1979 season to Toronto for the at the time, and current, 'who's that?', Dyar Miller.
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Re: Birthdays & Anniversaries - 17/01/2011 13:26

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.
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Re: Birthdays & Anniversaries - 21/01/2011 11:13

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: Birthdays & Anniversaries - 26/01/2011 13:03

Happy Birthday to Rick Schu, Lou Frazier and Ceasar Gutierrez!
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Re: Birthdays & Anniversaries - 28/01/2011 10:48

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

Re: Birthdays & Anniversaries - 29/01/2011 12:31

Happy Birthday to Mike Aldrete!
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Re: Birthdays & Anniversaries - 30/01/2011 13:14

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: Birthdays & Anniversaries - 01/02/2011 13:15

Happy Birthday to Ron Woods!
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Re: Birthdays & Anniversaries - 02/02/2011 12:19

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.
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Re: Birthdays & Anniversaries - 07/02/2011 21:56

Happy Birthday to Endy Chavez! Endy is the answer to the trivia question: "Who made the last out for the Montreal Expos?"
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Re: Birthdays & Anniversaries - 09/02/2011 12:59

Happy Birthday to Vladimir Guerrero! Certain HOF, longshot with Expo cap?
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Re: Birthdays & Anniversaries - 10/02/2011 16:39

Happy Birthday to Lenny Webster!
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Re: Birthdays & Anniversaries - 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.
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Re: Birthdays & Anniversaries - 12/02/2011 13:00

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 during the offseason.
Posted By: Sigh

Re: Birthdays & Anniversaries - 14/02/2011 13:34

Happy Birthday to Will McEnaney! Acquired with Tony Perez for Woodie Fryman and Dale Murray.
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Re: Birthdays & Anniversaries - 15/02/2011 13:19

Happy Birthday to Joe Hesketh, Ugueth Urbina, as well as both Terry and Barry Jones.
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Re: Birthdays & Anniversaries - 18/02/2011 13:13

Happy Birthday to Manny Mota - the first Expo - and Jamey Carroll, a member of the 2004 club!
Posted By: Sigh

Re: Birthdays & Anniversaries - 07/03/2011 21:17

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

Re: Birthdays & Anniversaries - 10/03/2011 11:37

Happy Birthday to the late Wayne Twitchell.
Posted By: John Lease

Re: Birthdays & Anniversaries - 10/03/2011 12:56

Originally Posted By: Sigh
Happy Birthday to Montreal born and raised Denis Boucher!


I was a big fan of his brother Bobby, who starred at South Central Louisiana State University.

Go Muddogs!
Posted By: Sigh

Re: Birthdays & Anniversaries - 11/03/2011 19:58

Happy Birthday to Larry Landreth of the 1976 club!
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Re: Birthdays & Anniversaries - 13/03/2011 12:14

Happy Birthday to '70s minor league and '80s Japanese star Randy Bass.
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Re: Birthdays & Anniversaries - 15/03/2011 12:27

Happy Birthday to Wayne Granger of the 1976 team (1-0 with 2 saves in 32 innings)!
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Re: Birthdays & Anniversaries - 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..
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Re: Birthdays & Anniversaries - 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: Birthdays & Anniversaries - 19/03/2011 12:26

Happy Birthday to 1968 expansion pick Garry Jestadt and the late Ivan Calderon.
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Re: Birthdays & Anniversaries - 22/03/2011 20:28

Happy Birthday to Sean Berry!
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Re: Birthdays & Anniversaries - 24/03/2011 19:49

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: Birthdays & Anniversaries - 25/03/2011 20:02

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


Ditto.
Posted By: Sigh

Re: Birthdays & Anniversaries - 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."
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Re: Birthdays & Anniversaries - 29/03/2011 11:16

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.
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Re: Birthdays & Anniversaries - 31/03/2011 11:40

Happy Birthday to Tracy Jones; who spent part of 1988 with the Expos.
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Re: Birthdays & Anniversaries - 01/04/2011 09:19

Happy Birthday to an Expo who needs no introduction: Rusty Staub!
Also Happy Birthday to Willie Monanez of Curt Flood fame!
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Re: Birthdays & Anniversaries - 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.
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Re: Birthdays & Anniversaries - 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.
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Re: Birthdays & Anniversaries - 05/04/2011 12:07

Happy Birthday to Matt Blank!
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Re: Birthdays & Anniversaries - 07/04/2011 11:04

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)!
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Re: Birthdays & Anniversaries - 08/04/2011 19:38

Happy Birthday to Gary Carter, HOF class of 2003!
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Re: Birthdays & Anniversaries - 09/04/2011 11:55

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!
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Re: Birthdays & Anniversaries - 11/04/2011 17:43

Happy Birthday to Joe Vitiello! Signed as a FA 2x w/Expos.
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Re: Birthdays & Anniversaries - 12/04/2011 11:20

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.
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Re: Birthdays & Anniversaries - 13/04/2011 11:06

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.
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Re: Birthdays & Anniversaries - 14/04/2011 12:20

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.
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Re: Birthdays & Anniversaries - 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.
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Re: Birthdays & Anniversaries - 16/04/2011 11:56

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.
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Re: Birthdays & Anniversaries - 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.
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Re: Birthdays & Anniversaries - 24/04/2011 00:04

Happy Birthday to Rheal "l'Acadien" Cormier!
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Re: Birthdays & Anniversaries - 26/04/2011 09:18

Happy Birthday to Geoff Blum and Scott Strickland!
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Re: Birthdays & Anniversaries - 28/04/2011 08:53

Happy Birthday to sub-Mendoza liner Jorge Roque (Class of 1973) and 16.00 ERA Shawn Hill of the 2004 club.
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Re: Birthdays & Anniversaries - 29/04/2011 09:20

Happy Birthday to Bob McClure, John Vander Wal and Pedro's P2BNL - Tony Armas!
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Re: Birthdays & Anniversaries - 05/05/2011 11:09

Hidecki Irabu is 42. I don't know how old that is in 'toad' years.
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Re: Birthdays & Anniversaries - 07/05/2011 12:20

Happy Birthday to long time local on & off field favorite Claude Raymond!
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Re: Birthdays & Anniversaries - 09/05/2011 10:00

Happy Birthday to Sam Mejias!
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Re: Birthdays & Anniversaries - 11/05/2011 10:17

Happy Birthday to Floyd "Why didn't he Just say No?" Youmans.
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Re: Birthdays & Anniversaries - 12/05/2011 10:32

Happy Birthday to Felipe Alou - to save space only mentioning his relatives with Expo connections: father of Moises, brother of Jesus, uncle to Mel!
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Re: Birthdays & Anniversaries - 16/05/2011 12:51

Happy Birthday to Mitch Webster, your 1986 NL Triples leader!
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Re: Birthdays & Anniversaries - 19/05/2011 10:46

Happy Birthday to Luis Aquino!
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Re: Birthdays & Anniversaries - 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!
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Re: Birthdays & Anniversaries - 23/05/2011 18:30

Happy Birthday to Coco's cousin and Angel's brother Pepe Mangual!
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Re: Birthdays & Anniversaries - 24/05/2011 12:04

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.
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Re: Birthdays & Anniversaries - 25/05/2011 10:24

Happy Birthday to Joey Eischen (as a component; acquired for Oil Can, traded for Oh Henry)!
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Re: Birthdays & Anniversaries - 26/05/2011 16:21

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.
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Re: Birthdays & Anniversaries - 31/05/2011 15:05

Happy Birthday to Sen/Expo Jackie Brown!
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Re: Birthdays & Anniversaries - 01/06/2011 13:22

Happy Birthday to the last Expo: Olympic Gold medalist Brad Wilkerson!
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Re: Birthdays & Anniversaries - 02/06/2011 13:48

Happy Birthday to Roger Freed and Reid Cornelius!
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Re: Birthdays & Anniversaries - 04/06/2011 11:19

Happy Birthday to Trace Coquillette!
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Re: Birthdays & Anniversaries - 05/06/2011 12:49

Happy Birthday to Dennis Blair, (0-2 with the '76 club).
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Re: Birthdays & Anniversaries - 10/06/2011 09:15

Happy Birthday to a couple of guys with good careers w/Montreal and elsewhere:
Ken Singleton and Elias Sosa!
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Re: Birthdays & Anniversaries - 11/06/2011 09:05

Happy Birthday to AC/DC- Dave Cash. His November 1976 FA signing was a pretty big deal for Expos and fans.
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Re: Birthdays & Anniversaries - 23/06/2011 09:30

Happy Birthday to Hensley 'Bam-Bam' Meulens, Expo Class of 1997!
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Re: Birthdays & Anniversaries - 25/06/2011 10:07

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.
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Re: Birthdays & Anniversaries - 27/06/2011 10:01

For lack of an Expo: Happy Birthday to Hal Breeden's older brother Danny!
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Re: Birthdays & Anniversaries - 28/06/2011 09:33

Happy Birthday to Hal Breeden!. Yes, two years and a day after his brother Danny.
Also Happy Birthday to Chris Speier and Frank Bolick!
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Re: Birthdays & Anniversaries - 29/06/2011 09:10

Now having a birthday; #12, 1968 expansion pick: Jean BOCK-(...wait for it...)-a-BELLLLLL-a"!
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Re: Birthdays & Anniversaries - 30/06/2011 09:59

Happy Birthday to Mark Grudzielanek, Sub-Mendoza Expo Al Newman, and Ron Swoboda (Class of '71).
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Re: Birthdays & Anniversaries - 02/07/2011 11:15

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: Birthdays & Anniversaries - 03/07/2011 10:12

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)!
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Re: Birthdays & Anniversaries - 05/07/2011 09:22

Happy Birthday to Don DeMola (Class of '74-'75)!
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Re: Birthdays & Anniversaries - 06/07/2011 11:53

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.
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Re: Birthdays & Anniversaries - 07/07/2011 09:49

Happy Birthday to Jeff Shaw! Once traded for Paul Konerko - but not by Montreal.
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Re: Birthdays & Anniversaries - 18/07/2011 09:47

Happy Birthday to Rudy May and Razor Shines!
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Re: Birthdays & Anniversaries - 19/07/2011 09:39

Happy Birthday to David Sequi!
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Re: Birthdays & Anniversaries - 21/07/2011 09:35

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: Birthdays & Anniversaries - 25/07/2011 10:17

Happy Birthday to Fred Scherman, Mickey Scott, Guillermo Mota and Javier Vazquez!
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Re: Birthdays & Anniversaries - 26/07/2011 09:54

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.)
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Re: Birthdays & Anniversaries - 27/07/2011 11:32

Happy Birthday to Jack Hiatt, Larry Biittner and Nelson Santovenia!
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Re: Birthdays & Anniversaries - 28/07/2011 11:53

Happy 20th anniversary of El Presidente's Perfect Game!
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Re: Birthdays & Anniversaries - 30/07/2011 11:20

Happy Birthday to Todd Haney and Ellis Valentine!
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Re: Birthdays & Anniversaries - 22/08/2011 10:52

Hapyy Birthday to Ray Burris and Steve Kline!
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Re: Birthdays & Anniversaries - 23/08/2011 11:39

Happy Birthday to Randy St. Claire and Jerry White!
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Re: Birthdays & Anniversaries - 24/08/2011 13:46

Happy Birthday to Everett Stull and Tony Bernazard!
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Re: Birthdays & Anniversaries - 26/08/2011 10:58

Happy Birthday to Troy Mattes and Brendan Harris - the final Expo base runner (9th inning walk 10/3/2004.
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Re: Birthdays & Anniversaries - 27/08/2011 11:16

Happy Birthday to Ed Herrmann, Mike Maddux and Jose Vidro!
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Re: Birthdays & Anniversaries - 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.
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Re: Birthdays & Anniversaries - 04/09/2011 11:30

Happy Birthday to Inchon's own Sun-Woo Kim!
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Re: Birthdays & Anniversaries - 05/09/2011 13:00

Happy Birthday to former Expo farmhand Matt Watson! Arguably AAAA talent but with HOF perseverance - cups of coffee in 2003, 2005 ... and 2010!
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Re: Birthdays & Anniversaries - 07/09/2011 09:54

Happy Birthday to Sergio Valdez!
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Re: Birthdays & Anniversaries - 08/09/2011 09:29

Happy Birthday to Mike Dyer!
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Re: Birthdays & Anniversaries - 08/09/2011 13:23

Originally Posted By: Sigh
Happy Birthday to Mike Dyer!


Former Pirate Mike Dyer, and oh so brief closer.
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Re: Birthdays & Anniversaries - 09/09/2011 08:55

Happy Birthday to Tom Foley and Todd Ziele!
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Re: Birthdays & Anniversaries - 10/09/2011 09:09

Happy Birthday to Randy Johnson! He looked like a HOF in his 1988 September call up with Montreal.
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Re: Birthdays & Anniversaries - 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.
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Re: Birthdays & Anniversaries - 14/09/2011 13:03

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!
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Re: Birthdays & Anniversaries - 15/09/2011 12:28

Happy Birthday to Don Carrithers of the 1976 team!
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Re: Birthdays & Anniversaries - 16/09/2011 10:54

Happy Birthday to near HOF'er, Tim Raines!
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Re: Birthdays & Anniversaries - 27/09/2011 10:22

Happy Birthday to the 4th Expo: Gary Sutherland!
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Re: Birthdays & Anniversaries - 28/09/2011 10:09

Happy Birthday to Grant Jackson!
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Re: Birthdays & Anniversaries - 29/09/2011 12:21

Happy Birthday to Cro, Ken Macha, Dave Silvestri and former farmhand Jake Westbrook!
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Re: Birthdays & Anniversaries - 02/10/2011 09:03

Happy Birthday to 1969 expansion pick and first ever Expo batter, Maury Wills!
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Re: Birthdays & Anniversaries - 03/10/2011 10:04

Happy Birthday to Bert Roberge, Darrin Fletcher and Wil Cordero!
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Re: Birthdays & Anniversaries - 04/10/2011 15:44

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.
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Re: Birthdays & Anniversaries - 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!)!
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Re: Birthdays & Anniversaries - 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!
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Re: Birthdays & Anniversaries - 08/10/2011 10:37

Happy Birthday to the 15th Expo, Mike Wegener and to Bryan Little!
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Re: Birthdays & Anniversaries - 09/10/2011 12:02

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.
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Re: Birthdays & Anniversaries - 10/10/2011 10:23

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.
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Re: Birthdays & Anniversaries - 11/10/2011 10:29

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.
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Re: Birthdays & Anniversaries - 13/10/2011 10:53

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:
[i]
"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: Birthdays & Anniversaries - 14/10/2011 17:15

Happy Birthday to Al 'Scoop' Oliver and Ryan 'DL' Church!
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Re: Birthdays & Anniversaries - 15/10/2011 01:46

Oy vey, two Pirates in one SCOOP, as it were...
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Re: Birthdays & Anniversaries - 15/10/2011 12:51

Happy Birthday to 2000 Olympic Gold Medalist (w/Brad Wilkerson) Tim Young!
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Re: Birthdays & Anniversaries - 19/10/2011 09:38

Happy Birthday to Mike Gardiner (Class of '93)!
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Re: Birthdays & Anniversaries - 01/11/2011 10:38

Happy Birthday to Rich Thompson and Miguel Dilone, both 2x Montreal FA singings!
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Re: Birthdays & Anniversaries - 02/11/2011 11:47

Happy Birthday to two Orlandos (Cabrera and Merced) and to both a LHP & a RHP (Greg Harris)!
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Re: Birthdays & Anniversaries - 03/11/2011 13:37

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


Miguel Dilone much more famous as a Pirate teenager.
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Re: Birthdays & Anniversaries - 04/11/2011 09:24

But tough to crack that mid/late 70s Pittsburgh OF.

Happy Birthday to Argenis Antonio (Yepez) 'Angel' Salazar! (Class of '83-84)!
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Re: Birthdays & Anniversaries - 07/11/2011 15:47

Happy Birthday to Tom Walker, John Tamargo, Orlando Mercado & Dave Wainhouse
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Re: Birthdays & Anniversaries - 08/11/2011 09:59

Happy Birthday to Gary Lucas and 'Oh Henry!' Rodriquez!
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Re: Birthdays & Anniversaries - 08/11/2011 12:42

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


Rodriquez=Steroid
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Re: Birthdays & Anniversaries - 08/11/2011 13:15

Maybe in Chicago .... but certainly not as an Expo! wink
Posted By: Sigh

Re: Birthdays & Anniversaries - 11/11/2011 01:16

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: Birthdays & Anniversaries - 12/11/2011 12:17

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

Re: Birthdays & Anniversaries - 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: Sigh

Re: Birthdays & Anniversaries - 14/11/2011 11:26

Happy Birthday to Kent Bottenfield!
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Re: Birthdays & Anniversaries - 15/11/2011 11:25

Happy Birthday to Fred Breining!
Posted By: Sigh

Re: Birthdays & Anniversaries - 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: Birthdays & Anniversaries - 17/11/2011 11:26

Happy Birthday to Val Pascucci!
Posted By: Sigh

Re: Birthdays & Anniversaries - 18/11/2011 11:00

Happy Birthday to Howard Farmer!
Posted By: Sigh

Re: Birthdays & Anniversaries - 21/11/2011 12:22

Happy Birthday to Bill Almon!
Posted By: Sigh

Re: Birthdays & Anniversaries - 23/11/2011 14:30

Happy Birthday to Ryan McGuire and Rich Sauveur!
Posted By: John Lease

Re: Birthdays & Anniversaries - 24/11/2011 00:27

Originally Posted By: Sigh
Happy Birthday to Bill Almon!

Billy Almon!

One of my favorite Pirates of the pre-putrid putrid era.

I'll never forget a game that ended with a passed ball third strike with Almon walking back to the dugout. He claimed he'd never heard of the rule, after probably 1000 games at least as a pro.

He beat out a completely aged Tim Foli at shortstop in 1985.
Posted By: Sigh

Re: Birthdays & Anniversaries - 28/11/2011 12:47

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: Sigh

Re: Birthdays & Anniversaries - 29/11/2011 12:12

Who hit the first ever Montreal Expo homerun?
Hint a LH RP who enter the game in the 4th inning - The 14th Expo and 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: Sigh

Re: Birthdays & Anniversaries - 30/11/2011 08:38

Happy Birthday to David Engle!
Posted By: John Lease

Re: Birthdays & Anniversaries - 30/11/2011 16:10

What about Heath Haynes? He had a good solid week as an Expo.
Posted By: Sigh

Re: Birthdays & Anniversaries - 30/11/2011 18:44

You're correct, I missed Heath! He did have a fine week (in 1994 even!) probably a call up for somebody going on the DL. I'll have to do a little research now.

Happy Birthday to Heath 'Really a .793 minor league Winning Percentage (46-12) and you spend 1 week in the majors?' Haynes!
Posted By: John Lease

Re: Birthdays & Anniversaries - 30/11/2011 18:48

The ironic thing is, the ONLY year he had a losing record in the minors, is the year he made the majors.
Posted By: Sigh

Re: Birthdays & Anniversaries - 01/12/2011 11:35

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: John Lease

Re: Birthdays & Anniversaries - 01/12/2011 11:59

Cal McLish, former Pirate...

Always loved Schatzeder, the original swingman.
Posted By: Sigh

Re: Birthdays & Anniversaries - 05/12/2011 18:26

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: Sigh

Re: Birthdays & Anniversaries - 06/12/2011 13:37

Happy Birthday to Tim Foli!
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Re: Birthdays & Anniversaries - 07/12/2011 10:00

Happy Birthday to Rich Coggins (Class of '75) and Scot Thompson ('85)!
Posted By: Sigh

Re: Birthdays & Anniversaries - 09/12/2011 11:54

Happy Birthday to Del Unser ('76-'78), Tony Tarasco ('95), Chris Truby ('02) and Tony Bastista ('04)!
Posted By: expository writer

Re: Birthdays & Anniversaries - 11/12/2011 02:16

Coggins, Tarasco, and Batista kept alive the strange Oriole-Expo connection in my mind. . .

GO, I MEAN COME BACK, EXPOS!!
Posted By: Sigh

Re: Birthdays & Anniversaries - 12/12/2011 23:52

expository writer, well the Winnipeg Jets came back!

Happy Birthday to Alonzo Powell!
Posted By: Sigh

Re: Birthdays & Anniversaries - 13/12/2011 11:34

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: Birthdays & Anniversaries - 14/12/2011 10:13

Happy Birthday to Ken Hill!
Posted By: Sigh

Re: Birthdays & Anniversaries - 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: Birthdays & Anniversaries - 15/12/2011 12:55

Del Unser must have looked good in a uniform...
Posted By: Sigh

Re: Birthdays & Anniversaries - 17/12/2011 01:20

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: Birthdays & Anniversaries - 17/12/2011 12:21

Happy Birthday to Curtis Pride!
Posted By: Sigh

Re: Birthdays & Anniversaries - 19/12/2011 14:39

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: Sigh

Re: Birthdays & Anniversaries - 20/12/2011 13:04

Happy Birthday to Jose DeLeon and Bill Laskey!
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Re: Birthdays & Anniversaries - 21/12/2011 12:05

Happy Birthday to the late Howie Reed (almost .500 with the Expansion club) and Dustin Hermanson!
Posted By: Sigh

Re: Birthdays & Anniversaries - 23/12/2011 11:59

Happy Birthday to Santo Alcala and Jerry Manuel!
Posted By: Sigh

Re: Birthdays & Anniversaries - 24/12/2011 12:37

Happy Birthday to John D'Acquisto and Frank Taveras!
Posted By: Chili

Re: Birthdays & Anniversaries - 24/12/2011 20:35

From memory, it's Wallace Johnson's birthday tomorrow, Christmas day. I'll never forget his at bat against Ron Robinson, one out away from a perfect game. With an entire stadium roaring in anticipation in Cincinnati, fouled off some great pitches before lining a clean single to left. Robinson was devastated, one strike away from history. Raines slammed one of the next pitches over the right field fence for a two run homer. Goodbye perfect game, no hitter and shutout in a couple of minutes.
Posted By: Sigh

Re: Birthdays & Anniversaries - 03/01/2012 16:50

Wallace also famous for being Larry Bird's collegiate teammate.
Posted By: Sigh

Re: Birthdays & Anniversaries - 03/01/2012 16:50

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: Birthdays & Anniversaries - 04/01/2012 18:45

Happy Birthday to Ted Lilly and Jay Tibbs!
Posted By: Sigh

Re: Birthdays & Anniversaries - 05/01/2012 12:57

Happy Birthday to Ryan Minor, Chris Nabholz and Jeff Fassero!
Posted By: Sigh

Re: Birthdays & Anniversaries - 11/01/2012 12:18

Happy Birthday to Dan Norman (Class of '82)!
Posted By: Sigh

Re: Birthdays & Anniversaries - 12/01/2012 11:39

Happy Birthday to Casey Candaele and teammates on the '04 Expos: Luis Ayala and Andy Fox!
Posted By: Sigh

Re: Birthdays & Anniversaries - 13/01/2012 11:58

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: Birthdays & Anniversaries - 14/01/2012 12:09

Happy Birthday to Darrel Thomas (Class of '84)!
Posted By: Sigh

Re: Birthdays & Anniversaries - 17/01/2012 10:50

Happy Birthday to Brad Fullmer (97-99)!
Posted By: John Lease

Re: Birthdays & Anniversaries - 17/01/2012 16:25

What about today, the birthday of Jeff Tabaka? Did he make the majors with the Expos? He was a 2X Pirate.
Posted By: Sigh

Re: Birthdays & Anniversaries - 18/01/2012 10:50

JL - you're correct! Tabaka was drafted by Montreal but later lost in the Rule 5 draft to Philadelphia - and later still an Expansion Marlin.

(In the interest of full disclosure - I didn't know any of that. All thanks again to the friendly folks at baseball-reference.com)
Posted By: Sigh

Re: Birthdays & Anniversaries - 18/01/2012 10:56

Happy Birthday to Bill Sampen and the late Carl Morton!
Back in the day I thought Carl's 1971 card with a trophy was the coolest thing.
Posted By: John Lease

Re: Birthdays & Anniversaries - 18/01/2012 11:58

Originally Posted By: Sigh
JL - you're correct! Tabaka was drafted by Montreal but later lost in the Rule 5 draft to Philadelphia - and later still an Expansion Marlin.

(In the interest of full disclosure - I didn't know any of that. All thanks again to the friendly folks at baseball-reference.com)



I think he was involved in a bar fight with one of my favorite Pirates, Marc Wilkins, in Milwaukee. Wilky got his jaw broken, or something like that.
Posted By: Sigh

Re: Birthdays & Anniversaries - 19/01/2012 11:09

Happy Birthday to Brad Mills, Jeff Juden and Fernando Seguignol!
Posted By: Sigh

Re: Birthdays & Anniversaries - 23/01/2012 10:05

Happy Birthday to Sherman Obando!
Posted By: Sigh

Re: Birthdays & Anniversaries - 24/01/2012 11:18

Happy Birthday to Tim Barrett (Class of '88)!
Posted By: Sigh

Re: Birthdays & Anniversaries - 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: John Lease

Re: Birthdays & Anniversaries - 25/01/2012 23:09

Originally Posted By: Sigh
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!


Ooh, Balor Moore a 1979 Toronto Blue Jay. And yes, I have an affinity for that terrible team. Bob Davis and Joe Cannon, along with Phil Huffman, members of that crappy team. Joe Cannon had 1 double, 1 triple, and 1 homer that season. Difficult to do. I believe he ALSO had 1 walk.

That takes talent.
Posted By: Sigh

Re: Birthdays & Anniversaries - 26/01/2012 11:07

Happy Birthday to Rick Schu (Class of '96) and Lou Frazier ('93-'95)!

JL - That line of Cannon's, while a thing of beauty of consistency, isn't going to help his OPS!
Posted By: John Lease

Re: Birthdays & Anniversaries - 27/01/2012 12:34

http://www.baseball-reference.com/players/c/cannojo01.shtml

I was right. And that walk that year was important, since it was the ONLY walk he had in his career. Along with his only triple and homer...

He took the next year to have his only HBP... smile
Posted By: John Lease

Re: Birthdays & Anniversaries - 27/01/2012 12:36

I didn't realize Balor Moore was the Expos first ever 1st rounder.

Nor did I know his middle name was Lilbon.
Posted By: Sigh

Re: Birthdays & Anniversaries - 28/01/2012 12:16

Happy Birthday to Tomas de la Rosa (2000-01)!
Posted By: Sigh

Re: Birthdays & Anniversaries - 29/01/2012 12:49

Happy Birthday to Mike Aldrete (1989-90)!
Posted By: Sigh

Re: Birthdays & Anniversaries - 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: Birthdays & Anniversaries - 02/02/2012 11:39

Happy Birthday to Dale Murray ('74-'76 and '79-'80)!
Posted By: Sigh

Re: Birthdays & Anniversaries - 04/02/2012 09:28

Happy Birthday to Joe Sparma and Stan Papi!
Posted By: Sigh

Re: Birthdays & Anniversaries - 07/02/2012 11:31

Happy Birthday to Endy Chavez ('02-'04, the last Expo batter frown )!
Posted By: Sigh

Re: Birthdays & Anniversaries - 09/02/2012 10:55

Happy Birthday to Vladimir Guerrero! I understand he and OC are still looking for work?
Posted By: Sigh

Re: Birthdays & Anniversaries - 10/02/2012 09:39

Happy Birthday to Three time Expo Lenny Webster ('94, '96 and '00)!
Posted By: Sigh

Re: Birthdays & Anniversaries - 11/02/2012 12:33

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: Birthdays & Anniversaries - 14/02/2012 10:41

Happy Birthday to Will McEnaney (Class of '77)!
Posted By: Sigh

Re: Birthdays & Anniversaries - 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: Birthdays & Anniversaries - 16/02/2012 11:31

Happy Birthday to Terry Crowley (Class of '83), Barry Foote (1973-77) and Eric Bullock (1990-92)!
Posted By: Sigh

Re: Birthdays & Anniversaries - 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: Birthdays & Anniversaries - 19/02/2012 11:59

Happy Birthday to TIm Burke (1985-1991) and Miguel Batista (1998-2000)!
Posted By: Sigh

Re: Birthdays & Anniversaries - 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: Sigh

Re: Birthdays & Anniversaries - 21/02/2012 11:06

Happy Belated Presidente Day!

http://www.highheatstats.com/?p=530&utm_...t-el-presidente
Posted By: Sigh

Re: Birthdays & Anniversaries - 21/02/2012 11:19

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: John Lease

Re: Birthdays & Anniversaries - 21/02/2012 17:38

Jack Billingham, a relative of Christy Mathewson...
Posted By: Sigh

Re: Birthdays & Anniversaries - 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: Sigh

Re: Birthdays & Anniversaries - 07/03/2012 11:34

Happy Birthday to homegrown home boy HOF Denis Boucher!
Posted By: John Lease

Re: Birthdays & Anniversaries - 08/03/2012 10:30

Originally Posted By: Sigh
Happy Birthday to homegrown home boy HOF Denis Boucher!


What about his brother Bobby? He was a great linebacker...
Posted By: Sigh

Re: Birthdays & Anniversaries - 08/03/2012 11:10

As L.T. said: "Gentlemen, which brings me to my next point. Don't smoke crack."
Posted By: Sigh

Re: Birthdays & Anniversaries - 10/03/2012 09:07

Happy Birthday to the late Wayne Twitchell (1977-78)!
Posted By: John Lease

Re: Birthdays & Anniversaries - 11/03/2012 22:01

Originally Posted By: Sigh
Happy Birthday to the late Wayne Twitchell (1977-78)!


Wayne Twitchell, proof that even in the old days, guys who were high draft picks stuck around longer than they should have...
Posted By: Sigh

Re: Birthdays & Anniversaries - 13/03/2012 10:22

Happy Birthday to AAAA Randy Bass (1 AB with the 1979 club)!
Posted By: Sigh

Re: Birthdays & Anniversaries - 14/03/2012 09:57

Happy Birthday to Jerry Willard (Class of 1992)!
Posted By: Sigh

Re: Birthdays & Anniversaries - 15/03/2012 10:35

Happy Birthday to Wayne Granger (who wrapped up a nine year MLB career with the 1976 Expos)!
Posted By: Sigh

Re: Birthdays & Anniversaries - 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.

Also Raul Chavez (17 games in 1996-7)!
Posted By: Sigh

Re: Birthdays & Anniversaries - 18/03/2012 11:40

Happy Birthday to teammates from the 2004 team: Tomo Ohka and Termell Sledge!
Posted By: Sigh

Re: Birthdays & Anniversaries - 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 line 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: Birthdays & Anniversaries - 22/03/2012 10:55

Happy Birthday to Sean Berry! One of the overlooked parts of the 1994 team.
Posted By: Sigh

Re: Birthdays & Anniversaries - 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: Sigh

Re: Birthdays & Anniversaries - 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: Birthdays & Anniversaries - 31/03/2012 12:14

Happy Birthday to Tracy Jones (Class of 1988)!
Posted By: Sigh

Re: Birthdays & Anniversaries - 01/04/2012 11:48

Happy Birthday to Willie Montanez (sub-Mendoza with Montreal 1980-1 frown , but a decent 14 year career), Matt Herges (2002) and, of course, Rusty Staub (1969-71 & 1979)!
Posted By: Sigh

Re: Birthdays & Anniversaries - 05/04/2012 19:53

Happy Birthday to Matt Blank (2000-01)!
Posted By: Sigh

Re: Birthdays & Anniversaries - 06/04/2012 09:22

Happy Birthday to Ken Williams (Yes that Ken Williams, Class of 1991)!
Posted By: Sigh

Re: Birthdays & Anniversaries - 07/04/2012 23:54

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: Sigh

Re: Birthdays & Anniversaries - 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: Birthdays & Anniversaries - 09/04/2012 09:58

Happy Birthday to Nate Colbert (1975-6), Graeme Lloyd (2001-2) and Talmadge Nunnari (2000)!
Posted By: Sigh

Re: Birthdays & Anniversaries - 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: Sigh

Re: Birthdays & Anniversaries - 13/04/2012 08:59

Happy Birthday to Mark Leiter (1996)!
Posted By: Sigh

Re: Birthdays & Anniversaries - 16/04/2012 00:35

Happy Birthday to WIllie Davis and Milton Bradley!
Posted By: Sigh

Re: Birthdays & Anniversaries - 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: Birthdays & Anniversaries - 17/04/2012 10:21

Happy Birthday to Marquis Grissom (1989-1994)!
Posted By: Sigh

Re: Birthdays & Anniversaries - 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: Sigh

Re: Birthdays & Anniversaries - 19/04/2012 09:37

Happy Birthday to Spike Dee Owen (1989-92)! In the day Spike pulled off the Vermont natural hat trick of rooting interest of going from Red Sox to Expo to Yankee.
Posted By: Sigh

Re: Birthdays & Anniversaries - 20/04/2012 09:28

Happy Birthday to Tom Hutton (1978-81), MIke O'Berry (1985) and Masato Yoshii (2001-02)!
Posted By: Sigh

Re: Birthdays & Anniversaries - 29/04/2012 11:49

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: Birthdays & Anniversaries - 07/05/2012 18:18

Happy 75th Birthday to Mr. Expo; Claude Raymond (1969-71)!
Posted By: Sigh

Re: Birthdays & Anniversaries - 11/05/2012 10:35

Happy Birthday to Floyd "Why didn't he Just say No" Youmans (1985-88)!
Posted By: Sigh

Re: Birthdays & Anniversaries - 12/05/2012 09:11

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: Birthdays & Anniversaries - 14/05/2012 09:39

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: Birthdays & Anniversaries - 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: Birthdays & Anniversaries - 16/05/2012 12:00

Happy Birthday to Mitch Webster (1985-88)!
Posted By: Sigh

Re: Birthdays & Anniversaries - 17/05/2012 09:58

Happy Birthday to Carlos' (1995-98) brother Pascual 'I-285' Perez (1987-89)!
Posted By: Sigh

Re: Birthdays & Anniversaries - 21/05/2012 09:46

Happy Birthday to Rocky Biddle (2003-04) and Chris Widger (1997-2000)!
Posted By: Sigh

Re: Birthdays & Anniversaries - 23/05/2012 10:31

Happy Birthday to Pepe Mangual (1972-76), semi-famously known as Coco Laboy's (1969-73) cousin!
Posted By: Sigh

Re: Birthdays & Anniversaries - 24/05/2012 10:45

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: Sigh

Re: Birthdays & Anniversaries - 25/05/2012 10:06

Happy Birthday to Joey Eischen (1991, 2001-04)!
Posted By: Sigh

Re: Birthdays & Anniversaries - 29/05/2012 10:35

Happy Birthday to Mike,son of Dave, Stenhouse (1982-84), Clyde Mashore (1970-73) and Bill Risley (1992-93)!
Posted By: Sigh

Re: Birthdays & Anniversaries - 05/06/2012 00:27

Happy Birthday to Trace Coquillette (1999-2000), and the late Ross Albert Grimsley Sr.!
Posted By: Sigh

Re: Birthdays & Anniversaries - 05/06/2012 10:17

Happy Birthday to Dennis Blair (1974-76)!
Posted By: Sigh

Re: Birthdays & Anniversaries - 06/06/2012 09:38

Happy Birthday to Max Venable (1984)!
Posted By: Sigh

Re: Birthdays & Anniversaries - 11/06/2012 10:14

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: Sigh

Re: Birthdays & Anniversaries - 12/06/2012 14:52

Happy Birthday to Scott Aldred - 1-0 in 5.1 innings with the 1993 Expos!
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Re: Birthdays & Anniversaries - 15/06/2012 09:19

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: Birthdays & Anniversaries - 18/06/2012 09:48

Andres "Big Cat" Galarraga (1985-91, 2002) and Jeremy Powell (1998-2000)!
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Re: Birthdays & Anniversaries - 19/06/2012 11:24

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)!
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Re: Birthdays & Anniversaries - 23/06/2012 09:37

Happy Birthday to Hensley 'Bam-Bam' Meulens (Class of 1997)!
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Re: Birthdays & Anniversaries - 25/06/2012 12:23

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.
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Re: Birthdays & Anniversaries - 28/06/2012 09:28

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!
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Re: Birthdays & Anniversaries - 29/06/2012 12:42

Happy Birthday to the 28th Expo: John Boccabella (1969-73)!
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Re: Birthdays & Anniversaries - 03/07/2012 09:30

Happy Birthday to the 27th Expo: Coco Laboy (1969-73) and Moises Alou (1990, 1992-96); both 2nd place finishers in ROY voting.
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Re: Birthdays & Anniversaries - 05/07/2012 08:57

Happy Birthday to Don Demola (1974-75)!
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Re: Birthdays & Anniversaries - 24/07/2012 09:59

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: Birthdays & Anniversaries - 25/07/2012 10:11

Happy Birthday to Mickey Scott (1973), Fred Scherman (1975-76), Javier Vazquez (1998-2003) and Guillermo Moto (1999-2001)!
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Re: Birthdays & Anniversaries - 26/07/2012 08:58

Happy Birthday to the late Carroll Sembera (1969-70) and Greg Colbrunn (1992-93)!
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Re: Birthdays & Anniversaries - 27/07/2012 08:28

Happy Birthday to Jack Hiatt (1970), Larry Biittner (1974-75) and Nelson Santovenia (1987-1991)!
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Re: Birthdays & Anniversaries - 30/07/2012 08:45

Happy Birthday to Mickey Mahler (Class of 1985, bother of Rick (Class of 1991)), Ellis Valentine (1975-81) and Todd Haney (1992)!
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Re: Birthdays & Anniversaries - 01/08/2012 11:05

Happy Birthday to Washington Senator draft choice Pete Mackanin (1975-77) and Scott Anderson (1990)!
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Re: Birthdays & Anniversaries - 02/08/2012 10:50

Happy Birthday to Jesus Manuel (Torres) Rivera* and former Expo farmhand Grady Sizemore!

*Better Known as Bombo.
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Re: Birthdays & Anniversaries - 04/08/2012 08:53

Happy Birthday to Terry Humphrey (1971-74, each year below the Mendoza line and still had some trade value!).
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Re: Birthdays & Anniversaries - 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!
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Re: Birthdays & Anniversaries - 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).
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Re: Birthdays & Anniversaries - 11/08/2012 11:10

Happy Birthday to Bryn Smith (1981-89)!
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Re: Birthdays & Anniversaries - 13/08/2012 10:33

Happy Birthday to the 18th Expo and their 1969 Opening Day Starting Pitcher: Jim 'Mudcat' Grant and to Andre Thornton of the 1976 team!
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Re: Birthdays & Anniversaries - 14/08/2012 11:13

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: Birthdays & Anniversaries - 19/08/2012 11:42

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)!
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Re: Birthdays & Anniversaries - 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)!
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Re: Birthdays & Anniversaries - 22/08/2012 11:15

Happy Birthday to Ray Burris (1981-83, especially 1981!) and Steve Kline (1997-2000)!
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Re: Birthdays & Anniversaries - 23/08/2012 11:03

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: Birthdays & Anniversaries - 24/08/2012 12:53

Happy Birthday to Tony Bernazard and Everett Stull!
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Re: Birthdays & Anniversaries - 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).
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Re: Birthdays & Anniversaries - 28/08/2012 11:08

Happy Birthday to MIke Torrez (1971-1974, (effn' McNally!)), Joel Youngblood (1982) and Shane 'Caveman' Andrews (1995-99)!
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Re: Birthdays & Anniversaries - 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.!
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Re: Birthdays & Anniversaries - 04/09/2012 09:38

Happy Birthday to Ron Calloway (2003-04) and Sun-Woo Kim (2002-04)!
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Re: Birthdays & Anniversaries - 10/09/2012 10:48

Happy Birthday to Randy Johnson (1988-89), poor guy was a horrible batsman.
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Re: Birthdays & Anniversaries - 11/09/2012 11:30

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)!
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Re: Birthdays & Anniversaries - 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')!
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Re: Birthdays & Anniversaries - 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
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Re: Birthdays & Anniversaries - 14/09/2012 21:26

More on Wallach:
http://blogs.montrealgazette.com/2012/09/14/memories-of-tim-wallach-and-the-expos/
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Re: Birthdays & Anniversaries - 17/09/2012 11:02

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: Birthdays & Anniversaries - 23/09/2012 10:50

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: Birthdays & Anniversaries - 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!
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Re: Birthdays & Anniversaries - 25/09/2012 11:01

Happy Birthday to a sub-mendoza Expo: Sal Butera (1984-85).
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Re: Birthdays & Anniversaries - 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!
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Re: Birthdays & Anniversaries - 27/09/2012 10:18

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: Birthdays & Anniversaries - 29/09/2012 12:05

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!
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Re: Birthdays & Anniversaries - 01/10/2012 09:54

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: Birthdays & Anniversaries - 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)!
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Re: Birthdays & Anniversaries - 04/10/2012 10:33

Happy Birthday to Bill Atkinson (1976-79) and Lary Sorensen (1987)!
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Re: Birthdays & Anniversaries - 06/10/2012 13:57

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!)!
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Re: Birthdays & Anniversaries - 07/10/2012 12:32

Happy Birthday to Butch Henry (1993-95)!
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Re: Birthdays & Anniversaries - 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)!
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Re: Birthdays & Anniversaries - 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.
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Re: Birthdays & Anniversaries - 11/10/2012 11:30

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: Birthdays & Anniversaries - 15/10/2012 08:38

Happy Birthday to Gold Medal winner (2000 Sydney) Tim Young (Class of 1998)!
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Re: Birthdays & Anniversaries - 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.
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Re: Birthdays & Anniversaries - 22/10/2012 11:32

Happy Birthday to 1995 1st round draft pick Michael Barrett (1998-2003)!
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Re: Birthdays & Anniversaries - 24/10/2012 09:12

Happy Birthday to F.P. (Frank Paul) Santangelo (1995-98) and Vlad's little brother Wilton Guerrero (1998-2000)!
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Re: Birthdays & Anniversaries - 25/10/2012 09:50

Happy Birthday to Roland Office (1980-82), Andy McGaffigan (1984, 1986-89), Joe Siddall (1993 and 1995) and Pedro Martinez (1994-97)!

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: Birthdays & Anniversaries - 26/10/2012 10:03

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!
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Re: Birthdays & Anniversaries - 27/10/2012 12:28

Happy Birthday to Tom Nieto (1986, traded w/Jeff Reardon to Minnesota = 1987 Twins World Series Champions)!
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Re: Birthdays & Anniversaries - 01/11/2012 14:49

Happy Birthday to Rich Thompson (1989-90) and Miguel Dilone (1984-85), both 2x Montreal FA singings!
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Re: Birthdays & Anniversaries - 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)!
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Re: Birthdays & Anniversaries - 05/11/2012 10:07

Happy Birthday to Sub-Mendoza Catcher Bobby Ramos (1978, 1980-81, 1983-84)!
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Re: Birthdays & Anniversaries - 06/11/2012 11:00

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.
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Re: Birthdays & Anniversaries - 07/11/2012 11:00

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: Birthdays & Anniversaries - 08/11/2012 10:55

Happy Birthday to Gary Lucas (1984-85) and 'Oh Henry!' Rodriquez (1995-97)!
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Re: Birthdays & Anniversaries - 09/11/2012 10:57

Happy Birthday to Peter Bergeron (1999-02, 2004)!
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Re: Birthdays & Anniversaries - 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)!
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Re: Birthdays & Anniversaries - 13/11/2012 13:10

Happy Birthday to Rob Natal (5 games in 1992). Marlins saw enough to draft him later that year in the Expansion draft.
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Re: Birthdays & Anniversaries - 14/11/2012 10:09

Happy Birthday to Kent Bottenfield (1992-93)!
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Re: Birthdays & Anniversaries - 15/11/2012 10:42

Happy Birthday to Fred Breining (Class of 1984)!
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Re: Birthdays & Anniversaries - 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)!
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Re: Birthdays & Anniversaries - 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.
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Re: Birthdays & Anniversaries - 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)!
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Re: Birthdays & Anniversaries - 26/11/2012 11:37

Happy Birthday to Brian Schneider (2000-04) and Loria post-Alou manager selectee Jeff Torborg (47-62 .431)!
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Re: Birthdays & Anniversaries - 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)!
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Re: Birthdays & Anniversaries - 30/11/2012 10:21

Happy Birthday to David Engle (1987-88)!
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Re: Birthdays & Anniversaries - 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.
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Re: Birthdays & Anniversaries - 04/12/2012 10:06

Happy Birthday to the former Expo returning on the 2013 HOF ballot; Lee Smith (Class of 1997)!
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Re: Birthdays & Anniversaries - 05/12/2012 10:17

Happy Birthday to Steve Shea (Class of 1969), 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: Birthdays & Anniversaries - 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.
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Re: Birthdays & Anniversaries - 07/12/2012 10:29

Happy Birthday to Rich Coggins (Class of '75) and Scot Thompson ('85)!
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Re: Birthdays & Anniversaries - 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.
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Re: Birthdays & Anniversaries - 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)!
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Re: Birthdays & Anniversaries - 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)!
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Re: Birthdays & Anniversaries - 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)!
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Re: Birthdays & Anniversaries - 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.
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Re: Birthdays & Anniversaries - 17/12/2012 10:23

Happy Birthday to Curtis Pride (1993, 1995 and 2001)!
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Re: Birthdays & Anniversaries - 19/12/2012 10:23

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: Birthdays & Anniversaries - 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)!
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Re: Birthdays & Anniversaries - 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)!
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Re: Birthdays & Anniversaries - 29/12/2012 00:05

A little late but Wallace Johnson's birthday was Christmas day (one of the two former Expos birthdays I remember off by heart).
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Re: Birthdays & Anniversaries - 29/12/2012 12:58

Happy New Year Chili!

Happy Birthday to James Mouton (Class of 1999)!

Along with Johnson, Happy Birthday to other Expo Christmas babies: the late Charlie Lea, Tom O'Malley, Bruce Walton (career win %: 1,000, career ERA: 8.21), Manny Trillo and Marty Pevey!
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Re: Birthdays & Anniversaries - 01/01/2013 11:46

Happy New Year to all and Happy Birthday to Bob Owchinko (CLass of 1986), Fernando Tatis (2001-03)!
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Re: Birthdays & Anniversaries - 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)!
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Re: Birthdays & Anniversaries - 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)!
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Re: Birthdays & Anniversaries - 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.
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Re: Birthdays & Anniversaries - 09/01/2013 11:15

Happy Birthday to Otis "My man!" Nixon (1988-90)!
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Re: Birthdays & Anniversaries - 11/01/2013 10:16

Happy Birthday to Dan Norman (Class of '82, Arrived with Jeff Reardon for Ellis Valentine)!
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Re: Birthdays & Anniversaries - 12/01/2013 11:20

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.
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Re: Birthdays & Anniversaries - 14/01/2013 12:09

Happy Birthday to Derrel Thomas (Class of 1984) and first overall pick of the 1969 January draft!
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Re: Birthdays & Anniversaries - 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.
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Re: Birthdays & Anniversaries - 18/01/2013 12:32

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.
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Re: Birthdays & Anniversaries - 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.
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Re: Birthdays & Anniversaries - 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.
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Re: Birthdays & Anniversaries - 22/01/2013 11:09

Happy Birthday to Jeff Treadway (Class of '95, Oh Henry's mid-season traveling partner from LA to Montreal)!
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Re: Birthdays & Anniversaries - 23/01/2013 07:15

Happy Birthday to Sherman Obando (1995-96)!
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Re: Birthdays & Anniversaries - 24/01/2013 09:51

Happy Birthday to Tim Barrett (Class of 1988, specifically July 18 - August 9, 1988)!
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Re: Birthdays & Anniversaries - 25/01/2013 10:29

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)!
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Re: Birthdays & Anniversaries - 26/01/2013 11:33

Happy Birthday to Rick Schu (Class of August 14, 1996) and Lou Frazier (1993-95, not to be confused with Lou Collier)!
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Re: Birthdays & Anniversaries - 28/01/2013 11:27

Happy Birthday to Tomas de la Rosa (2000-01) and Chris Peters (2001)!
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Re: Birthdays & Anniversaries - 29/01/2013 09:53

Happy Birthday to Mike Aldrete (1989-90)!
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Re: Birthdays & Anniversaries - 04/02/2013 20:14

Happy Birthday to the late Joe Sparma (1970) and Stan Papi (1977-78, then traded for Bill Lee)!
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Re: Birthdays & Anniversaries - 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!
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Re: Birthdays & Anniversaries - 09/02/2013 10:56

Happy Birthday to Wilton's older brother; Vladimir Guerrero (1996-2003)!
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Re: Birthdays & Anniversaries - 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.
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Re: Birthdays & Anniversaries - 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.
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Re: Birthdays & Anniversaries - 14/02/2013 10:56

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: Birthdays & Anniversaries - 15/02/2013 11:13

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)!
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Re: Birthdays & Anniversaries - 16/02/2013 13:39

Happy Birthday to Terry Crowley (Class of '83), Barry Foote (1973-77) and Eric Bullock (1990-92)!
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Re: Birthdays & Anniversaries - 18/02/2013 10:43

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)!
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Re: Birthdays & Anniversaries - 19/02/2013 10:23

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.
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Re: Birthdays & Anniversaries - 20/02/2013 09:28

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: Birthdays & Anniversaries - 21/02/2013 11:02

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.
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Re: Birthdays & Anniversaries - 23/02/2013 12:25

Happy Birthday to Ron Hunt (1971-74), the 20th Expo Don Shaw (1969), and Rondell White (1993-2000)!
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Re: Birthdays & Anniversaries - 04/03/2013 21:45

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.
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Re: Birthdays & Anniversaries - 05/03/2013 13:03

Happy Birthday to Jose Mercedes (2003) and Chad Fonville (1995)!
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Re: Birthdays & Anniversaries - 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)!
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Re: Birthdays & Anniversaries - 07/03/2013 10:47

Happy Birthday to Montreal's homegrown, home boy HOF Denis Boucher (1993-94)!
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Re: Birthdays & Anniversaries - 11/03/2013 09:30

Happy Birthday to Stratford, Ontario's own Larry Landreth (1976-77)!
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Re: Birthdays & Anniversaries - 13/03/2013 09:43

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!
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Re: Birthdays & Anniversaries - 14/03/2013 08:55

Happy Birthday to Jerry Willard (Class of 1992)!
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Re: Birthdays & Anniversaries - 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!
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Re: Birthdays & Anniversaries - 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.
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Re: Birthdays & Anniversaries - 19/03/2013 08:43

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: Birthdays & Anniversaries - 22/03/2013 10:12

Happy Birthday to Sean Berry (1993-95)! One of the overlooked parts of the 1994 team.
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Re: Birthdays & Anniversaries - 24/03/2013 11:25

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/
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Re: Birthdays & Anniversaries - 25/03/2013 10:27

Happy Birthday to 6'5" RHP Jim Britton and 5'9" LHP Brian Barnes.
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Re: Birthdays & Anniversaries - 27/03/2013 09:32

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: Birthdays & Anniversaries - 29/03/2013 09:39

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)!
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Re: Birthdays & Anniversaries - 31/03/2013 10:54

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: Birthdays & Anniversaries - 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)!
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Re: Birthdays & Anniversaries - 02/04/2013 08:59

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: Birthdays & Anniversaries - 03/04/2013 08:02

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: Birthdays & Anniversaries - 22/04/2013 09:13

Happy Birthday to Terry Francona (1981-85) and Dave Schmidt (1990-91)!
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Re: Birthdays & Anniversaries - 23/04/2013 12:09

Happy Birthday to HOFer Rheal "l'Acadien" Cormier (1996-97)!
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Re: Birthdays & Anniversaries - 26/04/2013 20:07

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: Birthdays & Anniversaries - 28/04/2013 10:33

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.
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Re: Birthdays & Anniversaries - 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)!
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Re: Birthdays & Anniversaries - 05/05/2013 08:07

The late Hideki Irabu 2-7, ERA 6.69 with the 2000 and 2001 Expos.
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Re: Birthdays & Anniversaries - 07/05/2013 09:30

Happy 75th Birthday to Mr. Expo; Claude Raymond (1969-71), French color broadcaster (1972-2001), coach (2002-04)!
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Re: Birthdays & Anniversaries - 09/05/2013 09:54

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: Birthdays & Anniversaries - 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!
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Re: Birthdays & Anniversaries - 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)!
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Re: Birthdays & Anniversaries - 16/05/2013 09:41

Happy Birthday to Mitch Webster (1985-88), your 1986 NL Triples leader!
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Re: Birthdays & Anniversaries - 19/05/2013 10:23

Happy Birthday to Luis Aquino (1995) and Stan Swanson (1971)!
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Re: Birthdays & Anniversaries - 20/05/2013 09:00

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: Birthdays & Anniversaries - 28/05/2013 09:18

Happy Birthday to Jim Cox (1973-76)!
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Re: Birthdays & Anniversaries - 29/05/2013 09:50

Happy Birthday to Mike,son of Dave, Stenhouse (1982-84), Clyde Mashore (1970-73) and Bill Risley (1992-93)!
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Re: Birthdays & Anniversaries - 31/05/2013 09:32

Happy Birthday to Senator/Expo Jackie Brown (Class of 1977)!
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Re: Birthdays & Anniversaries - 03/06/2013 09:30

Happy Birthday to Jurassic Carl 'C-Rex' Everett (2004), Steve 'Psycho' Lyons (1992) and Jim 'Pig Pen' Dwyer (1975-76, 1989)!
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Re: Birthdays & Anniversaries - 04/06/2013 11:07

Happy Birthday to Trace Coquillette (1999-2000), and the late Ross Albert Grimsley Sr.!
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Re: Birthdays & Anniversaries - 05/06/2013 10:30

Happy Birthday to Dennis Blair (1974-76)!
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Re: Birthdays & Anniversaries - 06/06/2013 10:09

Happy Birthday to Max Venable (1984)!
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Re: Birthdays & Anniversaries - 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. "
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Re: Birthdays & Anniversaries - 11/06/2013 13:07

Happy Birthday to AC/DC- Dave Cash (1977-79). His November 1976 FA signing was a pretty big deal for Expos and fans.
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Re: Birthdays & Anniversaries - 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!
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Re: Birthdays & Anniversaries - 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 yor Last Expo Standing Pool.
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Re: Birthdays & Anniversaries - 22/06/2013 10:35

Happy Birthday to Dave Tomlin (1982 & 1986) and Anthony Ferrari (2003) for a combined total of 16.1 IP!
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Re: Birthdays & Anniversaries - 23/06/2013 10:51

Happy Birthday to Hensley 'Bam-Bam' Meulens (Class of 1997) and Tony Johnson (Class of 1981)!
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Re: Birthdays & Anniversaries - 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.
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Re: Birthdays & Anniversaries - 27/06/2013 11:29

Happy Birthday to the late Roy Johnson (79 sub-Mendoza PA spread out between 1982, 1984, and 1985)!
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Re: Birthdays & Anniversaries - 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!
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Re: Birthdays & Anniversaries - 29/06/2013 11:40

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: Birthdays & Anniversaries - 02/07/2013 10:40

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: Birthdays & Anniversaries - 03/07/2013 10:49

Happy Birthday to the 27th Expo: Coco Laboy (1969-73) and Moises Alou (1990, 1992-96); both 2nd place finishers in NL ROY voting.
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Re: Birthdays & Anniversaries - 05/07/2013 09:46

Happy Birthday to Don Demola (1974-75)!
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Re: Birthdays & Anniversaries - 06/07/2013 09:33

Happy Birthday to Jason (Roof Top) Thompson (Class of 1986)!
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Re: Birthdays & Anniversaries - 07/07/2013 12:09

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).
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Re: Birthdays & Anniversaries - 08/07/2013 10:05

Happy Birthday to Bobby Ayala (Class of 1999) and David Moraga (Class of 2000)!
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Re: Birthdays & Anniversaries - 10/07/2013 10:20

Happy Birthday to HOF Andre Dawson (1976-86).

And Lee Stevens (Class of 2002).
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Re: Birthdays & Anniversaries - 22/07/2013 11:27

Happy Birthday to Mike Thurman (1997-2001) and Scott Sanderson (1978-83)!
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Re: Birthdays & Anniversaries - 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)!
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Re: Birthdays & Anniversaries - 25/07/2013 15:07

Happy Birthday to Mickey Scott (1973), Fred Scherman (1975-76), Javier Vazquez (1998-2003) and Guillermo Moto (1999-2001)!
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Re: Birthdays & Anniversaries - 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.
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Re: Birthdays & Anniversaries - 27/07/2013 11:12

Happy Birthday to Jack Hiatt (1970), Larry Biittner (1974-75) and Nelson Santovenia (1987-1991)!
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Re: Birthdays & Anniversaries - 29/07/2013 10:47

Happy Birthday to Dan Driessen (1984-85) and Steve Frey (1989-91)!
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Re: Birthdays & Anniversaries - 30/07/2013 10:20

Happy Birthday to Mickey Mahler (Class of 1985, bother of Rick (Class of 1991)), Ellis Valentine (1975-81) and Todd Haney (1992)!
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Re: Birthdays & Anniversaries - 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
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Re: Birthdays & Anniversaries - 05/08/2013 10:42

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: Birthdays & Anniversaries - 06/08/2013 09:39

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: Birthdays & Anniversaries - 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!)!
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Re: Birthdays & Anniversaries - 09/08/2013 08:48

Happy Birthday to Bob Scanlan (18 games in 2001) and Bill Campbell (7 games in 1987)! With Gideon, Scanlan's 7.82 ERA leads that three man Wolf Pack.
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Re: Birthdays & Anniversaries - 10/08/2013 11:18

Happy Birthday to Andy Stankiewicz (1996-97) the Expos' big 1995 FA signing.
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Re: Birthdays & Anniversaries - 12/08/2013 09:55

Happy Birthday to Urbano Lugo (1989) and Barry Manuel (1996)!
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Re: Birthdays & Anniversaries - 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!
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Re: Birthdays & Anniversaries - 14/08/2013 09:15

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: Birthdays & Anniversaries - 15/08/2013 09:48

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: Birthdays & Anniversaries - 16/08/2013 09:32

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: Birthdays & Anniversaries - 20/08/2013 09:34

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.
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Re: Birthdays & Anniversaries - 21/08/2013 10:14

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: Birthdays & Anniversaries - 11/09/2013 09:33

Happy Birthday to Edwards Guzman (2003)!
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Re: Birthdays & Anniversaries - 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: Birthdays & Anniversaries - 14/09/2013 11:24

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
&
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6x6V1hIcrXM
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Re: Birthdays & Anniversaries - 15/09/2013 09:54

Happy Birthday to Don Carrithers (1974-76), Dan Smith (1999, 2002-03) and Doug Simons (1992)!
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Re: Birthdays & Anniversaries - 16/09/2013 10:05

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: Birthdays & Anniversaries - 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: Birthdays & Anniversaries - 18/09/2013 08:55

Happy Birthday to 71st round draft pick Tony Scott (1973-75, 1984)!
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Re: Birthdays & Anniversaries - 19/09/2013 08:56

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: Birthdays & Anniversaries - 20/09/2013 09:15

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: Birthdays & Anniversaries - 22/09/2013 12:50

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: Birthdays & Anniversaries - 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: Birthdays & Anniversaries - 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: Birthdays & Anniversaries - 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: Birthdays & Anniversaries - 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: Birthdays & Anniversaries - 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: Birthdays & Anniversaries - 29/09/2013 11:55

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: Birthdays & Anniversaries - 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: Birthdays & Anniversaries - 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: Birthdays & Anniversaries - 03/10/2013 08:25

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: Birthdays & Anniversaries - 05/10/2013 11:06

Happy Birthday to Yamil Benitez (1995-65) and Luis Lopez (2004)!
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Re: Birthdays & Anniversaries - 06/10/2013 11:00

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!)!
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Re: Birthdays & Anniversaries - 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: Birthdays & Anniversaries - 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: Birthdays & Anniversaries - 10/10/2013 10:21

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: Birthdays & Anniversaries - 11/10/2013 08:51

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: Birthdays & Anniversaries - 14/10/2013 22:01

Happy Birthday to Al 'Scoop' Oliver (1982-83), Ryan 'DL' Church (2004) and Henry 'Nicknameless' Mateo (2001-04)!
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Re: Birthdays & Anniversaries - 15/10/2013 09:22

Happy Birthday to 2000 Olympic Gold Medalist (w/Brad Wilkerson & Jon Rauch) Tim Young (1998)!
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Re: Birthdays & Anniversaries - 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: Birthdays & Anniversaries - 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 smaal sample coin Hector Almonte (2003)!
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Re: Birthdays & Anniversaries - 22/10/2013 09:56

Happy Birthday to 1995 1st round draft pick Michael Barrett (1998-2003)!
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Re: Birthdays & Anniversaries - 24/10/2013 09:28

Happy Birthday to F.P. (Frank Paul) Santangelo (1995-98) and Vlad's little brother Wilton Guerrero (1998-2000)!
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Re: Birthdays & Anniversaries - 25/10/2013 10:42

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: Birthdays & Anniversaries - 27/10/2013 11:27

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: Birthdays & Anniversaries - 28/10/2013 10:39

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: Birthdays & Anniversaries - 31/10/2013 09:21

Happy Birthday to the late Dave McNally (Class? of '75) and Oreste Marrero (1993)!
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Re: Birthdays & Anniversaries - 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: Birthdays & Anniversaries - 04/11/2013 10:29

Happy Birthday to a decent gloveman with a OPS in Montreal of .405(!), Angel Salazar (1983-84)!
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Re: Birthdays & Anniversaries - 05/11/2013 09:58

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: Birthdays & Anniversaries - 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: Birthdays & Anniversaries - 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: Birthdays & Anniversaries - 08/11/2013 09:23

Happy Birthday to Gary Lucas (1984-85) and 'Oh Henry!' Rodriquez (1995-97)!
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Re: Birthdays & Anniversaries - 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: Birthdays & Anniversaries - 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: Birthdays & Anniversaries - 14/11/2013 10:02

Happy Birthday to Kent Bottenfield (1992-93)!
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Re: Birthdays & Anniversaries - 15/11/2013 10:17

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: Birthdays & Anniversaries - 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: Birthdays & Anniversaries - 18/11/2013 11:29

Happy Birthday to Dan Briggs (1981) and Howard Farmer (1990)!
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Re: Birthdays & Anniversaries - 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: Birthdays & Anniversaries - 21/11/2013 10:48

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: Birthdays & Anniversaries - 04/12/2013 10:04

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: Birthdays & Anniversaries - 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: Birthdays & Anniversaries - 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: Birthdays & Anniversaries - 09/12/2013 10:24

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: Birthdays & Anniversaries - 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: Birthdays & Anniversaries - 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: Birthdays & Anniversaries - 13/12/2013 10:18

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: Birthdays & Anniversaries - 16/12/2013 10:01

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: Birthdays & Anniversaries - 17/12/2013 11:42

Happy Birthday to Curtis Pride (1993, 1995 and 2001)!
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8nHlpoe2J8Q
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Re: Birthdays & Anniversaries - 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: Birthdays & Anniversaries - 20/12/2013 11:17

Happy Birthday to Jose DeLeon (1995), Marc Valdes (1997-98) and Bill Laskey (1985)!
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Re: Birthdays & Anniversaries - 22/12/2013 11:26

Happy Birthday to George 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: Birthdays & Anniversaries - 23/12/2013 11:48

Happy Birthday to Santo Alcala (1977) and Jerry Manuel (1980-81)!
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Re: Birthdays & Anniversaries - 24/12/2013 10:50

Happy Birthday to John D'Acquisto (1980), John Costello (1990) and Frank Taveras (1982)!
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Re: Birthdays & Anniversaries - 29/12/2013 12:02

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: Birthdays & Anniversaries - 30/12/2013 10:50

Happy Birthday to Jose Morales (1973-77) - turns out he is also Melvin and Wil Nieves' uncle!
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Re: Birthdays & Anniversaries - 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: Birthdays & Anniversaries - 03/01/2014 10:34

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: Birthdays & Anniversaries - 04/01/2014 09:42

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: Birthdays & Anniversaries - 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: Birthdays & Anniversaries - 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: Birthdays & Anniversaries - 08/01/2014 11:26

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: Birthdays & Anniversaries - 09/01/2014 11:04

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: Birthdays & Anniversaries - 12/01/2014 13:32

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: Birthdays & Anniversaries - 13/01/2014 11:08

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: Birthdays & Anniversaries - 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: Birthdays & Anniversaries - 15/01/2014 10:49

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.
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Re: Birthdays & Anniversaries - 18/01/2014 13:52

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.
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Re: Birthdays & Anniversaries - 20/01/2014 10:50

Happy Birthday to Julio Santana (Class of 2000)!
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Re: Birthdays & Anniversaries - 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.
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Re: Birthdays & Anniversaries - 22/01/2014 11:02

Happy Birthday to Jeff Treadway (Class of 95) - acquired in the 'Oh' Henry Rodriguez trade.
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Re: Birthdays & Anniversaries - 23/01/2014 10:32

Happy Birthday to Sherman Obando (1995-96)!
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Re: Birthdays & Anniversaries - 24/01/2014 10:58

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: Birthdays & Anniversaries - 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)!
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Re: Birthdays & Anniversaries - 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
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Re: Birthdays & Anniversaries - 27/01/2014 11:04

Happy Birthday to Greg Bargar (1983-84)!
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Re: Birthdays & Anniversaries - 28/01/2014 11:27

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: Birthdays & Anniversaries - 29/01/2014 10:31

Happy Birthday to Mike Aldrete (1989-90)!
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Re: Birthdays & Anniversaries - 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)!
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Re: Birthdays & Anniversaries - 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)!
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Re: Birthdays & Anniversaries - 07/02/2014 10:49

Happy Birthday To Endy Chavez ('02-'04, the last Expo batter 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
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Re: Birthdays & Anniversaries - 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.
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Re: Birthdays & Anniversaries - 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.
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Re: Birthdays & Anniversaries - 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.
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Re: Birthdays & Anniversaries - 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!
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Re: Birthdays & Anniversaries - 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: Birthdays & Anniversaries - 20/02/2014 10:11

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: Birthdays & Anniversaries - 21/02/2014 10:10

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.
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Re: Birthdays & Anniversaries - 05/03/2014 11:18

Happy Birthday to Jose Mercedes (2003) and Chad Fonville (1995)!
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Re: Birthdays & Anniversaries - 06/03/2014 11:15

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: Birthdays & Anniversaries - 10/03/2014 09:33

Happy Birthday to the late Wayne Twitchell (1977-78)!
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Re: Birthdays & Anniversaries - 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)!
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Re: Birthdays & Anniversaries - 12/03/2014 09:56

Happy Birthday to Bryan Hebson (Class of 2003; ok July 2003; ok July 6-8, 2003)!
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Re: Birthdays & Anniversaries - 14/03/2014 10:15

Happy Birthday to Jerry Willard (Class of 1992)!
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Re: Birthdays & Anniversaries - 15/03/2014 09:35

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: Birthdays & Anniversaries - 16/03/2014 10:39

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: Birthdays & Anniversaries - 17/03/2014 10:30

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.
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Re: Birthdays & Anniversaries - 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
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Re: Birthdays & Anniversaries - 19/03/2014 09:58

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: Birthdays & Anniversaries - 23/03/2014 11:42

Happy Birthday to Ron Johnson (Class of 1984 - 5G, 5AB, 5PO).
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Re: Birthdays & Anniversaries - 24/03/2014 10:22

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.
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Re: Birthdays & Anniversaries - 25/03/2014 10:15

Happy Birthday to 6'5" RHP Jim Britton (Class of 197) and 5'9" LHP Brian Barnes (1990-93).
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Re: Birthdays & Anniversaries - 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
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Re: Birthdays & Anniversaries - 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)!
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Re: Birthdays & Anniversaries - 01/04/2014 09:49

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: Birthdays & Anniversaries - 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.
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Re: Birthdays & Anniversaries - 03/04/2014 09:05

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: Birthdays & Anniversaries - 05/04/2014 09:10

Happy Birthday to Matt Blank (2000-01) - 6-4 w/1.69 ERA(!?) in Vermont back in 1997!
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Re: Birthdays & Anniversaries - 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
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Re: Birthdays & Anniversaries - 08/04/2014 08:08

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: Birthdays & Anniversaries - 09/04/2014 08:45

Happy Birthday to Nate Colbert (1975-6), Graeme Lloyd (2001-2) and Talmadge Nunnari (2000)!
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Re: Birthdays & Anniversaries - 10/04/2014 10:47

Happy Birthday to Adelaide's own Shayne Bennett (1997-99)!
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Re: Birthdays & Anniversaries - 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)!
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Re: Birthdays & Anniversaries - 13/04/2014 10:14

Happy Birthday to Mark Leiter (1996) and oddly enough; Doug Strange (1997)!
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Re: Birthdays & Anniversaries - 14/04/2014 08:34

Happy Birthday to Chris Welsh (1983), Carlos Perez (1995-98) and Pete Rose (1984)!
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Re: Birthdays & Anniversaries - 15/04/2014 08:46

Happy Birthday to WIllie Davis (1974) and Milton Bradley (2000-01)!
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Re: Birthdays & Anniversaries - 16/04/2014 09:24

Happy Birthday to Bernie Allen (Class of 1973)!
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Re: Birthdays & Anniversaries - 17/04/2014 09:43

Happy Birthday to Marquis Grissom (1989-1994)!
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zxCvJdDv0iI
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Re: Birthdays & Anniversaries - 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)!
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Re: Birthdays & Anniversaries - 21/04/2014 10:48

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: Birthdays & Anniversaries - 22/04/2014 10:38

Happy Birthday to Terry Francona (1981-85) and Dave Schmidt (1990-91)!
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Re: Birthdays & Anniversaries - 23/04/2014 08:32

Happy Birthday to HOFer Rheal "l'Acadien" Cormier (1996-97) and Tom Dixon (4G in 1983)!
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Re: Birthdays & Anniversaries - 24/04/2014 09:33

Happy Birthday to Bill Krueger (9G in 1993)!
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Re: Birthdays & Anniversaries - 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!
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Re: Birthdays & Anniversaries - 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.
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Re: Birthdays & Anniversaries - 29/04/2014 10:49

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: Birthdays & Anniversaries - 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!
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Re: Birthdays & Anniversaries - 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)!
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Re: Birthdays & Anniversaries - 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.
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Re: Birthdays & Anniversaries - 16/05/2014 09:59

Happy Birthday to Mitch Webster (1985-88), your 1986 NL Triples leader!
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Re: Birthdays & Anniversaries - 19/05/2014 09:42

Happy Birthday to Luis Aquino (1995), Rick Cerone (1992) and Stan Swanson (1971)!
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Re: Birthdays & Anniversaries - 20/05/2014 07:48

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: Birthdays & Anniversaries - 21/05/2014 09:57

Happy Birthday to Rocky Biddle (2003-04) and Chris Widger (1997-2000)!
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Re: Birthdays & Anniversaries - 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)
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Re: Birthdays & Anniversaries - 27/05/2014 00:17

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: Birthdays & Anniversaries - 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.
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Re: Birthdays & Anniversaries - 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)!
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Re: Birthdays & Anniversaries - 01/06/2014 11:26

Happy Birthday to the last Expo: Olympic Gold medalist Brad Wilkerson (2001-04)!
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Re: Birthdays & Anniversaries - 02/06/2014 11:06

Happy Birthday to Roger Freed (1976), Jack O'Conner (1985) and Reid Cornelius (1995)!
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Re: Birthdays & Anniversaries - 03/06/2014 10:51

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)!
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Re: Birthdays & Anniversaries - 04/06/2014 09:29

Happy Birthday to Trace Coquillette (1999-2000), Robert Perez (1998) and the late Ross Albert Grimsley Sr.!
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Re: Birthdays & Anniversaries - 05/06/2014 08:10

Happy Birthday to Dennis Blair (1974-76)!
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Re: Birthdays & Anniversaries - 06/06/2014 08:09

Happy Birthday to Max Venable (1984) and Doug Frobel (1985)!
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Re: Birthdays & Anniversaries - 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)!
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Re: Birthdays & Anniversaries - 12/06/2014 07:59

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: Birthdays & Anniversaries - 15/06/2014 10:15

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: Birthdays & Anniversaries - 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)!
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Re: Birthdays & Anniversaries - 18/06/2014 09:57

Happy Birthday to Andres "Big Cat" Galarraga (1985-91, 2002), Jeremy Powell (1998-2000) and Dave Leiper (1995, 96)!
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Re: Birthdays & Anniversaries - 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.
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Re: Birthdays & Anniversaries - 23/06/2014 10:42

Happy Birthday to Hensley 'Bam-Bam' Meulens (Class of 1997) and Tony Johnson (Class of 1981)!
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Re: Birthdays & Anniversaries - 27/06/2014 20:06

Happy Birthday to the late Roy Johnson (1982, 1984-85)!
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Re: Birthdays & Anniversaries - 28/06/2014 09:25

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: Birthdays & Anniversaries - 29/06/2014 11:11

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: Birthdays & Anniversaries - 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: Birthdays & Anniversaries - 02/07/2014 10:16

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: Birthdays & Anniversaries - 02/07/2014 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: Birthdays & Anniversaries - 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: Birthdays & Anniversaries - 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: Birthdays & Anniversaries - 08/07/2014 08:46

Happy Birthday to Bobby Ayala (Class of 1999) and David Moraga (Class of 2000)!
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Re: Birthdays & Anniversaries - 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: Birthdays & Anniversaries - 21/07/2014 09:54

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: Birthdays & Anniversaries - 22/07/2014 10:39

Happy Birthday to Mike Thurman (1997-2001) and Scott Sanderson (1978-83)!
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Re: Birthdays & Anniversaries - 24/07/2014 10:37

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: Birthdays & Anniversaries - 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: Birthdays & Anniversaries - 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: Birthdays & Anniversaries - 29/07/2014 10:10

Happy Birthday to Dan Driessen (1984-85) and Steve Frey (1989-91)!
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Re: Birthdays & Anniversaries - 30/07/2014 09:44

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: Birthdays & Anniversaries - 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: Birthdays & Anniversaries - 04/08/2014 10:04

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: Birthdays & Anniversaries - 08/08/2014 10:18

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: Birthdays & Anniversaries - 11/08/2014 10:23

Happy Birthday to Bryn Smith (1981-89)!
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Re: Birthdays & Anniversaries - 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: Birthdays & Anniversaries - 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: Birthdays & Anniversaries - 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: Birthdays & Anniversaries - 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: Birthdays & Anniversaries - 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: Birthdays & Anniversaries - 20/08/2014 10:33

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: Birthdays & Anniversaries - 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: Birthdays & Anniversaries - 22/08/2014 11:05

Happy Birthday to Ray Burris (1981-83, especially 1981!) and Steve Kline (1997-2000)!
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Re: Birthdays & Anniversaries - 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: Birthdays & Anniversaries - 27/08/2014 11:10

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: Birthdays & Anniversaries - 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: Birthdays & Anniversaries - 02/09/2014 09:10

Happy Birthday to Rex Hudler (1988-90) and Johnny Paredes (1988 and 1990)!
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Re: Birthdays & Anniversaries - 03/09/2014 10:21

Happy Birthday to Rene Gonzales (1984, 86) sent to Baltimore for Dennis Martinez!
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Re: Birthdays & Anniversaries - 08/09/2014 20:34

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: Birthdays & Anniversaries - 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: Birthdays & Anniversaries - 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: Birthdays & Anniversaries - 11/09/2014 10:39

Happy Birthday to Edwards Guzman (2003), acquired with Livan Hernandez (and of course $)!
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Re: Birthdays & Anniversaries - 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: Birthdays & Anniversaries - 15/09/2014 08:28

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: Birthdays & Anniversaries - 17/09/2014 10:14

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: Birthdays & Anniversaries - 18/09/2014 10:33

Happy Birthday to 1969 71st round draft pick Tony Scott (1973-75, 1984)!
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Re: Birthdays & Anniversaries - 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: Birthdays & Anniversaries - 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: Birthdays & Anniversaries - 25/09/2014 10:31

Happy Birthday to sub-Mendoza Expo: Sal Butera (1984-85) and really sub-Mendoza Ray Holbert (1988)!
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Re: Birthdays & Anniversaries - 26/09/2014 10:32

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: Birthdays & Anniversaries - 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: Birthdays & Anniversaries - 28/09/2014 10:54

Happy Birthday to Grant Jackson (Class of 1981) and Ed Vosberg (Class of 2002)!
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Re: Birthdays & Anniversaries - 29/09/2014 08:14

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: Birthdays & Anniversaries - 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: Birthdays & Anniversaries - 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!)!
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Re: Birthdays & Anniversaries - 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: Birthdays & Anniversaries - 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: Birthdays & Anniversaries - 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: Birthdays & Anniversaries - 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: Birthdays & Anniversaries - 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: Birthdays & Anniversaries - 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: Birthdays & Anniversaries - 25/10/2014 10:51

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: Birthdays & Anniversaries - 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: Birthdays & Anniversaries - 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: Birthdays & Anniversaries - 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: Birthdays & Anniversaries - 31/10/2014 09:52

Happy Birthday to the late Dave McNally (Class? of '75) and Oreste Marrero (1993)!
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Re: Birthdays & Anniversaries - 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: Birthdays & Anniversaries - 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: Birthdays & Anniversaries - 06/11/2014 10:50

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: Birthdays & Anniversaries - 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: Birthdays & Anniversaries - 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: Birthdays & Anniversaries - 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: Birthdays & Anniversaries - 14/11/2014 11:25

Happy Birthday to Kent Bottenfield (1992-93)!
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Re: Birthdays & Anniversaries - 15/11/2014 11:42

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: Birthdays & Anniversaries - 18/11/2014 11:58

Happy Birthday to Dan Briggs (1981) and Howard Farmer (1990)!
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Re: Birthdays & Anniversaries - 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: Birthdays & Anniversaries - 25/11/2014 11:56

Happy Birthday to Tavo Alvarez (1995-96)!
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Re: Birthdays & Anniversaries - 01/12/2014 11:49

Something 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: Birthdays & Anniversaries - 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: Birthdays & Anniversaries - 04/12/2014 10:56

Happy Birthday to Lee Smith (Class of 1997)!
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Re: Birthdays & Anniversaries - 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: Birthdays & Anniversaries - 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: Birthdays & Anniversaries - 11/12/2014 12:24

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: Birthdays & Anniversaries - 19/12/2014 10:30

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: Birthdays & Anniversaries - 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: Birthdays & Anniversaries - 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: Birthdays & Anniversaries - 23/12/2014 11:39

Happy Birthday to Santo Alcala (1977) and Jerry Manuel (1980-81)!
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Re: Birthdays & Anniversaries - 24/12/2014 10:46

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: Birthdays & Anniversaries - 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: Birthdays & Anniversaries - 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: Birthdays & Anniversaries - 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: Birthdays & Anniversaries - 04/01/2015 12:11

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: Birthdays & Anniversaries - 05/01/2015 10:46

Happy Birthday to Bob Reece (1978), Ryan Minor (2001), Chris Nabholz (1990-93), and Jeff Fassero (1991-96)!
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Re: Birthdays & Anniversaries - 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: Birthdays & Anniversaries - 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: Birthdays & Anniversaries - 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: Birthdays & Anniversaries - 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: Birthdays & Anniversaries - 15/01/2015 11:42

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: Birthdays & Anniversaries - 19/01/2015 09:53

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: Birthdays & Anniversaries - 20/01/2015 11:23

Happy Birthday to Julio Santana (Class of 2000 & Rico Carty's nephew)!
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Re: Birthdays & Anniversaries - 21/01/2015 10:33

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: Birthdays & Anniversaries - 22/01/2015 10:18

Happy Birthday to Jeff Treadway (Class of 1995) - acquired in the 'Oh' Henry Rodriguez trade.
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Re: Birthdays & Anniversaries - 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: Birthdays & Anniversaries - 02/02/2015 11:32

Happy Birthday to Dale Murray ('74-'76 and '79-'80)!
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Re: Birthdays & Anniversaries - 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: Birthdays & Anniversaries - 09/02/2015 10:50

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: Birthdays & Anniversaries - 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: Birthdays & Anniversaries - 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: Birthdays & Anniversaries - 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: Birthdays & Anniversaries - 18/02/2015 09:19

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: Birthdays & Anniversaries - 20/02/2015 10:27

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)!
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Re: Birthdays & Anniversaries - 05/03/2015 11:09

Happy Birthday to Jose Mercedes (2003) and Chad Fonville (1995)!
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Re: Birthdays & Anniversaries - 06/03/2015 10:01

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: Birthdays & Anniversaries - 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: Birthdays & Anniversaries - 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: Birthdays & Anniversaries - 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: Birthdays & Anniversaries - 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: Birthdays & Anniversaries - 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: Birthdays & Anniversaries - 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: Birthdays & Anniversaries - 19/03/2015 10:52

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: Birthdays & Anniversaries - 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: Birthdays & Anniversaries - 23/03/2015 08:13

Happy Birthday to Ron Johnson (Class of 1984 - 5G, 5AB, 5PO).
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Re: Birthdays & Anniversaries - 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: Birthdays & Anniversaries - 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: Birthdays & Anniversaries - 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: Birthdays & Anniversaries - 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: Birthdays & Anniversaries - 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: Birthdays & Anniversaries - 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: Birthdays & Anniversaries - 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: Birthdays & Anniversaries - 08/04/2015 08:02

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: Birthdays & Anniversaries - 09/04/2015 10:25

Happy Birthday to Nate Colbert (1975-6), Graeme Lloyd (2001-2) and Talmadge Nunnari (2000)!
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Re: Birthdays & Anniversaries - 10/04/2015 08:38

Happy Birthday to Adelaide's own Shayne Bennett (1997-99)!
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Re: Birthdays & Anniversaries - 13/04/2015 09:42

Happy Birthday to Mark Leiter (1996) and oddly enough; Doug Strange (1997)!
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Re: Birthdays & Anniversaries - 14/04/2015 09:51

Happy Birthday to Chris Welsh (1983), Carlos Perez (1995-98) and Pete Rose (1984)!
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Re: Birthdays & Anniversaries - 15/04/2015 11:07

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: Birthdays & Anniversaries - 17/04/2015 10:48

Happy Birthday to Marquis Grissom (1989-1994)!
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zxCvJdDv0iI
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Re: Birthdays & Anniversaries - 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: Birthdays & Anniversaries - 20/04/2015 09:54

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: Birthdays & Anniversaries - 21/04/2015 10:49

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: Birthdays & Anniversaries - 22/04/2015 10:51

Happy Birthday to Terry Francona (1981-85) and Dave Schmidt (1990-91)!
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Re: Birthdays & Anniversaries - 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: Birthdays & Anniversaries - 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: Birthdays & Anniversaries - 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: Birthdays & Anniversaries - 05/05/2015 09:22

The late Hideki Irabu 2-7, ERA 6.69 with the 2000 and 2001 Expos.
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Re: Birthdays & Anniversaries - 07/05/2015 09:26

Happy 78th Birthday to Mr. Expo; Claude Raymond (1969-71), French color broadcaster (1972-2001), coach (2002-04)!
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Re: Birthdays & Anniversaries - 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: Birthdays & Anniversaries - 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: Birthdays & Anniversaries - 19/05/2015 10:24

Happy Birthday to Luis Aquino (1995), Rick Cerone (1992) and Stan Swanson (1971)!
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Re: Birthdays & Anniversaries - 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: Birthdays & Anniversaries - 23/05/2015 11:01

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: Birthdays & Anniversaries - 25/05/2015 10:05

Happy Birthday to Bill Dillman (1970) and Joey Eischen (1991, 2001-04)!
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Re: Birthdays & Anniversaries - 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: Birthdays & Anniversaries - 29/05/2015 10:36

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: Birthdays & Anniversaries - 01/06/2015 09:33

Happy Birthday to the last Expo: Olympic Gold medalist Brad Wilkerson (2001-04)!
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Re: Birthdays & Anniversaries - 02/06/2015 09:58

Happy Birthday to Roger Freed (1976), Jack O'Conner (1985) and Reid Cornelius (1995)!
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Re: Birthdays & Anniversaries - 04/06/2015 08:06

Happy Birthday to Trace Coquillette (1999-2000), Robert Perez (1998) and the late Ross Albert Grimsley Sr.!
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Re: Birthdays & Anniversaries - 22/10/2015 10:28

Happy Birthday to 1995 1st round draft pick Michael Barrett (1998-2003)!
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Re: Birthdays & Anniversaries - 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: Birthdays & Anniversaries - 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: Birthdays & Anniversaries - 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: Birthdays & Anniversaries - 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: Birthdays & Anniversaries - 28/10/2015 10:05

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: Birthdays & Anniversaries - 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: Birthdays & Anniversaries - 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: Birthdays & Anniversaries - 13/11/2015 12:09

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: Birthdays & Anniversaries - 14/11/2015 13:16

Happy Birthday to Kent Bottenfield (1992-93)!
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Re: Birthdays & Anniversaries - 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: Birthdays & Anniversaries - 16/11/2015 11:36

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: Birthdays & Anniversaries - 18/11/2015 09:32

Happy Birthday to AAAA, career sub-Mendoza Dan Briggs (1981) and Howard Farmer (1990)!
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Re: Birthdays & Anniversaries - 19/11/2015 11:37

Happy Birthday to September 1995 call up J. J. Thobe (4 games between 9/18 - 9/29)!
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Re: Birthdays & Anniversaries - 20/11/2015 12:06

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: Birthdays & Anniversaries - 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: Birthdays & Anniversaries - 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: Birthdays & Anniversaries - 25/11/2015 11:00

Happy Birthday to Tavo Alvarez (1995-96)!
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Re: Birthdays & Anniversaries - 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: Birthdays & Anniversaries - 30/11/2015 11:41

Happy Birthday to David Engle (1987-88)!
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Re: Birthdays & Anniversaries - 03/12/2015 11:41

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: Birthdays & Anniversaries - 04/12/2015 10:53

Happy Birthday to Lee Smith (Class of 1997)!
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Re: Birthdays & Anniversaries - 07/12/2015 11:20

Happy Birthday to Rich Coggins (Class of '75) and Scot Thompson ('85)!
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Re: Birthdays & Anniversaries - 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)!
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Re: Birthdays & Anniversaries - 10/12/2015 11:15

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: Birthdays & Anniversaries - 15/12/2015 11:51

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: Birthdays & Anniversaries - 16/12/2015 11:30

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: Birthdays & Anniversaries - 21/12/2015 11:39

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: Birthdays & Anniversaries - 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: Birthdays & Anniversaries - 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: Birthdays & Anniversaries - 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: Birthdays & Anniversaries - 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: Birthdays & Anniversaries - 11/01/2016 11:27

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: Birthdays & Anniversaries - 12/01/2016 11:33

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: Birthdays & Anniversaries - 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: Birthdays & Anniversaries - 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: Birthdays & Anniversaries - 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.
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Re: Birthdays & Anniversaries - 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
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Re: Birthdays & Anniversaries - 19/01/2016 11:30

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: Birthdays & Anniversaries - 20/01/2016 11:17

Happy Birthday to Julio Santana (Class of 2000 & Rico Carty's nephew)!
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Re: Birthdays & Anniversaries - 21/01/2016 10:06

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: Birthdays & Anniversaries - 22/01/2016 11:07

Happy Birthday to Jeff Treadway (Class of 1995) - acquired in the 'Oh' Henry Rodriguez trade.
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Re: Birthdays & Anniversaries - 23/01/2016 10:14

Happy Birthday to Sherman Obando (1995-96)!
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Re: Birthdays & Anniversaries - 25/01/2016 10:55

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: Birthdays & Anniversaries - 26/01/2016 11:14

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: Birthdays & Anniversaries - 27/01/2016 11:17

Happy Birthday to Greg Bargar (1983-84)!
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Re: Birthdays & Anniversaries - 28/01/2016 10:28

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: Birthdays & Anniversaries - 29/01/2016 11:17

Happy Birthday to Mike Aldrete (1989-90)!
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Re: Birthdays & Anniversaries - 01/02/2016 10:40

Happy Birthday to Ron Woods (1971-74) and Tom Wieghaus (1981, 83 and more career RBI than hits)!
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Re: Birthdays & Anniversaries - 02/02/2016 11:26

Happy Birthday to Dale Murray ('74-'76 and '79-'80)!
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Re: Birthdays & Anniversaries - 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)!
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Re: Birthdays & Anniversaries - 09/02/2016 10:30

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: Birthdays & Anniversaries - 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: Birthdays & Anniversaries - 18/02/2016 11:10

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: Birthdays & Anniversaries - 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: Birthdays & Anniversaries - 29/02/2016 10:08

Don't get to do this day often.

Happy Birthday to Bill Long (3 games in 1991) and Jerry Fry (4 games in 1978)!
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Re: Birthdays & Anniversaries - 03/03/2016 11:21

Happy Birthday to Bobby Munoz (2001), Neal Heaton (1987-88) and William Henry 'Skeeter' Barnes (1985)!
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Re: Birthdays & Anniversaries - 07/03/2016 11:25

Happy Birthday to Montreal's homegrown, home boy HOF Denis Boucher (1993-94)!
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Re: Birthdays & Anniversaries - 10/03/2016 09:04

Happy Birthday to the late Wayne Twitchell (1977-78)!
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Re: Birthdays & Anniversaries - 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)!
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Re: Birthdays & Anniversaries - 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: Birthdays & Anniversaries - 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: Birthdays & Anniversaries - 16/03/2016 09:59

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: Birthdays & Anniversaries - 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: Birthdays & Anniversaries - 19/03/2016 08:59

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: Birthdays & Anniversaries - 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)!
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Re: Birthdays & Anniversaries - 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: Birthdays & Anniversaries - 25/03/2016 10:33

Happy Birthday to 6'5" RHP Jim Britton (Class of 1971) and 5'9" LHP Brian Barnes (1990-93)!
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Re: Birthdays & Anniversaries - 28/03/2016 08:16

Happy Birthday to Shawn Boskie (Class of 1998 - 5 GS > 17.2 IP, you know his ERA was high)!
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Re: Birthdays & Anniversaries - 29/03/2016 08:33

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: Birthdays & Anniversaries - 31/03/2016 10:24

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: Birthdays & Anniversaries - 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: Birthdays & Anniversaries - 06/04/2016 08:12

Happy Birthday to Ken 'Kenny' Williams (Class of 1991)! The LaRoche family says 'Hi!'.
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Re: Birthdays & Anniversaries - 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
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Re: Birthdays & Anniversaries - 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 !
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Re: Birthdays & Anniversaries - 11/04/2016 08:20

Happy Birthday to Joe Vitiello! Signed as a FA 2x w/Expos.
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Re: Birthdays & Anniversaries - 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)!
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Re: Birthdays & Anniversaries - 13/04/2016 10:17

Happy Birthday to Mark Leiter (1996) and oddly enough; Doug Strange (1997)!
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Re: Birthdays & Anniversaries - 14/04/2016 10:04

Happy Birthday to Chris Welsh (1983), Carlos Perez (1995-98) and Pete Rose (1984)!
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Re: Birthdays & Anniversaries - 14/04/2016 10:05

Happy Birthday to Chris Welsh (1983), Carlos Perez (1995-98) and Pete Rose (1984)!
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Re: Birthdays & Anniversaries - 15/04/2016 10:52

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: Birthdays & Anniversaries - 20/04/2016 08:12

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: Birthdays & Anniversaries - 21/04/2016 10:24

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: Birthdays & Anniversaries - 22/04/2016 09:46

Happy Birthday to Terry Francona (1981-85) and Dave Schmidt (1990-91)!
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Re: Birthdays & Anniversaries - 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: Birthdays & Anniversaries - 24/04/2016 09:56

Happy Birthday to Bill Krueger (9G in 1992)!
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Re: Birthdays & Anniversaries - 26/04/2016 10:32

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: Birthdays & Anniversaries - 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!
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Re: Birthdays & Anniversaries - 05/05/2016 08:25

Happy Birthday to the late Hideki Irabu 2-7, ERA 6.69 with the 2000 and 2001 Expos.
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Re: Birthdays & Anniversaries - 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
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Re: Birthdays & Anniversaries - 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!
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Re: Birthdays & Anniversaries - 14/05/2016 10:16

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: Birthdays & Anniversaries - 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.
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Re: Birthdays & Anniversaries - 16/05/2016 10:21

Happy Birthday to Mitch Webster (1985-88), your 1986 NL Triples leader!
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Re: Birthdays & Anniversaries - 17/05/2016 09:42

Happy Birthday to Carlos' (1995-98) brother Pascual 'I-285' Perez (1987-89)!
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Re: Birthdays & Anniversaries - 19/05/2016 10:11

Happy Birthday to Luis Aquino (1995), Rick Cerone (1992) and Stan Swanson (1971)!
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Re: Birthdays & Anniversaries - 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)!
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Re: Birthdays & Anniversaries - 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)!
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Re: Birthdays & Anniversaries - 28/05/2016 09:29

Happy Birthday to Jim Cox - 110 games over four years ('73-'76)!
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Re: Birthdays & Anniversaries - 29/05/2016 12:07

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: Birthdays & Anniversaries - 31/05/2016 08:42

Happy Birthday to Senator/Expo Jackie Brown (Class of 1977) and Joe Orsulak (1997)!
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Re: Birthdays & Anniversaries - 02/06/2016 09:52

Happy Birthday to Roger Freed (1976), Jack O'Conner (1985) and Reid Cornelius (1995)!
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Re: Birthdays & Anniversaries - 07/06/2016 08:20

Happy Birthday to Joe Horgan (Class of 2004)!
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Re: Birthdays & Anniversaries - 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: Birthdays & Anniversaries - 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: Birthdays & Anniversaries - 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: Birthdays & Anniversaries - 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: Birthdays & Anniversaries - 16/06/2016 08:24

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: Birthdays & Anniversaries - 18/06/2016 10:37

Happy Birthday to Andres "Big Cat" Galarraga (1985-91, 2002), Jeremy Powell (1998-2000) and Dave Leiper (1995, 96)!
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Re: Birthdays & Anniversaries - 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: Birthdays & Anniversaries - 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: Birthdays & Anniversaries - 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: Birthdays & Anniversaries - 29/06/2016 10:00

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: Birthdays & Anniversaries - 30/06/2016 10:28

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: Birthdays & Anniversaries - 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: Birthdays & Anniversaries - 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: Birthdays & Anniversaries - 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: Birthdays & Anniversaries - 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: Birthdays & Anniversaries - 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: Birthdays & Anniversaries - 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: Birthdays & Anniversaries - 22/07/2016 08:25

Happy Birthday to Mike Thurman (1997-2001) and Scott Sanderson (1978-83)!
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Re: Birthdays & Anniversaries - 24/07/2016 11:29

Happy Birthday to on 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: Birthdays & Anniversaries - 25/07/2016 08:14

Happy Birthday to Fred Scherman (1975-76), Mickey Scott (1973), Guillermo Mota (1999-2001), and Javier Vazquez (1998-2003)!
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Re: Birthdays & Anniversaries - 27/07/2016 09:48

Happy Birthday to Jack Hiatt (1970), Larry Biittner (1974-75) and Nelson Santovenia (1987-1991)!
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Re: Birthdays & Anniversaries - 29/07/2016 08:39

Happy Birthday to Dan Driessen (1984-85) and Steve Frey (1989-91)!
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Re: Birthdays & Anniversaries - 01/08/2016 07:44

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: Birthdays & Anniversaries - 02/08/2016 07:38

Happy Birthday to Jesus Manuel (Torres) Rivera* (1975-76) and former Expo farmhand Grady Sizemore!

*Better Known as Bombo.
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Re: Birthdays & Anniversaries - 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: Birthdays & Anniversaries - 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: Birthdays & Anniversaries - 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: Birthdays & Anniversaries - 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: Birthdays & Anniversaries - 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: Birthdays & Anniversaries - 10/08/2016 09:04

Happy Birthday to Andy Stankiewicz (1996-97) the Expos' big 1995 FA signing.
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Re: Birthdays & Anniversaries - 12/08/2016 07:41

Happy Birthday to Urbano Lugo (3 games in 1989) and Barry Manuel (53 games in 1996)!
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Re: Birthdays & Anniversaries - 14/08/2016 09:11

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)"
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Re: Birthdays & Anniversaries - 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: Birthdays & Anniversaries - 18/08/2016 10:02

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: Birthdays & Anniversaries - 19/08/2016 10:05

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: Birthdays & Anniversaries - 21/08/2016 09:04

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: Birthdays & Anniversaries - 22/08/2016 07:58

Happy Birthday to Ray Burris (1981-83, especially 1981!) and Steve Kline (1997-2000)!
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Re: Birthdays & Anniversaries - 23/08/2016 07:56

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: Birthdays & Anniversaries - 23/08/2016 20:41

Randy St. Claire later was a very good pitching coach.
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Re: Birthdays & Anniversaries - 24/08/2016 07:56

Happy Birthday to Tony Bernazard and Everett Stull!
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Re: Birthdays & Anniversaries - 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: Birthdays & Anniversaries - 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: Birthdays & Anniversaries - 28/08/2016 11:23

Happy Birthday to MIke Torrez (1971-1974, (effn' McNally!)), Joel Youngblood (1982) and Shane 'Caveman' Andrews (1995-99)!
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Re: Birthdays & Anniversaries - 02/09/2016 10:37

Happy Birthday to Rex Hudler (1988-90) and Johnny Paredes (1988 and 1990)!
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Re: Birthdays & Anniversaries - 03/09/2016 10:41

Happy Birthday to Rene Gonzales (1984, 86) sent to Baltimore for Dennis Martinez!
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Re: Birthdays & Anniversaries - 03/09/2016 10:41

Happy Birthday to Rene Gonzales (1984, 86) sent to Baltimore for Dennis Martinez!
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Re: Birthdays & Anniversaries - 04/09/2016 10:49

Happy Birthday to Ron Calloway (2003-04) and Sun-Woo Kim (2002-04)!
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Re: Birthdays & Anniversaries - 07/09/2016 10:13

Happy Birthday to Sergio Valdez (1986, 1992-93 - with a record of 0-6)!
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Re: Birthdays & Anniversaries - 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: Birthdays & Anniversaries - 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: Birthdays & Anniversaries - 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: Birthdays & Anniversaries - 14/09/2016 10:27

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: Birthdays & Anniversaries - 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: Birthdays & Anniversaries - 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: Birthdays & Anniversaries - 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: Birthdays & Anniversaries - 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: Birthdays & Anniversaries - 22/09/2016 09:39

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: Birthdays & Anniversaries - 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: Birthdays & Anniversaries - 04/10/2016 10:34

Happy Birthday to Bill Atkinson (1976-79) and Lary Sorensen (1987)!
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Re: Birthdays & Anniversaries - 05/10/2016 10:04

Happy Birthday to Yamil Benitez (1995-65) and Luis Lopez (2004)!
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Re: Birthdays & Anniversaries - 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 Clines (who with 0 HRs and 17 RBI got multiple votes for MVP in 1970)!
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Re: Birthdays & Anniversaries - 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: Birthdays & Anniversaries - 08/10/2016 11:02

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: Birthdays & Anniversaries - 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: Birthdays & Anniversaries - 10/10/2016 10:29

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: Birthdays & Anniversaries - 11/10/2016 10:47

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: Birthdays & Anniversaries - 12/10/2016 10:20

Happy Birthday to 1993's Derrick White!
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Re: Birthdays & Anniversaries - 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."
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Re: Birthdays & Anniversaries - 14/10/2016 08:23

Happy Birthday to Al 'Scoop' Oliver (1982-83), Ryan Church (2004) and Henry Mateo (2001-04)!
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Re: Birthdays & Anniversaries - 16/10/2016 07:40

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: Birthdays & Anniversaries - 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: Birthdays & Anniversaries - 19/10/2016 09:50

Happy Birthday to Mike Gardiner, David Palmer and Dave Veres.
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Re: Birthdays & Anniversaries - 20/10/2016 10:03

Happy Birthday to Jonathan Hurst (1992 & 1994 with a combined 24 ER in 26.1 IP)!
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Re: Birthdays & Anniversaries - 24/10/2016 09:17

Happy Birthday to F.P. (Frank Paul) Santangelo (1995-98) and Vlad's little brother Wilton Guerrero (1998-2000)!
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Re: Birthdays & Anniversaries - 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.
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Re: Birthdays & Anniversaries - 26/10/2016 10:28

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: Birthdays & Anniversaries - 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)!
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Re: Birthdays & Anniversaries - 31/10/2016 10:22

Happy Birthday to the late Dave McNally (Class? of '75) and Oreste Marrero (1993)!
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Re: Birthdays & Anniversaries - 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!
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Re: Birthdays & Anniversaries - 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)!
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Re: Birthdays & Anniversaries - 08/11/2016 11:30

Happy Birthday to Gary Lucas (1984-85) and 'Oh Henry!' Rodriquez (1995-97)!
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Re: Birthdays & Anniversaries - 09/11/2016 11:25

Happy Birthday to Peter Bergeron (1999-02, 2004)!
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Re: Birthdays & Anniversaries - 10/11/2016 12:22

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: Birthdays & Anniversaries - 14/11/2016 10:57

Happy Birthday to Kent Bottenfield (1992-1993)!
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Re: Birthdays & Anniversaries - 15/11/2016 09:59

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: Birthdays & Anniversaries - 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)!
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Re: Birthdays & Anniversaries - 17/11/2016 11:12

Happy Birthday to Val Pascucci!
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Re: Birthdays & Anniversaries - 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: Birthdays & Anniversaries - 21/11/2016 11:13

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: Birthdays & Anniversaries - 23/11/2016 11:17

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: Birthdays & Anniversaries - 23/11/2016 18:33

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: Birthdays & Anniversaries - 28/11/2016 11:23

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: Sigh

Re: Birthdays & Anniversaries - 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: Sigh

Re: Birthdays & Anniversaries - 30/11/2016 10:49

Happy Birthday to David Engle (1987-88)!
Posted By: Sigh

Re: Birthdays & Anniversaries - 01/12/2016 10:55

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: Birthdays & Anniversaries - 04/12/2016 08:43

Happy Birthday to Lee Smith (Class of 1997)!
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Re: Birthdays & Anniversaries - 05/12/2016 11:12

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: Birthdays & Anniversaries - 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: Birthdays & Anniversaries - 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)!
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Re: Birthdays & Anniversaries - 13/12/2016 10:27

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: Sigh

Re: Birthdays & Anniversaries - 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: Sigh

Re: Birthdays & Anniversaries - 16/12/2016 11:25

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: Sigh

Re: Birthdays & Anniversaries - 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: John Lease

Re: Birthdays & Anniversaries - 20/12/2016 03:03

Tom Lawless a PSU grad, from Behrend.
Posted By: John Lease

Re: Birthdays & Anniversaries - 20/12/2016 03:08

Originally Posted By: Sigh
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.


He must have always hit 8th. I wonder what happened to him, he kinda fell off a cliff.
Posted By: Sigh

Re: Birthdays & Anniversaries - 20/12/2016 10:21

Strike out a bunch and you'll find yourself on an expansion team if there is one available.
Posted By: Sigh

Re: Birthdays & Anniversaries - 20/12/2016 10:30

Happy Birthday to Jose DeLeon (1995), Marc Valdes (1997-98) and Bill Laskey (1985)!
Posted By: Sigh

Re: Birthdays & Anniversaries - 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: Birthdays & Anniversaries - 22/12/2016 10:17

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: Birthdays & Anniversaries - 23/12/2016 11:25

Happy Birthday to Santo Alcala (1977) and Jerry Manuel (1980-81)!
Posted By: brooks64

Re: Birthdays & Anniversaries - 23/12/2016 15:20

Talking to yourself again?
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Re: Birthdays & Anniversaries - 24/12/2016 11:07

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: Birthdays & Anniversaries - 26/12/2016 11:28

Since they get missed 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!
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Re: Birthdays & Anniversaries - 28/12/2016 11:37

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: Birthdays & Anniversaries - 29/12/2016 11:00

Happy Birthday to James Mouton (Class of 1999) and Jim Brower (2002)!
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Re: Birthdays & Anniversaries - 30/12/2016 11:50

Happy Birthday to Jose Morales (1973-77) - turns out he is also Melvin and Wil Nieves' uncle!
Posted By: Sigh

Re: Birthdays & Anniversaries - 01/01/2017 12:32

Happy New Year to all and Happy Birthday to Bob Owchinko (Class of 1986) and Fernando Tatis (2001-03)!
Posted By: Sigh

Re: Birthdays & Anniversaries - 03/01/2017 10:50

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: Birthdays & Anniversaries - 04/01/2017 11:46

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: Sigh

Re: Birthdays & Anniversaries - 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: Birthdays & Anniversaries - 12/01/2017 11:33

Happy Birthday to Casey Candaele (1986-88) and teammates on the '04 last Expos team: Luis Ayala and Andy Fox!
Posted By: Sigh

Re: Birthdays & Anniversaries - 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: Birthdays & Anniversaries - 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: Birthdays & Anniversaries - 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: Birthdays & Anniversaries - 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 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: Sigh

Re: Birthdays & Anniversaries - 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: Birthdays & Anniversaries - 21/01/2017 11:44

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: Birthdays & Anniversaries - 22/01/2017 10:28

Happy Birthday to Jeff Treadway (Class of 1995) - acquired in the 'Oh' Henry Rodriguez trade.
Posted By: Sigh

Re: Birthdays & Anniversaries - 23/01/2017 10:47

Happy Birthday to Sherman Obando (1995-96)!
Posted By: Sigh

Re: Birthdays & Anniversaries - 24/01/2017 11:00

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: Birthdays & Anniversaries - 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: Sigh

Re: Birthdays & Anniversaries - 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: Birthdays & Anniversaries - 27/01/2017 11:03

Happy Birthday to Greg Bargar (1983-84)!
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Re: Birthdays & Anniversaries - 28/01/2017 10:56

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: Birthdays & Anniversaries - 29/01/2017 11:24

Happy Birthday to Mike Aldrete (1989-90)!
Posted By: Sigh

Re: Birthdays & Anniversaries - 30/01/2017 11:00

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 during the offseason.
Posted By: Sigh

Re: Birthdays & Anniversaries - 01/02/2017 10:40

Happy Birthday to Ron Woods (1971-74) and Tom Wieghaus (1981, 83 and more career RBI than hits)!
Posted By: TBP

Re: Birthdays & Anniversaries - 02/02/2017 03:47

I believe they traded Ron Swoboda for Woods.
Posted By: Sigh

Re: Birthdays & Anniversaries - 02/02/2017 10:45

Happy Birthday to Dale Murray ('74-'76 and '79-'80)!
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Re: Birthdays & Anniversaries - 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: Birthdays & Anniversaries - 07/02/2017 09:52

Happy Birthday To Endy Chavez ('02-'04, 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: Birthdays & Anniversaries - 09/02/2017 10:31

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: Birthdays & Anniversaries - 14/02/2017 10:06

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: Birthdays & Anniversaries - 15/02/2017 11:18

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: Birthdays & Anniversaries - 18/02/2017 11:39

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: Birthdays & Anniversaries - 21/02/2017 10:57

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: Birthdays & Anniversaries - 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: Birthdays & Anniversaries - 12/03/2017 10:00

Happy Birthday to Bryan Hebson (Class of 2003; ok July 2003; ok July 6-8, 2003)!
Posted By: Sigh

Re: Birthdays & Anniversaries - 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 with the 1969 Expos.
Posted By: Sigh

Re: Birthdays & Anniversaries - 14/03/2017 10:25

Happy Birthday to Jerry Willard (Class of 1992 - shared with Atlanta, Expos got the worst of that one.)!
Posted By: Sigh

Re: Birthdays & Anniversaries - 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: Birthdays & Anniversaries - 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: Birthdays & Anniversaries - 17/03/2017 10:27

Happy Birthday to useful lefty Scott Downs (Class of 2000-04)! Downs was probably as good a candidate as any 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: Birthdays & Anniversaries - 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: Birthdays & Anniversaries - 19/03/2017 07:57

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: Birthdays & Anniversaries - 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: Birthdays & Anniversaries - 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: Birthdays & Anniversaries - 23/03/2017 07:58

Happy Birthday to Ron Johnson (Clas of 1984 - 5G, 5AB)!
Posted By: Sigh

Re: Birthdays & Anniversaries - 25/03/2017 09:29

Happy Birthday to 6'5" RHP Jim Britton (Class of 1971) and 5'9" LHP Brian Barnes (1990-93)!
Posted By: Sigh

Re: Birthdays & Anniversaries - 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
Posted By: Sigh

Re: Birthdays & Anniversaries - 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.
Posted By: Sigh

Re: Birthdays & Anniversaries - 05/04/2017 10:33

Happy Birthday to Matt Blank (2000-01) - 6-4 w/1.69 ERA(!?) in Vermont back in 1997!
Posted By: Sigh

Re: Birthdays & Anniversaries - 07/04/2017 10:42

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: Birthdays & Anniversaries - 17/04/2017 09:47

Happy Birthday to Marquis Grissom (1989-1994)!
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zxCvJdDv0iI
Posted By: Sigh

Re: Birthdays & Anniversaries - 19/04/2017 07:51

Happy Birthday to Spike Dee Owen (1989-92)! In the day Spike pulled off the Vermont natural hat trick of rooting interest of going from Red Sox to Expo to Yankee.
Posted By: Sigh

Re: Birthdays & Anniversaries - 20/04/2017 10:22

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: Birthdays & Anniversaries - 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!
Posted By: Sigh

Re: Birthdays & Anniversaries - 22/04/2017 10:16

Happy Birthday to Terry Francona (1981-85) and Dave Schmidt (1990-91)!
Posted By: Sigh

Re: Birthdays & Anniversaries - 24/04/2017 07:27

Happy Birthday to Bill Krueger (9G in 1992)!
Posted By: Sigh

Re: Birthdays & Anniversaries - 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!
Posted By: Sigh

Re: Birthdays & Anniversaries - 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!
Posted By: Sigh

Re: Birthdays & Anniversaries - 01/05/2017 07:32

Happy Birthday to Charlie O'Brien, 9G in 2000!
Posted By: Sigh

Re: Birthdays & Anniversaries - 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)!
Posted By: Sigh

Re: Birthdays & Anniversaries - 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
Posted By: Sigh

Re: Birthdays & Anniversaries - 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: Birthdays & Anniversaries - 12/05/2017 18:38

Amazing memory, Sigh.
Posted By: Sigh

Re: Birthdays & Anniversaries - 13/05/2017 10:31

No, all credit to the good folks at Baseball-Reference.
Posted By: Sigh

Re: Birthdays & Anniversaries - 14/05/2017 09:22

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: Birthdays & Anniversaries - 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.
Posted By: Sigh

Re: Birthdays & Anniversaries - 16/05/2017 07:40

Happy Birthday to Mitch Webster (1985-88), your 1986 NL Triples leader!
Posted By: Sigh

Re: Birthdays & Anniversaries - 17/05/2017 09:29

Happy Birthday to Carlos' (1995-98) brother Pascual 'I-285' Perez (1987-89)!
Posted By: Sigh

Re: Birthdays & Anniversaries - 19/05/2017 09:26

Happy Birthday to Luis Aquino (1995), Rick Cerone (1992) and Stan Swanson (1971)!
Posted By: Sigh

Re: Birthdays & Anniversaries - 21/05/2017 10:01

Happy Birthday to Rocky Biddle (2003-04) and Chris Widger (1997-2000)!
Posted By: Sigh

Re: Birthdays & Anniversaries - 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)!
Posted By: Sigh

Re: Birthdays & Anniversaries - 24/05/2017 09:39

Happy Birthday to Montreal's 2002 Summer Rental Bartolo Colon who endured enough to become the 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: Birthdays & Anniversaries - 25/05/2017 09:40

Happy Birthday to Bill Dillman (1970) and Joey Eischen (1991, 2001-04)!
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Re: Birthdays & Anniversaries - 26/05/2017 10:13

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: Birthdays & Anniversaries - 01/06/2017 08:45

Happy Birthday to the last Expo: Olympic Gold medalist Brad Wilkerson (2001-04)!
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Re: Birthdays & Anniversaries - 05/06/2017 09:32

Happy Birthday to Dennis Blair (1974-76)!
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Re: Birthdays & Anniversaries - 06/06/2017 10:15

Happy Birthday to Max Venable (1984) and Doug Frobel (1985)!
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Re: Birthdays & Anniversaries - 08/06/2017 09:59

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: Birthdays & Anniversaries - 10/06/2017 09:01

Happy Birthday to a couple of guys with good careers w/Montreal and elsewhere:
Ken Singleton and Elias Sosa! and a couple of lesser lighht:Brad Gulden and Julio Manon.
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Re: Birthdays & Anniversaries - 11/06/2017 09:13

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: Birthdays & Anniversaries - 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: Birthdays & Anniversaries - 15/06/2017 09:39

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: Birthdays & Anniversaries - 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: Birthdays & Anniversaries - 03/07/2017 10:02

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: Birthdays & Anniversaries - 05/07/2017 09:47

Happy Birthday to Don Demola (1974-75)!
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Re: Birthdays & Anniversaries - 06/07/2017 09:35

Happy Birthday to Jason (Roof Top) Thompson (Class of 1986)!
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Re: Birthdays & Anniversaries - 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: Birthdays & Anniversaries - 08/07/2017 17:37

Happy Birthday to Bobby Ayala (Class of 1999) and - shudder - David Moraga (Class of 2000)!
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Re: Birthdays & Anniversaries - 10/07/2017 09:45

Happy Birthday to HOF Andre "The Hawk" Dawson (1976-86).

... and Lee Stevens (Class of 2002).
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Re: Birthdays & Anniversaries - 12/07/2017 09:23

Happy Birthday to Ron Fairly (1969-74)!
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Re: Birthdays & Anniversaries - 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: Birthdays & Anniversaries - 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: Birthdays & Anniversaries - 18/07/2017 09:49

Happy Birthday to Chris Smith (1981-82), Rudy May (1978-79) and Razor Shines (1983-85,87)!
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Re: Birthdays & Anniversaries - 19/07/2017 10:14

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: Birthdays & Anniversaries - 21/07/2017 09:40

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: Birthdays & Anniversaries - 22/07/2017 12:25

Happy Birthday to Mike Thurman (1997-2001) and Scott Sanderson (1978-83)!
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Re: Birthdays & Anniversaries - 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: Birthdays & Anniversaries - 26/07/2017 09:53

Happy Birthday to the late Carroll Sembera (1969-70) and Greg Colbrunn (1992-93)!
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Re: Birthdays & Anniversaries - 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: Birthdays & Anniversaries - 02/08/2017 10:23

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: Birthdays & Anniversaries - 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: Birthdays & Anniversaries - 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: Birthdays & Anniversaries - 06/08/2017 07:44

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: Birthdays & Anniversaries - 09/08/2017 09:45

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: Birthdays & Anniversaries - 10/08/2017 09:06

Happy Birthday to Andy Stankiewicz (1996-97) the Expos' big 1995 FA signing.
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Re: Birthdays & Anniversaries - 11/08/2017 09:36

Happy Birthday to Bryn Smith (1981-89)!
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Re: Birthdays & Anniversaries - 12/08/2017 12:32

Happy Birthday to Urbano Lugo (3 games in 1989) and Barry Manuel (53 games in 1996)!
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Re: Birthdays & Anniversaries - 13/08/2017 10:19

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: Birthdays & Anniversaries - 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: Birthdays & Anniversaries - 15/08/2017 10:23

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: Birthdays & Anniversaries - 16/08/2017 09:44

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: Birthdays & Anniversaries - 17/08/2017 10:28

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: Birthdays & Anniversaries - 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: Birthdays & Anniversaries - 19/08/2017 11:27

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: Birthdays & Anniversaries - 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: Birthdays & Anniversaries - 22/08/2017 10:15

Happy Birthday to Ray Burris (1981-83, especially 1981!) and Steve Kline (1997-2000)!
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Re: Birthdays & Anniversaries - 23/08/2017 10:26

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: Birthdays & Anniversaries - 24/08/2017 10:09

Happy Birthday to Tony Bernazard and Everett Stull!
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Re: Birthdays & Anniversaries - 26/08/2017 09:35

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: Birthdays & Anniversaries - 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: Birthdays & Anniversaries - 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: Birthdays & Anniversaries - 07/09/2017 10:42

Happy Birthday to Sergio Valdez!
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Re: Birthdays & Anniversaries - 08/09/2017 08:31

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: Birthdays & Anniversaries - 11/09/2017 10:07

Happy Birthday to Edwards Guzman (2003), acquired with Livan Hernandez (and of course $)!
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Re: Birthdays & Anniversaries - 12/09/2017 09:45

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: Birthdays & Anniversaries - 15/09/2017 08:18

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: Birthdays & Anniversaries - 16/09/2017 13:06

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: Birthdays & Anniversaries - 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: Birthdays & Anniversaries - 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: Birthdays & Anniversaries - 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: Birthdays & Anniversaries - 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: Birthdays & Anniversaries - 25/09/2017 09:34

Happy Birthday to sub-Mendoza Expo: Sal Butera (1984-85) and really sub-Mendoza Ray Holbert (1988)!
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Re: Birthdays & Anniversaries - 27/09/2017 12:36

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: Birthdays & Anniversaries - 28/09/2017 10:02

Happy Birthday to Grant Jackson (Class of 1981) and Ed Vosberg (Class of 2002)!
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Re: Birthdays & Anniversaries - 01/10/2017 11:28

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: Birthdays & Anniversaries - 02/10/2017 10:32

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: Birthdays & Anniversaries - 03/10/2017 07:43

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: Birthdays & Anniversaries - 04/10/2017 07:41

Happy Birthday to Bill Atkinson (1976-79) and Lary Sorensen (1987)!
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Re: Birthdays & Anniversaries - 05/10/2017 11:08

Happy Birthday to Yamil Benitez (1995-96) and Luis Lopez (2004)!
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Re: Birthdays & Anniversaries - 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 Clines (who with 0 HRs and 17 RBI got multiple votes for MVP in 1970)!
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Re: Birthdays & Anniversaries - 09/10/2017 08:12

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: Birthdays & Anniversaries - 10/10/2017 10:36

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: Birthdays & Anniversaries - 11/10/2017 10:24

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: Birthdays & Anniversaries - 12/10/2017 10:37

Happy Birthday to 1993's Derrick White!
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Re: Birthdays & Anniversaries - 17/10/2017 07:23

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: Birthdays & Anniversaries - 19/10/2017 09:59

Happy Birthday to Mike Gardiner, David Palmer and Dave Veres.
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Re: Birthdays & Anniversaries - 24/10/2017 07:02

Happy Birthday to F.P. (Frank Paul) Santangelo (1995-98) and Vlad's little brother Wilton Guerrero (1998-2000)!
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Re: Birthdays & Anniversaries - 25/10/2017 09:34

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: Birthdays & Anniversaries - 26/10/2017 07:21

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: Birthdays & Anniversaries - 27/10/2017 07:31

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: Birthdays & Anniversaries - 28/10/2017 11:20

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: Birthdays & Anniversaries - 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: Birthdays & Anniversaries - 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: Birthdays & Anniversaries - 06/11/2017 10:30

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: Birthdays & Anniversaries - 07/11/2017 09:00

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: Birthdays & Anniversaries - 08/11/2017 08:46

Happy Birthday to Gary Lucas (1984-85) and 'Oh Henry!' Rodriquez (1995-97)!
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Re: Birthdays & Anniversaries - 09/11/2017 08:27

Happy Birthday to Peter Bergeron (1999-02, 2004)!
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Re: Birthdays & Anniversaries - 10/11/2017 10:44

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: Birthdays & Anniversaries - 13/11/2017 08:43

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: Birthdays & Anniversaries - 14/11/2017 10:35

Happy Birthday to Kent Bottenfield (1992-1993)!
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Re: Birthdays & Anniversaries - 15/11/2017 11:23

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: Birthdays & Anniversaries - 16/11/2017 11:39

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: Birthdays & Anniversaries - 17/11/2017 08:58

Happy Birthday to Val Pascucci!
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Re: Birthdays & Anniversaries - 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: Birthdays & Anniversaries - 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: Birthdays & Anniversaries - 27/11/2017 08:26

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)!
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Re: Birthdays & Anniversaries - 29/11/2017 09:12

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: Birthdays & Anniversaries - 30/11/2017 09:29

Happy Birthday to David Engle (1987-88)!
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Re: Birthdays & Anniversaries - 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: Birthdays & Anniversaries - 04/12/2017 11:16

Happy Birthday to Lee Smith (Class of 1997)!
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Re: Birthdays & Anniversaries - 05/12/2017 11:15

Happy Birthday to Steve Shea (Class of 1969), 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: Birthdays & Anniversaries - 06/12/2017 11:24

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: Birthdays & Anniversaries - 07/12/2017 11:22

Happy Birthday to Rich Coggins (Class of '75) and Scot Thompson ('85)!
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Re: Birthdays & Anniversaries - 11/12/2017 11:08

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: Birthdays & Anniversaries - 12/12/2017 11:09

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: Birthdays & Anniversaries - 13/12/2017 11:22

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: Birthdays & Anniversaries - 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: Birthdays & Anniversaries - 16/12/2017 11:44

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: Birthdays & Anniversaries - 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: Birthdays & Anniversaries - 28/12/2017 11:41

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: Birthdays & Anniversaries - 29/12/2017 12:54

Happy Birthday to James Mouton (Class of 1999) and Jim Brower (2002)!
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Re: Birthdays & Anniversaries - 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: Birthdays & Anniversaries - 01/01/2018 12:21

Happy New Year to all and Happy Birthday to Bob Owchinko (Class of 1986) and Fernando Tatis (2001-03)!
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Re: Birthdays & Anniversaries - 03/01/2018 10:39

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: Birthdays & Anniversaries - 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 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 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: Birthdays & Anniversaries - 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: Birthdays & Anniversaries - 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: Birthdays & Anniversaries - 09/01/2018 11:54

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: Birthdays & Anniversaries - 11/01/2018 11:17

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: Birthdays & Anniversaries - 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: Birthdays & Anniversaries - 15/01/2018 11:33

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: Birthdays & Anniversaries - 17/01/2018 13:51

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: Birthdays & Anniversaries - 18/01/2018 10:14

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
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Re: Birthdays & Anniversaries - 23/01/2018 10:36

Happy Birthday to Sherman Obando (1995-96)!
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Re: Birthdays & Anniversaries - 24/01/2018 11:29

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: Birthdays & Anniversaries - 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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