Friday, July 15, 2016

Expos and the All Star Game

With the second half of the season starting today, I wanted to cover a former team and their All Star representation.. The Montreal Expos were in the National League from 1969-2004.

Now the All Star game was a different beast than the current.

Also, a note going into this post: My Expos collection isn't as fleshed out as my Jays collection. As a result, I had to borrow some images from the Trading Card Database. Those cards will be noted.

The game in 1969 at RFK Stadium, Washington DC had one Expo present. He would end up being the main All Star for the first few years

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Le Grand Orange! Rusty Staub didn't play in the game, but was the representative.

Cincinnati's Riverfront Stadium held the 1970 game.

Again, it was Staub. 

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This time around, he entered as a pinch hitter and went 0-1

Tiger Stadium in Detroit Michigan held the 1971 game.

Trading Card Database

Rusty made the team again as the Expos representative but did not enter the game.

The 1972 game was held in Atlanta's Fulton County Stadium.

Again, a single Expo made the team, but it was a different one..

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Bill Stoneman pitched two innings. He gave up two hits, two earned runs, and struck out two.

The game in 1973 was held in Royals Stadium in Kansas City.

Again, the Expos were represented by a single player. 

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Ron Fairly did not bat in the game, entering as a defensive replacement. 

Interestingly enough, Fairly would be the first player to represent both the Expos and Jays in the All Star game when he was selected in 1977.

Three Rivers Stadium in Pittsburgh hosted the 1974 game.

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Steve Rogers made the team but did not pitch in the game

The 1975 game took place in Milwaukee County Stadium.

There was one representative again. This time, Gary Carter.

Carter did not have an at bat in the game

The game in 1976 was held in Philadelphia's Veterans Stadium.

Again, one representative made the team.
Woodie Fryman made the team and did not appear in the game. 

New York's Yankee Stadium held the 1977 contest.

Ellis Valentine went 0-1 in the game. 

The 1978 game was in San Diego at San Diego Stadium.

For the first time, more than one Expo made the team. 

Grimsley did not appear in the game 

Rogers threw two innings. He gave up two hits and struck out two.

The 1979 game was at the Kingdome

Carter went 1-2 with an RBI

Parrish did not have an at bat. He appeared defensively though.

Rogers threw two innings and struck out two batters

1980: Dodger Stadium, Los Angeles

Carter went 0-1 as the lone Expo.

1981 in Cleveland's Municipal Stadium

Raines was a pinch runner and defensive replacement. 

Carter started the game as the catcher and went 2-3 with two runs scored and two RBI

Dawson started the game and was 1-4

The 1982 game happened at Stade Olympique

Five Expos made the team, four starting the game

Carter started the game at catcher and was 1-3 with an RBI

Dawson started the game and went 1-4

Al Oliver went 2-2 with a run scored

Raines started in Left and went 0-1

Rogers was the starting pitcher for the NL. 
He went 3 innings gave up four hits, one earned run, and struck out two.

1983, Comiskey Park

Again, 5 players made the team

Carter started and went 0-2

Dawson started and went 0-3

Oliver started and went 1-2 with a run scored.

Raines started and went 0-3

Rogers did not pitch

1984 at Candlestick Park

Carter started the game and went 1-2 with a run scored and an RBI

Charlie Lea started the game.
Pitched 2 innings, gave up 3 hits. One earned run. 2 Strikeouts. 

Raines went 0-1

Wallach also went 0-1

1985: HHH Metrodome

Raines did not have an at bat, but did score a run

Reardon threw one inning.. Gave up one hit and struck out one.

Wallach went 1-2 with a run scored.

1986: Astrodome

Brooks went 0-2 with a run scored.

Raines went 0-2

Reardon did not pitch.

I will do the years 1987-2004 next post

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