Montreal Expos

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The Montreal Expos (Les Expos de Montréal) were a Canadian professional baseball team based in Montreal, Quebec.wikipedia
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1969 Montreal Expos season

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They played in the National League (NL) East division from 1969 until 2004.
The 1969 Montreal Expos season was the inaugural season in Major League Baseball for the team.

2004 Montreal Expos season

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They played in the National League (NL) East division from 1969 until 2004.
The 2004 Montreal Expos season was the Expos′ 36th and final season in Montreal, Quebec, Canada.

Washington Nationals

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Following the 2004 season, the franchise relocated to Washington, D.C., and became the Washington Nationals.
The current NL club was founded in 1969 as the Montreal Expos, part of the MLB expansion.

National League East

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They played in the National League (NL) East division from 1969 until 2004.

Major League Baseball

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The Expos were the first Major League Baseball (MLB) franchise located outside the United States.
In the 1960s, MLB expansion added eight teams, including the first non-U.S. team (the Montreal Expos).

Jarry Park Stadium

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Named after the Expo 67 World's Fair, the Expos originally played at Jarry Park Stadium before moving to Olympic Stadium in 1977.
It was formerly a baseball stadium, home to the Montreal Expos (today's Washington Nationals), from 1969 to 1976.

1969 Major League Baseball expansion

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Immediately after the minor league Triple-A Montreal Royals folded in 1960, political leaders in Montreal sought an MLB franchise, and when the National League evaluated expansion candidates for the 1969 season, it awarded a team to Montreal.
The Kansas City Royals, Montreal Expos, San Diego Padres, and Seattle Pilots began play in the 1969 Major League Baseball season.

Olympic Stadium (Montreal)

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Named after the Expo 67 World's Fair, the Expos originally played at Jarry Park Stadium before moving to Olympic Stadium in 1977.
Following the 2004 baseball season, the Expos relocated to Washington, D.C. to become the Washington Nationals.

World's fair

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Named after the Expo 67 World's Fair, the Expos originally played at Jarry Park Stadium before moving to Olympic Stadium in 1977.
(The Montreal Expos, a former Major League Baseball team, was named for the 1967 fair.)

Felipe Alou

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Felipe Alou was promoted to the team's field manager in 1992, becoming MLB's first Dominican-born manager.
He managed the Montreal Expos (1992–2001) and the San Francisco Giants (2003–06).

Vladimir Guerrero

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Vladimir Guerrero led the franchise in both home runs and batting average, and Steve Rogers in wins and strikeouts.
He played for the Montreal Expos, Anaheim Angels / Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim, Texas Rangers, and Baltimore Orioles.

Claude Brochu

The team was sold in 1991 by its majority, founding owner, Charles Bronfman, to a consortium headed by Claude Brochu.
Claude Brochu, CM (born October 29, 1944), is a Canadian businessman best known as former president and principal owner of the Montreal Expos.

Steve Rogers (baseball)

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Vladimir Guerrero led the franchise in both home runs and batting average, and Steve Rogers in wins and strikeouts.
Stephen Douglas Rogers (born October 26, 1949) is a former starting pitcher in Major League Baseball who played his entire career for the Montreal Expos.

2001 Major League Baseball contraction plan

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Following a failed attempt to disband the Expos, Major League Baseball purchased the team prior to the 2002 season after the club failed to secure funding for a new ballpark.
The two teams expected to be eliminated, the Minnesota Twins and the Montreal Expos, cast the dissenting votes.

Gary Carter

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The Expos retired four numbers in Montreal, and nine former members have been elected to the National Baseball Hall of Fame, with Gary Carter, Andre Dawson and Tim Raines' plaques depicting them with Expos caps.
Gary Edmund Carter (April 8, 1954 – February 16, 2012) was an American professional baseball catcher whose 19-year Major League Baseball (MLB) career was spent primarily with the Montreal Expos and New York Mets.

1969 in baseball

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Four expansion teams joined Major League Baseball for this season: the San Diego Padres, the Kansas City Royals, the Seattle Pilots, and the first MLB team in Canada, the Montreal Expos.

1981 Montreal Expos season

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The 1981 Montreal Expos season was the 13th season in franchise history.

Dennis Martínez's perfect game

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Three pitchers threw four no-hitters: Bill Stoneman (twice), Charlie Lea, and Dennis Martínez, who pitched the 13th official perfect game in Major League Baseball history.
On July 28, 1991, Dennis Martínez of the Montreal Expos pitched the 13th perfect game in Major League Baseball history, blanking the Los Angeles Dodgers 2-0 at Dodger Stadium.

Tim Raines

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The Expos retired four numbers in Montreal, and nine former members have been elected to the National Baseball Hall of Fame, with Gary Carter, Andre Dawson and Tim Raines' plaques depicting them with Expos caps.
He played as a left fielder in Major League Baseball for six teams from 1979 to 2002 and was best known for his 13 seasons with the Montreal Expos.

Andre Dawson

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The Expos retired four numbers in Montreal, and nine former members have been elected to the National Baseball Hall of Fame, with Gary Carter, Andre Dawson and Tim Raines' plaques depicting them with Expos caps.
During a 21-year baseball career, he played for four different teams as a center and right fielder, spending most of his career with the Montreal Expos (1976–1986) and Chicago Cubs (1987–1992).

Charlie Lea

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Three pitchers threw four no-hitters: Bill Stoneman (twice), Charlie Lea, and Dennis Martínez, who pitched the 13th official perfect game in Major League Baseball history.
From through, Lea played for the Montreal Expos (1980–84, 1987) and Minnesota Twins (1988).

Youppi!

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Youppi! (, French for Yippee!) is the official mascot for the Montreal Canadiens, and former longtime mascot of Montreal Expos (now the Washington Nationals).

Rusty Staub

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The team's best player, and first star, in its early seasons was Rusty Staub.
He was an original member of the Montreal Expos and the team's first star; although the Expos traded him after only three years, his enduring popularity led them to retire his number in 1993.

Charles Bronfman

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The team was sold in 1991 by its majority, founding owner, Charles Bronfman, to a consortium headed by Claude Brochu.
He was majority owner of the Montreal Expos franchise in Major League Baseball from the team's formation in 1968 until 1990.