The Montreal Expos were a pioneering Major League Baseball (MLB) franchise located in the city of Montreal, Quebec. Founded as an expansion team in 1969, they became the first MLB club to be based outside of the United States and quickly developed into one of baseball’s top teams. The Expos featured some talented players over their time, including future Hall-of-Famers Gary Carter and Andre Dawson among others. Although unable to win a championship during their 36 year history, they did have many memorable moments that remain etched into Canadian sports lore today.
1. Tim Raines
- 7× All-Star (1981–1987), 3× World Series champion (1996, 1998, 2005), Silver Slugger Award (1986), NL batting champion (1986), 4× NL stolen base leader (1981–1984), Montreal Expos No. 30 retired
Tim Raines was a left fielder for the Montreal Expos and Florida Marlins in his 14-year MLB career. He batted .294 with 2,605 hits and 170 home runs. Raines spent most of his time as a player with the Expos, but he also played for the Marlins from 1999 to 2002.
In 2011, Raines became manager of the Newark Bears in the independent Atlantic League. He has led them to two division titles and an Atlantic League championship since then. Tim Raines is now retired from baseball after playing his final game on September 29, 2002 Raines was a 10-time All Star and 3x World Series champion.
He was known for his speed, as he led the league in stolen bases four times. Raines had a successful career with the Montreal Expos and Baltimore Orioles, playing until 2002.
2. Andre Dawson
- 8× All-Star (1981–1983, 1987–1991), NL MVP (1987), NL Rookie of the Year (1977), 8× Gold Glove Award (1980–1985, 1987, 1988), 4× Silver Slugger Award (1980, 1981, 1983, 1987), NL home run leader (1987), NL RBI leader (1987), Montreal Expos No. 10 retired, Washington Nationals Ring of Honor, Chicago Cubs Hall of Fame
Andre Dawson was a four-time all-star and won three Gold Glove Awards while playing in the Major Leagues. He began his career with the Montreal Expos before being traded to the Chicago Cubs in 1988.
After spending six seasons with the Cubs, Dawson was traded to Florida Marlins where he played for two more seasons before retiring at age 36. Andre Dawson is now an MLB analyst for ESPN and Fox Sports 1 networks, as well as a member of their Baseball Hall of Fame voter panel.
In 2009, he published his autobiography entitled "The Hawk: My Life in Baseball." Andre Dawson currently resides in Miami Beach, FL with his wife Adrienne and son Ayden Andre Dawson was a seven-time all-star and four-time MVP, making him one of the most decorated players in baseball history.
Andre Dawson is best known for his years with the Montreal Expos from 1976 to 1986, where he led the team to two division titles and three playoff appearances. After leaving Montreal, Andre Dawson spent time with Chicago Cubs before playing his final season in 1992 with Boston Red Sox. Andre Dawson finished his career with 367 home runs and 1,564 RBIs – both of which are records for a third baseman – making him an undisputed legend in MLB history
3. Gary Carter
- 11× All-Star (1975, 1979–1988), World Series champion (1986), 3× Gold Glove Award (1980–1982), 5× Silver Slugger Award (1981, 1982, 1984–1986), Roberto Clemente Award (1989), NL RBI leader (1984), Montreal Expos No. 8 retired, New York Mets Hall of Fame
Gary Carter was a catcher who played in Major League Baseball for 18 seasons. He was popular with fans and was known for his friendly personality and strong defensive play.
In 1992, he announced his retirement from baseball after being diagnosed with lymphoma. He died six years later at the age of 57 due to complications from the cancer treatment.
Carter is one of only nine players in MLB history to have batting averages over .300 both as a rookie and veteran player, accomplished in 1974 and 1988 respectively. He won three Silver Slugger Awards (awarded to the best offensive player at each position) during his career, all while playing for Montreal Expos teams that finished second-to-last in their division every season he played there (.248 winning percentage).
Gary Carter also holds several other records related to catchers: most assists by a catcher (1,346), most games caught without an error (2,711), highest fielding percentage among catchers (.996) since 1957 when Pitch F/X data began tracking this statistic systematically – meaning excluding errors made by pitchers or batters hitting into plays at third base – and most putouts by any catcher (14,802). Courtesy of Wikipedia.) In 2009–10 Gary received recognition as one of the 100 Greatest Living Players Entering The 20th Century (#78 on list).
Additionally he has been nominated twice for induction into the National Baseball Hall Of Fame but failed to gain election on two occasions
4. Vladimir Guerrero
- 9× All-Star (1999–2002, 2004–2007, 2010), AL MVP (2004), 8× Silver Slugger Award (1999, 2000, 2002, 2004–2007, 2010), Angels Hall of Fame
Vladimir Guerrero was one of the most prolific hitters in baseball history, amassing 2,590 hits and 493 home runs. He made his MLB debut with the Montreal Expos in 1996 and spent 12 seasons with them before joining the Baltimore Orioles in 2011.
His batting average was .318 and he hit at least 30 home runs in nine consecutive seasons from 2000 to 2007. In 2003, he won a Silver Slugger Award as the best player in baseball on offense while playing for the Anaheim Angels. He is a five-time all-star and three-time MVP winner, making him one of only eight players ever to achieve both titles; two others are Babe Ruth, Ted Williams, Joe DiMaggio, Mickey Mantle and Willie Mays. Vladimir Guerrero was a three-time MVP and nine-time All-Star.
2. He is one of only six players in history to win an MVP, Silver Slugger Award and Gold Glove Award. 3. In 2003, he became the first player ever to hit over 500 home runs and steal 100 bases in a career. 4. After playing for Montreal Expos (1996–2003), Anaheim Angels/Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim (2004–2009) and Texas Rangers (2010), he signed with Baltimore Orioles in 2011 where he played until his retirement in 2018 at age 54 years old 5. A native of the Dominican Republic, Vladimir Guerrero has been honored with many awards including induction into both the National Baseball Hall of Fame and the Angels Hall of Fame
5. Pedro Martínez
- 8× All-Star (1996–2000, 2002, 2005, 2006)
- World Series champion (2004)
- 3× Cy Young Award (1997, 1999, 2000)
- Triple Crown (1999)
- MLB wins leader (1999)
- 5× MLB ERA leader (1997, 1999, 2000, 2002, 2003)
- 3× AL strikeout leader (1999, 2000, 2002)
- Boston Red Sox No. 45 retired
- Boston Red Sox Hall of Fame
Pedro Martínez is a pitcher who has spent his entire career with the Philadelphia Phillies. He was drafted by them in 1992 and made his MLB debut that year.
Pedro Martínez has been one of the most successful pitchers in Phillies history, winning 219 games while posting an ERA of 2.93 and striking out 3,154 batters over the course of his career.
Pedro Martínez may be nearing the end of his playing days, but he still holds many records and accolades within baseball including being named to three All-Star teams as well as winning two Cy Young Awards (the highest honor for a pitcher in MLB).
After spending 11 seasons with Philadelphia, Martínez signed with the Los Angeles Dodgers prior to the 2009 season where he posted a record of 5–10 before retiring at the end of that season. Now 51 years old, Pedro Martínez continues to work as a broadcaster for Comcast SportsNet Philadelphia covering both Phillies games and other sporting events around Delaware County area during select weeks throughout each baseball season.
6. Tim Wallach
- 5× All-Star (1984, 1985, 1987, 1989, 1990), 3× Gold Glove Award (1985, 1988, 1990), 2× Silver Slugger Award (1985, 1987), Golden Spikes Award (1979)
Wallach played for the Montreal Expos and Los Angeles Dodgers from 1980-1996. He was a third baseman who hit .257 with 2,085 hits and 260 home runs in his MLB career.
Wallach is most known for his time as a coach with the Los Angeles Dodgers, where he helped lead them to two NL West titles (1995-96). In 2006, Wallach became the first manager in Dodger history to be fired after just one season on the job (he was replaced by Joe Torre).
Since then, Wallach has served as bench coach for the San Diego Padres and Boston Red Sox organizations before rejoining LAD as special assistant to baseball operations in 2018. Tim Wallach was a five-time all-star, three time gold glove winner, and two time silver slugger.
He also won the Golden Spikes Award in 1979. Tim Wallach played for the Montreal Expos, Los Angeles Dodgers and California Angels from 1980 to 1992.
7. Larry Walker
- 5× All-Star (1992, 1997–1999, 2001), NL MVP (1997), 7× Gold Glove Award (1992, 1993, 1997–1999, 2001, 2002), 3× Silver Slugger Award (1992, 1997, 1999), 3× NL batting champion (1998, 1999, 2001), NL home run leader (1997), Colorado Rockies No. 33 retired
Walker was a prolific right fielder in the MLB for many years, hitting over .300 with 383 home runs. He also had 1,311 RBIs during his career, making him one of the league's most dangerous hitters.
Walker spent six seasons with Montreal before signing with St. Louis in 2005. Despite his success at the plate, Walker battled alcoholism and drug addiction throughout much of his career and ultimately retired after playing just two more games for St.
Louis that year. His story is an interesting one and he will be missed by baseball fans everywhere Larry Walker was a five-time All-Star and three-time NL batting champion, who also won a Silver Slugger Award as the best hitter in the National League. Larry played for four teams over his 18 seasons in the major leagues: Montreal Expos (1989–1994), Colorado Rockies (1995–2004), St.
Louis Cardinals (2004–2005) and San Diego Padres (2006). He retired from baseball after the 2005 season, but returned to play one more season with the Padres before retiring for good at age 41 in 2006.
8. Steve Rogers
- 5× All-Star (1974, 1978, 1979, 1982, 1983), MLB ERA leader (1982)
Steve Rogers was a dominant pitcher in his day and ranks among the Montreal Expos all-time greatest pitchers. Steve made his MLB debut with the team in 1973 and finished up with the squad in 1985.
During that time, he compiled a record of 151-103 (.651) with 1187 strikeouts over 2674 innings pitched. A 10-time All Star, Rogers won five Cy Young Awards (1976, 1977, 1978, 1979, 1980). He also holds several other records for an Expo pitcher including most complete games (24), lowest ERA (1.93), fewest walks allowed (1368), and most shutouts (8).6 In 1994 he was elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame as part of its first class ever inducted into Cooperstown .
Rogers was a five-time All-Star and led the league in ERA in 1982. Rogers also played for Montreal Expos from 1973 to 1985, where he helped lead them to three division titles and two playoff appearances. After retiring as a player, Rogers served as the team's manager from 1986 to 1990 before being named president of baseball operations in 1991. In 2005, Rogers was inducted into the Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame alongside other members such as Roy Campanella and Dave Winfield.
Steve Rogers is currently serving as senior vice president of business development for MLB Advanced Media after previously working at Sony Pictures Entertainment where he oversaw digital media initiatives for movie studios including Spiderman 2 and The Lord of the Rings trilogy among others
9. Rusty Staub
- 6× All-Star (1967–1971, 1976), Montreal Expos No. 10 retired, New York Mets Hall of Fame
Rusty Staub was a hugely successful player in both the MLB and minor leagues. He played for Houston, New York Mets, Philadelphia Phillies and San Diego Padres during his career.
Rusty Staub is best known for hitting over 2,000 home runs in his illustrious career and he was inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame in 2004. Rusty Staub passed away on March 29th, 2018 at the age of 73 after a long battle with cancer.
Rusty Staub was an all-around player during his 19 seasons in the major leagues. He batted .282 with 292 home runs and 1,466 RBIs. Rusty Staub helped lead four different teams to the playoffs, but he is best remembered for his time with the Houston Colt 45s/Astros from 1963–1968.
The team reached the World Series twice and won it in 1965. After leaving baseball, Staubs went on to have a successful career as a broadcaster and front-office executive in both MLB and other professional sports leagues around the world.
10. Rondell White
- All-Star (2003)
White was drafted by the Montreal Expos in the 6th round of the 1992 amateur draft. He made his MLB debut with them in 1993 and spent six seasons with the team before being traded to Minnesota on July 30, 2001.
White played for the Twins until 2007, making two All-Star teams and finishing fifth in MVP voting both seasons he finished top five (2002, 2004). Injuries hampered White's final years in MLB and he announced his retirement after playing just 48 games in 2006 due to a knee injury.
After retiring from baseball, White moved back home to Georgia where he currently works as an analyst for Fox Sports South covering Atlanta Braves baseball games. White has also written a book about his experiences as an athlete called "A Season On The Road: A Memoir of Baseball" which was published in October 2017
11. Dennis Martínez
- 4× All-Star (1990–1992, 1995), MLB wins leader (1981), MLB ERA leader (1991), Pitched a perfect game on July 28, 1991, Baltimore Orioles Hall of Fame
Dennis Martínez was a pitcher in the Major Leagues from 1976 to 1998. He had a record of 245 wins and 193 losses, with an ERA of 3.70 and 2,149 strikeouts.
Dennis Martinez was born in Granada, Nicaragua on May 14th, 1955. Martinez made his MLB debut for the Baltimore Orioles in 1976 and spent most of his career with Atlanta Braves (1998-2000, 2002-2003).
Martinez is best known for his dominant performances against opposing teams' left-handed hitters (.283 career batting average against lefties compared to .241 against righties). The veteran pitcher retired at the end of the 2000 season after playing two more seasons with Atlanta before announcing his retirement during spring training in 2001..
In 2003 he became pitching coach for the New York Mets where he remained until 2007 when he joined ESPN as a color commentator during baseball games.. He currently serves as manager of Tigres de Licey in the Dominican Professional Baseball League...
12. Marquis Grissom
- 2× All-Star (1993, 1994), World Series champion (1995), ALCS MVP (1997), 4× Gold Glove Award (1993–1996), 2× NL stolen base leader (1991, 1992)
Marquis Grissom began his MLB career with the Montreal Expos in 1989. He played for the San Francisco Giants from 1995-2005, and had a .272 batting average during that time.
Marquis is best known for his defensive capabilities at center field, where he won three Gold Gloves Awards (1991-1993). After finishing his playing career, Grissom became a coach with the Washington Nationals in 2009.
Marquis Grissom was a five-time All-Star and two time World Series champion with the Atlanta Braves. Marquis played shortstop for most of his career, but he also spent time at third base and second base. He retired after the 2005 season with 967 runs scored and 227 home runs in 2,267 plate appearances.
In 2009, Marquis became the first player ever to be elected to both the Baseball Hall of Fame and National Baseball Hall of Fame as a manager (with the Boston Red Sox).
13. José Vidro
- 3× All-Star (2000, 2002, 2003), Silver Slugger Award (2003)
José Vidro is a second baseman who has played in the MLB for 16 seasons. He was drafted by the Montreal Expos in the third round of the 1997 amateur draft and made his MLB debut with them that year.
He spent most of his time with Montreal, but also had stints with Washington, San Diego, Toronto and New York Yankees over his career. In 2011 he announced his retirement from professional baseball after playing in 162 games that season for New York Yankees and finishing as runner-up to Robinson Canó in American League Most Valuable Player Award voting.
After retiring from baseball he opened up a sports bar called "Jose's Place" in Mayagüez, Puerto Rico which is still open today. José Vidro was a three-time all-star and two time silver slugger award winner with the Montreal Expos. He played for the Washington Nationals (1997–2006) before joining the Seattle Mariners in 2007. After spending 2008 with Seattle, he signed with the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim in 2009.
José Vidro is known as one of the best defensive third baseman in baseball history due to his strong arm and quick reflexes at that position. He has also been praised for his batting skills, hitting over .300 every season since 2000 while accumulating over 650 runs batted in during that span. José Vidro's most successful period came from 2003 to 2006 when he led National League third basemen in total hits (239), doubles (52), home runs (34), RBIs (130) and WAR (~4).
Injuries have limited him to just 153 games over the past three seasons but if healthy, there is no doubt that Jose Vidro would still be an impact player on any team he plays for given his experience and pedigree at such a crucial position on the field
14. Bill Gullickson
- AL wins leader (1991)
Gullickson made his MLB debut with the Montreal Expos in 1979. He pitched for the Yomiuri Giants of NPB from 1988 to 1989 before joining the Detroit Tigers in 1994.
Gullickson finished his career with a 162-136 win-loss record, an ERA of 3.93 and 266 strikeouts in 292 innings pitched. Gullickson played 17 seasons in the Majors, compiling a record of 214-250 with a 3.68 ERA and 1,279 strikeouts.
Gullickson was an All-Star for six different teams (Montreal Expos/Cincinnati Reds/New York Yankees/Yomiuri Giants/Houston Astros/Detroit Tigers) and won two World Series titles (1991, 1994). He led his team to the playoffs five times during his career and went as far as the ALCS once (1992 with New York Yankees).
Gullickson is most well known for being one of three pitchers to win 200 games while posting a sub-3 ERA - joining Randy Johnson and Pedro Martinez.
15. Ellis Valentine
- All-Star (1977), Gold Glove Award (1978)
Ellis Valentine was a right fielder who played in the MLB for 20 seasons. He had a .254 batting average and scored 234 runs. Ellis also threw out 38% of potential base stealers, which is impressive considering his position at right field.
Ellis is best known for hitting three home runs in one game against the Boston Red Sox on October 2nd, 1985. Ellis retired after the 1985 season and moved to Arizona where he became a coach with the Diamondbacks organization until 2003 when he took an administrative job with Major League Baseball's central office in New York City as Vice President of Operations & Technology Development Ellis Valentine was a powerful and consistent hitter for most of his career.
He won three Gold Gloves, making him one of the best defensive first basemen in baseball history. Ellis also had some impressive home run totals throughout his career; he hit 123 over the course of his 20-year career. Ellis played for four different teams during his lengthy playing time, which gives you an idea just how versatile he was as a player. Overall, Ellis Valentine is considered to be one of the all-time greats at first base, and will always be remembered fondly by fans and teammates everywhere he went
16. Moisés Alou
- 6× All-Star (1994, 1997, 1998, 2001, 2004, 2005), World Series champion (1997), 2× Silver Slugger Award (1994, 1998)
Moisés Alou played for the Pittsburgh Pirates from 1990 to 1998, and then for the Mets from 1999 to 2008. He was a key part of both teams' success during that time, batting over .300 each season and winning two World Series titles with New York in 2000 and 2006.
After leaving baseball, Alou became a pitching coach with the Miami Marlins before being hired as manager of the Arizona Diamondbacks in 2013. However, he was fired after only 54 games due to poor team performance. Moisés Alou is 56 years old now and has been married to his wife Rosalinda since 1997.
They have three children together: sons Yoan (born 2001) and Zion (born 2004), and daughter Auryn (born 2007). In 2015, Moisés Alou launched his own line of travel accessories called "Aloha Collection." The products are inspired by his love for Hawaii and its culture。
17. Jeff Fassero
Fassero was a hard-throwing lefty who made his MLB debut with the Montreal Expos in 1991. He spent most of his career with the San Francisco Giants, appearing in 246 games and posting an ERA of 4.38 over that span.
Fassero retired after the 2006 season, having posted a record of 92-68 over 12 seasons in the majors. Jeff Fassero is a relief pitcher who has played in the MLB for 14 seasons. In 2001, he was traded to the Boston Red Sox and helped them win the World Series that year.
He then spent two years with the Chicago Cubs before being traded to St Louis Cardinals in 2003. In 2006, he signed with Arizona Diamondbacks and retired after that season.
18. Bob Bailey
- World Series champion (1976)
Bob Bailey was a third baseman who played in the MLB for over 20 years. He had a successful career, winning several awards including three Silver Slugger Awards and two Gold Glove Awards.
In 1999, he became the oldest player ever to hit a home run in an All-Star Game (he was 44 at the time). Bailey also enjoyed success on the field internationally, playing in both World Series and Olympic Games with Team USA.
On January 9th 2018, Bob passed away after a long battle with cancer at the age of 75 years old.Bailey played for the Boston Red Sox from 1977-1978. Bailey was a part of the team that won the World Series in 1976. In 1978, Bailey had a batting average of .257 and 189 home runs.
After leaving baseball, Bailey became an engineer and worked on projects such as NASA's space shuttle program and designing aircraft engines for Boeing
19. Ron Fairly
- 2× All-Star (1973, 1977), 3× World Series champion (1959, 1963, 1965)
Ron Fairly was a successful MLB first baseman and right fielder. He made his debut with the Los Angeles Dodgers in 1958, and played for them until 1978.
After leaving baseball, he became the president of the Baseball Assistance Team Foundation (BATF), which helps retired players cope with financial hardship.
Fairly passed away on October 30th 2019 at the age of 81 after a long battle with dementia. Fairly was a 3x World Series champion with the Cardinals in 1965 and again with the Athletics in 1976.
He also won 2 All-Star games, as well as MVP honors in 1977. Ron Fairly is most famous for his role on the umpiring crew that called balls and strikes during baseball's traditional "home run derby" between Mickey Mantle and Roger Maris (a battle which ended in a tie).
After retiring from playing, he served as an MLB vice president until 2003 before passing away due to complications from Alzheimer’s disease at age 83
20. Ken Hill
- All-Star (1994), NL wins leader (1994)
Ken Hill pitched for the Cardinals and Devil Rays over a ten-year career. He had a win-loss record of 117–109, with an ERA of 4.06. Hill was known as a reliable pitcher who could hold down games in key situations.
In 2001, Hill was traded to the Tampa Bay Devil Rays and ended his MLB career there two years later. Ken Hill was a very successful pitcher in the 1990s. He helped lead the St. Louis Cardinals to two championships and won a number of awards during that time.
Hill was an All-Star selection in 1994 and led the league with 34 wins that season. After leaving St. Louis, Ken played for Montreal, Cleveland, Texas Rangers and Anaheim before retiring at the end of 2000 season. A huge part of Hill's success came from his ability to strikeout batters consistently - he tallied 1,181 strikeouts during his career.
21. Bryn Smith
Bryn Smith is a veteran pitcher with over 20 years of experience in professional baseball. Bryn Smith was drafted by the Montreal Expos in 1981 and made his MLB debut that same year.
After playing for the Expos, Bryn Smith played for several other teams before retiring in 1996. In 1997, Bryn Smith became a pitching coach with the Atlanta Braves organization and has remained in that role since then.
Bryn Smith currently resides in Marietta, Georgia and continues to work as a coaching staff member for the Atlanta Braves organization Bryn Smith was a big defensive player for the Rockies during the early 1990s. Bryn had a career win-loss record of 108–94, with an earned run average of 3.53 and 1,028 strikeouts in his career.
After playing for the Montreal Expos (1981-1989) and St Louis Cardinals (1990-1992), Bryn joined the Colorado Rockies in 1993 where he played until 1998. In 1998, Bryn left baseball to start a family and retire from professional sports altogether. At just under 6'1" tall, Smith was one of tallest players in MLB at his peak and is still considered one of best defenders ever to play the game.
22. Javier Vázquez
- All-Star (2004)
Javier Vázquez is a pitcher who had a long career in the MLB. He made his debut with the Montreal Expos in 1998 and played for seven different teams before retiring in 2011.
Vázquez was known for having a strong arm and good control of his pitches, which helped him rack up many wins over the years. His best season came in 2009 when he led all pitchers with 23 victories while posting an ERA of 2.53.
Injuries were eventually to take their toll on Javier Vázquez, causing him to retire at the age of 36 after playing just half a season with the Florida Marlins in 2011. Despite this setback, he remains one of the most successful Hispanic players ever to play in Major League Baseball and will always be remembered by fans for his impressive achievements on the field Javier Vázquez is a Venezuelan right-handed pitcher who has played in the MLB for 10 seasons.
He has won 165 games and lost 160, with an ERA of 4.22 and 2,536 strikeouts. Javier was drafted by the Montreal Expos in 1998, but he spent most of his time with their rivals - the New York Yankees - before moving to Arizona in 2004. There he enjoyed immediate success, winning the National League Cy Young Award that year as well as MVP honours in 2005. In 2006 Javier signed for Chicago White Sox where things went less smoothly; he was traded to Atlanta Braves at the end of 2008 season whereupon his career took off again (winning another NL Cy Young Award).
He then moved on to join up with old friend Yankee Stadium once more - this time playing for New York from 2010 until now...
23. Larry Parrish
- 2× All-Star (1979, 1987)
Larry Parrish played for the Montreal Expos and Boston Red Sox in his MLB career. He was a third baseman, right fielder, designated hitter and manager. His batting average was .263 and he hit 256 home runs in his career.
Larry Parrish is best known for leading the Yakult Swallows to Japan's first ever league championship in 1989. He retired as a player after the 1988 season and then served as Hanshin Tigers' manager from 1990-1992 before retiring again at the end of 1992 season due to health concerns..
Larry Parrish was a player for the Montreal Expos from 1974 to 1981. He had a .441 winning percentage as a manager, with two stints in Detroit. Larry Parrish was born on October 21, 1947 in Phoenix, Arizona. After playing for the Montreal Expos and Texas Rangers, he became manager of the Boston Red Sox in 1988 where he led them to their first World Series victory since 1918.
Larry Parrish passed away on February 4th, 2007 at the age of 63 after battling cancer for several years
24. Jeff Reardon
- 4× All-Star (1985, 1986, 1988, 1991), World Series champion (1987), NL Rolaids Relief Man Award (1985), NL saves leader (1985)
Jeff Reardon was a successful pitcher in the Major Leagues for over 20 years. He won 73 games and lost 77, but had an earned run average of 3.16 which shows that he wasn't always consistent.
Jeff Reardon is best known for his time with the New York Yankees where he helped lead them to four World Series titles (1981-84). After leaving the Yankees, Jeff Reardon played two seasons with the Mets before retiring at age 36.
In 1994, Jeff Reardon returned to baseball as a coach with the Pittsburgh Pirates organization. Since retirement from professional baseball, Jeff Reardon has remained active in coaching and working in business ventures outside of baseball .
A relief pitcher for most of his career, Reardon was known as one of the best in baseball. He won four All-Star games and two World Series titles during his time with the New York Yankees. After playing for five teams over a 19-year career, he retired in 1994.
25. Delino DeShields
DeShields was a second baseman for the Montreal Expos from 1990-1993 and played with them in the National League. He then signed with the Texas Rangers and played there from 1994-1997 before being traded to the Seattle Mariners.
DeShields spent 1998 back with Texas before playing for three different teams in 1999, including Tampa Bay (where he won a Gold Glove). In 2000, he signed as a free agent with the Detroit Tigers where he finished his career in 2001 at age 34 due to injuries sustained while playing winter ball in Venezuela.
Overall, DeShields had an impressive 11-year MLB career batting .269/.331/.424 with 154 home runs and 774 RBIs. After retiring, DeShields became manager of Dayton Dragons of the American Association in 2011, leading them to their first league championship that year
26. Orlando Cabrera
- World Series champion (2004), 2× Gold Glove Award (2001, 2007)
Orlando Cabrera was one of the best shortstops in Major League Baseball for a decade. He made his MLB debut with the Montreal Expos in 1997 and played for 7 other teams before joining San Francisco Giants in 2011.
Orlando Cabrera is a two-time All Star, won Silver Slugger Award in 2006, and finished 4th in MVP voting that year. In addition to his on field accomplishments, he has also been involved in charitable work through his own foundation which helps disadvantaged youth throughout Latin America .
Cabrera will retire after the 2012 season and currently resides near Miami, Florida . Orlando Cabrera is a professional baseball player who has played for the Montreal Expos, Boston Red Sox, Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim, Chicago White Sox and Oakland Athletics. Orlando Cabrera was born in Santo Domingo on January 16th, 1982.
He made his MLB debut with the Montreal Expos in 1997 and went on to play for them until 2004 before joining the Boston Red Sox as a free agent that year. In 2005 he joined the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim where he stayed until 2007 when he moved to Chicago White Sox after being traded by Angels team-mate Mike Scioscia . After spending 2008 with the White Sox' crosstown rivals – the Chicago Cubs – Cabrera returned to Angel Stadium in 2009 where he spent three seasons before signing with Oakland Athletics prior to their inaugural season in 2010 .
After two successful years playing for Oakland (2011–2013) Cabrera signed a one-year deal worth $10 million with Cincinnati Reds prior to 2014 but only managed limited action due to injury throughout his tenure there before retiring at the end of 2016 .
27. Mike Lansing
Lansing was drafted in the 2nd round of the 1992 amateur draft by Montreal. Lansing made his MLB debut with the Expos on April 7, 1993. He played for Montreal until 1999 when he signed with the Chicago White Sox.
Lansing spent two seasons (2000-2002) with Chicago before signing with Tampa Bay as a free agent in 2004. With Tampa Bay, Lansing had three more productive seasons before retiring at the end of 2007 season at age 36 after playing 16 years in Major League Baseball He was drafted by the Montreal Expos in 1993 and made his debut with them in 1995.
He played for the Colorado Rockies from 1998 to 2000 before being traded to the Boston Red Sox. Lansing hit 84 home runs during his MLB career, making him one of the most powerful hitters of his era. After leaving baseball, he began a successful coaching career with various teams including Detroit Tigers (2002–2004), Los Angeles Dodgers (2005) and Toronto Blue Jays (2006).
In 2006, Lansing became manager of the Triple-A Buffalo Bisons where he remained until 2009 when he retired as a player/coach at age 43 years old.
28. Pascual Pérez
- All-Star (1983)
Pascual Perez was a pitcher who played in the MLB from 1980 to 1991. Perez had success in both the MLB and CPBL, amassing a record of 41-27 with a 3.81 ERA over those seven seasons.
Perez died on November 1, 2012 after suffering a heart attack while playing basketball at his home country's nationals tournament. He was 55 years old at the time of his death. Perez was a major league pitcher for six seasons, from 1980 to 1984.
Perez had an unremarkable record in his first five years in the majors but turned things around in 1983 with a 3.44 ERA and 21 strikeouts over 26 innings pitched. He retired after the 1985 season after having surgery on both of his rotator cuffs and was never again able to pitch at a high level.
29. Felipe Alou
- 3× All-Star (1962, 1966, 1968), NL Manager of the Year (1994), San Francisco Giants Wall of Fame
Felipe Alou was a versatile player who spent his entire career playing in the outfield, first base, and manager positions. He made his MLB debut for the San Francisco Giants in 1958 and played for them until 1974.
Felipe Alou is best known for his batting average of .286 which he achieved throughout his career with the Giants, Milwaukee Brewers, and Detroit Tigers. In 1971, Felipe Alou won Manager of the Year honors after leading both the Brewers and Tigers to successful seasons.
Felipe Alou passed away on March 22nd, 2018 at 87 years old after a long illness Felipe Alou is a Hall of Famer and one of the best catchers in history. He played for some great teams, including the San Francisco Giants and Oakland Athletics. Felipe Alou was manager of the Montreal Expos for three seasons and won two Manager of the Year Awards during that time.
30. Tim Burke
- All-Star (1989)
Burke was a three-time all-star pitcher in the major leagues. He played for the Montreal Expos, New York Yankees, and Texas Rangers. Burke retired after playing with the Yankees in 1992.
Tim is now a broadcaster with Fox Sports Southwest and ESPN Deportes networks covering baseball games Burke was a successful pitcher in his playing days and went on to have a successful coaching career.
He started his coaching career with the Montreal Expos, then spent time with the Mets and Yankees before returning to Montreal in 2001. Burke has led the Expos to two playoff appearances, including an appearance in the 2004 World Series where they were beaten by Boston Red Sox.
In 2007, he became manager of the Philadelphia Phillies, who he led to an NL East Division title in 2009 but was fired after just one season at their helm due to poor results
31. Wil Cordero
- All-Star (1994), Silver Slugger Award (1994)
Wil Cordero was a very successful player in both the Majors and minors. In his MLB career, he batted .273 with 122 home runs and 566 RBIs. Cordero was originally signed by the Montreal Expos as an amateur free agent in 1992.
He made his debut for the team on July 24th that same year, hitting a solo homerun off of Rick Reuschel to help lead them to victory against the Atlanta Braves. After spending two seasons with Montreal, he was traded to Washington for Brian Schneider in 1997 (along with Hector Carrasco).
In 2000, Cordero had arguably his best season statistically when he hit 34 home runs and drove in 117 Runs while playing for the Florida Marlins; however they were unable to make it past NLDS stage that year losing 3-1 to St Louis Cardinals(). D.C., batting just .219 but still managing 5 HR's over 112 AB's before being released at season's end after 4 years and 217 games played ().
Currently, Wil is currently a member of Puerto Rico national baseball team where he plays left fielder/shortstop/first baseman alongside some of Major League Baseball’s top talent such as Carlos Beltran & Yadier Molina (both from St Louis Cardinals) among others (). His son Jaden also plays professional baseball currently playing shortstop for Sioux Falls Skyforce of American Association
32. Andy McGaffigan
McGaffigan made his MLB debut with the Yankees in 1981 and remained in the league for five seasons. After spending time with the Royals and Orioles, he retired at age 36 after struggling with injuries.
McGaffigan has since worked as a commentator on baseball broadcasts, most notably for ESPN and Fox Sports 1. McGaffigan enjoyed a successful MLB career that spanned over two decades. He was known for his power and ability to rack up strikeouts.
McGaffigan retired from the sport in 1991, with an overall record of 38-33 and 3.38 ERA. After retiring, he went on to have a successful managerial career with the Royals and Giants between 1990-1991 before moving onto other pursuits outside baseball
33. Mike Jorgensen
- Gold Glove Award (1973)
Mike Jorgensen was a first baseman and manager in the MLB. He played for the Mets from 1968 to 1985, winning two World Series titles with them during that time.
After leaving the Mets, he managed several teams including the Cardinals and Toronto Blue Jays before retiring in 1992. Jorgensen has averaged .243 batting average over his career, with 95 home runs and 426 RBIs scored.
He is also known for being one of only six players to hit three home runs in an inning on multiple occasions (1971, 1973 & 1978). In 1991 he became involved in baseball administration as a vice president for Minor League Baseball until his retirement in 2006..
Jorgensen is a Hall of Fame player who won Gold Glove Awards in both his playing and managerial careers. Jorgensen played for the Mets, Expos, Athletics and Rangers over a 14-year span from 1968 to 1984. He was an all-star six times as a player and twice as manager.
In 1973 he became the first Met to win an MVP award when he led New York to their third division title in four years. Jorgensen currently ranks second on the franchise's all-time batting list with 2,643 hits behind only David Wright (2,646).
34. Liván Hernández
- 2× All-Star (2004, 2005), World Series champion (1997), World Series MVP (1997), NLCS MVP (1997), Silver Slugger Award (2004)
Liván Hernández is a Cuban-born pitcher who has played in the majors for the Marlins, Brewers and Nationals. He has had a successful career as a starter, with 178 wins and 177 losses to his name.
However, he was released by the Nationals at the end of 2012 after struggling with injuries. He now plays in independent baseball leagues around America where he continues to display his talent on the mound.
Liván Hernández is currently 47 years old and may have seen his last major league game playing for Milwaukee against St Louis Cardinals on September 29th this year Hernández was born in the Dominican Republic and played for the Florida Marlins from 1996 to 1999.
Hernández won a World Series with the San Francisco Giants in 1997, becoming their first-ever Latino player to win a championship. He also helped lead his team to back-to-back NL West titles with Arizona Diamondbacks between 2006 and 2007 before being traded away.
With Minnesota Twins, he again helped them reach postseason play but they were eliminated by Colorado Rockies in 2008 en route to winning another division title that year as well. In 2009, Hernández signed with Washington Nationals where he would remain until 2011 when Atlanta Braves acquired him as part of an eight player trade deadline deal including Brian McCann and Andruw Jones among others on July 31st of that year; this eventually led him to Milwaukee Brewers during 2012 season where he retired after playing two years due largely injury plagued seasons averaging just .234/.291/.394 stats over 281 games (113 starts).
35. Andrés Galarraga
- 5× All-Star (1988, 1993, 1997, 1998, 2000), 2× Gold Glove Award (1989, 1990), 2× Silver Slugger Award (1988, 1996), NL batting champion (1993), NL home run leader (1996), 2× NL RBI leader (1996, 1997)
Andrés Galarraga was a talented first baseman and hitter in the MLB for many years. He had an exceptional batting average, hits, home runs, and RBI totals.
However, his career was cut short due to injuries. Galarraga is most famous for his performance in the 2002 World Series with the Montreal Expos against the New York Yankees.
After that season he was traded to Anaheim where he played until 2004 when he retired after hitting just .262 in 145 games over two seasons with them as well too injury problems reoccurring again which ended his career prematurely at only age 41 years old He currently works as a TV commentator on Venezuelan broadcasts of baseball games Andrés Galarraga was one of the most successful and beloved players in Atlanta Braves history.
He won two batting titles and two Silver Slugger Awards while also leading the league in home runs twice. After being traded to San Francisco Giants, he helped them to win a World Series title in 2003. Unfortunately, injuries cut his career short at age 36 after only playing three more seasons with Texas Rangers and Montreal Expos combined.
36. Hubie Brooks
- 2× All-Star (1986, 1987), 2× Silver Slugger Award (1985, 1986)
Hubie Brooks was a right fielder and third baseman for the New York Mets and Kansas City Royals in his 13-year career. He batted .269 with 393 home runs and 1,040 RBIs in 2,589 games.
Hubie Brooks is widely considered one of the best defensive players of his era, having won three Gold Glove Awards as an outfielder and five Rawlings Platinum Gloves at third base (three consecutively from 1985 to 1988).
Brooks also excelled as a hitter against left-handed pitching, batting over .300 every year from 1983 to 1994 (.324 overall). After playing retirement baseball for two seasons with the Angels organization, he passed away on July 2nd after battleing leukemia for several years.
Hubie Brooks was a three-time All-Star and two-time Silver Slugger Award winner with the Mets. Hubie Brooks finished his career with 824 runs batted in, 149 home runs, and an average of .269. Hubie Brooks is best known for his spectacular catches in center field and his clutch hitting ability; he led the league twice in RBIs despite playing on some poor teams throughout his career.
37. John Wetteland
- 3× All-Star (1996, 1998, 1999), World Series champion (1996), World Series MVP (1996), AL Rolaids Relief Man Award (1996), AL saves leader (1996), Texas Rangers Hall of Fame
John Wetteland was an MLB pitcher during the 1990s and 2000s. He won 48 games in his career, but also lost 45 of them. Wetteland is most famous for pitching a perfect game against the New York Yankees on September 20, 2000.
After retiring from baseball, he started a successful restaurant chain called "Wetteland's Wild Wings." John Wetteland currently resides in California with his wife and two children Wetteland was an all-star relief pitcher for the Los Angeles Dodgers from 1989 to 1991 and won a World Series with them in 1996.
He also played for the Montreal Expos from 1992 to 1994, before joining the Yankees in 1995. In 1997 he transferred to Texas where he spent his final three seasons of his career. Wetteland finished his career with 2,997 strikeouts and 330 saves over 948 games pitched
38. Darrin Fletcher
- All-Star (1994)
Fletcher was drafted by the Dodgers in the 3rd round of the 1988 amateur draft. Fletcher made his MLB debut with Los Angeles on September 10, 1989 and played for them until 1996.
He then played with the Chicago White Sox from 1997-1998 before retiring at the end of 1998 season. In 1999, Fletcher became a catching instructor for the Dodgers organization and has remained there since 2000.
In 2003, he was inducted into El Segundo's city hall's Hall of Fame alongside other notable Dodger alumni such as Sandy Koufax and Don Drysdale Fletcher married longtime girlfriend Lisa in October 2004; they have two daughters together named Kaitlyn (born 2006) and Karly Rae (born 2009).
Darrin Fletcher played for the Toronto Blue Jays from 1998-2002. He was a highly successful hitter with 124 home runs and 583 RBIs in his career. Fletcher also had an impressive batting average of 269, which is still good enough to be ranked 13th all time among Blue Jay players. Darrin Fletcher was an All-Star in 1994 and received several other accolades during his long career, including being inducted into the Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame in 2004.
39. Chris Speier
- 3× All-Star (1972–1974), World Series champion (2001), San Francisco Giants Wall of Fame
Chris Speier played shortstop for the Giants from 1971-1989, compiling a .246 batting average with 112 home runs and 720 RBI. He was named National League MVP in 1987, when he hit .346 with 24 home runs and 97 RBI.
After his playing career ended, Chris became a coach for the Reds from 1995-2013, winning two division titles (2000 & 2005) before being fired after the 2013 season. In 2006, Chris was inducted into the San Francisco Giants Hall of Fame alongside Willie Mays and Juan Marichal.
Now retired from coaching, Chris spends his time living in California's Napa Valley with his wife and three children Chris Speier is a retired career MLB player and coach who spent his entire playing career with the San Francisco Giants. He played for the Montreal Expos, Saint Louis Cardinals, Minnesota Twins, Chicago Cubs and finally San Francisco Giants in total.
Chris Speier was inducted into both the St. Louis Cardinals Hall of Fame and the Minnesota Twins Hall of Fame during his playing career. After retiring from playing professionally, he became a successful MLB coach with stints at Milwaukee Brewers (2000), Arizona Diamondbacks (2001) Oakland Athletics (2004-2005) Cincinnati Reds (2008-2013) Washington Nationals (2016-2017) Houston Astros 2020).
40. Dick Williams
- 2× World Series champion (1972, 1973), Boston Red Sox Hall of Fame, San Diego Padres Hall of Fame
Dick Williams was an all-star player in the MLB for 10 years. He played with the Brooklyn Dodgers and Boston Red Sox. Dick Williams is best known for his batting average (.260) and home runs (70).
Dick Williams died on July 7, 2011 at the age of 82 after a long career in baseball Dick Williams was a player and manager in the Major Leagues. He played for the Brooklyn Dodgers, Baltimore Orioles, Cleveland Indians, and Kansas City Athletics.
After playing briefly for the Boston Red Sox as a player-manager, he became the manager of Oakland Athletics in 1971. In 1973 he moved to California Angels where he led them to their first playoff berth in franchise history that year; they eventually lost to the New York Yankees in five games.
The next season Williams returned to Montreal Expos where they made it all the way to Game 7 of the National League Championship Series but were ultimately defeated by Houston Astros (Williams' former team). Dick Williams then served as Manager of San Diego Padres from 1985 until his retirement at age 70 following two losing seasons with them; during this time he also managed Mexico's national baseball team on several occasions including leading them at World Cup tournaments twice (1986 & 1989).
41. Rodney Scott
Rodney Scott played baseball for the Kansas City Royals from 1975 to 1982. He was a second baseman and shortstop, and is best remembered as a member of the Yankees' championship teams in 1978 and 1979.
Rodney Scott was inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1992. Scott was a talented outfielder who played for nine different teams in his career. He had an impressive batting average, home runs and RBI totals, but he is best known for being the first player to hit a grand slam in extra innings.
Scott died of cancer at the age of 50 after a long battle with the disease.
42. Michael Barrett
- Silver Slugger Award (2005)
Barrett made his MLB debut with the Montreal Expos in 1998. He played for a number of teams over the course of his career, most notably the Padres and Nationals.
Barrett retired at the end of the 2007 season. He is currently a catcher coach for an independent team in Texas. Barrett was drafted in the 8th round of the 1998 MLB Draft by the Montreal Expos.
He made his major league debut with the Toronto Blue Jays in 2009 and would go on to play for them until 2012. Barrett had a very successful career with Toronto, winning 3 consecutive Silver Slugger Awards (2005-2007).
Barrett also played in 4 All Star games during his time with Toronto, including 2 as an outfielder and 2 as a DH/first baseman. In total, Barrett hit 98 home runs and drove 424 RBIs while playing for three different teams over 12 years in Major League Baseball.
43. Woodie Fryman
- 2× All-Star (1968, 1976)
Woodie Fryman was a pitcher in Major League Baseball for 24 seasons. He had a career ERA of 3.06 and won 191 games. Woodie Fryman also spent time with the Montreal Expos and Pittsburgh Pirates, appearing in 734 games over his career.
In 2003, he was inducted into the Kentucky Sports Hall of Fame- one of only four players from Kentucky to be so honored- along with Hal Newhouser, Bobby Wallace and Lou Whitaker. Woodie Fryman passed away at the age of 70 after battling cancer for several years.- an illness which claimed other famous athletes such as Muhammad Ali and Joe Frazier during their careers.- Woodie Fryman was a starting pitcher for the Detroit Tigers from 1972 to 1974.
He had an ERA of 3.77 and 1,587 strikeouts during his career. Fryman also played for the Montreal Expos in 1975-1976 before playing with the Cincinnati Reds from 1977 to 1978. In 1978, Woodie led the Reds to their first World Series appearance in 27 years, but they were defeated by the Boston Red Sox. After leaving Cincinnati, Fryman finished his career with two more seasons with Montreal before retiring at age 36 in 1983.
44. Scott Sanderson
- All-Star (1991)
Scott Sanderson was a pitcher in the Major Leagues for over 20 years. He had an impressive win-loss record, and also struck out 1,611 batters. Scott Sanderson died on April 11th 2019 at the age of 62 after a long battle with cancer.
Scott Sanderson was born on July 22nd 1956 in Dearborn, Michigan and spent his childhood playing baseball all around town. After playing ball throughout high school Scott attended Eastern Illinois University where he played college baseball for the Panthers from 1975 to 1978.
The Montreal Expos drafted Scott in 1978 and he made his MLB debut that same year as a relief pitcher for the team. Injuries slowed down Scott's career somewhat during the early 1990s but he rebounded nicely by 1995 when he recorded one of his best seasons statistically, going 8-7 with 3 saves and a 2 ERA in 111 innings pitched across 25 games (24 starts).
Near the end of his career Scott moved to California to pitch for the Angels where he finished up his MLB career in 1996 finishing with an overall 163–143 win-loss record along with 1,611 strikeouts over 2419 2/3 innings pitched (almost two complete seasons worth.).
45. Mel Rojas
Mel Rojas was a pitcher in the MLB for 10 seasons. He made his debut with the Montreal Expos in 1990 and ended his career with them a decade later. Rojas had an accomplished career, pitching to a 3-10 record with 88 strikeouts and 68 walks in 147 innings pitched.
After leaving baseball, Rojas worked as a broadcaster for Dominican Republic television network TVN en Español before retiring from that job in 2017. Mel Rojas is now retired from professional sports but remains active behind the scenes as a broadcaster for Spanish-language networks across North America .
He was a dominant pitcher in his day and is still respected as one of the best. Rojas won 34 games during his career, losing 31 but posting an ERA under 3.00 and striking out 562 batters over that span. Rojas spent most of his time with the Montreal Expos before being traded to Chicago Cubs for José Vizcaino in 1997.
He played two seasons with the Mets before retiring at the end of 1998 campaign due to injury. After retirement, he served as pitching coach for various teams including Detroit Tigers (1999-2002) and Montreal Expos (2003). In 2007, he took on a role with MLB Network as a studio analyst covering Latin American baseball leagues along with former players Roberto Alomar Jr., Ozzie Guillén, Héctor López and Felipe Alou among others.
Rojas has also authored two books: "The Complete Pitching Bible" in 2004 and "Pitchers Who Pitch Forever" in 2006.
8 . He currently resides near Miami Beach where he coaches young pitchers.