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1984 Montreal Expos
Pete Rose's only season in Montreal
Major league affiliations
Location
1984 information
Owner(s) Charles Bronfman
Manager(s) Bill Virdon and Jim Fanning
Local television CBC Television
(Dave Van Horne, Duke Snider)
Télévision de Radio-Canada
(Jean-Pierre Roy, Raymond Lebrun)
Local radio CFCF
(Dave Van Horne, Duke Snider, Tommy Hutton, Ron Reusch)
CKAC (AM)
(Jacques Doucet, Rodger Brulotte)

The Expos recorded 78 wins during the 1984 season and finished in fifth place in the National League East. A managerial change occurred as Bill Virdon was replaced by Jim Fanning. The highlight of the Expos season was the acquisition of Pete Rose. After being benched in the 1983 World Series, Rose left the Phillies and signed a one-year contract with the Montreal Expos.

Contents

Offseason

Regular season

  • April 13, 1984: Pete Rose doubled off of his former teammate, Phillies pitcher Jerry Koosman, for his 4,000th career hit. Rose would join Ty Cobb as only the second player to enter the 4000 hit club. The hit came 21 years to the day after Rose's first career hit. Rose was eventually traded to the Reds for infielder Tom Lawless on August 15. While with the Expos, Rose had 72 hits and batted .259.

Opening Day starters

Season standings

Team Wins Losses Win % GB
Chicago Cubs 96 65 .596 0
New York Mets 90 72 .556 6.5
St. Louis Cardinals 84 78 .519 12.5
Philadelphia Phillies 81 81 .500 15.5
Montreal Expos 78 83 .484 18.0
Pittsburgh Pirates 75 87 .463 21.5

Notable transactions

Major League debuts

  • Batters:
    • Rene Gonzales (Jul 27)
  • Pitchers:
    • Joe Hesketh (Aug 7)
    • Randy St. Claire (Sep 11) [11]

Roster

1984 Montreal Expos
Roster
Pitchers Catchers

Infielders

Outfielders Manager

Coaches

Player stats

Batting

Starters by position

Note: Pos = Position; G = Games played; AB = At Bats; H = Hits; Avg. = Batting Average; HR = Home Runs; RBI = Runs Batted In

Pos Player G AB H Avg. HR RBI
C Gary Carter 159 596 175 .294 27 106
1B Terry Francona 58 214 74 .346 1 18
3B Tim Wallach 160 582 143 .246 18 72
CF Tim Raines 160 622 192 .309 8 60

Other batters

Player G AB H Avg. HR RBI
Pete Rose 95 278 72 .259 0 23
Bryan Little 85 266 65 .244 0 9
Max Venable 38 71 17 .239 2 7
Roy Johnson 16 33 5 .152 1 2
Mike Fuentes 3 4 1 .250 0 0
Sal Butera 3 3 0 .000 0 0

Pitching

Starting pitchers

Player G IP W L ERA SO

Other pitchers

Player G IP W L ERA SO
Dan Schatzeder 36 136 7 7 2.71 89

Relief pitchers

Player G W L SV ERA SO
Gary Lucas 55 0 3 8 2.72 42
Fred Breining 4 0 0 0 1.35 5

Award winners

1984 Major League Baseball All-Star Game

Farm system

Level Team League Manager
AAA Indianapolis Indians American Association Buck Rodgers
AA Jacksonville Suns Southern League Rick Renick
A West Palm Beach Expos Florida State League Tommy Thompson
A Gastonia Expos South Atlantic League J.R. Miner
Short-Season A Jamestown Expos New York-Penn League Moby Benedict
Rookie Calgary Expos Pioneer League Ed Creech

Notes

References

  • Johnson, Lloyd; Wolff, Miles, eds (1997). The Encyclopedia of Minor League Baseball (2nd ed.). Durham, N.C.: Baseball America. ISBN 978-0963718983.  

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