1977 Montreal Expos season

The 1977 Montreal Expos season was the ninth season in the history of the franchise. The team finished fifth in the National League East with a record of 73–87, 26 games behind the Philadelphia Phillies. This was the first year the team played their home games in Olympic Stadium, having left Jarry Park after the 1976 season.

1977 Montreal Expos
Major League affiliations
Location
Results
Record75–87 (.463)
Divisional place5th
Other information
Owner(s)Charles Bronfman
General manager(s)Charlie Fox
Manager(s)Dick Williams
Local televisionCBC Television
(Dave Van Horne, Duke Snider)
Télévision de Radio-Canada
(Jean-Pierre Roy, Guy Ferron)
Local radioCFCF (English)
(Dave Van Horne, Duke Snider)
CKAC (French)
(Claude Raymond, Jacques Doucet)
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Offseason

Spring training

The Expos held spring training at City Island Ball Park in Daytona Beach, Florida. It was their fifth season there.

Regular season

  • April 15, 1977: The Expos set an attendance record for a regular season game as 57,592 fans attend the first game at Olympic Stadium. They were defeated 7 to 2 by the eventual National League East Champion Philadelphia Phillies. Ellis Valentine of the Expos homered in the third inning for the first home run at the Expos' new home.
  • April 20, 1977: Gary Carter hit three home runs in one game.

Opening Day starters

Season standings

NL East W L Pct. GB Home Road
Philadelphia Phillies 101 61 0.623 60–21 41–40
Pittsburgh Pirates 96 66 0.593 5 58–23 38–43
St. Louis Cardinals 83 79 0.512 18 52–31 31–48
Chicago Cubs 81 81 0.500 20 46–35 35–46
Montreal Expos 75 87 0.463 26 38–43 37–44
New York Mets 64 98 0.395 37 35–44 29–54

Record vs. opponents

1977 National League Records

Sources: [1] [2] [3] [4] [5] [6] [7] [8] [9] [10] [11] [12]
Team ATL CHC CIN HOU LAD MON NYM PHI PIT SD SF STL
Atlanta 5–7 4–14 9–9 5–13 6–6 7–5 2–10 3–9 11–7 8–10 1–11
Chicago 7–5 7–5 6–6 6–6 10–8 9–9 6–12 7–11 7–5 9–3 7–11
Cincinnati 14–4 5–7 5–13 10–8 7–5 10–2 8–4 3–9 11–7 10–8 5–7
Houston 9–9 6–6 13–5 9–9 8–4 6–6 4–8 4–8 8–10 9–9 5–7
Los Angeles 13–5 6–6 8–10 9–9 7–5 8–4 6–6 9–3 12–6 14–4 6–6
Montreal 6–6 8–10 5–7 4–8 5–7 10–8 7–11 7–11 5–7 6–6 12–6
New York 5–7 9–9 2–10 6–6 4–8 8–10 5–13 4–14 6–6 7–5 8–10
Philadelphia 10-2 12–6 4–8 8–4 6–6 11–7 13–5 8–10 9–3 9–3 11–7
Pittsburgh 9–3 11–7 9–3 8–4 3–9 11–7 14–4 10–8 10–2 2–10 9–9
San Diego 7–11 5–7 7–11 10–8 6–12 7–5 6–6 3–9 2–10 8–10 8–4
San Francisco 10–8 3–9 8–10 9–9 4–14 6–6 5–7 3–9 10–2 10–8 7–5
St. Louis 11–1 11–7 7–5 7–5 6–6 6–12 10–8 7–11 9–9 4–8 5–7

Notable transactions

Roster

1977 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 154 522 148 .284 31 84
1B Tony Pérez 154 559 158 .283 19 91
2B Dave Cash 153 650 188 .289 0 43
LF Warren Cromartie 155 620 175 .282 5 50
CF Andre Dawson 139 525 148 .282 19 65
RF Ellis Valentine 127 508 149 .293 25 76

Other batters

Note: G = Games played; AB = At bats; H = Hits; Avg. = Batting average; HR = Home runs; RBI = Runs batted in

Player G AB H Avg. HR RBI
Sam Mejías 74 101 23 .228 3 8
José Morales 65 74 15 .203 1 9
Pepe Frías 53 70 18 .257 0 5
Tim Foli 13 57 10 .175 0 3
Jerry White 16 21 4 .190 0 1

Pitching

Starting pitchers

Note: G = Games pitched; IP = Innings pitched; W = Wins; L = Losses; ERA = Earned run average; SO = Strikeouts

Player G IP W L ERA SO
Steve Rogers 40 301.2 17 16 3.10 206
Stan Bahnsen 23 127.2 8 9 4.81 58
Gerry Hannahs 8 37 1 5 4.86 21

Other pitchers

Note: G = Games pitched; IP = Innings pitched; W = Wins; L = Losses; ERA = Earned run average; SO = Strikeouts

Player G IP W L ERA SO
Jackie Brown 42 185.2 9 12 4.51 89
Santo Alcalá 32 101.2 2 6 4.69 64
Hal Dues 6 23 1 1 4.30 9

Relief pitchers

Note: G = Games pitched; W = Wins; L = Losses; SV = Saves; ERA = Earned run average; SO = Strikeouts

Player G W L SV ERA SO
Will McEnaney 69 3 5 3 3.95 38
Bill Atkinson 55 7 2 7 3.35 56
Jeff Terpko 13 0 1 0 5.66 14
Tom Walker 11 1 1 0 4.74 10

Award winners

1977 Major League Baseball All-Star Game

Farm system

Level Team League Manager
AAA Denver Bears American Association Jim Marshall
AA Québec Métros Eastern League Doc Edwards
A West Palm Beach Expos Florida State League Felipe Alou
A-Short Season Jamestown Expos New York–Penn League Pat Daugherty
Rookie GCL Expos Gulf Coast League Ray Bellino

LEAGUE CHAMPIONS: Denver

Notes

  1. ^ Pat Scanlon page at Baseball Reference
  2. ^ Roger Freed page at Baseball Reference
  3. ^ Andre Thornton page at Baseball Reference
  4. ^ Tony Pérez page at Baseball Reference
  5. ^ Jeff Terpko page at Baseball Reference
  6. ^ 1977 Montreal Expos Roster by Baseball Almanac
  7. ^ Don Carrithers page at Baseball Reference
  8. ^ a b Tom Walker page at Baseball Reference
  9. ^ Bill Gullickson page at Baseball Reference
  10. ^ Scott Sanderson page at Baseball Reference
  11. ^ Tim Raines page at Baseball Reference
  12. ^ Joe Pettini page at Baseball-Reference

References

  • Johnson, Lloyd; Wolff, Miles, eds. (1997). The Encyclopedia of Minor League Baseball (2nd ed.). Durham, North Carolina: Baseball America. ISBN 978-0-9637189-8-3.

External links

Barry Foote

Barry Clifton Foote (born February 16, 1952), is an American former professional baseball catcher, scout, coach, and minor league manager, who played in Major League Baseball (MLB) for the Montreal Expos (1973–1977), Philadelphia Phillies (1977–1978), Chicago Cubs (1979–1981), and New York Yankees (1981–1982). Foote spent most of his baseball career as a reserve player.

Venues of the 1976 Summer Olympics

For the 1976 Summer Olympics, a total of twenty-seven sports venues were used. Several venues used had been in existence before Montreal made its first Olympic bid in the late 1930s. By the 1950s, Montreal's bid for the Olympics shifted from Winter to Summer before it was finally awarded the 1976 Summer Games in 1970. Strikes in 1974-5 affected construction of the Olympic Park, most notably the Stadium, Pool, and Velodrome, to the point where the FINA President threatened to not have the diving, swimming, and water polo events take place there for the games in early 1976 though all three venues were completed as best as possible prior to the 1976 Games. 27 swimming world records were set as a result. The oldest stadium, Molson Stadium at McGill University, would be converted into artificial turf for the field hockey tournaments while the sailing program in Kingston, Ontario would be held in freshwater, both for the first time in Summer Olympic history. Indoor track cycling took place at the Olympics for the first time at the velodrome. Once the Olympics finished, the Montreal Expos and Montreal Alouettes moved into Olympic Stadium, staying until 2004 and 1997, respectively. The Montreal Canadiens remained at the Montreal Forum until they moved to the Molson Centre in March 1996. In 1992, the velodrome was converted into an indoor zoo now known as the Montreal Biodôme. Île-Notre Dame hosted a canoe sprint world championships and two rowing world championships since the 1976 Games, but the area north of the basin on the island has been host to the Formula One Canadian Grand Prix on an almost annual basis since 1978.

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