1970 Montreal Expos
Major League affiliations
Location
Results
Record73-89 (.451)
Divisional place6th
Other information
Owner(s)Charles Bronfman
General manager(s)Jim Fanning
Manager(s)Gene Mauch
Local televisionCBC Television
(Don Drysdale, Hal Kelly)
Télévision de Radio-Canada
(Jean-Pierre Roy, Guy Ferron)
Local radioCFCF (English)
(Dave Van Horne, Russ Taylor)
CKLM (French)
(Jean-Pierre Roy, Jean-Paul Sarault)
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The 1970 Montreal Expos season was the second season in the history of the franchise. The Expos finished in last place in the National League East with a record of 73–89, 16 games behind the Pittsburgh Pirates.

Offseason

Spring training

The Expos held spring training at West Palm Beach Municipal Stadium in West Palm Beach, Florida, a facility they shared with the Atlanta Braves. It was their second season at the stadium.

Regular season

Season standings

NL East W L Pct. GB Home Road
Pittsburgh Pirates 89 73 0.549 50–32 39–41
Chicago Cubs 84 78 0.519 5 46–34 38–44
New York Mets 83 79 0.512 6 44–38 39–41
St. Louis Cardinals 76 86 0.469 13 34–47 42–39
Philadelphia Phillies 73 88 0.453 15½ 40–40 33–48
Montreal Expos 73 89 0.451 16 39–41 34–48

Record vs. opponents


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 8–4 5–13 9–9 6–12 6–6 6–6 7–5 6–6 9–9 7–11 7–5
Chicago 4–8 7–5 7–5 6–6 13–5 7–11 9–9 8–10 9–3 7–5 7–11
Cincinnati 13–5 5–7 15–3 13–5 7–5 8–4 7–5 8–4 8–10 9–9 9–3
Houston 9–9 5–7 3–15 8–10 8–4 6–6 4–8 6–6 14–4 10–8 6–6
Los Angeles 12–6 6–6 5–13 10–8 8–4 7–5 6–5 6–6 11–7 9–9 7–5
Montreal 6–6 5–13 5–7 4–8 4–8 10–8 11–7 9–9 6–6 6–6 7–11
New York 6–6 11–7 4–8 6–6 5–7 8–10 13–5 6–12 6–6 6–6 12–6
Philadelphia 5-7 9–9 5–7 8–4 5–6 7–11 5–13 4–14 9–3 8–4 8–10
Pittsburgh 6–6 10–8 4–8 6–6 6–6 9–9 12–6 14–4 6–6 4–8 12–6
San Diego 9–9 3–9 10–8 4–14 7–11 6–6 6–6 3–9 6–6 5–13 4–8
San Francisco 11–7 5–7 9–9 8–10 9–9 6–6 6–6 4–8 8–4 13–5 7–5
St. Louis 5–7 11–7 3–9 6–6 5–7 11–7 6–12 10–8 6–12 8–4 5–7


Opening Day starters

Notable transactions

Draft picks

Roster

1970 Montreal Expos
Roster
Pitchers Catchers

Infielders

Outfielders

Other batters

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 John Bateman 139 520 123 .237 15 68
1B Ron Fairly 119 385 111 .288 15 61
2B Gary Sutherland 116 359 74 .206 3 26
SS Bobby Wine 159 501 116 .232 3 51
3B Coco Laboy 137 432 86 .199 5 53
LF Mack Jones 108 271 65 .240 14 32
CF Adolfo Phillips 92 214 51 .238 6 21
RF Rusty Staub 160 569 156 .274 30 94

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
Bob Bailey 131 352 101 .287 28 84
Marv Staehle 104 321 70 .218 0 26
Jim Gosger 91 274 72 .263 5 37
Jim Fairey 92 211 51 .242 3 25
Don Hahn 82 149 38 .255 0 8
John Boccabella 61 145 39 .269 5 17
Ron Brand 72 126 30 .238 0 9
Boots Day 41 108 29 .269 0 5
Jack Hiatt 17 43 14 .326 0 7
Clyde Mashore 13 25 4 .160 1 3
Fred Whitfield 4 15 1 .067 0 0
Jim Qualls 9 9 1 .111 0 1
Ty Cline 2 2 1 .500 0 0
Remy Hermoso 4 1 0 .000 0 0
José Herrera 1 1 0 .000 0 0

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
Carl Morton 43 284.2 18 11 3.60 154
Steve Renko 41 222.2 13 11 4.32 142
Bill Stoneman 40 207.2 7 15 4.59 176
Rich Nye 8 46.1 3 2 4.08 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
Dan McGinn 52 130.2 7 10 5.44 83
Mike Wegener 25 104.1 3 6 5.26 35
Mike Marshall 24 64.2 3 7 3.48 38
Joe Sparma 9 29.1 0 4 7.06 23
Gary Waslewski 6 24.2 0 2 5.11 19
John O'Donoghue 9 22.1 2 3 5.24 6
Balor Moore 6 9.2 0 2 7.45 6

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
Claude Raymond 59 6 7 23 4.43 68
Howie Reed 57 6 5 5 3.13 42
John Strohmayer 42 3 1 0 4.86 74
Bill Dillman 18 2 3 0 5.28 17
Carroll Sembera 5 0 0 0 18.90 6
Ken Johnson 3 0 0 0 7.50 4

Awards and honors

1970 Major League Baseball All-Star Game

Farm system

See also: Minor League Baseball

Level Team League Manager
AAA Buffalo Bisons/
Winnipeg Whips
International League Clyde McCullough
AA Jacksonville Suns Southern League Gus Niarhos
A West Palm Beach Expos Florida State League J. W. Porter
A-Short Season Watertown Expos Northern League Bobby Malkmus
Rookie GCL Expos Gulf Coast League Ed Sadowski

Buffalo franchise moved to Winnipeg and renamed, June 11, 1970; Jacksonville affiliation shared with Milwaukee Brewers

Notes

  1. ^ Jerry Robertson at Baseball Reference
  2. ^ Jim Qualls at Baseball Reference
  3. ^ Don Shaw at Baseball Reference
  4. ^ José Herrera at Baseball Reference
  5. ^ Clyde Mashore at Baseball Reference
  6. ^ Bombo Rivera at Baseball Reference
  7. ^ Mike Marshall at Baseball Reference
  8. ^ Kevin Collins at Baseball Reference
  9. ^ Floyd Wicker at Baseball Reference
  10. ^ Pat Scanlon at Baseball Reference
  11. ^ Jerry White at Baseball Reference

References