1971 Montreal Expos
Major League affiliations
Location
Results
Record71-90 (.441)
Divisional place5th
Other information
Owner(s)Charles Bronfman
General manager(s)Jim Fanning
Manager(s)Gene Mauch
Local televisionCBC Television
(Don Drysdale, Dave Van Horne)
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)
< Previous season     Next season >

The 1971 Montreal Expos season was the third season in the history of the franchise. The Expos finished in fifth place in the National League East with a record of 71–90, 25½ 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 third season at the stadium.

Regular season

Season standings

NL East W L Pct. GB Home Road
Pittsburgh Pirates 97 65 0.599 52–28 45–37
St. Louis Cardinals 90 72 0.556 7 45–36 45–36
Chicago Cubs 83 79 0.512 14 44–37 39–42
New York Mets 83 79 0.512 14 44–37 39–42
Montreal Expos 71 90 0.441 25½ 36–44 35–46
Philadelphia Phillies 67 95 0.414 30 34–47 33–48

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 5–7 9–9 9–9 9–9 7–5 7–5 8–4 4–8 11–7 7–11 6–6
Chicago 7–5 6–6 5–7 8–4 8–10 11–7 11–7 6–12 9–3 3–9 9–9
Cincinnati 9–9 6–6 5–13 7–11 7–5 8–4 5–7 5–7 10–8 9–9 8–4
Houston 9–9 7–5 13–5 8–10 4–8 5–7 8–4 4–8 10–8 9–9 2–10
Los Angeles 9–9 4–8 11–7 10–8 8–4 5–7 7–5 4–8 13–5 12–6 6–6
Montreal 5–7 10–8 5–7 8–4 4–8 9–9 6–12 7–11 6–5 7–5 4–14
New York 5–7 7–11 4–8 7–5 7–5 9–9 13–5 10–8 7–5 4–8 10–8
Philadelphia 4-8 7–11 2–10 3–9 5–7 6–10 5–13 6–12 4–8 6–6 7–11
Pittsburgh 8–4 12–6 7–5 8–4 8–4 11–7 8–10 12–6 9–3 3–9 11–7
San Diego 7–11 3–9 8–10 8–10 5–13 5–6 5–7 8–4 3–9 5–13 4–8
San Francisco 11–7 9–3 9–9 9–9 6–12 5–7 8–4 6–6 9–3 13–5 5–7
St. Louis 6–6 9–9 4–8 10–2 6–6 14–4 8–10 11–7 7–11 8–4 7–5


Opening Day starters

Notable transactions

Roster

1971 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 John Bateman 139 492 119 .242 10 56
1B Ron Fairly 146 447 115 .257 13 71
2B Ron Hunt 152 520 145 .279 5 38
SS Bobby Wine 119 340 68 .200 1 16
3B Bob Bailey 157 545 137 .251 14 83
LF Jim Fairey 92 200 49 .245 1 19
CF Boots Day 127 371 105 .283 4 33
RF Rusty Staub 162 599 186 .311 19 97

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
Gary Sutherland 111 304 78 .257 4 26
John Boccabella 74 177 39 .220 3 15
Coco Laboy 76 151 38 .252 1 14
Ron Woods 51 138 41 .297 1 17
Clyde Mashore 66 114 22 .193 1 7
Stan Swanson 49 106 26 .245 2 11
Jim Gosger 51 102 16 .157 0 8
Mack Jones 43 91 15 .165 3 9
Ron Swoboda 39 75 19 .253 0 6
Ron Brand 47 56 12 .214 0 1
Dave McDonald 24 39 4 .103 1 4
Rich Hacker 16 33 4 .121 0 2
Terry Humphrey 9 26 5 .192 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
Bill Stoneman 39 294.2 17 16 3.15 251
Steve Renko 40 275.2 15 14 3.75 129
Carl Morton 36 213.2 10 18 4.80 84
Ernie McAnally 31 177.2 11 12 3.90 98

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
John Strohmayer 27 114.0 7 5 4.34 56
Dan McGinn 28 71.0 1 4 5.96 40
Jim Britton 16 45.2 2 3 5.72 23

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
Mike Marshall 66 5 8 23 4.28 85
Howie Reed 43 2 3 0 4.29 25
Claude Raymond 37 1 7 0 4.70 29
John O'Donoghue 13 0 0 0 4.67 7
Mike Torrez 1 0 0 0 0.00 2

Award winners

1971 Major League Baseball All-Star Game

Farm system

See also: Minor League Baseball

Level Team League Manager
AAA Winnipeg Whips International League Clyde McCullough and Jimmy Bragan
AA Québec Carnavals Eastern League Gus Niarhos
A West Palm Beach Expos Florida State League Bobby Malkmus
A-Short Season Jamestown Falcons New York–Penn League Ed Sadowski
A-Short Season Watertown Expos Northern League Bob Oldis

Notes

  1. ^ Ron Hunt at Baseball Reference
  2. ^ "1971 Montreal Expos Picks in the MLB January Draft-Regular Phase". Baseball Reference. Retrieved May 1, 2010.
  3. ^ Kiss Em Goodbye: An ESPN Treasury of failed, forgotten, and departed teams, p. 184, Dennis Purdy, Ballantine Books, New York, 2010, ISBN 978-0-345-52012-8
  4. ^ a b Ron Swoboda at Baseball Reference
  5. ^ Stan Swanson at Baseball-Reference
  6. ^ "1st Round of the 1971 MLB June Amateur Draft".
  7. ^ Steve Rogers at Baseball Reference
  8. ^ Mike Torrez at Baseball Reference
  9. ^ Jimy Williams at Baseball Reference

References