1980 Montreal Expos
Major League affiliations
Location
Results
Record90-72 (.556)
Divisional place2nd
Other information
Owner(s)Charles Bronfman
General manager(s)John McHale
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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The 1980 Montreal Expos season was the 12th season in franchise history. The Phillies and the Expos were tied in the standings entering the final weekend of the 1980 season with a three game series set between the two clubs at Olympic Stadium. On October 4, with the Phillies holding a one-game lead in the standings, and with the score tied at four heading to the tenth, Mike Schmidt hit a blast deep into the seats in left field to give the Phillies a 6-4 lead and ultimate win to clinch the NL East. This was the Expos closes shot at making the postseason in their brief 12 year history.

Offseason

Spring training

In 1980, the Expos held spring training at City Island Ball Park in Daytona Beach, Florida, for the final time. It was their eighth season there. For spring training the following season, they would return to West Palm Beach Municipal Stadium in West Palm Beach, Florida, where they previously had trained from 1969 through 1972.

Regular season

On June 8, during a doubleheader against the St. Louis Cardinals, the Expos played against two different Cardinals managers: Ken Boyer, who was fired between games, and his replacement, Jack Krol.

Season standings

NL East W L Pct. GB Home Road
Philadelphia Phillies 91 71 0.562 49–32 42–39
Montreal Expos 90 72 0.556 1 51–29 39–43
Pittsburgh Pirates 83 79 0.512 8 47–34 36–45
St. Louis Cardinals 74 88 0.457 17 41–40 33–48
New York Mets 67 95 0.414 24 38–44 29–51
Chicago Cubs 64 98 0.395 27 37–44 27–54

Record vs. opponents

1980 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 8–4 2–16 7–11 11–7 5–7 3–9 5–7 11–1 12–6 11–6 6–6
Chicago 4–8 7–5 1–11 5–7 6–12 10–8 5–13 8–10 4–8 5–7 9–9
Cincinnati 16–2 5–7 8–10 9–9 3–9 8–4 7–5 6–6 15–3–1 7–11 5–7
Houston 11–7 11–1 10–8 9–10 5–7 8–4 3–9 7–5 11–7 11–7 7–5
Los Angeles 7–11 7–5 9–9 10–9 11–1 7–5 6–6 6–6 9–9 13–5 7–5
Montreal 7–5 12–6 9–3 7–5 1–11 10–8 9–9 6–12 10–2 7–5 12–6
New York 9–3 8–10 4–8 4–8 5–7 8–10 6–12 10–8 1–11 3–9 9–9
Philadelphia 7-5 13–5 5–7 9–3 6–6 9–9 12–6 7–11 8–4 6–6 9–9
Pittsburgh 1–11 10–8 6–6 5–7 6–6 12–6 8–10 11–7 6–6 8–4 10–8
San Diego 6–12 8–4 3–15–1 7–11 9–9 2–10 11–1 4–8 6–6 10–8 7–5
San Francisco 6–11 7–5 11–7 7–11 5–13 5–7 9–3 6–6 4–8 8–10 7–5
St. Louis 6–6 9–9 7–5 5–7 5–7 6–12 9–9 9–9 8–10 5–7 5–7


Opening Day starters

[8]

Notable transactions

Roster

1980 Montreal Expos
Roster
Pitchers Catchers

Infielders

Outfielders Manager

Coaches

Player stats

= Indicates team leader

Batting

Starters by position

Note: Pos = Position; G = Games played; AB = At bats; R = Runs; H = Hits; Avg. = Batting average; HR = Home runs; RBI = Runs batted in; SB = Stolen bases

Pos Player G AB R H Avg. HR RBI SB
C Gary Carter 154 549 76 145 .264 29 101 3
1B Warren Cromartie 162 597 74 172 .288 14 70 8
2B Rodney Scott 154 567 84 127 .224 0 46 63
3B Larry Parrish 126 452 55 115 .254 15 72 2
SS Chris Speier 128 388 35 103 .265 1 32 0
LF Ron LeFlore 139 521 95 134 .257 4 39 97
CF Andre Dawson 151 577 96 178 .308 17 87 34
RF Ellis Valentine 86 311 40 98 .315 13 67 5

[15]

Other batters

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

Player G AB R H Avg. HR RBI SB
Rowland Office 116 292 36 78 .267 6 30 3
Jerry White 110 214 22 56 .262 7 23 8
Tony Bernazard 82 183 26 41 .224 5 18 9
Ken Macha 49 107 10 31 .290 1 8 0
Brad Mills 21 60 1 18 .300 0 8 0
Tommy Hutton 62 55 2 12 .218 0 5 0
John Tamargo 37 51 4 14 .275 1 13 0
Bob Pate 23 39 3 10 .256 0 5 0
Bill Almon 18 38 2 10 .263 0 3 0
Bobby Ramos 13 32 5 5 .156 0 2 0
Tim Raines 15 20 5 1 .050 0 0 5
Willie Montañez 14 19 1 4 .211 0 1 0
Tim Wallach 5 11 1 2 .182 1 2 0
Jerry Manuel 7 6 0 0 .000 0 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
Steve Rogers 37 281 16 11 2.98 147
Scott Sanderson 33 211.1 16 11 3.11 125
Bill Gullickson 24 141 10 5 3.00 120
David Palmer 24 130 8 6 2.98 73
Bill Lee 24 118 4 6 4.96 34
Charlie Lea 21 104 7 5 3.72 56
Steve Ratzer 1 4 0 0 11.25 0

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
Fred Norman 48 98 4 4 4.13 58
Ross Grimsley 11 41.1 2 4 6.31 11
Hal Dues 6 12.1 0 1 6.57 2

Relief pitchers

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

Player G IP W L SV ERA SO
Elías Sosa 67 94 9 6 9 3.06 58
Woodie Fryman 61 80 7 4 17 2.25 59
Stan Bahnsen 57 91.1 7 6 4 3.05 48
Dale Murray 16 29.1 0 1 0 6.14 16
John D'Acquisto 11 20.2 0 2 2 2.18 15
Tommy Hutton 1 1 0 0 0 27.00 1

Awards and honors

1980 Major League Baseball All-Star Game

Farm system

See also: Minor League Baseball

Level Team League Manager
AAA Denver Bears American Association Billy Gardner
AA Memphis Chicks Southern League Larry Bearnarth
A West Palm Beach Expos Florida State League Bob Bailey
A-Short Season Jamestown Expos New York–Penn League Pat Daugherty
Rookie Calgary Expos Pioneer League Steve Boros

Notes

References