1986 Montreal Expos
Major League affiliations
Location
Other information
Owner(s)Charles Bronfman
General manager(s)Murray Cook
Manager(s)Buck Rodgers
Local televisionCBC Television
(Dave Van Horne, Duke Snider)
The Sports Network
(Ken Singleton, Tommy Hutton)
Télévision de Radio-Canada
(Claude Raymond, Raymond Lebrun)
Local radioCFCF (English)
(Dave Van Horne, Duke Snider, Tommy Hutton, Ron Reusch)
CKAC (French)
(Jacques Doucet, Rodger Brulotte)
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The 1986 Montreal Expos season was the 18th season in franchise history. Finishing in 4th with a 78-83 record and 29 1/2 games behind the eventual World Series champion New York Mets.

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 10th season at the stadium; they had conducted spring training there from 1969 to 1972 and since 1981.

Regular season

Season standings

NL East W L Pct. GB Home Road
New York Mets 108 54 0.667 55–26 53–28
Philadelphia Phillies 86 75 0.534 21½ 49–31 37–44
St. Louis Cardinals 79 82 0.491 28½ 42–39 37–43
Montreal Expos 78 83 0.484 29½ 36–44 42–39
Chicago Cubs 70 90 0.438 37 42–38 28–52
Pittsburgh Pirates 64 98 0.395 44 31–50 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 9–3 6–12 5–13 10–8 4–7 4–8 4–8 5–7 12–6 7–11 6–6
Chicago 3–9 5–7 4–8 6–6 8–10 6–12 9–8 7–11 6–6 6–6 10–7
Cincinnati 12–6 7–5 4–14 10–8 7–5 4–8 7–5 10–2 9–9 9–9 7–5
Houston 13–5 8–4 14–4 10–8 8–4 5–7 6–6 6–6 10–8 9–9 7–5
Los Angeles 8–10 6–6 8–10 8–10 5–7 3–9 5–7 8–4 6–12 8–10 8–4
Montreal 7–4 10–8 5–7 4–8 5–7 8–10 8–10 11–7 4–8 5–7 9–9
New York 8–4 12–6 8–4 7–5 9–3 10–8 8–10 17–1 10–2 7–5 12–6
Philadelphia 8-4 8–9 5–7 6–6 7–5 10–8 10–8 11–7 6–6 9–3 6–12
Pittsburgh 7–5 11–7 2–10 6–6 4–8 7–11 1–17 7–11 8–4 4–8 7–11
San Diego 6–12 6–6 9–9 8–10 12–6 8–4 2–10 6–6 4–8 8–10 5–7
San Francisco 11–7 6–6 9–9 9–9 10–8 7–5 5–7 3–9 8–4 10–8 5–7
St. Louis 6–6 7–10 5–7 5–7 4–8 9–9 6–12 12–6 11–7 7–5 7–5


Opening Day starters

Notable transactions

Roster

1986 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; H = Hits; Avg. = Batting average; HR = Home runs; RBI = Runs batted in

Pos Player G AB H Avg. HR RBI
C Mike Fitzgerald 73 209 59 .282 6 37
2B Vance Law 112 360 81 .225 5 44
3B Tim Wallach 155 569 148 .260 22 81
SS Hubie Brooks 80 306 104 .340 14 58
LF Tim Raines 150 575 184 .320 11 41
CF Mitch Webster 151 576 167 .290 8 49
RF Andre Dawson 130 496 141 .284 20 78

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
Wayne Krenchicki 101 221 53 .240 2 23
Tom Foley 64 202 52 .257 1 18
Dann Bilardello 79 191 37 .194 4 17
Tom Nieto 30 65 13 .200 1 7
Jason Thompson 30 51 10 .196 0 4
Rene Gonzales 11 26 3 .115 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
Jay Tibbs 35 190.1 7 9 3.97 117
Dennis Martínez 19 98 3 6 4.59 63
Sergio Valdez 5 25 0 4 6.84 20

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
Andy McGaffigan 48 142.2 10 5 2.65 104

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
Dan Schatzeder 30 3 2 1 3.20 33
Bert Roberge 21 0 4 1 6.28 20
George Riley 10 0 0 0 4.15 5
Curt Brown 6 0 1 0 3.00 4

Awards and honors

1986 Major League Baseball All-Star Game

Farm system

See also: Minor League Baseball

Level Team League Manager
AAA Indianapolis Indians American Association Joe Sparks
AA Jacksonville Expos Southern League Tommy Thompson
A West Palm Beach Expos Florida State League Felipe Alou
A Burlington Expos Midwest League J. R. Miner
A-Short Season Jamestown Expos New York–Penn League Gene Glynn
Rookie GCL Expos Gulf Coast League Mike Easom

LEAGUE CHAMPIONS: Indianapolis[22]

References

  1. ^ George Riley at Baseball-Reference
  2. ^ Mel Rojas at Baseball-Reference
  3. ^ a b Razor Shines at Baseball-Reference
  4. ^ Roy Johnson at Baseball-Reference
  5. ^ Nelson Norman at Baseball-Reference
  6. ^ Bill Gullickson at Baseball-Reference
  7. ^ Curt Brown at Baseball-Reference
  8. ^ Mike Fuentes at Baseball-Reference
  9. ^ "Bob Owchinko Stats".
  10. ^ Jack O'Connor at Baseball-Reference
  11. ^ Wayne Krenchicki at Baseball-Reference
  12. ^ Tom Nieto at Baseball-Reference
  13. ^ a b Great Baseball Feats, Facts and Figures, 2008 Edition, p. 258, David Nemec and Scott Flatow, A Signet Book, Penguin Group, New York, ISBN 978-0-451-22363-0
  14. ^ "1986 Montreal Expos Roster by Baseball Almanac".
  15. ^ Terry Francona at Baseball-Reference
  16. ^ "Doug Frobel Stats".
  17. ^ "Kent Bottenfield Stats".
  18. ^ Mike Blowers at Baseball-Reference
  19. ^ a b "Johnnie LeMaster Stats".
  20. ^ Dennis Martínez at Baseball-Reference
  21. ^ Dan Schatzeder at Baseball-Reference
  22. ^ Johnson, Lloyd, and Wolff, Miles, ed., The Encyclopedia of Minor League Baseball, 3rd edition. Durham, North Carolina: Baseball America, 2007