1991 Montreal Expos
Dennis Martínez throws a Perfect Game
Major League affiliations
Location
Other information
Owner(s)Claude Brochu
General manager(s)Dave Dombrowski
Manager(s)Buck Rodgers, Tom Runnells
Local televisionCBC Television/CTV Television Network
(Dave Van Horne, Ken Singleton)
Télévision de Radio-Canada
(Claude Raymond, Raymond Lebrun)
The Sports Network
(Ken Singleton, Dave Van Horne)
RDS Network
(Denis Casavant, Rodger Brulotte)
Local radioCFCF (English)
(Dave Van Horne, Bobby Winkles, Ken Singleton, Elliott Price)
CKAC (French)
(Jacques Doucet, Rodger Brulotte, Pierre Arsenault)
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The 1991 Montreal Expos season was the 23rd season in franchise history. After several winning seasons, the Expos faltered in 1991, winning only 20 of its first 49 games. Manager Buck Rodgers was replaced as manager by Tom Runnells. The team ultimately finished 71-90. The highlight of the season was Dennis Martinez pitching a perfect game at Dodger Stadium on July 28, 1991.

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 15th season at the stadium; they had conducted spring training there from 1969 to 1972 and since 1981.

Regular season

On May 23, 1991, the Expos were no-hit by the Phillies' Tommy Greene. Greene was starting for only the second time in the season and 15th time in his major league career, and was pitching in place of Danny Cox who had suffered a pulled groin in his last start. Greene became the first visiting pitcher to hurl a no-hitter in Montreal's history as the Phillies defeated the Expos, 2-0 before an Olympic Stadium crowd of 8,833.[7]

Season standings

NL East W L Pct. GB Home Road
Pittsburgh Pirates 98 64 0.605 52–32 46–32
St. Louis Cardinals 84 78 0.519 14 52–32 32–46
Philadelphia Phillies 78 84 0.481 20 47–36 31–48
Chicago Cubs 77 83 0.481 20 46–37 31–46
New York Mets 77 84 0.478 20½ 40–42 37–42
Montreal Expos 71 90 0.441 26½ 33–35 38–55

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


Opening Day starters

Notable transactions

The Perfect Game

On July 28, 1991, Dennis Martínez became the first Latin-born pitcher to throw a perfect game, the 13th in major league history, against the Los Angeles Dodgers.[14]

Scorecard

July 28, Dodger Stadium, Chávez Ravine, California

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Montreal 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 2 4 0
Los Angeles 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2[15]
W: Dennis Martínez   L: Mike Morgan   
HRs: None, Attendance: 45,560.[16]

Length of game: 2:14. Umpires: HP: Larry Poncino, 1B: Bruce Froemming, 2B: Dana DeMuth, 3B: Greg Bonin

Roster

1991 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 Gilberto Reyes 83 207 45 .217 0 13
1B Andrés Galarraga 107 375 82 .219 9 33
2B Delino DeShields 151 563 134 .238 10 51
3B Tim Wallach 151 577 130 .225 13 73
SS Spike Owen 139 424 108 .255 3 26
LF Iván Calderón 134 470 141 .300 19 75
CF Marquis Grissom 148 558 149 .267 6 39
RF Larry Walker 137 487 141 .290 16 64

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
Dave Martinez 124 396 117 .295 7 42
Mike Fitzgerald 71 198 40 .202 4 28
Tom Foley 86 168 35 .208 0 15
Bret Barberie 57 136 48 .353 2 18
Ron Hassey 52 119 27 .227 1 14
Nelson Santovenia 41 96 24 .250 2 14
Junior Noboa 67 95 23 .242 1 2
Eric Bullock 73 72 16 .222 1 6
Kenny Williams 34 70 19 .271 0 1
John Vander Wal 21 61 13 .213 1 8
Nikco Riesgo 4 7 1 .143 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
Dennis Martínez 31 222 14 11 2.39 123
Mark Gardner 27 168.1 9 11 3.85 107
Brian Barnes 28 160 5 8 4.22 117
Chris Nabholz 24 153.2 8 7 3.63 99
Oil Can Boyd 19 120.1 6 8 3.52 82
Chris Haney 16 84.2 3 7 4.04 51
Ron Darling 3 17 0 2 7.41 11

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
Bill Sampen 43 92.1 9 5 4.00 52
Rick Mahler 10 37.1 1 3 3.62 17

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
Barry Jones 77 4 9 13 3.35 46
Scott Ruskin 64 4 4 6 4.24 46
Jeff Fassero 51 2 5 8 2.44 42
Mel Rojas 37 3 3 6 3.75 37
Tim Burke 37 3 4 5 4.11 25
Steve Frey 31 0 1 1 4.99 21
Doug Piatt 21 0 0 0 2.60 29
Dave Schmidt 4 0 1 0 10.38 3
Bill Long 3 0 0 0 10.80 0
Dave Wainhouse 2 0 1 0 6.75 1

Award winners

All-Stars

1991 Major League Baseball All-Star Game

Farm system

See also: Minor League Baseball

Level Team League Manager
AAA Indianapolis Indians American Association Jerry Manuel and Pat Kelly
AA Harrisburg Senators Eastern League Mike Quade
A West Palm Beach Expos Florida State League Felipe Alou
A Rockford Expos Midwest League Pat Kelly and Rob Leary
A Sumter Flyers South Atlantic League Lorenzo Bundy
A-Short Season Jamestown Expos New York–Penn League Ed Creech
Rookie GCL Expos Gulf Coast League Keith Snider

LEAGUE CHAMPIONS: West Palm Beach, Jamestown, GCL Expos[18]

References

  1. ^ a b Scott Service page at Baseball Reference
  2. ^ "Rolando Roomes Stats".
  3. ^ Tim Raines page at Baseball Reference
  4. ^ Ron Hassey page at Baseball Reference
  5. ^ a b Rick Mahler page at Baseball Reference
  6. ^ Mike Aldrete page at Baseball Reference
  7. ^ Murray Chass (May 24, 1991). "BASEBALL; From Sub to Sublime: No-Hitter for Phillies' Greene". New York Times.
  8. ^ Otis Nixon page at Baseball Reference
  9. ^ Cliff Floyd page at Baseball Reference
  10. ^ Kirk Rueter page at Baseball Reference
  11. ^ Kenny Williams page at Baseball Reference
  12. ^ a b Ron Darling page at Baseball Reference
  13. ^ Oil Can Boyd page at Baseball Reference
  14. ^ "Baseball's Perfect Games: Dennis Martinez, Montreal Expos". The BASEBALL Page.com. Archived from the original on November 13, 2006. Retrieved August 21, 2007.
  15. ^ Dennis Martinez Perfect Game Box Score by Baseball Almanac
  16. ^ Box Score of Game played on Sunday, July 28, 1991 at Dodger Stadium
  17. ^ Stolen Bases Single Season National League Leaders by Baseball Almanac
  18. ^ Johnson, Lloyd, and Wolff, Miles, ed., The Encyclopedia of Minor League Baseball, 3rd edition. Durham, North Carolina: Baseball America, 2007