1998 Montreal Expos
Major League affiliations
Location
Results
Record65-97
Divisional place4th
Other information
Owner(s)Claude Brochu
General manager(s)Jim Beattie
Manager(s)Felipe Alou
Local televisionThe Sports Network
(Dave Van Horne, Gary Carter)

TQS
(Michel Villeneuve, Marc Griffin)
SRC
(Claude Raymond, Rene Pothier)
RDS Network
(Denis Casavant, Rodger Brulotte)
Local radioCIQC
(Dave Van Horne, Elliott Price, Joe Cannon)

CKAC (AM)
(Jacques Doucet, Rodger Brulotte,Alain Chantelois)
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The 1998 Montreal Expos season was the 30th season in franchise history.

Offseason

Spring training

In 1998, the Expos held spring training at a new facility, Roger Dean Stadium in Jupiter, Florida, which opened that spring. They shared the facility with the St. Louis Cardinals.

Regular season

Opening Day starters

Season standings

NL East W L Pct. GB Home Road
Atlanta Braves 106 56 0.654 56–25 50–31
New York Mets 88 74 0.543 18 47–34 41–40
Philadelphia Phillies 75 87 0.463 31 40–41 35–46
Montreal Expos 65 97 0.401 41 39–42 26–55
Florida Marlins 54 108 0.333 52 31–50 23–58

Record vs. opponents


Sources: [1] [2] [3] [4] [5] [6] [7] [8] [9] [10] [11] [12] [13] [14] [15] [16]
Team ARI ATL CHC CIN COL FLA HOU LAD MIL MON NYM PHI PIT SD SF STL AL
Arizona 1–8 5–7 4–5 6–6 6–2 4–5 4–8 6–3 2–7 4–5 2–7 6–3 3–9 5–7 2–7 5–8
Atlanta 8–1 3–6 7–2 5–3 7–5 4–5 8–1 7–2 6–6 9–3 8–4 7–2 5–4 7–2 6–3 9–7
Chicago 7–5 6–3 6–5 7–2 7–2 4–7 4–5 6–6 7–2 4–5 3–6 8–3 5–4 7–3 4–7 5–8
Cincinnati 5–4 2–7 5–6 4–5 9–0 3–8 5–4 6–5 8–1 3–6 4–5 5–7 1–11 2–7 8–3 7-6
Colorado 6–6 3–5 2–7 5–4 6–3 6–5 6–6 4–7 7–2 3–6 5–4 5–4 5–7 7–5 3–6 4–8
Florida 2–6 5–7 2–7 0–9 3–6 3–6 4–5 0–9 5–7 5–7 6–6 3–6 4–5 0–9 4–5 8–8
Houston 5–4 5–4 7–4 8–3 5–6 6-3 3–6 9–2 7–2 5–4 7–2 9–2 5–4 6–3 5–7 10–4
Los Angeles 8–4 1–8 5–4 4–5 6–6 5–4 6–3 5–4 5–4 3–5 5–4 7–5 5–7 6–6 4–5 8–5
Milwaukee 3–6 2–7 6–6 5–6 7–4 9–0 2–9 4–5 6–3 1–8 4–5 6–5 3–6 5–4 3–8 8–6
Montreal 7–2 6–6 2–7 1–8 2–7 7–5 2–7 4–5 3–6 8–4 5–7 2–7 4–4 3–6 3–6 6–10
New York 5–4 3–9 5–4 6–3 6–3 7–5 4–5 5–3 8–1 4–8 8–4 4–5 4–5 4–5 6–3 9–7
Philadelphia 7-2 4–8 6–3 5–4 4–5 6–6 2–7 4–5 5–4 7–5 4–8 8–1 1–8 2–6 3–6 7–9
Pittsburgh 3–6 2–7 3–8 7–5 4–5 6–3 2–9 5–7 5–6 7–2 5–4 1–8 5–4 2–7 6–5 6–7
San Diego 9–3 4–5 4–5 11–1 7–5 5–4 4–5 7–5 6–3 4–4 5–4 8–1 4–5 8–4 6–3 6–7
San Francisco 7–5 2–7 3–7 7–2 5–7 9–0 3–6 6–6 4–5 6–3 5–4 6–2 7–2 4–8 7–5 8–5
St. Louis 7–2 3–6 7–4 3–8 6–3 5-4 7–5 5–4 8–3 6–3 3–6 6–3 5–6 3–6 5–7 4–9


Notable Transactions

Roster

1998 Montreal Expos
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Infielders

Outfielders Manager

Coaches

Scorecard for McGwire's 70th

Heading into the final game of the season vs. the Expos, Mark McGwire had 68 home runs. On September 27, 1998, McGwire finished the season with 70 home runs. In the third inning, McGwire hit a home run off Mike Thurman, and in the seventh inning, he got number 70 off Carl Pavano.

September 27, Busch Stadium, St. Louis, Missouri

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Montreal 0 0 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 3 9 1
St. Louis 1 1 1 0 0 0 3 0 x 6 9 2
W: Frascatore (3-4)  L: Pavano (6-9)   SV: Acevedo (15)   HRs: Cabrera (3), Tatis (8), McGwire 2 (69, 70)
Attendance: 46,110 Time:2:33 U-HP–Rich Rieker, 1B–Joe West, 2B–Kerwin Danley, 3B–Brian Gorman

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 Chris Widger 125 417 97 .233 15 53
1B Brad Fullmer 140 505 138 .273 13 73
2B Wilton Guerrero 52 222 63 .284 2 20
SS Mark Grudzielanek 105 396 109 .275 8 41
3B Shane Andrews 150 492 117 .238 25 69
LF F.P. Santangelo 122 382 82 .214 4 23
CF Rondell White 97 357 107 .300 17 58
RF Vladimir Guerrero 159 623 202 .324 38 109

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
Orlando Cabrera 79 261 73 .280 3 22
Terry Jones 60 212 46 .217 1 15
Ryan McGuire 130 210 39 .186 1 10
José Vidro 83 205 45 .220 0 18
Derrick May 55 180 43 .239 5 15
Mike Mordecai 73 119 24 .202 3 10
Bob Henley 41 115 35 .304 3 18
Scott Livingstone 76 110 23 .209 0 12
Robert Pérez 52 106 25 .236 1 8
DaRond Stovall 62 78 16 .205 2 6
Mike Hubbard 32 55 8 .145 1 3
Fernando Seguignol 16 42 11 .262 2 3
Michael Barrett 8 23 7 .304 1 2
Ray Holbert 2 5 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
Dustin Hermanson 32 187.0 14 11 3.13 154
Javier Vázquez 33 172.1 5 15 6.06 139
Carlos Pérez 23 163.1 7 10 3.75 82
Carl Pavano 24 134.2 6 9 4.21 83
Mike Thurman 14 67.0 4 5 4.70 32
Trey Moore 13 61.0 2 5 5.02 35
Jeremy Powell 7 25.0 1 5 7.92 14
Shawn Boskie 5 17.2 1 3 9.17 10
Mike Johnson 2 7.1 0 2 14.73 4

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
Miguel Batista 56 135.0 3 5 3.80 92
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
Steve Kline 78 3 6 1 2.76 76
Ugueth Urbina 64 6 3 34 1.30 94
Anthony Telford 77 3 6 1 3.86 59
Shayne Bennett 62 5 5 1 5.50 59
Mike Maddux 51 3 4 1 3.72 33
Rick DeHart 26 0 0 1 4.82 14
Marc Valdes 20 1 3 0 7.43 28
Tim Young 10 0 0 0 6.00 7
Kirk Bullinger 8 1 0 0 9.00 2

Award winners

1998 Major League Baseball All-Star Game

Farm system

See also: Minor League Baseball

Level Team League Manager
AAA Ottawa Lynx International League Pat Kelly
AA Harrisburg Senators Eastern League Rick Sweet
A Jupiter Hammerheads Florida State League Doug Sisson
A Cape Fear Crocs South Atlantic League Luis Dorante
A-Short Season Vermont Expos New York–Penn League Tony Barbone
Rookie GCL Expos Gulf Coast League Frank Kremblas

LEAGUE CHAMPIONS: Harrisburg[4]

References

  1. ^ Pedro Martínez Statistics Baseball-Reference.com
  2. ^ "Henry Rodriguez Stats".
  3. ^ Ted Lilly Statistics Baseball-Reference.com
  4. ^ Johnson, Lloyd, and Wolff, Miles, ed., The Encyclopedia of Minor League Baseball, 3rd edition. Durham, North Carolina: Baseball America, 2007