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The 1984 Montreal Expos season was the 16th season in franchise history. They recorded 78 wins during the 1984 season and finished in fifth place in the National League East. A managerial change occurred as Bill Virdon was replaced by Jim Fanning. The highlight of the Expos season was the acquisition of Pete Rose. After being benched in the 1983 World Series, Rose left the Phillies and signed a one-year contract with the Montreal Expos. He garnered his 4,000th hit with the team on April 13, 1984 against the Phillies, being only the second player to do so.

1984 Montreal Expos
Pete Rose's only season in Montreal
Major League affiliations
Location
Other information
Owner(s)Charles Bronfman
General manager(s)John McHale, Murray Cook
Manager(s)Bill Virdon, Jim Fanning
Local televisionCBC Television
(Dave Van Horne, Duke Snider)
Télévision de Radio-Canada
(Jean-Pierre Roy, Raymond Lebrun)
Local radioCFCF (English)
(Dave Van Horne, Duke Snider, Tommy Hutton, Ron Reusch)
CKAC (French)
(Jacques Doucet, Rodger Brulotte)
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Contents

OffseasonEdit

Spring trainingEdit

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

Regular seasonEdit

  • April 13, 1984: Pete Rose doubled off of his former teammate, Phillies pitcher Jerry Koosman, for his 4,000th career hit. Rose would join Ty Cobb as only the second player to enter the 4000 hit club. The hit came 21 years to the day after Rose's first career hit. Rose was eventually traded to the Reds for infielder Tom Lawless on August 15. While with the Expos, Rose had 72 hits and batted .259.

Opening Day startersEdit

Season standingsEdit

NL East W L Pct. GB Home Road
Chicago Cubs 96 65 0.596 51–29 45–36
New York Mets 90 72 0.556 48–33 42–39
St. Louis Cardinals 84 78 0.519 12½ 44–37 40–41
Philadelphia Phillies 81 81 0.500 15½ 39–42 42–39
Montreal Expos 78 83 0.484 18 39–42 39–41
Pittsburgh Pirates 75 87 0.463 21½ 41–40 34–47

Record vs. opponentsEdit

1984 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 3–9 13–5 12–6 6–12 5–7 4–8 7–5 8–4 7–11 10–8 5–7
Chicago 9–3 7–5 6–6 7–5 10–7 12–6 9–9 8–10 6–6 9–3 13–5
Cincinnati 5–13 5–7 8–10 7–11 7–5 3–9 5–7 7–5 7–11 12–6 4–8
Houston 6–12 6–6 10–8 9–9 7–5 4–8 6–6 6–6 6–12 12–6 8–4
Los Angeles 12–6 5–7 7–11 9–9 6–6 3–9 3–9 4–8 10–8 10–8 6–6
Montreal 7–5 7–10 5–7 5–7 6–6 7–11 11–7 7–11 7–5 7–5 9–9
New York 8–4 6–12 9–3 8–4 9–3 11–7 10–8 12–6 6–6 4–8 7–11
Philadelphia 5-7 9–9 7–5 6–6 9–3 7–11 8–10 7–11 7–5 8–4 8–10
Pittsburgh 4–8 10–8 5–7 6–6 8–4 11–7 6–12 11–7 4–8 6–6 4–14
San Diego 11–7 6–6 11–7 12–6 8–10 5–7 6–6 5–7 8–4 13–5 7–5
San Francisco 8–10 3–9 6–12 6–12 8–10 5–7 8–4 4–8 6–6 5–13 7–5
St. Louis 7–5 5–13 8–4 4–8 6–6 9–9 11–7 10–8 14–4 5–7 5–7


Notable transactionsEdit

RosterEdit

1984 Montreal Expos
Roster
Pitchers Catchers

Infielders

Outfielders Manager

Coaches

Player statsEdit

BattingEdit

Starters by positionEdit

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 Gary Carter 159 596 175 .294 27 106
1B Terry Francona 58 214 74 .346 1 18
3B Tim Wallach 160 582 143 .246 18 72
CF Tim Raines 160 622 192 .309 8 60

Other battersEdit

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
Pete Rose 95 278 72 .259 0 23
Bryan Little 85 266 65 .244 0 9
Max Venable 38 71 17 .239 2 7
Roy Johnson 16 33 5 .152 1 2
Mike Fuentes 3 4 1 .250 0 0
Sal Butera 3 3 0 .000 0 0

PitchingEdit

Starting pitchersEdit

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

Player G IP W L ERA SO
David Palmer 20 105.1 7 3 3.84 66

Other pitchersEdit

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

Player G IP W L ERA SO
Dan Schatzeder 36 136 7 7 2.71 89

Relief pitchersEdit

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

Player G W L SV ERA SO
Gary Lucas 55 0 3 8 2.72 42
Fred Breining 4 0 0 0 1.35 5

Award winnersEdit

1984 Major League Baseball All-Star Game

Farm systemEdit

NotesEdit

  1. ^ Woodie Fryman at Baseball-Reference
  2. ^ Tim Barrett at Baseball-Reference
  3. ^ Scott Sanderson at Baseball-Reference
  4. ^ Ray Burris at Baseball-Reference
  5. ^ Dan Schatzeder at Baseball-Reference
  6. ^ Sal Butera at Baseball-Reference
  7. ^ a b Pete Rose at Baseball-Reference
  8. ^ Max Venable at Baseball-Reference
  9. ^ Anthony Young at Baseball-Reference
  10. ^ https://www.baseball-reference.com/n/newmaal01.shtml
  11. ^ Stolen Bases Single Season National League Leaders by Baseball Almanac

ReferencesEdit

  • Johnson, Lloyd; Wolff, Miles, eds. (1997). The Encyclopedia of Minor League Baseball (2nd ed.). Durham, North Carolina: Baseball America. ISBN 978-0-9637189-8-3.

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