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The Calgary Expos were a minor league baseball team located in the Canadian city of Calgary, Alberta, from 1979 to 1984. The team was a member of the Pioneer League, playing at the Rookie League level.

Calgary Expos
(1979–1984)
Calgary, Alberta
Class-level
PreviousRookie League
Minor league affiliations
Previous leagues
Pioneer League
Major league affiliations
PreviousMontreal Expos (1979–84)
Team data
Previous parks
Foothills Stadium

Calgary and the Medicine Hat A's had joined the Pioneer League as expansion teams in 1977. At the time, Calgary was affiliated with the St. Louis Cardinals, and the team was the Calgary Cardinals. Calgary picked up the Expos moniker in 1979, when they switched affiliations to the Montreal Expos. The Expos later relocated to Salt Lake City, Utah, to become the Salt Lake City Trappers in 1985 to make room for the Calgary Cannons of the Pacific Coast League.

Notable AlumniEdit

Season by season resultsEdit

Season[1] W–L Finish Win%
1979 34–36 2nd .486
1980 23–46 3rd .333
1981 46–24 1st .657
1982 25–45 3rd .357
1983 48–28 1st .600
1984 28–42 4th .400
Total 204–221 .480

PlayoffsEdit

The Expos qualified for the playoffs twice, losing to the Butte Copper Kings 3–2 in the 1981 league championship series, and losing to the Billings Mustangs 3–1 in the 1983 series.

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Calgary, Alberta, Canada Encyclopedia". Baseball-Reference.com.