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The Watertown Expos were a professional minor league baseball team that existed from 1970 to 1971 in Watertown, South Dakota, playing two seasons in the Northern League at historic Watertown Stadium.

Watertown Expos
Watertown, South Dakota
PreviousClass A Short Season
Minor league affiliations
Previous leagues
Northern League
Major league affiliations
PreviousMontreal Expos
Minor league titles
League titles None
Team data
NicknameWatertown Expos
BallparkWatertown Stadium
Watertown Stadium, May 2017
Watertown Stadium stands and field, May 2017


The Expos played in Watertown, beginning in 1970, as members of the Northern League. The Expos were affiliates of the Montreal Expos. When the Northern League folded after the 1971 season, the remaining teams were the Aberdeen Pheasants, Sioux Falls Packers, St. Cloud Rox, and Watertown Expos.[1][2]


The Watertwon Expos played at Watertown Stadium, located at 1600 West Kemp Avenue. Still in use today, the ballpark, constructed in 1940, is on the National Register of Historic Places.[3][4]

Year-by-year recordEdit

(from Baseball Reference Bullpen)

Year Record Finish Manager Playoffs
1970 32–38 4th Bobby Malkmus None
1971 30–40 4th Bob Oldis None

Notable alumniEdit