The Expos in Their Prime

The Short-Lived Glory of Montreal’s Team, 1977–1984

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About the Book

In the late 1970s and early 1980s, the Montreal Expos provided their fans with spectacular play produced by spectacular players. The team was able to reach the pinnacle of its lifetime popularity during that period. They were in fact even more popular than the beloved hockey-playing Canadiens in Montreal and the most popular sports team in Canada. The book depicts how the team reached that level of support from the whole country and also why they were not able to sustain that excellence.

About the Author(s)

SABR member Alain Usereau is a sports broadcaster in Montreal.

Bibliographic Details

Alain Usereau
Format: softcover (6 x 9)
Pages: 260
Bibliographic Info: 18 photos, notes, bibliography, index
Copyright Date: 2013
pISBN: 978-0-7864-7081-5
eISBN: 978-0-7864-9303-6
Imprint: McFarland

Table of Contents

Table of Contents


Preface 1

Introduction 3

 1. 1976: “Phase 2” 5

 2. 1977: The Move to the Big O 13

 3. 1978: The Year of Disappointment 26

 4. 1979: They Arrived at Last! 46

 5. 1980: Close But No Cigar 74

 6. 1981: They Made the Playoffs! 106

 7. 1981: Post-Season 134

 8. 1982: A Missed Opportunity 152

 9. 1983: They Blew Their Last Chance 183

10. 1984: The End of an Era 207

Chapter Notes 231

Bibliography 243

Index 24

Book Reviews & Awards

“Sports broadcaster Usereau details the best years of the Montreal Expos baseball team”—Reference & Research Book News; “I fell for the book…. [E]vokes memories of a time when the Expos fielded stars like Gary Carter, Andre Dawson and Tim Raines…. Expos fans can revel in the great stats and in-depth interview revelations.”—Paul W. Bennett, The Chronicle Herald.