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1977 Montreal Expos
Major League affiliations
Location
Results
Record 75–87 (.463)
Divisional place 5th
Other information
Owner(s) Charles Bronfman
General manager(s) Charlie Fox
Manager(s) Dick Williams
Local television CBC Television
(Dave Van Horne, Duke Snider)
Télévision de Radio-Canada
(Jean-Pierre Roy, Guy Ferron)
Local radio CFCF (English)
(Dave Van Horne, Duke Snider)
CKAC (French)
(Claude Raymond, Jacques Doucet)
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The 1977 Montreal Expos season was the ninth season in the history of the franchise. The team finished fifth in the National League East with a record of 73–87, 26 games behind the Philadelphia Phillies. This was the first year the team played their home games in Olympic Stadium, having left Jarry Park after the 1976 season.

Offseason[edit]

Spring training[edit]

The Expos held spring training at City Island Ball Park in Daytona Beach, Florida. It was their fifth season there.

Regular season[edit]

  • April 15, 1977: The Expos set an attendance record for a regular season game as 57,592 fans attend the first game at Olympic Stadium. They were defeated 7 to 2 by the eventual National League East Champion Philadelphia Phillies. Greg Luzinski of the Phils and Ellis Valentine of the Expos hit homers in the second inning, the first home runs at the Expos new home.
  • April 20, 1977: Gary Carter hit three home runs in one game.

Opening Day starters[edit]

Season standings[edit]

NL East W L Pct. GB Home Road
Philadelphia Phillies 101 61 0.623 60–21 41–40
Pittsburgh Pirates 96 66 0.593 5 58–23 38–43
St. Louis Cardinals 83 79 0.512 18 52–31 31–48
Chicago Cubs 81 81 0.500 20 46–35 35–46
Montreal Expos 75 87 0.463 26 38–43 37–44
New York Mets 64 98 0.395 37 35–44 29–54


Record vs. opponents[edit]

1977 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 5–7 4–14 9–9 5–13 6–6 7–5 2–10 3–9 11–7 8–10 1–11
Chicago 7–5 7–5 6–6 6–6 10–8 9–9 6–12 7–11 7–5 9–3 7–11
Cincinnati 14–4 5–7 5–13 10–8 7–5 10–2 8–4 3–9 11–7 10–8 5–7
Houston 9–9 6–6 13–5 9–9 8–4 6–6 4–8 4–8 8–10 9–9 5–7
Los Angeles 13–5 6–6 8–10 9–9 7–5 8–4 6–6 9–3 12–6 14–4 6–6
Montreal 6–6 8–10 5–7 4–8 5–7 10–8 7–11 7–11 5–7 6–6 12–6
New York 5–7 9–9 2–10 6–6 4–8 8–10 5–13 4–14 6–6 7–5 8–10
Philadelphia 10-2 12–6 4–8 8–4 6–6 11–7 13–5 8–10 9–3 9–3 11–7
Pittsburgh 9–3 11–7 9–3 8–4 3–9 11–7 14–4 10–8 10–2 2–10 9–9
San Diego 7–11 5–7 7–11 10–8 6–12 7–5 6–6 3–9 2–10 8–10 8–4
San Francisco 10–8 3–9 8–10 9–9 4–14 6–6 5–7 3–9 10–2 10–8 7–5
St. Louis 11–1 11–7 7–5 7–5 6–6 6–12 10–8 7–11 9–9 4–8 5–7


Notable transactions[edit]

Roster[edit]

1977 Montreal Expos
Roster
Pitchers Catchers

Infielders

Outfielders Manager

Coaches

Player stats[edit]

Batting[edit]

Starters by position[edit]

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 154 522 148 .284 31 84
1B Tony Pérez 154 559 158 .283 19 91
2B Dave Cash 153 650 188 .289 0 43
LF Warren Cromartie 155 620 175 .282 5 50
CF Andre Dawson 139 525 148 .282 19 65
RF Ellis Valentine 127 508 149 .293 25 76

Other batters[edit]

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
Sam Mejías 74 101 23 .228 3 8
José Morales 65 74 15 .203 1 9
Pepe Frías 53 70 18 .257 0 5
Tim Foli 13 57 10 .175 0 3
Jerry White 16 21 4 .190 0 1

Pitching[edit]

Starting pitchers[edit]

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

Player G IP W L ERA SO
Steve Rogers 40 301.2 17 16 3.10 206
Stan Bahnsen 23 127.2 8 9 4.81 58
Gerry Hannahs 8 37 1 5 4.86 21

Other pitchers[edit]

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

Player G IP W L ERA SO
Jackie Brown 42 185.2 9 12 4.51 89
Santo Alcalá 32 101.2 2 6 4.69 64
Hal Dues 6 23 1 1 4.30 9

Relief pitchers[edit]

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

Player G W L SV ERA SO
Will McEnaney 69 3 5 3 3.95 38
Bill Atkinson 55 7 2 7 3.35 56
Jeff Terpko 13 0 1 0 5.66 14
Tom Walker 11 1 1 0 4.74 10

Award winners[edit]

1977 Major League Baseball All-Star Game

Farm system[edit]

Level Team League Manager
AAA Denver Bears American Association Jim Marshall
AA Québec Métros Eastern League Doc Edwards
A West Palm Beach Expos Florida State League Felipe Alou
A-Short Season Jamestown Expos New York–Penn League Pat Daugherty
Rookie GCL Expos Gulf Coast League Ray Bellino

LEAGUE CHAMPIONS: Denver

Notes[edit]

References[edit]

  • 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. 

External links[edit]

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