|1994 Montreal Expos
1st Place in NL East
|Major league affiliations|
|Local television||The Sports Network
(Dave Van Horne, Ken Singleton)
(Claude Raymond, Camille Dube)
|Local radio||CIQC (English)
(Dave Van Horne, Richard Griffin, Ken Singleton, Elliott Price)
(Jacques Doucet, Rodger Brulotte, Alain Chantelois)
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The Montreal Expos finished the season with the best record in Major League Baseball. The Expos had 74 wins compared to 40 losses. The 1994 Major League Baseball strike forced an end to the season and any postseason aspirations that the franchise had. One of the highlights of the season was that five Expos represented the National League at the 1994 Major League Baseball All-Star Game held in Pittsburgh. Moisés Alou had the game-winning hit for the National League.
In 1994, the Expos team — and Larry Walker — appeared to be rising to its potential. Led by rising young stars Pedro Martínez, Moisés Alou, Cliff Floyd, Mike Lansing and Jeff Fassero, Montreal was off to a 74-40 start, leading the National League Eastern Division. They had scored 585 runs (5.13 per game) and allowed 454 runs (3.98 per game) through 114 games by Friday, August 12.
Walker, with 86 RBI, was well on his way to his first 100-RBI year; Ken Hill was on pace to win 23 games while Pedro Martinez was on pace to strike out more than 200 batters. Moisés Alou was hitting .339 and on pace to collect more than 200 hits for the first time in his career. Marquis Grissom was on pace to score 137 runs. Two other Expos, namely Alou and Walker, were also on pace to score more than 100 runs. The team was also drawing well at home: through 52 home games in 1994, 1,276,250 fans had attended Expos games, for an average of 24,543 per game. At that pace, the Expos would have had a good chance of drawing two million fans for the first time since 1983. The season, however, was stopped due to the 1994 players' strike. The World Series, for which the Expos appeared to be destined, was never played and Montreal lost many of its players during the next season due to free agency and salary constraints and the team never recovered. The 1994 Montreal Expos team that could have been remains one of baseball's hot discussion points. The collapse of the Expos would eventually lead to the team's move to Washington, D.C. ten years later.
|New York Mets||55||58||.487||18½|
|1994 Montreal Expos|
|= Indicates team leader|
Note: Pos = position; G = Games played; AB = At Bats; H = Hits; Avg. = Batting Average; HR = Home Runs; RBI = Runs Batted In
|AAA||Ottawa Lynx||International League||Jim Tracy|
|AA||Harrisburg Senators||Eastern League||Dave Jauss|
|A||West Palm Beach Expos||Florida State League||Rob Leary|
|A||Burlington Bees||Midwest League||Lorenzo Bundy|
|Short-Season A||Vermont Expos||New York-Penn League||Terry Kennedy|
|Rookie||GCL Expos||Gulf Coast League||Nelson Norman|
|NL East Championship Season
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