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FRANCHISE TIMELINE
1969-1979 | 1980-1989 | 1990-1999 | 2000-Present
Timeline
 
The Expos celebrated wildly after clinching the NL East Division crown in 1981, a year that saw the team come within one game of the World Series.
1980  - Sept. 10: Rookie Bill Gullickson strikes out 18 Chicago Cubs in one game, a team record that stands to this day.

October: The Expos again tease Montreal baseball fans by maintaining their playoff hopes until the final day of the season, finishing second and one game behind the Philadelphia Phillies.

1981  - May 10: Charlie Lea throws the third no-hitter in Expos' history against the Giants at Olympic Stadium, 4-0, in the second game of a Sunday afternoon doubleheader. Andre Dawson makes the final out in centerfield.

Oct. 3: In the final game of a strike-interrupted season, Wallace Johnson's 2-run triple off Mets' relief pitcher Neil Allen leads the Expos to the 1981 second-half NL East title.

Oct. 10: The Expos win their first National League East division title. Playing the first-half title-holding Phillies, Warren Cromartie grabs a line drive at first base at Philadelphia's Veterans' Stadium to clinch the best-of-five division series 3 games to 2.

Oct. 19: The day that will simply be remembered as "Blue Monday" by Expos' fans comes when Dodgers' outfielder Rick Monday crushes the Expos' hopes of a trip to the World Series with a game-winning, ninth-inning home run off Steve Rogers in the fifth and deciding game of the NL Championship Series at Olympic Stadium. The Dodgers capture the NLCS 3 games to 2 and will go on to beat the Yankees in the Fall Classic. For the third consecutive season, the Expos are eliminated by the eventual World Series Champions.

1982  - July 13: Montreal hosts the first All-Star game located outside the United States. Steve Rogers, Gary Carter, Tim Raines and Andre Dawson are starters while Al Oliver is a reserve. Reds' shortstop Dave Concepcion hits a two-run home run in the second inning to spark the NL to its 11th consecutive win in the All-Star Game, 4-1.

Sept. 22: Chris Speier collects 8 RBI against the San Francisco Giants, becoming the only Expos' player in history to have had both an 8-RBI game and to have hit for the cycle during his career.

Oct. 3: With a .331 batting average, Al Oliver becomes the first Expos' hitter to win a batting title. Teammate Tim Raines will accomplish the same feat four years later, hitting .336 in 1986.

1984  - Apr. 13: Expos' first baseman Pete Rose hits a double off Philadelphia Philles' pitcher Jerry Koosman to collect his 4,000th career hit.
1969-1979 | 1980-1989 | 1990-1999 | 2000-Present