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January 18, 2008 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
John McHale Sr., 86, the first president of the Montreal Expos when they debuted as an expansion team in 1969 and the general manager from 1978 to 1984, died Thursday in a hospice unit near his home in Palm City, Fla., Major League Baseball announced. A first baseman who played 64 games for the Detroit Tigers from 1943 to 1948, McHale joined the Tigers' front office in 1948 as an assistant farm director and became general manager in 1957. He moved to the Milwaukee Braves in 1959 as president and general manager, and oversaw the franchise's relocation to Atlanta in 1966.
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February 17, 2012 | By Mike DiGiovanna, Los Angeles Times
Gary Carter, a Hall of Fame catcher from Fullerton who helped lift the New York Mets to a dramatic victory over the Boston Red Sox in the 1986 World Series, died Thursday in Florida. He was 57 and had brain cancer. Nicknamed "Kid" for his grit and youthful exuberance, Carter was an 11-time All-Star who hit .262 with 324 home runs and 1,225 runs batted in during 19 seasons playing for the Montreal Expos, Mets, San Francisco Giants and Dodgers. His goal to become a major league manager unfulfilled, Carter was coaching at Palm Beach Atlantic University near his Florida home last May when he experienced headaches and forgetfulness and was diagnosed with brain cancer.
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SPORTS
July 18, 1992 | BOB NIGHTENGALE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Second baseman Kurt Stillwell retreated to the trainers' room Friday night after the Padres' 3-0 defeat to the Montreal Expos, not knowing whether to cry or scream. It's certainly not his fault alone that the Padres quickly are falling out of the division race. But Stillwell finds himself burdened by guilt. Darrin Fletcher's bouncer caromed off Stillwell's glove and rolled into center field for a two-run single in the fourth inning.
SPORTS
January 28, 2010 | Staff And Wire Reports
Andre Dawson will be inducted into the Hall of Fame as a Montreal Expo, despite his preference to go in as a Chicago Cub. The hall announced its decision Wednesday. Dawson told WMVP-AM in Chicago that he thought hall officials would discuss the issue with him in detail before the decision was made. He said he wanted a chance to tell them "what really catapulted me to Hall of Fame status and pretty much what my preference was, but I think their decision had been made. It was a little gut-wrenching for me to hear that, but it's their decision.
SPORTS
May 13, 1991 | BOB WOLF, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
The volatile group that passes for the Padre bullpen made Mother's Day a grand one for the Montreal Expos. After seven innings of the series finale at San Diego Jack Murphy Stadium, Bruce Hurst had a 6-3 lead and was closing in on his fifth victory without a defeat. But when the first two batters in the eighth reached base, Manager Greg Riddoch called for help, and the game went up in flames immediately. First Mike Maddux, then Rich Rodriguez and finally John Costello tried to bring relief.
SPORTS
April 29, 1993 | MARYANN HUDSON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
He has tried just about everything to get his team on track, so Dodger Manager Tom Lasorda tried something different. He took his team to lunch. Then Wednesday night, the Dodgers went after the Montreal Expos with a series of stolen bases, sacrifice hits and even a squeeze play. And along the way a curious thing happened. The Dodgers started to show some power. Eric Karros hit his second home run of the season and Eric Davis his first as the Dodgers beat the Expos 6-1 before 35,896.
SPORTS
July 26, 1991 | SCOTT MILLER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The baseball was an exclamation point, carrying a piece of Bip Roberts' heart with it as it traveled on a straight line back, back, still back, then over the left-field fence. Roberts, batting left-handed and struggling through his most difficult season, started toward first, slowed and pumped his fist into the air as he rounded the bag. He did it again as he approached second. He sported a broad smile as he crossed the plate. Exclamation point?
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July 3, 2004 | David Lamb, Times Staff Writer
Long known as a place of sea dogs, tug boats and tough bars, this old port city today basks in a renaissance of high-end development and of buildings restored. Now Norfolk and the 15 surrounding cities and counties known collectively as Hampton Roads are looking for a crown jewel to cap the revival. Their goal is to snatch the Montreal Expos right out from under the noses of competitors in northern Virginia; Washington, D.C.; Las Vegas; San Antonio; Portland, Ore.; and Monterrey, Mexico.
SPORTS
January 22, 1992 | From Staff and Wire Reports
Outfielder Dave Martinez, acquired in a trade with the Montreal Expos, signed a one-year contract with the Cincinnati Reds for $1.3 million.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 18, 2008 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
John McHale Sr., 86, the first president of the Montreal Expos when they debuted as an expansion team in 1969 and the general manager from 1978 to 1984, died Thursday in a hospice unit near his home in Palm City, Fla., Major League Baseball announced. A first baseman who played 64 games for the Detroit Tigers from 1943 to 1948, McHale joined the Tigers' front office in 1948 as an assistant farm director and became general manager in 1957. He moved to the Milwaukee Braves in 1959 as president and general manager, and oversaw the franchise's relocation to Atlanta in 1966.
SPORTS
November 21, 2004 | Barry Svrluga, Washington Post
Claude Delorme first put together the binder three baseball seasons ago. Twenty-six pages, countless tasks. The Montreal Expos franchise, the team Delorme serves as executive vice president for business affairs, was supposed to evaporate into thin air, back when Major League Baseball planned to buy the team and then contract it. Seemed like someone should have a list of things to do if and when that happened, so the binder was born. Sell furniture. Check. Meet with concessionaire. Check.
SPORTS
September 30, 2004 | Steve Henson and Emma Schwartz, Times Staff Writers
Canada's loss is a capital gain. After three years of uncertainty, the Montreal Expos will have a new home in Washington. The move was announced Wednesday to great fanfare, bringing baseball back to the area locals refer to as "the District" for the first time since the Washington Senators bolted for Texas in 1971. "It's quite a historic day," baseball Commissioner Bud Selig said. Washington outbid five locations -- Northern Virginia; Norfolk, Va.; Portland, Ore.
SPORTS
September 29, 2004 | David Wharton, Times Staff Writer
Only a few thousand fans showed up to watch the Montreal Expos play baseball the other night, barely enough to cause a murmur, a death rattle, in Olympic Stadium. Pop fouls ricocheted off empty seats. Vendors at the snack bars -- the few that were open -- stood idly. Henry Cukoff, sitting above the visitors' dugout with almost an entire row to himself, tried to act as if he did not care. "To be frank, it's been over for years," the longtime Expo fan said. "I'm used to it."
SPORTS
September 24, 2004 | Chris Foster and Ross Newhan, Times Staff Writers
Major League Baseball's executive council is likely to announce soon that Washington D.C. will be the next home of the Montreal Expos, multiple sources say. The council met Thursday in Milwaukee and listened to a presentation from Baltimore Oriole owner Peter Angelos, who says a team in Washington, about 40 miles away, would cost the Orioles $30 million to $40 million in annual revenue.
SPORTS
September 16, 2004 | From Associated Press
The Montreal Expos did their best to sweep away the Florida Marlins' playoff hopes Wednesday. "We've battled through a lot of adversity these past two or three weeks; this is just a little bump in the road," Manager Jack McKeon said after Florida was swept by Montreal, 6-2 and 10-4, to fall 3 1/2 games behind San Francisco in the National League wild-card race. "We just have to get this engine fired up again and click on all cylinders again."
SPORTS
October 6, 1992 | From Staff and Wire Reports
Felipe Alou, who managed the Montreal Expos to one of baseball's best turnarounds, was rewarded with a contract through the 1994 season.
SPORTS
August 8, 2004 | Ross Newhan
The shadows of autumn are beginning to encroach on baseball's oft-delayed plan to reveal the 2005 home of the Montreal Expos before the end of summer. There was no announcement during the All-Star break, as first anticipated, and there won't be any Aug. 17-18 at the owners' meeting in Philadelphia, where the contract of Commissioner Bud Selig is expected to be extended for three years.
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July 3, 2004 | David Lamb, Times Staff Writer
Long known as a place of sea dogs, tug boats and tough bars, this old port city today basks in a renaissance of high-end development and of buildings restored. Now Norfolk and the 15 surrounding cities and counties known collectively as Hampton Roads are looking for a crown jewel to cap the revival. Their goal is to snatch the Montreal Expos right out from under the noses of competitors in northern Virginia; Washington, D.C.; Las Vegas; San Antonio; Portland, Ore.; and Monterrey, Mexico.
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