The former Expo pitcher still has it! At 63 years of age Bill Lee threw 41 strikes for the minor league Brocton Rox defeating the Worcester Tornadoes! Click here to read more from the Montreal Gazette!
Bill Lee also played for the Boston Red Sox. Below is his 1975 Boston Red Sox jersey!
We were doing a little spring cleaning around the office today and we came across a perfectly good Expos Andre Dawson sample. It's production quality, it was just sent to us so we could approve the patch.
So, do you want it? If yes, post a comment on our facebook page today between 3:00 PM EST - 5:00 PM EST telling us why we should give this jersey to you. Keep your comments to 50 words or less. It's a size large and it's the only one we have so what you see is what you get.
We'll pick our favorite between 5:00 - 5:15 and we'll post the winner's name around 5:30. Good luck!
We told you they were coming and here they are, in all their powder blue glory.
What about that logo...what do you think? We love it. In case you've never really thought about it, and we don't know why you wouldn't, but anyway, do you see the "e", the "m" and the "b" within the logo? The "e" is for Expos, the "m" for Montreal and the "b" for baseball.
A couple more random facts for you to impress your freinds with: the Expos name comes from the World Exposition Fair which was held in Montreal in 1967, two years before the Expos began play. Also, this 1982 jersey has a patch commemorating the 1982 MLB All Star Game which was held in Montreal. The "Partie D'Etoiles" marked the first time that the game was played outside of the USA.
Just a few facts for you to share at your Labor Day events this weekend. Have fun.
Andre Dawson was born on July 10, 1954 in Miami, Florida. "The Hawk" broke in to the majors with the Montreal Expos in 1976, where he spent 11 of his 21 years of professional baseball. In 1977 he was awarded the National League Rookie of the Year Award beating out the Steve Henderson of the Mets. Playing primarily centerfield, Dawson earned the first of his eight Golden Glove Awards in 1980.
After the 1986 season Andre felt that 11 years of playing on the articficial turf at Olympic Stadium had done some serious damage to his knees. So, he departed Canada for the plush greens of Wrigley Field. His first year in Chicago was a success as he was named 1987 Most Valuable Player. He stayed with the Cubs for 6 seasons before closing out his career with two years in Boston and two in Florida with the Marlins.
Dawson never played on a World Series team, but did receive a World Series ring as a front office member of the 2003 Champion Florida Marlins.
We are happy to be making "The Hawk's" 1982 road Expos jersey. Look for it in the fall.