Exposnation is a non-profit organistion seeking to promote the Montreal market as a viable baseball market, by creating awareness that there is a viable, potential fan base in the region. The history of baseball in Montreal is long and rich, dating back to the Montreal Royals’ first season in 1897. In the 1940s and ’50s, Delorimier Stadium was home to the likes of Don Drysdale, Roberto Clemente, Duke Snider, Roy Campanella, and the unforgettable Jackie Robinson while the Royals served as the Brooklyn Dodgers’ farm club. In 1969, the Montreal Expos became Major League Baseball’s first non-U.S. franchise and went on to thrill the city for 36 seasons. A passionate fanbase fondly recalls the exploits of Hall of Famers Gary Carter and Andre Dawson, as well as Cooperstown-bound stars like Tim Raines, Pedro Martinez, and Vladimir Guerrero. We want all of you to take part. Keep the legacy of the Expos and the dream of professional baseball alive in the province of Quebec by sharing this page with the world.
The Expos were the first Major League Baseball (MLB) franchise located outside the United States. They played in the National League (NL) East Division from 1969 until 2004. Following the 2004 season, the franchise relocated to Washington, D.C., and became the Washington Nationals. On September 29, 2004, MLB announced that the Expos would move to Washington, D.C. in 2005. The Expos played their final game on October 3 at Shea Stadium, losing by a score of 8–1 against the New York Mets, the same opponent that the Expos first faced at its start, 35 years earlier. Today, MLB is composed of thirty teams: Twenty-nine in the United States and one in Canada. The logo is composed of three colors – red, white and blue – and three letters: a large stylized ”M” forMontreal, a lower case ”e” for Expos in red on the lower left of the logo, and a ”b” for baseball in blue on the right-hand side.”