Franchise: Washington Nationals / BR 1994 Team Page
Record: 74-40, Finished 1st in NL Eastern Division (1994 NL)
Managed by Felipe Alou
Coaches: Pierre Arsenault, Terry Harper, Tim Johnson, Joe Kerrigan, Jerry Manuel and Luis Pujols
Ballpark: Stade Olympique
The 1994 Montreal Expos had the best record in baseball that season and appeared to be headed to the playoffs for the first time in over a decade. They were led by a pitching staff that included Ken Hill, who won 16 games, and a young Pedro Martinez. Outfielder Moises Alou hit .339 with 22 home runs. However, the Expos' playoff aspirations were ended by a player's strike which shortened the season and caused the postseason to be cancelled. As a result, Montreal fans were left wondering what might have been. Ten years later, before the final game to ever be played at Olympic Stadium, the 1994 Expos were posthumously honored with the title of Best Team in Baseball.
Awards and Honors
- Danny Gallagher and Bill Young: Ecstasy to Agony: The 1994 Montreal Expos: How the Best Team in Baseball Ended up in Washington 10 Years Later, Scoop Press, Toronto, ON, 2013. ISBN 9780968185957