Expos fans load bus to Baseball Hall of Fame as two fomer Expos inducted
Expos fans boarded an early-morning bus to Cooperstown, N.Y.
Published Sunday, July 26, 2015 4:05PM EDT
Last Updated Sunday, July 26, 2015 6:16PM EDT
Two busloads full of Montrealers left for the Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown, New York Saturday morning to witness a big day for Expos fans.
Two former Expos players, Pedro Martinez and Randy Johnson, were inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame.
It was during his years with the Expos that Martinez developed into one of the top pitchers in baseball history. He went on to win three Cy Young awards and finished with a 219-100 record over 18 years, a winning percentage of .687. He won five ERA titles and had a career mark of 2.93. His 3,154 strikeouts rank 13th on the career list.
Martinez went 16-9 in 2004 and helped the Red Sox win the World Series for the first time since 1918. He pitched seven shutout innings in Game 3 on the road in St. Louis. Aside from Montreal and Boston, Martinez also pitched for the Dodgers, the New York Mets and Philadelphia.
Randy Johnson also pitched for the Expos from 1988 to 1989. During his career, Johnson won five Cy Young award.
The fan trip was organized by Expos nation, a group promoting the return of a major league baseball team to the city.
Montreal Mayor Denis Coderre and Canadian actor and comedian Mike Myers were also there to show support for the inductees.
-with a file from the Associated Press
It’s Dr. Evil, I didn’t spend six years in Evil Medical School to be called “mister,” thank you very much. pic.twitter.com/lCNZOxYUeu— DenisCoderre (@DenisCoderre) July 24, 2015