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The Montreal Expos was a name of a Major League Baseball team located in Montreal, Quebec, Canada from the year of 1969 until 2004. The franchise was relocated by Major League Baseball after 2004 and it became the Washington Nationals. The Nationals kept all the Expos' records, player contracts, and minor league affiliates and the spring training complex in Viera of Florida.
Montreal lost its International League team in the year of 1960, although the Royals had been playing in Montreal for years, and many of the Dodgers prospects had played in Montreal. The Dodgers chose to locate its main farm team closer to L.A.
There was a continuous seven year effort to have a team for the city. The struggle was led by Gerry Snyder, who at the time was the member from the district of Snowdon on Montreal City Council. Snyder was a prestigious personality of Montreal during the 1960s and 1970's. He was also a chairman of the city's Executive Committee during the 1960s.
Snyder had presented a bid for a Montreal franchise to Major League Baseball's team owners at their Winter Meetings in Mexico City in the year of 1972. There was ne expected favor for Montreal as the chair of the National League's expansion committee was the influential Los Angeles Dodgers president Walter O'Malley, under whom the Royals had become affiliated with the Dodgers. O'Malley announced that franchises were being awarded to Montreal and San Diego on May 27-2008.Charles Bronfman, a major shareholder in the world-wide Seagram distilling empire, to lend his considerable weight to the project and provide the funding guarantees required.
The ?Royals' was used as a name for the team for many years. But the new owners conducted a contest to name the team. Many names were suggested by Montrealers At the time, the city was still basking in the glow of the recently completed Expo 67, the most popular World's Fair to date, it was decided to name the team as Expos The Expos name also had the advantage of being the same in either English or French, the city's two dominant languages.
The Expos had to overcome another obstacle before they could take the field: they had to find a home ballpark. Delorimier Stadium. By August 1968, the league was threatening to withdraw the franchise. National League president Warren Giles and Montreal Mayor Jean Drapeau visited Jarry Park, a 3,000-seat ballfield in the city's northwest corner, and decided that it could be a suitable temporary facility. Within six months, the park was transformed into a 28,500-seat makeshift facility, saving the franchise.
The Montreal Expos were the first from a Canadian city by a major league organization originating in the United States. It was really a very big step for the city of Montreal and for the nation of Canada, and Major League Baseball. The Expos won their first game, on the afternoon of April 8, 1969, against the New York Mets at Shea Stadium, beating the Mets by a score of 11-10. The first game at Jarry Park was played on April 14 ? an 8-7 Expos win over the St. Louis Cardinals, broadcast nationwide on CBC television and radio.
A crowd of 29,184 jammed every corner of Jarry Park to watch the first major league baseball game ever played outside the United States. Jarry was only intended as a three-year temporary facility until what became Olympic Stadium could be completed. However, a strike delayed the Expos' first game there until 1977. The Expos had to postpone several early and late-season games during their first seven seasons because Jarry was completely exposed to the elements. On several occasions, MLB threatened to yank the franchise due to the construction delays.