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FRANCHISE TIMELINE
1969-1979 | 1980-1989 | 1990-1999 | 2000-Present
Timeline
 
Under the guidance of Manager Felipe Alou, the team gained a reputation for developing a legion of Major League talent.
1991  - July 28: El Presidente... El Perfecto! Pitching in Los Angeles, Dennis Martinez pitches the 15th perfect game in Major League history. He beats Mike Morgan and the Dodgers, 2-0, striking out five batters over the course of 96 pitches (66 strikes) in a game played in 2:14 in front of 45,560 fans. Marquis Grissom records the final out in center field on a fly ball by pinch-hitter Chris Gwynn. On July 26, 1991, just two days earlier, Mark Gardner of the Expos had pitched nine innings of no-hit baseball against the Dodgers, only to lose the game in the tenth inning.
1994  - June 29: The Expos set an attendance record for a mid-week series as they take a three game series from the Braves and in the process, take over the top spot in the NL East. The team would not relinquish its position in first place for the remainder of the shortened season.

Aug. 12: The season comes to an end when the players go on strike, thus ruining what would likely have been the finest season in Montreal's history. The Expos finish 6.0 games ahead of the Braves in first place in the NL East with a 74-40 record, the best in baseball, and are first in both wins and win percentage in the majors, ahead of the Yankees. The Expos finish 34 games over .500, the highest mark at the end of any season.

1995  - June 3: After the team is only able to break a scoreless tie in the top of the tenth, Expos' starter Pedro Martinez takes a perfect 1-0 game into the bottom of the tenth at San Diego, but gives up a lead-off double to Bip Roberts, thus losing his bid for perfection or a no-hitter. He is replaced by closer Mel Rojas, who is able to earn the save.
1997  - November: Pedro Martinez becomes the first Expos' pitcher and first Dominican to win the Cy Young Award. Martinez had enjoyed a masterful season, winning 17 games to go along with a 1.90 ERA and 305 strikeouts in 206.2 innings pitched.
1999  - Oct. 2: Vladimir Guerrero becomes the first Expos' player to hit 40 home runs in a season. He finishes the year with a total of 42 round-trippers.
1969-1979 | 1980-1989 | 1990-1999 | 2000-Present