Memories of Tim Wallach and the Expos

From Stu Cowan at the Montreal Gazette on September 14, 2012, with mention of SABR member Bill Young:

Here’s something that will make former Expos fans feel old: Tim Wallach turned 55 on Sept. 14.

The former third baseman played 17 seasons in the majors and was with the Expos from 1980-92. He was a five-time National League all-star with the Expos and earned three Rawlings Gold Glove Awards, two Silver Slugger Awards and is Montreal/Washington’s all-time franchise leader with 1,694 hits, 360 doubles, 905 RBIs and 1,767 games.

Wallach is now the third-base coach for the Los Angeles Dodgers.

Nostalgic Expos fans might want to check out the book Remembering the Montreal Expos. Below is a review of that book from 2005.

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A new book, Remembering the Montreal Expos, co-authored by Danny Gallagher and Bill Young, is a series of vignettes that commemorate the famous and the not so famous — from Rusty Staub to Vladimir Guerrero, by way of Rex (Worm Eater) Hudler, Matt (John Kruk, Jr.) Stairs and Ivan (Shoe Salesman) Calderon.

There are 287 pages of memories and rare photos to remind baseball fans of why they cared so much, for so long.

“I hope the book will do two things: I hope it will reignite some fond memories, things people may have forgotten, and I hope it tells people some things about the Expos they didn’t know,” said Young, a founding member of the local chapter of SABR, the Society for American Baseball Research, who lives in Hudson. “I hope people will feel good about having something in their hands that was an echo of those 36 years.”

Read the full article here: http://blogs.montrealgazette.com/2012/09/14/memories-of-tim-wallach-and-the-expos/



Originally published: September 14, 2012. Last Updated: September 14, 2012.

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