The Montreal Expos’ roster was a mess when Guerrero arrived in 1997. The Expos had only a handful of good players after the 1994 strike. However, he was a rare exception. In 1998, he hit 38 home runs and had 109 RBIs in 118 games. He was tied for fifth in WAR among NL-position players in 1999, and finished 13th in MVP voting.
The Montreal Expos had hoped to make the playoffs this season, but Guerrero missed the last six games due to a herniated disc in his back. Despite his injury, the team was able to perform well without him. In fact, on Aug. 28, the Expos were tied for the lead in the NL wild-card race. They lost eight of nine of their last nine games, and were eliminated from the playoff race in September.
Guerrero was just 18 years old when he applied for the Expos. Before he came to Ferreira’s facility, he had attended a few big league camps. He had spent 30 days with the Yankees, and one month with the Dodgers before deciding to leave. He was a fan of Ferreira, and played for the Expos when he was in MLB.
Despite his age, Guerrero managed to keep the Montreal fans enthralled by his skill and his unmatched defense. His outfield defense was legendary, and he often hit balls in the air flat-footed to strand runners in the bases. His batting average rose to the highest level in the majors. He also led the league with his RBIs and home runs. Guerrero’s career will undoubtedly go down in history as one of the best in the history of the franchise.
Although Guerrero was late to the game, his emergence is one to watch. His early arrival in the majors is slowly being recognized by the Expos’ fan base. With so many other star players on the roster, he could play in any major league. He was also the best-kept secret in baseball. Guerrero was considered one of the most important baseball players. His games in Montreal were viewed by microscopic viewers at the Stade Olympique.
The father of Guerrero retired his number 27 in honor of his son. He will wear this number in games against the Angels, which are the team’s archrivals. Despite the fame of his father, Guerrero Jr. has had to deal with the spotlight. At Montreal’s Olympic Stadium, Guerrero Jr., the Expos’ young batting helmet-wearing player stood beside his father. The iconic photograph that resulted is still an inspirational image and serves as the inspiration for Guerrero Jr.’s new Pro Prime bat.
In late April 1995, baseball returned to Montreal. The Expos failed to regain their previous success. The team finished the season with a record of 66-78. They had no chance of regaining their glory from the previous year. They finished 24 games behind eventual World Series champion Atlanta Braves. Guerrero was traded to Arizona Diamondbacks in 2001. The team’s fans were left to bemused by his undeserved dismissal.