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Blue Monday

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Blue Monday: one of the most unforgettable days in Canadian baseball history. Danny Gallagher leads readers up to that infamous d... Weiterlesen
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Blue Monday: one of the most unforgettable days in Canadian baseball history.

Danny Gallagher leads readers up to that infamous day in October 1981 when Rick Monday of the Los Angeles Dodgers hit a home run off of Montreal Expos pitcher Steve Rogers in the ninth inning, giving the Dodgers a berth in the World Series. Readers will be taken back to 1976 when a five-year plan for winning the National League championship was set in place by the Expos with the hiring of experienced manager Dick Williams. Gallagher examines old narratives about Blue Monday and talks to all the key players involved in the game, unearthing secrets and stories never before told.


Danny Gallagher is a freelance writer, author, and Montreal Expos historian. He began covering the Expos in 1988 for the Montreal Daily News. He is the author of four previous books on the Expos. In recent years, he has been a regular contributor to the Canadian Baseball Network website. He lives in Uxbridge, Ontario.


  • Foreword by Larry Parrish
  • Introduction

  • Part I The Long Lead-In
  • Chapter 1: Expos Sign Williams, Pursue Jackson
  • Chapter 2: The Discovery of Tim Raines
  • Chapter 3: The 1977 and 1978 Seasons
  • Chapter 4: Coming So Close: 1979 and 1980

  • Part II 1981: The Year That Was
  • Chapter 5: Is This The Year?
  • Chapter 6: Did Valentine Not Want To Be Great?
  • Chapter 7: Season Torn Apart By Strike
  • Chapter 8: Tommy Hutton Released
  • Chapter 9: Williams Fired, Fanning Hired
  • Chapter 10: Rogers Speaks Out About Williams
  • Chapter 11 The Biggest Triple in Expos History

  • Part III The National League Division Series
  • Chapter 12: Taking On the Phillies: first 4 games
  • Chapter 13: An Unexpected Pre-game Pep Talk

  • Part IV The National League Championship Series
  • Chapter 14: Dodgers Take Game 1
  • Chapter 15: Game 2: Ray Burris Slighted, Pitches Masterpiece
  • Chapter 16: In Montreal: Dodgers Hate "The Happy Wanderer"
  • Chapter 17: Game 3: Jerry White Hits Big Homer
  • Chapter 18: Game 4: Dodgers Tie the Series
  • Chapter 19: Conspiracy Surrounds Postponement of Game 5
  • Chapter 20: Game 5: The Big One
  • Chapter 21: Monday, Blue Monday, and That Hit
  • Chapter 22: Cromartie Reduced to Tears
  • Chapter 23: Jerry White: The Final Out in Game 5

  • Part V After Blue Monday: The Long Fade-Out
  • Chapter 24: Reardon's Secret Is Out
  • Chapter 25:Bronfman and Others on Pitching Rogers
  • Chapter 26: Bill Lee Opens Up
  • Chapter 27: An Eventful Season for Francona
  • Chapter 28: Don't Blame Rogers
  • Chapter 29: Dick Williams Calls Rogers Out

  • Part VI Rick Monday: The Guy Who Hit That Homer
  • Chapter 30: Showing His Emotions
  • Chapter 31: The Wrath of the Fans
  • Chapter 32: Cutting Ties
  • Chapter 33: Beanball
  • Chapter 34: Rescuing the U.S. Flag
  • Chapter 35: "We are the Champions"

  • Part VII After All That
  • Chapter 36: A Special Tribute to Three 1980 Expos

  • Epilogue: The Return of Baseball to Montreal?
  • Acknowledgements
  • Sources
  • Image Credits
  • Index


Titel: Blue Monday
Untertitel: The Expos, the Dodgers, and the Home Run That Changed Everything
EAN: 9781459741898
ISBN: 978-1-4597-4189-8
Digitaler Kopierschutz: Adobe-DRM
Format: E-Book (epub)
Herausgeber: Dundurn
Genre: Sport
Anzahl Seiten: 232
Veröffentlichung: 13.10.2018
Jahr: 2018
Untertitel: Englisch
Dateigrösse: 9.0 MB