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Title:
Up, up, & away : the Kid, the Hawk, Rock, Vladi, Pedro, le Grand Orange, Youppi!, the crazy business of baseball, & the ill-fated but unforgettable Montreal Expos
Author:
Keri, Jonah, author.
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Publication Information:
Toronto : Random House Canada, [2014]

©2014
Physical Description:
408 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (some colour), colour portraits ; 25 cm
Summary:
The definitive history of the Montreal Expos by the definitive Expos fan, the New York Times bestselling sportswriter and Grantland columnist Jonah Keri.
General Note:
Includes index.
Language:
English
ISBN:
9780307361356
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Book

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The definitive history of the Montreal Expos by the definitive Expos fan, the New York Times bestselling sportswriter and Grantland columnist Jonah Keri.
     2014 is the 20th anniversary of the strike that killed baseball in Montreal, and the 10th anniversary of the team's move to Washington, DC. But the memories aren't dead--not by a long shot. The Expos pinwheel cap is still sported by Montrealers, former fans, and by many more in the US and Canada as a fashion item. Expos loyalists are still spotted at Blue Jays games and wherever the Washington Nationals play (often cheering against them). Every year there are rumours that Montreal--as North America's largest market without a baseball team--could host Major League Baseball again.
     There has never been a major English-language book on the entire franchise history. There also hasn't been a sportswriter as uniquely qualified to tell the whole story, and to make it appeal to baseball fans across Canada AND south of the border. Jonah Keri writes the chief baseball column for Grantland , and routinely makes appearances in Canadian media such as The Jeff Blair Show , Prime Time Sports and Off the Record . The author of the New York Times baseball bestseller The Extra 2% (Ballantine/ESPN Books), Keri is one of the new generation of high-profile sports writers equally facile with sabermetrics and traditional baseball reporting. He has interviewed everyone for this book (EVERYONE: including the ownership that allowed the team to be moved), and fans can expect to hear from just about every player and personality from the Expos' unforgettable 35 years in baseball. Up, Up, and Away is already one of the most anticipated sports books of next year.


Author Notes

  JONAH KERI is a writer for Grantland.com and a contributor to ESPN's Baseball Tonight . He is the author of the New York Times bestseller The Extra 2%: How Wall Street Strategies Took a Major League Baseball Team from Worst to First and the co-author of Baseball Between the Numbers: Why Everything You Know About the Game Is Wrong . He has previously contributed to ESPN.com, SI.com, Baseball Prospectus , the New York Times , the Wall Street Journal , and wrote the flagship stock market column for Investor's Business Daily .


Table of Contents

Prologuep. 1
1 Opening Day (1969)p. 17
2 Swimming in Their Own Pool (1970-1973)p. 51
3 The Kid and the Kids (1974-1976)p. 75
4 That New Stadium Smell (1977-1979)p. 103
5 Team of the æ80s? (1980-1981)p. 137
Interlude: Blue Mondayp. 173
6 Coming Up Short (1982-1984)p. 187
7 Scrap Heap Darlings (1985-1989)p. 211
8 Prelude to a Winner (1990-1993)p. 247
9 "We knew no one could beat us." (1994)p. 283
10 Expos University (1995-1999)p. 313
11 The End (2000-2004)p. 343
Epiloguep. 379
Acknowledgementsp. 385
Referencesp. 393
Indexp. 397