Montreal Expos host their first game north of the border

Apr 14, 1969 | expansion

On April 14, 1969, the expansion Montreal Expos host their first game north of the border, marking the first time a regular season major league game is played outside of the United States. 29,417 fans came to see the Expos win their debut at Jarry Park, edging the St. Louis Cardinals, 8-7. Montreal moundsman Larry Jaster throws baseball’s first international pitch to Cardinal left fielder Lou Brock.

Mack Jones hits a three-run homer and two-run triple. Dan McGinn takes the win in 5 1/3 innings of relief. Jones’ blast is also the first major league home run hit outside the United States, while light-hitting Dal Maxvill hits a grand slam for the losers.

Read more about the players in this story:

Mack Jones

Dan McGinn

Dal Maxvill


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Montreal Expos

St. Louis Cardinals

Jarry Park


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