There was a period in which all of MLB’s teams were located within the continental United States. That
would all change in 1969 when the Montreal Expos became established as an MLB franchise. The stage
was set for the league’s eventual move to Montreal when a minor league team known as the AAA
Montreal Royals folded in 1960. Politicians in Montreal began to lobby heavily for an MLB team in
Montreal. Their chances of getting a team were as good as someone Googling My Betting Sites Canada. Their wish would be granted nine years later.
“Montreal Expos” was derived from the Expo 67 World Fair. The Montreal Expos would spend their first eight years in a stadium known as Jarry Park Stadium before moving to Olympic Stadium for the duration of the franchise’s tenure in Montreal.
There have been many legendary players that have dawned on the Montreal Expos uniform. Some of those players include Gary Carter, Andre Dawson, Vladimir Guerrero, Randy Johnson, and Larry Walker.
The Montreal Expos franchise folded in 2004 and would relocate to Washington D.C to become the Washington Nationals. In this piece, we will review the logo history of the Montreal Expos.
The Montreal Expos have had two primary logos during their run as a franchise. Their first logo was in 1969 and wouldn’t be altered until 1991. The top of the logo was a series of interwoven script pieces forming an “eMb” wordmark. The word eMb stands for “Expos De Montreal Baseball. The eMb was multi-colored. The eMb was made to resemble a big “M.” The red was on the far left of the logo. The white would end up mixing in with the red on the left half of the logo. One can see that the white half of the logo has a blue trim.
The entire right side of the logo was colored dark blue and contained no dark trim. The bottom line of this logo has a lowercase “expos” wordmark. It is the same shade of blue as the right side of the logo.
In 1992, the Montreal Expos altered its primary logo. However, the same red, white, and blue eMb logo from the previous logo was also included in this logo. This logo was now in the middle of a circular logo. The circular logo is colored red, white, and blue. The top half of the logo is colored red and has a white “MONTREAL” wordmark. The lower half of the logo is dark blue and has a white “EXPOS” wordmark. Both sides of the circular logo have red, white, and blue stripes that serve as a midpoint between the top and lower half of the logo. The logo's lower and upper half can be seen as semicircles.
The highlight of this logo is the white baseball that is right in the middle of the circular logo. The white baseball has red seams. The red, white, and eMb logo derived from the previous logo is contained within the white baseball.
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