OYO is pleased to celebrate the first Opening Days of the Kansas City Royals and Montreal Expos, 50 seasons ago.
The Expos first game was April 8, 1969 in Shea Stadium against the eventual WS Champs NY Mets. Their first game in Montreal was a win over the Cardinals at Jarry Park, their first home. The Expos moved to Olympic Parc in 1977, and played there until they moved to Washington DC to become the Nationals in 2005. They have had Gary Carter and Tim Raines inducted into the Hall of Fame as members of the Expos and great players there include Muary Wills, Pedro Martinez, Randy Johnson and Andre Dawson.
Celebrate the 50th Anniversary of the Kansas City Royals, with this unique Collector Series Edition minifigure. Entering the American League in 1969 along with the then Seattle Pilots, the club started play in Municipal Stadium in KC. In their inaugural game, on April 8, 1969, they defeated the Twins 4–3 in 12 innings. Wally Bunker was the Royals first starting pitcher for Opening Day in 1969 while Moe Drabowsky logged their first win in extra innings, while Joe Keough had the game winning hit. The Royals have hosted two All Star Games in 1973 and 2012, and have 2 World Series titles in 1985 and 2014. This minifigure will be retired on 12/31/18 from production.