Blue Monday - Dundurn

Blue Monday

The Expos, the Dodgers, and the Home Run That Changed Everything

Published October 2018


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

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.

Larry Parrish

Larry Parrish is a former Major League Baseball third baseman and manager. He played for the Montreal Expos, Texas Rangers, and Boston Red Sox during his career and was a two-time All-Star.

Book Details

October 2018
6x9 in
264 pp
October 2018
232 pp