Montague pitched for parts of seven seasons in the big leagues. He came up with the Montreal Expos in 1973 and appeared in four games. He was a much bigger part of Montreal’s staff in 1974, pitching in 46 games. He won three that year and saved three others. The Expos dealt him to the Philadelphia Phillies in 1975 but he saw limited action for both teams and ended up spending 1976 in the minors. Upon his return to the big leagues, Montague got a chance to be a starter. He joined the expansion Seattle Mariners in 1977 and made 15 starts, going 8-12 with four saves and a 4.29 ERA in 182 innings of work. The Mariners dealt Montague to the California Angels in 1979 which is where he remained until his career concluded in 1980.
Montague really did a nice job on the questionnaire. It is one of the most complete and interesting ones we have received. He finished his career with a 24-26 record and 21 saves. On April 9, 1977 Montague got the final six outs for the Mariners in their game against the Angels, earning the first save in the history of the franchise.
John Montague – career stats