The Montreal Expos’ franchise leader in wins, Rogers career spanned from 1973-1985, all with Montreal. A five-time all star, Rogers won 158 games for the Expos. He was second in the Rookie of the Year vote in 1973 and second in the Cy Young in 1982. He also finished fifth in the Cy Young in 1980 and fourth in 1983. He posted double-digit wins for Montreal 10 times, with his best year coming in 1982 when he was 19-8 with a league-leading 2.40 ERA. He led the league in complete games (14) in 1980, but also led the league in losses twice.
Rogers’ questionnaire is about as good as it gets. As he notes, he played with three future Hall of Famers, Gary Carter, Andre Dawson and Tim Raines, in Montreal. He reached the players once with the Expos. He beat Steve Carlton and the Philadelphia Phillies twice in the 1981 NLDS, then went 1-1 against the Los Angeles Dodgers in the NLCS, which the Expos lost in five games.
Steve Rogers – career stats