06/16/2012 01:04 EDT | Updated 08/16/2012 05:12 EDT

Montreal welcomes home '81 Expos

It's been a while since Montreal has heard the crack of the bat at a professional baseball game.

But the Montreal Baseball Project, led by a former fan favourite, is trying to bring the boys of summer back to town.

This weekend, the group is honouring one of the Montreal Expos most memorable teams, and one of the city's most beloved adopted sons.

CBC Montreal's Elias Abboud reports.