Jean-Pierre Roy

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Jean-Pierre Roy
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Jean-Pierre Roy (left) with Hugh Casey (right) in Montreal, July 1946.
Pitcher
Born: (1920-06-26)June 26, 1920
Montreal, Quebec, Canada
Died: November 1, 2014(2014-11-01) (aged 94)
Tampa, Florida, United States
Batted: Switch Threw: Right
MLB debut
May 5, 1946 for the Brooklyn Dodgers
Last MLB appearance
May 11, 1946 for the Brooklyn Dodgers
Career statistics
Win–loss record 0–0
Earned run average 9.95
Strikeouts 6
Teams

Jean-Pierre Roy (June 26, 1920 – November 1, 2014) was a Canadian pitcher in Major League Baseball. He pitched in three games during the 1946 season for the Brooklyn Dodgers. He was born in Montreal, Quebec.

While with the minor league Montreal Royals, Roy played with Jackie Robinson, the first African-American to play in the major leagues. Roy retained a friendship with Robinson's widow, Rachel Robinson. Roy was later a television commentator for the Montreal Expos from 1968 to 1984 and a public relations representative for the Expos. He was inducted into the Expos Hall of Fame in 1995, and the Quebec Baseball Hall of Fame in 2001.[1] He died on November 1, 2014 at his Tampa, Florida home in the United States, aged 94.[2]

A young fan between Hugh Casey (left) and Jean-Pierre Roy (right) in Delorimier Stadium, Montreal, 6 July 1946.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Jean-Pierre Roy at the SABR Bio Project, by Rory Costello, retrieved July 11, 2013
  2. ^ Jean-Pierre Roy s'éteint à 94 ans (French)

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