Québec Capitales

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Québec Capitales
Capitales.PNG Capitales cap.PNG
Team logo Cap insignia
League Can-Am League
Location Quebec City
Ballpark Stade Municipal
Year founded 1999
League championships (6) 2006, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013
Colours Navy blue, gold, white
              
Ownership Jean Tremblay
Manager Patrick Scalabrini
General Manager Alexandre Harvey
Media Le Journal de Québec, Le Soleil
Website www.capitalesdequebec.com

The Québec Capitales are a professional baseball team based in Quebec City, Canada. The Capitales are a member of the Canadian-American Association of Professional Baseball (aka CanAm League), which is not affiliated with Major League Baseball. Since the 1999 season to the present, the Capitales have played their home games at Stade Municipal.

The team was established in 1999 as a member of the independent Northern League. The team's name in French is Les Capitales de Québec.

History[edit]

Québec City has been home to many baseball teams. The Québec Athletics played in the Québec Provincial League during the 1940 season, and in the Canadian-American League from 1941 to 1942. The Québec Alouettes followed as a member of the Canadian-American League from 1946 to 1948. The Quebec Braves played from 1949 to 1950, as they too were part of the Canadian-American League, and from 1950 to 1951 in the Provincial League.The Québec Indians played in the Provincial League from 1958 to 1970. The Québec Carnavals were the AA affiliate of the Montreal Expos from 1971 through 1975, as members of the Eastern League. In 1976, the team changed its name to the Québec Metros, and continued to play until 1977.

Quebec Capitales[edit]

In 1999, the Capitales joined the Northern League (East Division) as an expansion team. The team now plays in the Can-Am League, the successor of the Northeast League. The Capitales are one of two Canadian teams in the League, the other one being the Trois-Rivieres Aigles. As of September 2013, the Capitales are the most successful team in the Can-Am League on and off the field, having won the League championship more times (6) than any other team and being among the tops in attendance every season averaging over 3,000 fans per game since 2001. The Capitales since 2000 have made the playoffs 12 times.

In 2006, the Capitales won their first championship in team history. Although the team had the second worst record in team history they still qualified for last post season spot with a 44-44 record. They defeated the top seed North Shore Spirit in dramatic come from behind fashion winning the last two games to win the series 3 games to 2. In the championship series the Capitales took a 2 games to none advantage before the Brockton Rox came back to even the series. In the final and decisive game the Capitales defeated the Rox on their home field by coming from behind and won by a score of 5-4 to win the Can-Am League Championship 3 games to 2.

In 2009 the Capitales became the first franchise in the reborn Can-Am League to win multiple championships and the fourth team in the entire history of the Northeast/Can-An League to win more than one championship (joining the New Jersey Jackals, who won two Northeast League and two Northern League championships, the Albany-Colonie Diamond Dogs, who won the first Northeast League Championship and one Northern League Championship, and the Adirondack Lumberjacks, who won one Northeast League and one Northern League championship). The Capitales won the 2nd half regular season championship and finished the season with the 3rd best overall record (53-41). The Capitales eliminated the Brockton Rox 3 games to 1 in the opening round. In a rematch of the 2005 championship the Capitales got revenge by eliminating the Worcester Tornadoes 3 games to 1. In 2010, the Capitales obtained a second consecutive championship, passing by the Pittsfield Colonials 3 games to 1. In 2011, the Capitales won their third championship in a row (fourth in all) by defeating the New Jersey Jackals 4 games to 1. In 2012, the team again defeated the Jackals 4 games to 1, thus winning their fourth championship in a row. A fifth championship in a row materialized in 2013, the Capitales defeating again the New-Jersey Jackals 4 games to 3

Post-season[edit]

Northern League, East:
1999 None, did not qualify for playoffs
2000 Lost Opening round to Adirondack Lumberjacks 3 games to 1
2001 None, did not qualify for playoffs
2002 Lost Opening round to Adirondack Lumberjacks 3 games to 2
North East League:
2003 Lost Opening round to North Shore Spirit 3 games to 0
2004 Lost Opening round to North Shore Spirit 3 games to 2

Can-Am League:
2005 Won Opening round over Brockton Rox 3 games to 0 Lost Championship to Worcester Tornadoes 3 games to 0
2006 Won Opening round over North Shore Spirit 3 games to 2 Won Championship over Brockton Rox 3 games to 2
2007 None, did not qualify for playoffs
2008 Won Opening round over Atlantic City Surf 3 games to 1 Lost Championship to Sussex Skyhawks 3 games to 0
2009 Won Opening round over Brockton Rox 3 games to 1 Won Championship over Worcester Tornadoes 3 games to 1
2010 Won Opening round over New Jersey Jackals 3 games to 0 Won Championship over Pittsfield Colonials 3 games to 1

2011 Won Opening round over Brockton Rox 3 games to 0 Won Championship over New Jersey Jackals 3 games to 1

2012 Won Championship over New Jersey Jackals 4 games to 1

2013 Won Championship over New Jersey Jackals 4 games to 3

2014 None, did not qualify for playoffs

Logos and uniforms[edit]

The official colours of the Québec Capitales are navy blue and gold. The primary logo consists of a white baseball diamond with navy blue pinstripes. The "Capitales" wordmark is superimposed over the diamond in navy blue outlined in gold. The wordmark is underlined by a navy blue ribbon with the word "Québec" centered on it in white, with the French word "de" centered in between. A navy blue fleur-de-lis is centered above the wordmark, with a stylized depiction of home plate centered below.

The Québec Capitales uniforms are traditional in design. The caps are navy blue throughout with the scripted "Q" cap logo centered on the front in gold with a white centre incorporating a navy blue fleur-de-lis and red baseball threading. The home jerseys are white with navy blue pinstripes, with the "Capitales" cursive script wordmark centered across in navy blue with gold outline. The alternate jersey is navy blue with gold piping with the cap logo centered on the left-side chest.

Current roster[edit]

Québec Capitales roster
Active (22-man) roster Coaches/Other

Pitchers

  • 35 Eric Beaulac
  • 23 Derek Dubois
  • 34 Karl Gelinas
  • 10 Jay Johnson
  • 11 Ryan Leach
  • 19 Sheldon McDonald
  • 27 Danny Moskovits
  • 17 Leondy Perez
  • 29 Kyle Regnault
  • 32 Joe Riley
  • 32 Ari Ronick ‡
  • 22 Shawn Sanford
  • 25 Tom Vessela



 

Catchers

  • 30 Jean-Luc Blaquiere
  • 12 Josue Peley

Infielders

  • 20 Aaron Brill
  • 14 Balbino Fuenmayor
  • 28 Rene Leveret
  • 15 Jonathan Malo
  • 13 Mike Provencher Injury icon 2.svg

Outfielders

 

Manager

  •  5 Patrick Scalabrini

Coaches

  • 24 T.J. Stanton (Pitching Coach)
  • 16 Goefrey Tomlinson (Coach)

Injury icon 2.svg Disabled list
‡ Inactive list
§ Suspended list

Roster updated August 26, 2014
Transactions

Quick facts[edit]

Current uniform colours: White with navy pinstripes for home games and grey for away games. The home with the word "Capitales" across the front and number on the back. Navy blue hats with the letter "Q" with fleur-de-lis superimposed over a baseball. Alternate uniforms are navy blue with the "Q" cap logo centered on the left chest.
Current logo design: The word "Capitales" in script in navy blue with gold outline superimposed over a white baseball diamond with navy blue pinstripes.
Current mascot: Capi (1999-present).
Current Broadcasters: Radio: François Paquet for home games and road games
Current Radio Station: FM 101.5

See also[edit]

External links[edit]

Achievements
Preceded by
Worcester Tornadoes
2005
Can-Am League Champions
Québec Capitales

2006
Succeeded by
Nashua Pride
2007
Preceded by
Sussex Skyhawks
2008
Can-Am League Champions
Québec Capitales

2009
Current holder