Trois-Rivières Aigles (Can-Am)
|League||American Association of Independent Professional Baseball (Can-Am Division)|
|Colours||Red, black, white
|Ownership||Emmanuel Turcotte, Michel Côté, Miles Wolff, Marc-Andre Bergeron, Éric Gagné, Jean-François Picard|
|Media||Le Nouvelliste, 106,9FM, L'Écho de Trois-Rivières|
The Trois-Rivières Aigles is a Canadian professional baseball team based in Trois-Rivières, Quebec. It is a member of the American Association of Independent Professional Baseball, currently playing in the Can-Am Division. Starting in 2013, the Aigles play their home games at Stade Fernand-Bédard.
The Aigles are named to honor the previous Trois-Rivières Aigles, which called Stade Fernand-Bédard home from 1971 until 1977 as a member of the Eastern League and an affiliate of the Cincinnati Reds. In addition, a team in the Ligue de Baseball Junior Élite du Québec bore that name, winning the 2007 LBJEQ pennant.
The Aigles, along with the 3 other remaining teams in the Can-Am League, joined the American Association of Independent Professional Baseball prior to the 2014 season.
After various attempts to place a franchise in Trois-Rivières (including various exhibition games), the Can-Am League finally announced the Aigles' membership on October 3, 2012. Notable co-owners include 2003 National League Cy Young Award winner Éric Gagné and Carolina Hurricanes defenceman Marc-André Bergeron.
On November 14, it was announced that Pierre-Luc Laforest would serve as the Aigles' inaugural manager. Laforest is best known for his time among the Aigles' provincial rivals the Québec Capitales, winning the Can-Am League MVP award in 2009 and serving as player/hitting coach in 2011 and 2012 (Laforest has been a member of all four of the Capitales' four consecutive Can-Am league pennant winners).
Trois-Rivières Aigles roster
|Active (22-man) roster||Coaches/Other|
|Season||W - L Record||Winning Percentage||Finish||Playoffs|
|2013||43-56||.434||4th in CanAm League||Did not qualify for play-offs|
|2014||37-58||.474||3rd in CanAm League||Did not qualify for play-offs|
- "Can-Am League Expands to Trois-Rivieres". Canadian American Association of Professional Baseball. October 3, 2012. Retrieved November 14, 2012.
- "Laforest Tabbed as Trois-Rivieres Manager". Canadian American Association of Professional Baseball. November 14, 2012. Retrieved November 14, 2012.
- Trois-Rivières Aigles
- Can-Am League
- American Association of Independent Professional Baseball official website