Trois-Rivières Aigles (Can-Am)
|League||Canadian-American Association of Professional Baseball|
|Colours||Black, red, white
|Mascot||Grand Chelem de Aigle (Grand Slam the Eagle in French)|
|Ownership||Emmanuel Turcotte, Michel Côté, Miles Wolff, Marc-Andre Bergeron, Éric Gagné|
|Media||Le Nouvelliste, 106,9FM, CFOU 89,1FM|
The Trois-Rivières Aigles is a Canadian professional baseball team based in Trois-Rivières, Quebec. It is a member of the Canadian-American Association of Professional Baseball, and they 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 mascot is Grand Chelem de Aigle, which means Grand Slam the Eagle in French.
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).
In 2015, the Aigles qualified for the playoffs for the first time in the franchise's history. On September 13, 2015, the Aigles defeated the Rockland Boulders in Game 5 by a score of 7-2 and won the opening series 3 games to 2 and advanced to the championship for the first time in franchise history. They played the New Jersey Jackals and defeated them 3 games to 2 to win the 2015 Can-Am League championship, their first in franchise history.
|Season||W - L Record||Winning Percentage||Finish||Playoffs|
|2013||43-56||.434||4th/5 in CanAm League||Did not qualify for play-offs|
|2014||37-58||.474||4th/4 in CanAm League||Did not qualify for play-offs|
|2015||50-46||.521||4th/6 in CanAm League||Won Opening Round over Rockland Boulders 3-2
Won Championship over New Jersey Jackals 3-2
- "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.