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.
Jean-Pierre Roy (left) with Hugh Casey (right) in Montreal, July 1946.
|Born: June 26, 1920|
Montreal, Quebec, Canada
|Died: November 1, 2014 (aged 94)|
Pompano Beach, Florida, United States
|May 5, 1946, for the Brooklyn Dodgers|
|Last MLB appearance|
|May 11, 1946, for the Brooklyn Dodgers|
|Earned run average||9.95|
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.
The major highlight of his Montreal years was going 25-11 with a 3.72 ERA in the 1945 season and he compiled an overall 45-28 career record pitching with the Royals.
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 Montreal Expos Hall of Fame in 1995, and the Quebec Baseball Hall of Fame in 2001.