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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
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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)
Pompano Beach, 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
MLB statistics
Win–loss record0–0
Earned run average9.95
Strikeouts6
Teams

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.[1]

He died on November 1, 2014 at his Pompano Beach, Florida winter home in the United States, at the age of 94.[2]

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

ReferencesEdit

  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 (in French)

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