Drummondville (baseball)

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The Drummondville professional baseball team was a member of the now extinct Quebec Provincial League and operated in Drummondville, in the Centre-du-Québec region of Quebec.[1][2] The team went through many incarnations over the years. They debuted as the Drummondville Tigers in 1940, but disbanded on July 6 of that year after posting a poor record.[1][3]

Professional baseball would come back to Quebec after World War II, when the Provincial League began operations. The league was rated as Class C, and the Drummondville Cubs would play as an unaffiliated team from 1948 to 1951. Then in 1952, the Cubs signed an agreement with the Washington Senators, and officially became the Senators Class C franchise.[1][3]

They would change their name to the Drummondville Royals in 1953 and again operate as a co-operative franchise. In 1954 the Philadelphia Athletics would come to town and make Drummondville their Class C home. The team then was renamed as the Drummondville A's, during what turned out to be their final season in the league.[1][2]

Timetable

Year Record W–L% Finish Manager Notes[2]
  1940   6-26 .188 Charlie Small Folded on July 6
1948   39-58   .402 5th n/a
1949 63-34 .649 1st Max Lanier
Stan Bréard
Champion team
1950 53-52 .505 4th Fido Murphy
John White
Stan Bréard
Lost 1st Round Playoff
1951 71-49 .592 3rd Stan Bréard    Lost 1st Round Playoff   
1952 57-68 .426 5th    Herb Crompton   
1953 42-79 .347 Joseph Oliffe
Al Gionfriddo
  

Selected players by season

[1][2][3]

References

  1. ^ a b c d e "Baseball Reference – Provincial League (C) Encyclopedia and History".
  2. ^ a b c d Johnson, Lloyd; Wolff, Miles (1993). Encyclopedia of Minor League Baseball. Baseball America. ISBN 978-0-96-371898-3.
  3. ^ a b c "SABR-Quebec Home".
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