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M. Robin Roy (Le King) [1]
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Robin Roy was a member of the French national team for several years. He has played for and been head coach of the Rouen Huskies. His son Alexandre Roy signed with the Seattle Mariners in 2012. [2]


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« C’EST NOTRE ZIDANE A NOUS » ("He's our Zidane", comparing him to the famous soccer player Zinédine Zidane) Xavier Rolland, president of the Rouen Huskies, commenting on his return to the club in 2009 [3]


[edit] Career History

He started playing for the Quebec junior team in the 1980's, and was awarded the Order of Merit from the town of Blainville, Quebec in 1987 for his talents on the junior team. [4]

In 1991, he was recruited by the president of Rouen76 while playing for a team in Laval, Quebec when he was 22 yrs old. [5]

Roy pitched for France in the 1997 Intercontinental Cup, allowing 28 runs in 8 innings and going 0-2. He allowed 30 hits and 9 walks in posting the worst ERA on a bad French staff. Playing DH a couple times, he went 2 for 9 with a home run. [6] He was the All-Star right-handed pitcher of the 1999 European Championship, which he led in ERA, allowing no runs in 9 innings while striking out 17 and allowing only 2 hits and a walk. 8 of those innings and all the Ks came against a Russian national team that finished 4th in the event, just behind France. He helped France to its first Bronze Medal (or Medal of any kind) in a European Championship. (As of 2008, France has yet to duplicate the feat) [7]

Robin Roy shown in the center after his return to the club

As a pitcher for Rouen76 in Division Elite, Robin Roy was awarded the MVP for the Finals in both 2003 and 2006. [8] He retired following 2006. The next year, he battled testicular cancer and required both surgery and chemotherapy. [9] In January 2009, Roy came out of retirement to join Rouen once more. [10]

[edit] Personal life

He is married to Fabienne, and has 3 children (Alexandre, Quentin and Antoine).[11]

[edit] Sources

  1. http://www.lbeq.com/?corps=nouvelle&annee=2009&P_ZONE_MENU=7&P_ZONE_SMENU=0&P_ID_NOUVELLE=13431&P_AFFICHE_DATE=1&FORM=1
  2. http://www.mister-baseball.com/alexandre-roy-signs-seattle-mariners/ Mister Baseball]
  3. http://www.rouenbaseball76.com/Come-back-Robin-Roy-les-reactions-693.html?var_recherche=robin%20roy
  4. http://www.ville.blainville.qc.ca/cabinet.php?page=ordre
  5. http://fr.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rouen_baseball_76
  6. Defunct IBAF site
  7. International baseball historian Harry Wedemeijer
  8. Mister Baseball
  9. Mister Baseball
  10. Mister Baseball
  11. http://www.rouenbaseball76.com/Elite-Le-come-back-de-Robin-Roy-692.html
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