Roland Charles LeBlanc >br> (Nat)
- Bats Right, Throws Right
- Height 6' 0", Weight 200 lb.
In 1948, Roland LeBlanc led the Pocatello Cardinals to the best record in the Pioneer League. In mid-1949, he took over the Winston-Salem Cardinals from George Ferrell, who had taken the team over from Willie Duke. In 1950, LeBlanc managed the Fresno Cardinals and was named All-Star catcher in the California League. In 1952 and 1953, LeBlanc repeated the feat of managing Fresno and being named all-star catcher while leading the 1952 team to the league title. In 1954 he moved up to the Lynchburg Cardinals, managing and being named to yet another all-star team. He returned to Fresno in 1955, guiding the team to a 104-43 record, league title, and 5th all-star nod in 6 years. In 1956 he moved up to managing the Allentown Cardinals. 1957 saw LeBlanc leave the Cards organization, managing the independent Fresno Sun Sox to last place in the Cal League.
Year-by-Year Managerial Record
|1948||Pocatello Cardinals||Pioneer League||77-49||1st||St. Louis Cardinals||Lost League Finals|
|1949||Winston-Salem Cardinals||Carolina League||2nd||St. Louis Cardinals||Lost in 1st round||replaced George Ferrell June 13|
|1950||Fresno Cardinals||California League||58-82||7th||St. Louis Cardinals|
|1952||Fresno Cardinals||California League||88-52||1st||St. Louis Cardinals||League Champs|
|1953||Fresno Cardinals||California League||64-77||6th (t)||St. Louis Cardinals|
|1954||Lynchburg Cardinals||Piedmont League||63-77||6th||St. Louis Cardinals|
|1955||Fresno Cardinals||California League||104-43||1st||St. Louis Cardinals||League Champs|
|1956||Allentown Cardinals||Eastern League||70-67||4th||St. Louis Cardinals||Lost in 1st round|
|1957||Fresno Sun Sox||California League||52-86||8th||Sacramento Solons|
|1969||Billings Mustangs||Pioneer League||7th||Seattle Pilots||replaced Bob Mavis|