Trois-Rivières Royals

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The Trois-Rivières Royals, also known as the Royaux de Trois-Rivières in French, were a farm team of the Brooklyn Dodgers in 1946 when Branch Rickey started the "Great Experiment" that would lead to the integration of the major leagues the following year. Two African-American pitchers played for the team that year, John Wright, who had been Jackie Robinson's roommate during the first weeks of the season before being sent down from the Montreal Royals, and Roy Partlow, who also spent part of the season in Montreal. Wright went 12-8, 4.15 in 32 games and Partlow was 10-1, 3.22 to help lead the team to a league championship. They were among the first African-American players to play in organized baseball in the 20th century.

On July 8th that year, Trois-Rivières played an exhibition game against the parent Brooklyn Dodgers, losing 6-2.

Year-by-Year Record[edit]

Year Record Finish Manager Playoffs
1946 72-49 1st Frenchy Bordagaray League Champs
1947 65-69 6th Lou Rochelli
1948 78-60 2nd Ed Head Lost in 1st round
1949 75-64 3rd George Scherger Lost in 1st round
1950 46-90 8th George Scherger
1951 48-76 8th Al Gardella (10-20) / Del Bissonette (38-56)