Manny McIntyre

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Vincent Churchill McIntyre

  • Height 6' 0", Weight 195 lb.

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Biographical Information[edit]

Manny McIntyre is noted as the first known African-Canadian to play professionally in organized baseball after integration. He was also a member of the first all-black line in semi-professional/professional hockey history.

Baseball career[edit]

As a youth, he led the Devon, NB team to the New Brunswick provincial championship. McIntyre then played for the Trois-Rivières (or Drummondville, according to one source) team in the Quebec Provincial League in 1945, however the league at that time was not a part of organized baseball (rather, it was an "outlaw league", what would now be called an independent league). He signed a contract with the St. Louis Cardinals for the 1946 season and played for the Sherbrooke Canadiens that year, thereby becoming the first known African-Canadian to play organized ball. He hit .310 with one home run and two doubles in 30 games, collecting 40 hits in 129 at-bats.

He also played in the New Brunswick Senior Baseball League and Halifax and District Baseball League during his time as a baseball player.

Hockey career[edit]

McIntyre played for the Sherbrooke Saints of the Quebec Senior Hockey League during the 1948-1949 season, teaming with brothers Ossie and Herb Carnegie to form to first black line in the history of hockey. He also played in the Northern Ontario League and the Porcupine Mines Senior Hockey League.


McIntyre was elected into the New Brunswick Sports Hall of Fame in 1997. He was inducted in the Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame in 2021 as part of its large class of Canadian baseball pioneers.

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