Roland LeBlanc

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Roland Charles LeBlanc

  • Bats Right, Throws Right
  • Height 6' 0", Weight 200 lb.

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Biographical Information[edit]

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.

LeBlanc was a scout for the expansion Seattle Pilots in 1969 and stayed with the franchise in Milwaukee through at least the mid-1980s. LeBlanc signed Robin Yount for the Brewers.

Year-by-Year Managerial Record[edit]

Year Team League Record Finish Organization Playoffs Notes
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 12-17 7th Seattle Pilots replaced Bob Mavis (14-28) on August 6

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