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Touring the Bases With…Roger LaFrancois

May 17, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

Boston Red Sox catcher Roger LaFrancois spent only eight games at the Major League level but made the most of it, batting .400 with a double, a run, and an RBI in 10 at-bats in 1982.  Drafted by Boston in the eighth round of the 1977 amateur draft, LaFrancois spent most of his nine professional seasons in the Red Sox organization, peaking in 1980 when he hit .256 with 12 homers and 57 RBIs between Bristol and Pawtucket.  He ended his career in 1985 as a member of the Braves organization, then got into coaching and managing.

He led the Class-A Jamestown Expos to a second-place finish in 1988, and has managed and coached in the Mets, White Sox and Cardinals organizations.

Click here to watch a video of a conversation we had with Roger LaFrancois.

Bob Lazzari is an award-winning sports columnist for both Connecticut’s Valley Times and NY Sports Day, where his “Sports Roundup” column is featured weekly. He is a member of the Connecticut Sports Writers’ Alliance and host of “Monday Night Sports Talk,” a cable television show on CTV/Channel 14 in Connecticut.

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