Roy Steps Down as GM and Field Manager
BARRIE - The Barrie Baycats Baseball Club regretfully accepts the resignation of general and field manager Angus Roy.
Roy joined the Baycats in 2002 where he pitched until 2007.
During that period he was signed by the Boston Red Sox organization in 2003 but returned to dominate the Intercounty Baseball League [IBL] as IBL Pitcher of the year in 2005 and 2006.
He was the winning pitcher in game six of Baycats' first Championship in 2005, going all nine innings.
Roy has many achievements in the IBL including being an eight-time All-Star who led the Baycats to seven IBL Pennants and six straight IBL Championships.
A 7-time IBL Champion, Roy is on the Top 100 IBL Players All-time list.
Angus became our on-field manager in 2007 and was named Manager of the Year in the same year and Manager of the Year again in 2017.
Roy added to his responsibilities by taking on the role of general manager in 2014 and was voted Executive of Year in the same year.
As the manager, he took the Baycats to the IBL finals in ten of the past eleven seasons. His philosophy with his players were evident at all times, "team above self."
As the general manager, he had a knack of searching out players and imports who made a difference in our outcomes.
Throughout his GM career, a positive relationship between Angus and the team executives existed, always on the same page, working together.
There is little doubt Angus is grateful for this time. “I would like to thank the Baycats organization for giving me the opportunity in the game I love. I have met some wonderful people over my time with the Baycats and for that, I am forever grateful. As I have said many times, this is Family, the owners, the players, the volunteers, the fans and the sponsors all one big family working together. I wish the organization nothing but the best moving forward”.
President David Mills had nothing but praise for Roy. “Angus has demonstrated an immense knowledge of baseball and as a player, manager, and GM he has made the Baycats the successful franchise that it is today. Angus is a class act and a champion in so many ways. On behalf of the Baycats organization, volunteers, fans and players, thank you, Angus, and congratulations on an incredible 17 years”.
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