Roger LaFrancois - C

Roger LaFrancois An eighth-round selection out of the University of Oklahoma by the Boston Red Sox in the 1977 Free Agent Draft, LaFrancois played eight seasons in the minor leagues and one in the Major Leagues with the Boston Red Sox.

Since 1979, Roger has been involved in professional baseball, playing one year for the Bristol Red Sox, three years with the Pawtucket Red Sox, and a year for the Boston Red Sox.

LaFrancois spent the 1982 season as a reserve catcher for the Red Sox where he completed his one Major League season 4-for-10 at the plate and holds the distinction of owning a .400 career batting average.

His coaching career began soon after that, landing him in the Chicago White Sox organization for seven years, as Hitting Coach and a Manager. From 1998-2003, Roger was working with the New York Mets organization, as a hitting coach in class AA Binghamton, and class A Port St. Lucie, and the Brooklyn Cyclones. Roger then served for three years as Hitting Coach for the Norwich Navigators (AA) in the San Fransisco Giants organization.

As of 2007, Roger is the Hitting Coach for the New Haven County Cutters.

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