Buckeye Player Profile - Quincy Trouppe
         Quincy Trouppe, born Quincy Troupe, was born on Christmas Day, 1912 in
Dublin, Georgia.   From 1945 through 1947, Quincy was catcher/manager of
the Cleveland Buckeyes.  He had played professionally since 1931.  He would 
continue to play professionally through 1952.  
         He was as intelligent as he was skillful and signed players who he thought
would be valuable to the Buckeyes. One such player was Avelino Canizares who 
played second base on the 1945 Championship team.
         Like so many of the Negro League players, Quincey will probably only be 
remembered for the few games he played for the Cleveland Indians in 1952.
         This picture of him was from that one year with the Tribe.  As so many of
the pitchers were from the south and didn't particularly care to throw to an
African-American catcher, his opportunities to catch were minimal.  He was
a 39 year old rookie when he made his first appearnce for the Indians.
          On May 3, 1952, he became part of the first black battery in major league
baseball when he caught for "Toothpick Sam" Jones.  
          Obviously, there is a lot more to Quincy Trouppe than I have written here
including a professional career as a boxer.
          Admittedly, the stats below are not accurate as far as his Negro 
League career is concerned due to the lack of statistics from the Negro Leagues.
I only included his stats from the Buckeyes (and Indians) .
          If you would like more information about Quincy, check out his 
autobiography, "20 Years Too Soon."  ISBN 1-883982-07-3
Team
G
AB
R
H
2B
3B
HR
SB
BA
Cleveland Buckeyes - 1945  
26
5
10
1
1
0
0
.385
Cleveland Buckeyes - 1946
20
3
3
1
1
0
0
.150
Cleveland Buckeyes - 1947
29
6
7
2
1
0
0
.241
Negro League Totals (10 years)  
3 11
50
83
16
6
2
3
.267
Team
G
AB
R
H
2B
3B
HR
RBI
SB
BB
SO
BA
OBP
SLG
HBP
GDP
Cleveland Indians - 1952
6
11
1
1
0
0
0
0
0
1
3
.100
.182
.100
0
1