athlete, summer olympics
Rhéal P. Cormier
Rhéal P. Cormier of Saint-André-LeBlanc is among Canada’s most prolific baseball players. At age 20, he played for Team Canada at the 1987 Pan-Am Games, Intercontinental Cup, and the 1988 Olympics in Seoul. He broke into the Major Leagues in 1991 and stayed there for 16 seasons, the third longest career by a Canadian. Cormier, a left-handed pitcher, was a member of the Boston Red Sox, Cincinnati Reds, Montreal Expos, Philadelphia Phillies, and St. Louis Cardinals. His 683 games pitched are the second-most ever by a Canadian. He had a lifetime 71-64 record and, in 2003, a career-best 1.70 ERA. At age 40, he would represent Team Canada again at the 2008 Olympics in Beijing. Cormier was inducted into Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame in 2012. Inducted into the New Brunswick Sports Hall of Fame on June 7, 2014.
16 season professional career in the MLB(1991-2007)
Pitched for 5 mlb teams, including the Boston Red Sox, the Cincinnati Reds, the Montreal Expos, the Philadelphia Phillies, and the St. Louis Cardinals.
Scored a 1.70 earned run average in 65 games in 2003
Pitched for Team Canada at the 1988 Olympics in Seoul, South Korea and the 2008 Olympics in Beijing, China
Inducted into the Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame in 2012