Jean "Chauncey" Dubuc

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A "Class of 1966" inductee, Jean Dubuc was one of the most accomplished athletes and non-playing luminaries to ever be associated with the Reds.

After three seasons coaching baseball and hockey locally at Brown University, Dubuc was hired as president and general manager of the Reds. While his tenure ended with the sale of the team to Louis A.R. Pieri, he had meanwhile assembled powerhouse teams that captured 3 CAHL championships in 1929-30, 1931-32 and 1933-34.

Despite all of his hockey coaching and managerial success, perhaps the most interesting part of  Chauncey’s sports career began years earlier as a professional baseball player.

Dubuc was a star pitcher for the Fighting Irish of Notre Dame before embarking on a 12-year career pitching in the majors in 1908, including five seasons with the Detroit Tigers where he was a roommate of the famous Ty Cobb. He recorded an admirable 3.04 ERA over his MLB career with an 84-76 won-lost record. He also played with the Cincinnati Redlegs, the NY Giants and the Boston Red Sox.

In the 1920 investigation of the infamous Chicago Black Sox Scandal, grand jury evidence discovered that Dubuc had “guilty knowledge” of the fix but he was deemed neither a participant nor a conspirator in the scandal.

Dubuc later scouted for the Tigers and is credited with signing Hall of Famers Hank Greenber, and Providence College’s own Birdie Tebbets. Dubuc passed away in 1958 at age 69.

Jean “Chauncey” Dubuc
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