Stade Amedée-Roy I photo courtesy of Daniel Papillion - SABR QUEBEC
This very first Stade Amedée-Roy I (aka Park Avenue Stadium) began hosting franchises in 1940 when it joined up with the Class B Quebec Provincial League along with teams in Granby, St-Hyacinthe, Trois Riviere, Drummondville and Quebec City. The Sherbrooke Braves took the field for the first time in this beautiful ballpark which as you can see from this photo from Daniel Papillion, looks like it was mostly made of wood. The Braves were a co-op franchise and featured Raymond Cote who's 10 2B, 7 HR and .265 led the team in power. All teams in the QPL played as co-ops and Sherbrooke's first ever professional team finished in 5th place with a .446 winning pct. With the war coming, the Quebec Provincial League shut its doors. Brand new Stade Amedée-Roy I would go dark until the war ended in 1946 and when the boys returned home, Sherbrooke joined the Class C Border League.