Ligue de Baseball Senior Élite du Québec

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Ligue de Baseball Senior Élite du Québec
No. of teams10
Country Canada
Most recent
Thetford Mines Blue Sox
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The Ligue de Baseball Majeur du Québec (LBMQ) is a senior (over 21) amateur baseball league in the Canadian province of Quebec. It is the highest level of non-professional baseball in the province of Quebec.


The league is the result of the 2002 amalgamation of several men's senior elite level baseball teams in the province of Quebec. The league from Montreal, the Ligue de Baseball Senior de Montréal, merged with those of the Quebec City and Trois-Rivières areas. There were originally ten teams, five from the Montreal area, four from Quebec City and one from Trois-Rivières. A year later, the senior-level league teams from the Estrie and Bas-Saint-Laurent leagues joined bringing the total up to 15. In 2009, the league became the sole senior elite baseball league in Quebec when the Ligue de Baseball Senior Majeur du Québec folded, and its four teams joined the LBEQ.[1]

In 2004, the LBSEQ became the first in Quebec to use wooden baseball bats exclusively. Other competitive levels of play in Quebec have since followed suit (senior, junior and midget).[1]

In its seven years of existence, the LBSEQ has represented Quebec in the Baseball Canada Senior Men's Championship each year and has earned four medals. These were a bronze in 2002, a gold in 2003, a bronze in 2004 and a silver in 2008.[1]

The LBSEQ a well traveled league has also participated in various tournaments outside of Quebec. In 2008, they played in the 4 Nations Cup in Liège against professional teams from Belgium and England. In 2009, the LBSEQ participated in a tournament in Rouen, France hosted by the local team the Huskies, along with teams from Germany, the USA and the French national team. In 2008, the league participated in and won the Vintage Base Ball World Series in Massachusetts.[1] It competed against the Intercounty Baseball League of Ontario in the 2010 New Era All-Star Classic.

In 2013, with the league's growing caliber and reputation, the league's leaders made the decision to rename it the Ligue de baseball majeur du Québec (LBMQ).[2]


Active teams in the Ligue de Baseball Majeur du Québec
Team City Venue
Acton Vale Castors Acton Vale Stade Léo-Asselin
Coaticook Big Bill Coaticook Stade Julien-Morin
Montreal Brewers Montreal Stade Raymond Daviault
Capital City Reds Ottawa RCGT Park
St-Jean Pirates Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu Stade Richard Lafontaine
Shawinigan Cascades Shawinigan Parc Optimiste de Shawinigan
Sherbrooke Expos Sherbrooke Stade Amédée-Roy
Ste-Thérèse Cardinaux Ste-Thérèse Parc Ducharme
Thetford Blue Sox Thetford Mines Stade des Caisses Desjardins
Victoriaville Cactus Victoriaville Parc Victoriaville


See also


  1. ^ a b c d [2003: Montreal "Historique"] Check |url= value (help) (in French). Ligue de baseball senior élite du Québec. 2008–2011. Retrieved 3 January 2011.
  2. ^ "Ligue de Baseball Majeur du Québec". Retrieved 2020-08-25.