An All-City catcher from the "East High School Baseball Factory", Roy helped many teams to win championships with his steady handling of pitchers and timely hitting. Among those teams were the Post #209, Smith Sheriffs, and the Krispy Kreme baseball teams. His catching ability got the St. Louis Browns interested, and they signed him to Wausau in the Wisconsin State League. Then they assigned him to Pittsburgh, KS (of the Kansas-Oklahoma-Missouri League. He made the All-Star teams in both leagues. The Korean War interrupted his baseball career for a couple of years. He returned from the service to play with Wichita, KS in the Western League, and then with Aberdeen, SD in the Northern League. He finished his baseball career with San Antonio in the Texas League.