IBL Mourns the Loss of Toronto Maple Leafs Owner, Jack Dominico
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The Intercounty Baseball League is saddened to announce the passing of Toronto Maple Leafs Owner and IBL icon, Jack Dominico, yesterday at the age of 82.
Passion, longevity, and competitiveness are just a few of the attributes that made up Jack Dominico.
Dominico had a background in newspapers. He sold ads for the North Bay Nugget and Etobicoke Guardian. He met his wife Lynne at the Guardian. Their shared love of baseball led to the Toronto Maple Leafs and that little pressbox high atop the hill behind home plate.
Jack was passionate in his support of youth baseball and the community surrounding Christie Pits. He has held numerous weekend baseball clinics for those involved in the Toronto Playgrounds House League Baseball program where young players can learn skills from talented players on his Toronto Maple Leafs team.
Since its inception the team has won the Jack and Lynne Dominico Trophy as Intercounty Baseball champions eight times, the first in 1972. During their 2002 championship season, the Leafs were undefeated at home, a league first.
The team was owned by husband and wife Jack and Lynne Dominico for the first 40 years of its existence, but since was owned exclusively by Jack after Lynne's passing on November 8, 2008.
The 2021 IBL season was Jack’s 53rd at the helm.
Funeral arrangements to follow.