IBL Unveils Dominico Cup
CAMBRIDGE - When the Barrie Baycats or Kitchener Panthers lift the IBL championship trophy next week it will be a first. Both teams have certainly lifted the league trophy before - but not this one!
In celebration of the IBL's 100th season, the league commissioned a new trophy. It will still be called the Jack and Lynne Dominico Trophy but the old wooden trophy, which had been awarded for about 20 years, is going out of service. In its place the IBL has a new and more traditional trophy - a cup, mounted on a series of levels that chronicle all 99 league champions.
"We have done a number of things to recognize our 100th season," said Commissioner John Kastner. "We recognized the top 100 players in league history, we had special baseballs from Rawlings complete with out 100th season logo, we produced a fantastic book."
"All of those things were great initiatives but the trophy is the one thing that will create a lasting legacy for this, our 100th season."
Created by Wilson Trophy of Mississauga, it is nickel, with a black base and with the IBL logo proudly displayed.
About the Intercounty Baseball League (IBL)
The Intercounty Baseball League (IBL) is the top level baseball league in Ontario, boasting ex-major league professional and elite NCAA college baseball players. The 2018 season will mark the IBL’s 100th season. The IBL is the fifth longest continually operated baseball league in the world and serves as a valuable training ground for coaches, umpires and front office staff. More than 40 IBL players have advanced to Major League Baseball or returned to the IBL following their MLB careers. The league is comprised of teams from Barrie, Brantford, Kitchener, London, Toronto, Guelph, Burlington and Hamilton. For more information, visit www.theibl.ca.