The Toronto Maple Leafs
are an independent
, minor league baseball
team of the semi-pro Intercounty Baseball League
, based in Toronto, Ontario
. They play their home games on "Dominico Field" at Christie Pits
They are also known as the Intercounty Maple Leafs
or the Intercounty Leafs
to disambiguate themselves from the Toronto Maple Leafs hockey
The Maple Leafs baseball
team began play in 1969, the second season after the original Toronto Maple Leafs
baseball team of the AAA International League
moved to Louisville, Kentucky.
In their inaugural year, the new Leafs lost 23 games, finishing 18 games out of first place. But they have never ended a season that far back since then. They have been in first place 19 times in the subsequent years and have the best winning percentage of any active team in the League.
The team has been owned by husband and wife Jack and Lynne Dominico for the first 40 years of its existence, but has since been owned exclusively by Jack after Lynne's passing on November 8, 2008. The Intercounty Baseball League Championship is also named in their honour, the Jack and Lynne Dominico Trophy.
Since its inception the team has won the Jack and Lynne Dominico Trophy as Intercounty Baseball champions eight times, the first in 1972. During the 2002 season, the Leafs were undefeated at home, a first for the league. They also won the championship that year. They have also achieved many individual awards and All-Star... Read More