Brantford Red Sox
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|Brantford Red Sox|
|Founded in 1911
|Owner(s)/Operated By: Paul Aucoin|
|General Manager: Michael Bonanno|
|Manager: Adam Clarke|
|Media: Brantford Expositor, Rogers Television|
The Brantford Red Sox were founded in 1911 when they joined the Canadian Baseball League.
In 1915 the league folded due to World War I. After a short hiatus the team played in the Michigan-Ontario League from 1919 to 1922. After another break they joined the Ontario League in 1930, which folded due to the Great Depression. After which they joined the Intercounty League, in which they have won nine championships to date.
In 1934 they joined the Intercounty Baseball League. They won the championship 15 times.
Won the Pennant 11 times.
Hall of Famers
London, Ontario-born left-handed pitcher, Ron Stead, for example, led Brantford to five league titles (1960-1963, 1965) and was inducted into the Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame on June 24, 2006, in St. Marys, Ontario. Stead also won an Intercounty title with the Guelph C-Joys in 1970.
A legend of the Intercounty loop, Stead is first in all-time wins (104), strikeouts (1,231), shutouts (25), most appearances (198), most innings pitched (1,365) and complete games (116). Stead was a 10-time All-Star and four-time MVP (1960, 1963, 1965 and 1967). He was also the starting pitcher for Team Canada at the 1967 Pan American Games in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada.
2006 Red Sox win the Jack and Lynne Dominico Trophy
On August 25, 2006, the Brantford Red Sox won the Intercounty title for the first time since 1981 by defeating the London Majors 7-3 in Brantford before 2,000 fans at Arnold Anderson Stadium in Cockshutt Park.
Brantford, which finished third in the standings during regular season play, came on strong during the second half of the regular season and the playoffs. In the championship series, the Red Sox defeated the London Majors four games to one.
The 2006 IBL championship team includes: Jason Gotwalt, Lee Delfino, Adam Clarke, Al Stephens, Dave Parsons, Hyung Cho, Ryan Brickman, Chris Baker, Adam Vella, Wayne Forman, Raul Borjas, Brad Hogeterp, Mike Anderson, Mark Ferguson, Josh McCurdy, Steve Murray, Tyler Moe, Stefan Strecker, John Ogiltree, Aaron Boag, Tyler Burnell, Adrian Kerr, John Axford, John Mariotti, Min Soo Kim and manager/ vice-president of baseball operations Rick Johnston.
The Sox front office includes president/owner Paul Aucoin, general manager Alf Payne, assistant general manager Len Hannam, equipment manager/trainer Leigh Smith, trainer Amanda Fisher, and equipment James Bowman.
- Brantford Red Sox official website
- Ron Stead, Intercounty star recognized
- Brantford Red Sox Fan Page