Ben Mondor

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Bernard Georges "Ben" Omer Mondor (March 26, 1925–October 3, 2010) was a Canadian-born American baseball executive.

Mondor was born on March 26, 1925 in St-Ignace-du-Lac, Maskinongé, Quebec, son of Rosario Mondor and Opalma Brault. The village he was born in disappeared under water in 1931 with the construction of the Taureau Reservoir on the Matawin River. He bought the Pawtucket Red Sox, the Triple-A International League affiliate of the Boston Red Sox, out of bankruptcy in 1977, and turned it into one of the model franchises in the minors. He was a two-time winner of the International League Executive of the Year award (1978, 1999). In 1982 he was awarded an honorary Doctor of Public Service degree from Rhode Island College.[citation needed] He was inducted into the Boston Red Sox Hall of Fame in 2004, and given an honorary day at Fenway Park on May 30 of that year. Mondor was elected to the International League Hall of Fame in 2008. He died on October 3, 2010 in Warwick Neck, Rhode Island.[1][2]

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