Intercounty Baseball League

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Intercounty Baseball League
Intercounty Baseball League logo.png
Intercounty Baseball League logo
Sport Baseball
Founded 1919
No. of teams 8
Country  Canada
Most recent champion(s) Barrie Baycats
Most titles Brantford Red Sox (15)
Official website

The Intercounty Baseball League (IBL) is an independent baseball league located in the Canadian province of Ontario. The league was formed in 1919.


The Intercounty Baseball League (IBL) was founded in 1919 with just four cities represented — Galt, Guelph, Stratford and Kitchener, and is believed[clarification needed] to be the oldest amateur men's league in Canada and also one of the best,[according to whom?] regarding quality of play. During the early years, the league expanded to include the cities of Waterloo, Brantford, Preston and St. Thomas.

It was previously known as the Intercounty Major Baseball League and the Senior Intercounty Baseball League. The teams play for the Jack and Lynne Dominico Trophy, which is awarded to the league champions. Jack and (and the late Lynne) Dominico own the Toronto Maple Leafs.

Labatt Park in London, ON, home of the London Majors.

All-star games[edit]

On July 8, 2006, in Barrie, the league's "New Era IBL All-Star Classic" game between the Barrie Baycats and the IBL all-stars was played with Barrie defeating the all-stars 7–2.

On August 21 and 22, 2010 in Ottawa, the Fat Cats hosted the "New Era All-Star Classic" between the IBL All-Stars and the All-Stars from la Ligue de Baseball Senior Élite du Québec (LBSEQ).[1]

On July 11, 2015, in Barrie, the league's "All-Star Game" between the Barrie Baycats and the IBL all-stars was played with the IBL All-Stars defeating the Barrie Baycats 13–4.

Current member teams[edit]

Intercounty Baseball League
Team City Stadium Capacity Founded
Barrie Baycats Barrie Coates Stadium at Barrie Community Sports Complex 1,500 2001
Brantford Red Sox Brantford Arnold Anderson Stadium 2,000 1911
Burlington Bandits Burlington Nelson Park 1,000 2011
Guelph Royals Guelph David E. Hastings Stadium at Exhibition Park 1,400 1919
Hamilton Cardinals Hamilton Bernie Arbour Memorial Stadium 3,000 1953
Kitchener Panthers Kitchener Jack Couch Baseball Park 1,400 1919
London Majors London Labatt Park 5,200 1925
Toronto Maple Leafs Toronto Dominico Field at Christie Pits Park 3,000 1969

Past teams[edit]

Former Intercounty Baseball League Teams
Team City Stadium Founded Folded/Moved
Burlington Twins Burlington Nelson Park 2011 2012; renamed Burlington Bandits
Galt Terriers – later as Cambridge Terriers Galt Dickson Park baseball field 1919 1984
Guelph C-Joys Guelph Exhibition Park 1964 renamed Guelph Royals
Hamilton Cardinals Hamilton Bernie Arbour Memorial Stadium 1958 2005; renamed Hamilton Thunderbirds
Hamilton Thunderbirds Hamilton Bernie Arbour Memorial Stadium 2005 2012; renamed Hamilton Cardinals
Kitchener Legionnaires Kitchener Victoria Park 1957 renamed Kitchener Dutchmen
Kitchener Dutchmen Kitchener Jack Couch Stadium, Kitchener Memorial Auditorium Complex 1957 renamed Kitchener Panthers
Kraven Knits Stratford National Stadium 1974 1976; renamed Stratford Hillers
Listowel Legionnaires Listowel John Bell - Listowel Memorial Park 1940s?
London Chester Pegg Diamonds London Labatt Park 1960 1962; renamed London Majors
London Pontiacs London Labatt Park 1963 1970; renamed London Avcos
London Avcos London Labatt Park 1970 1974; renamed London El-Morocco Majors
London El-Morocco Majors London Labatt Park 1974 1975; renamed London Majors
Mississauga Twins Mississauga Meadowvale Baseball Complex 2009 2011; moved to Burlington and became the Burlington Twins
Niagara Falls Mariners Niagara Falls Oakes Park 1985 1989
Oakville Oaks Oakville 1956 1958
Oshawa Dodgers Oshawa Kinsmen Stadium 2002 2009
Ottawa Fat Cats Ottawa Ottawa Baseball Stadium 2010 2012
St. Thomas Elgins St. Thomas Emslie Field, Pinafore Park 1948 as the Legion until 1953 1961; re-emerged in 1976 and folded again in 1996
St. Thomas Storm St. Thomas Emslie Field, Pinafore Park 2000 Moved to Stratford in 2004
Stratford Hillers Stratford National Stadium 1976
Stratford Storm Stratford National Stadium 2004 2006; renamed Stratford Nationals
Stratford Nationals Stratford National Stadium 2006 2008; moved to Mississauga and became the Mississauga Twins
Waterloo Tigers Waterloo Bechtel Park Ball Stadium 2000 2003
Windsor Chiefs[2] Windsor Mic Mac Park 1979; 1969 in the EssexCounty Senior League 1981; left for Detroit Federal League in 1982

League staff[edit]

  • Commissioner: John Kastner
  • Registrar: Jason Little
  • Treasurer/Statistician: Herb Morell
  • Umpire in Chief: Rich Panas
  • Marketing Manager: Ryan Harrison
  • Umpire Scheduler: Chris Teliatnik
  • Media Relations Manager: Cory Smith


The winning team is awarded the Jack and Lynne Dominico Trophy.

Other awards presented include:

  • Rawlings IBL Player of the Year Award/John Bell Memorial Trophy
  • IBL Rookie of the Year/Brian Kerr Memorial Trophy

Notable past players[edit]


  • Intercounty Major Baseball League's 1998 Record Book by Editor Herb Morell and Dominico Promotions Inc.

External links[edit]