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.
Maskinongé is a municipality in the Mauricie region of the province of Quebec in Canada.
The Pawtucket Red Sox are a professional minor league baseball team based in Pawtucket, Rhode Island. The team is a member of the International League and is the Triple-A affiliate of the Boston Red Sox. It plays its home games at McCoy Stadium in Pawtucket, and is the only professional baseball team in Rhode Island. Its most recent championship win was in 2014.
The International League (IL) is a Minor League Baseball league that operates in the eastern United States and is headquartered in Dublin, Ohio. Like the Pacific Coast League and the Mexican League, it plays at the Triple-A level, which is one step below Major League Baseball.
James Edward Rice, nicknamed "Jim Ed", is a former Major League Baseball left fielder and designated hitter who played his entire 16-year baseball career for the Boston Red Sox.
Robert Moses "Lefty" Grove was a professional baseball pitcher. After having success in the minor leagues during the early 1920s, Grove became a star in Major League Baseball with the American League's Philadelphia Athletics and Boston Red Sox, winning 300 games in his 17-year MLB career. He was elected to the National Baseball Hall of Fame in 1947.
Robert Pershing Doerr was an American professional baseball second baseman and coach. He played his entire 14-year Major League Baseball (MLB) career for the Boston Red Sox (1937–51). A nine-time MLB All-Star, Doerr batted over .300 three times, drove in more than 100 runs six times, and set Red Sox team records in several statistical categories despite missing one season due to military service during World War II. He was inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1986.
Hugh Duffy was an American outfielder and manager in Major League Baseball. He was a player or player-manager for the Chicago White Stockings, Chicago Pirates, Boston Reds, Boston Beaneaters, Milwaukee Brewers and Philadelphia Phillies between 1888 and 1906. He had his best years with the Beaneaters, including the 1894 season, when he set the MLB single-season record for batting average (.440).
Thomas Austin Yawkey, born Thomas Yawkey Austin, was an American industrialist and Major League Baseball executive. Born in Detroit, Yawkey became president of the Boston Red Sox in 1933 and was the sole owner of the team for 44 seasons, longer than anyone else in baseball history. He was elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1980. Yawkey's racism and resistance to baseball's integration have led the modern day Red Sox to distance themselves from his legacy.
Dwight Michael "Dewey" Evans is an American former professional baseball right fielder and right-handed batter who played with the Boston Red Sox (1972–90) and Baltimore Orioles (1991) in Major League Baseball (MLB). He was a three-time All-Star, won eight Gold Glove Awards, and won two Silver Slugger Awards. Evans played the second-most career games for the Red Sox of any player, surpassed only by Carl Yastrzemski.
McCoy Stadium is a Minor League baseball stadium in Pawtucket, Rhode Island. It is home to the Pawtucket Red Sox of the International League and affiliate of the Boston Red Sox. The stadium was completed in 1946 as the home for the Pawtucket Slaters, an affiliate of the Boston Braves. Since 1969, the stadium has hosted the Pawtucket Red Sox. In 1981, the stadium hosted the longest professional baseball game in history, where the Paw Sox defeated the Rochester Red Wings after 33 innings by a score of 3–2.
Eric Michael Wedge is an American professional baseball manager and former catcher, who is currently employed as a player development advisor for the Toronto Blue Jays. As a player, Wedge attended Northrop High School in Fort Wayne and played on the school's state champion baseball team in 1983. He went on to attend Wichita State University, and played on the Shockers team that won the 1989 College World Series. From 1989–1997 he played in the minor league systems of the Boston Red Sox, Colorado Rockies, Detroit Tigers, and Philadelphia Phillies, and played in 39 major league games with the Red Sox and Rockies between 1991 and 1994. Wedge went on to manage in the Cleveland Indians minor league system from 1998–2002 before being named manager of the Indians for the 2003 season. He led the Indians to a postseason berth in 2007, and won the American League Manager of the Year Award that year. He managed the Indians through the 2009 season. He then managed the Seattle Mariners from 2011 to 2013.
The Pawtucket Red Sox and the Rochester Red Wings, two teams from the Triple-A International League, played the longest game in professional baseball history. It lasted 33 innings, with 8 hours and 25 minutes of playing time. 32 innings were played April 18/19, 1981, at McCoy Stadium in Pawtucket, Rhode Island and the final 33rd inning was played June 23, 1981. Pawtucket won the game, 3–2.
Joseph Michael Morgan is a retired American infielder, manager, coach and scout in Major League Baseball.
James Aloysius Robert "Bob" Quinn was an American executive in Major League Baseball who became renowned for his management of four different franchises.
James Gerald "Lou" Gorman was an American baseball executive, and the former general manager of the Seattle Mariners and Boston Red Sox of Major League Baseball. He spent more than three decades in baseball operations, as a general manager, assistant GM, farm system director or scouting director, and at the time of his death he was the Red Sox' executive consultant for public affairs with an emphasis on community projects. He also was the coordinator of the Boston Red Sox Hall of Fame, to which he was inducted in 2002.
Fenway Sports Management (FSM) is a company headquartered in Boston, Massachusetts established by Fenway Sports Group (FSG) in 2004. It styles itself as a "new kind of sports marketing agency," created by FSG to expand its footprint beyond its most famous holdings, the Boston Red Sox of Major League Baseball and Fenway Park. Fenway Sports Management specializes in sponsorship sales and brand management consulting, and serves as the global sports sponsorship sales arm of Fenway Sports Group.
Isaac Morgan "Ike" Boone was an American professional baseball right fielder. He played eight seasons in Major League Baseball (MLB) between 1922 and 1932 for the New York Giants, Boston Red Sox, Chicago White Sox, and Brooklyn Robins/Dodgers. His older brother, Dan, also played in the major leagues from 1919 to 1923.
Roland Hemond is a longtime executive in Major League Baseball who in 2007 returned to the Arizona Diamondbacks as special assistant to the president. His previous positions include stints as scouting director of the California Angels, general manager of both the Chicago White Sox and Baltimore Orioles, senior executive vice president of the Arizona Diamondbacks, and executive advisor to the general manager of the White Sox (2001–07).
Benjamin P. Cherington is an American professional baseball executive. As of December 2017, he is the vice-president of baseball operations for the Toronto Blue Jays of Major League Baseball (MLB).
William Edward McMillon is an American minor league baseball manager and instructor, and a former professional baseball outfielder, who played Major League Baseball from 1996—2004. The native of Alamogordo, New Mexico, graduated from high school in Bishopville, South Carolina, and attended Clemson University. As a player, he threw and batted left-handed, stood 5 feet 11 inches (1.80 m) tall, and weighed 172 pounds (78 kg).
Edward F. Kenney Sr. (1921–2006) was an American professional baseball executive.
Bryce Everett Brentz is an American professional baseball left fielder in the Boston Red Sox organization. He previously played in Major League Baseball (MLB) for the Boston Red Sox.
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