Ben Mondor

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. 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]

McCoy Stadium - Ben Mondor statue
Statue outside of McCoy Stadium

References

  1. ^ "PawSox Owner, Ben Mondor Passes Away" PawSox.com October 5, 2010
  2. ^ "Longtime Owner of Triple-A PawSox Dies" Boston Herald.com October 4, 2010 (dead link as of April 11, 2013)

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1925 in Canada

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2010 in Canada

Events from the year 2010 in Canada.

2010 in baseball

The following are the baseball events of the year 2010 throughout the world.

Boston Red Sox Hall of Fame

The Boston Red Sox Hall of Fame was instituted in 1995 to recognize the careers of former Boston Red Sox baseball players. A 15-member selection committee of Red Sox broadcasters and executives, past and present media personnel, and representatives from The Sports Museum of New England and the BoSox Club are responsible for nominating candidates.

Deaths in October 2010

The following is a list of notable deaths in October 2010.

Entries for each day are listed alphabetically by surname. A typical entry lists information in the following sequence:

Name, age, country of citizenship at birth, subsequent country of citizenship (if applicable), reason for notability, cause of death (if known), and reference.

Fenway Sports Management

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.

During its first year, FSM entered into an exclusive sponsorship sales agreement with MLB Advanced Media and Boston College's major intercollegiate sports.Since its inception, FSM has continued to create sponsorship programs for some of the world’s most prestigious brands and as of 2014 counts the Red Sox, Liverpool F.C., LeBron James, Johnny Manziel, Boston College, Roush Fenway Racing, MLB.com, the PGA Tour's Deutsche Bank Championship, NESN, and the Salem Red Sox among its client base. FSM’s consulting clients include Dunkin’ Donuts, Gulf Oil, JetBlue, & Santander.

In addition, FSM purchased the Salem Avalanche, a minor league baseball franchise in the High Class A Carolina League, in December 2007. On September 19, 2008, FSM announced that the Salem franchise, eventually renamed the Salem Red Sox, would replace the Lancaster JetHawks as Boston's High A affiliate in 2009.

In October 2009, Sam Kennedy was promoted to succeed Mike Dee (who became chief executive officer of the Miami Dolphins in May 2009) as executive vice president and chief operating officer of the Red Sox, and president of Fenway Sports Management.In October 2009, FSG announced a new partnership with Fulham of the English Premiership, with shirt sponsorship to start in 2011.In April 2011, FSM became the sole marketer of the global rights of NBA superstar LeBron James, in a management partnership deal with James and his manager Maverick Carter. As part of the deal, James and Carter both became minority stake holders in FSG's Liverpool F.C..In January 2012, FSM negotiated a sponsorship agreement between Liverpool F.C. and Warrior Sports worth £25 million per season as of the 2012/13 season, overtaking the English club record of £23.3 million paid by Nike for supplying Manchester United Football Club and the previous deal from Adidas worth £13 million.

In January 2014, FSM became the marketer of the global rights of 2012 Heisman Trophy winner and Cleveland Browns quarterback Johnny Manziel, in a management partnership deal with LRMR Management.In February 2015, FSM became an investor in the Pawtucket Red Sox of the Triple-A International League, when a new ownership group led by then-Red Sox president/CEO Larry Lucchino (and including two limited partners in Fenway Sports Group) acquired the PawSox from the heirs of late owner Ben Mondor.On August 1, 2015, Lucchino announced his pending retirement as president/CEO of the Boston Red Sox, with Sam Kennedy promoted to president of the baseball club. Kennedy was signed to a new five-year contract as president and CEO of both the Red Sox and Fenway Sports Management on August 2, 2017.

Futures at Fenway

"Futures at Fenway" was a baseball event held at Fenway Park in Boston from 2006 to 2014. It featured two minor-league affiliates of the Boston Red Sox playing a pair of regular-season games against teams from their own leagues from 2006 2012 (exception being the 2010 rainout) and one game in 2013 and 2014.

The brainchild of Boston mayor Thomas Menino, the inaugural Futures at Fenway in 2006 was believed to be the first minor-league game(s) played at Fenway since 1977, when the park hosted the Eastern League All-Star Game. They were the first regular-season minor-league games there since 1968, and simply because of the size of Fenway Park, the crowds are among the largest ever to see regular-season minor-league games.

International League Hall of Fame

The International League Hall of Fame is an American baseball hall of fame which honors players, managers, and executives of the International League (IL). It was created by the International League Baseball Writers' Association in 1947 to honor those individuals who made significant contributions to the league. The Hall of Fame inducted its first class of nine former players, managers, and league officials in 1947. A plaque was unveiled at the IL's New York City offices located in the Ruppert Building at 535 Fifth Avenue. Today, the plaque has no permanent home, but exists as a traveling display which visits a number of the league's ballparks each season.From 1949 through 1960, the league inducted up to three new members each year. Only one member was inducted annually from 1961 to 1963. After the cessation of the league's Baseball Writers' Association, the Hall of Fame became dormant from 1964 to 2006. The Hall was reestablished in 2007 to commemorate the League's 125th season of play in 2008. Two new members were inducted in 2007, and plans were made to elect up to 28, 14, and 7 inductees, respectively, over the next three years. Since 2011, up to three inductees have been voted into the Hall annually. As of 2019, 126 individuals have been inducted into the International League Hall of Fame.

March 26

March 26 is the 85th day of the year (86th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. 280 days remain until the end of the year.

McCoy Stadium

McCoy Stadium is a Minor League baseball stadium in Pawtucket, Rhode Island. It is home to the Pawtucket Red Sox (Paw 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.

Mondor

Mondor is a surname. It may refer to:

Ben Mondor, American baseball team owner

Card Mondor (1922-2001), Australian magician and stage performer

Colleen Mondor, an editor of Eclectica Magazine

Émilie Mondor (1981-2006), Canadian Olympic athlete

Henri Mondor (1885-1962), French physician and historian

Pierre Mondor, a character in Too Many Cooks, a Nero Wolfe novel by American author Rex Stout

Mount Saint Charles Academy

Mount Saint Charles Academy is a private Catholic junior/senior high school located in Woonsocket, Rhode Island, in the Roman Catholic Diocese of Providence.

October 3

October 3 is the 276th day of the year (277th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. 89 days remain until the end of the year.

Pawsox Radio Network

The Pawsox Radio Network is the radio network of the Pawtucket Red Sox, a Triple-A minor league affiliate of the Boston Red Sox. There are 11 stations (10 A.M. & 1 F.M.) & 2 F.M. translators in the network, including the flagship & part-time stations.

Pawtucket, Rhode Island

Pawtucket (listen) is a city in Providence County, Rhode Island, United States. The population was 71,148 at the 2010 census. It is the fourth largest city in the state.

Pawtucket borders Providence, Central Falls, North Providence, Lincoln, and East Providence in Rhode Island and Seekonk and Attleboro in the state of Massachusetts.

Pawtucket Red Sox

The Pawtucket Red Sox (known colloquially as the PawSox) 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 franchise was first established in the Double-A Eastern League in 1970. Three years later, Boston's Triple-A affiliate in the International League replaced the Eastern League PawSox. After enduring three different owners, at least two threats to move the team elsewhere, and bankruptcy, the PawSox were purchased from the International League by local industrialist Ben Mondor in January 1977. Over the next 38 years, Mondor (who died in 2010) and his heirs stabilized the franchise and turned it into a success; it was twice (1990 and 2003) selected the winner of Baseball America's Bob Freitas Award as the top Triple-A operation in minor league baseball, led the league in total attendance three times between 2004 and 2008, and won three Governors' Cups as playoff champions.

On February 23, 2015, the team was sold to a group headed by then-Boston Red Sox president and chief executive officer Larry Lucchino and Rhode Island attorney James J. Skeffington. Thwarted in two attempts to replace McCoy Stadium with a new facility (first in adjacent Providence, then in a downtown site in Pawtucket), the PawSox announced on August 17, 2018, that they will move to Worcester, Massachusetts, 42 miles (68 km) away, in 2021.

Rhode Island Rams

The Rhode Island Rams are the athletic programs of the University of Rhode Island, based in Kingston, Rhode Island, United States. The Rams compete in the NCAA's Division I as a member of the Atlantic 10 Conference. The football team, however, competes in the Colonial Athletic Association of the NCAA's Football Championship Subdivision, as the A-10 does not sponsor football. The program's athletic director is Thorr Bjorn.The school's colors are light blue (officially referred to as "Keaney blue"), white, and navy blue. The school's mascot is Rhody the Ram. It was chosen in 1923 as tribute to the school's agricultural history, making its first appearance in 1929. The school has not used a live ram since the introduction of "Rhody," a student in an anthropomorphic ram costume, in 1974.

Rico Petrocelli

Americo Peter "Rico" Petrocelli (born June 27, 1943) is an American former baseball shortstop and third baseman who played his entire Major League Baseball (MLB) career with the Boston Red Sox. Listed at 6 feet 0 inches (1.83 m) and 185 pounds (84 kg), he both threw and batted right-handed.

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