On This Day

International League in History

Events in Sport

  • 1922-10-30 Anxious to compete with the Yankees, the NY Giants pay $65,000 & 3 players for Jack Bentley (hit .349 & was 13-2 as pitcher for Baltimore (International League) in 1922)
  • 1950-04-20 Balt's Memorial Stadium opens - Orioles of International League

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1956-08-07 51-year-old Satchel Paige (Miami Marlins) wins a game before the largest crowd in minor league history, 57,000 at Miami’s Orange Bowl; International League: Marlins 6-2 v Columbus Jets

Baseball Hall of Fame Pitcher Satchel Paige
Baseball Hall of Fame Pitcher
Satchel Paige
  • 1960-07-08 Fidel Castro ends Havana's International League team, Sugar Kings move to New Jersey

Birthdays in Sport

  • 1925-03-26 Ben Mondor, Canadian baseball executive (International League Executive of the Year 1978, 99), born in St-Ignace-du-Lac, Maskinongé, Quebec (d. 2010)

Deaths in Sport

  • 2010-10-03 Ben Mondor, Canadian baseball executive (International League Executive of the Year 1978, 99), dies at 85

Famous Baseball Players