The Hamilton Cardinals and the entire Intercounty Baseball League are saddened to learn of the passing of Toronto Maple Leafs Owner, Jack Dominico at the age of 82.

Jack had a passion for the sport, the youth in the game and the Christie Pits community. His commitment to the game, the community, the Toronto Maple Leafs and the IBL will be his lasting legacy. So much so that years ago the league renamed the championship to the Jack and Lynne Dominico Trophy in recognition of his and his wife Lynne's contributions.

Since taking over the team, the club has captured the Intercounty Baseball championship eight times, the first in 1972. During their 2002 championship season, the Leafs were undefeated at home, a league first.

The team was owned by husband and wife Jack and Lynne Dominico for the first 40 years of its existence, but since was owned exclusively by Jack after Lynne's passing on November 8, 2008.

The past season was Jack's 53rd at the helm of the Maple Leafs.

Jack's presence at Christie Pits will be missed by fans, the Leafs organization and every member of the IBL.

We send our thoughts and prayers to the Dominico family, Jack's friends and the entire Toronto Maple Leaf organization.