Jack Dominico Passes Away at 82

by Ryan Eakin

TORONTO: It is with great sadness that the Toronto Maple Leaf Baseball Club announces the sudden passing of our legendary owner and President, Jack Dominico.

Owner of the Maple Leaf for the last 53 years, Dominico passed away peacefully on Tuesday. Jack has become one of the more notable figures in Toronto sports history with induction to the Etobicoke Sports Hall of Fame, the North Bay Hall of Fame and most recently the Ontario Sports Hall of Fame (his official induction has been delayed due to COVID-19).

Dominico bought the Maple Leaf baseball team in 1969 with his late wife Lynne, who passed away in 2008. From there, the rest was history. The Maple Leafs won eight championships under Dominico, including three championships in the '80s.

The host of the Maple Leaf annual sports dinner on the eve of the Maple Leafs' home openers, Dominico leaves a legacy as the most successful and colourful owner in Intercounty Baseball League history.  He will be greatly missed.

Our press box on top of the Christie Pits hillside will never be the same.

Jack was 82 years old.