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  • Dan Duquette, founding member of Israel Baseball League, takes over Orioles

    November 9, 2011 | 10:10 am

    Dan Duquette, a founding member of the Israel Baseball League, has returned to Major League Baseball after nine years.

    Duquette was hired as the executive vice president of baseball operations for the Baltimore Orioles, the American League club announced Tuesday.

    In 2007, Duquette helped create the IBL, a six-team professional baseball league in Israel, and was its director of operations. Due to financial issues, the 2008 season was canceled and the league never re-formed.

    Duquette has served as the general manager of the Boston Red Sox and Montreal Expos.

  • The Boychicks of Summer

    By Elli Wohlgelernter

    August 30, 2007 | 8:00 pm


    Pre-season promo video from the Israel Baseball League (IBL)

    The Israel Baseball League (IBL) started out with high hopes, an almost mystical dream that resonated deeply with Jews across the United States: a professional baseball league in Israel!

    But the result, say many, were more...

  • L.A. ‘boys of summer’ take to the diamond in Israel

    By Carin Davis

    July 5, 2007 | 8:00 pm

    Echad, shtaiyim, shelosh strikes and you're out at the new ball game. That's right, sports fans, America's favorite pastime is set to become Israel's favorite pastime. At least that's the hope of the new Israel Baseball League (IBL). With six teams, three stadiums and a 45-game...
  • Briefs: Koufax and SLO power-hitter named draft IBL picks; Iran top terror sponsor

    May 3, 2007 | 8:00 pm


    Sandy Koufax on the mound. Click the BIG ARROW Koufax chosen in Israel Baseball League's (IBL) first-ever draft

    Power-hitting California outfielder Aaron Levin was the first player selected in the Israel Baseball League's inaugural draft. The Modi'in Miracles made Levin, 22,...
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