London Majors celebrate IBL championship at home opener

London Majors slugger Cleveland Brownlee shows off his 2021 IBL Championship ring on May 20, 2022. (Bryan Bicknell/CTV News London)

Major accolades for the London Majors as the team was honoured for its 2021 Intercounty Baseball League (IBL) title Friday night.

In a special ceremony before the home opener against the Kitchener Panthers, each of last year’s team members was given a championship ring.

In September 2021 the Majors won their first IBL title since 1975.

But this night was about celebrating that achievement and starting anew, as thousands of fans were on hand at historic Labatt Park to watch the celebration.

Majors’ slugger Cleveland Brownlee called it a special night.

“You know what, everyone’s excited,” said Brownlee. “It’s our chance for London fans who would have seen everything last year to come back out and cheer your boys on again.”

Majors’ co-owner and manager Roop Chanderdat said it’s also about looking ahead to another successful season.

“You know what, really excited. One, to celebrate with the fans the championship from last year and put a closure on that, then start the new season with this young team we’ve got here,” he said.