Former Durham Bulls manager elected to International League Hall of fame

Charlie Montoyo. Photo Courtesy: Durham Bulls

DURHAM, N.C. (WNCN) – Former Durham Bulls manager Charlie Montoyo will be inducted into the International League Hall of Fame, the Durham Bulls announced Tuesday.

Montoyo was the manager of the Durham Bulls for eight years and led the team to seven South Division titles. He finished his career in Durham with a 633-515 mark, the most wins in franchise history.

Montoyo is currently the third base coach for the Tamp Bay Rays.

“I am honored and excited to be inducted into the International League Hall of Fame,” Montoyo said in a written release. “The Durham Bulls hold a special place in my heart, and I am looking forward to celebrating this honor with the Bulls and their fans.”

Montoyo also led the Bulls to the 2009 Triple-A National Championship title.

“There is no one more deserving of this honor than Charlie Montoyo,” Bulls General Manager Mike Birling said in a written release. “Charlie’s impact in Durham will be long-lasting, not just because of what he did on the field, but also because of how beloved he was by everyone he came in contact with. The entire Bulls organization is thrilled for Charlie.”

Montoyo becomes the third Durham Bull to be inducted into the league’s Hall of Fame, joining former Bulls manager Bill Evers and former pitcher Dave Eiland, who were both inducted in 2012.

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