Congratulations to Jim Leyland on his induction into the Irish American Baseball Hall of Fame! Shaun Clancy, the Founder and President Emeritus of the IABHOF, presented the plaque before the Pirates game on Irish Heritage Night at PNC Park in Pittsburgh. It was the first IABHOF induction since 2019.
Leyland was voted into the Irish Hall by members of the Irish American Baseball Society. He will be joined by the other 2023 inductees, Jim Palmer and the late John McSherry.
Here is the text of the plaque:
JAMES RICHARD LEYLAND
LEGENDARY MANAGER WITH ROOTS IN WEXFORD AND CORK. WORLD SERIES CHAMPION AND WINNER OF THREE LEAGUE PENNANTS. WON 1,769 GAMES AND THREE MANAGER OF THE YEAR AWARDS. FIRST MANAGER TO WIN THE WORLD SERIES AND WORLD BASEBALL CLASSIC.
INDUCTED JUNE 20, 2023