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Yankees Slugger Giancarlo Stanton Receives “I Didn’t Know He Was Irish” Award

New York Yankees slugger Giancarlo Stanton is the latest recipient of the “I Didn’t Know He Was Irish” Award. His Irish roots have been traced back to County Mayo and County Kilkenny.

New York Yankees slugger Giancarlo Stanton is the latest recipient of the “I Didn’t Know He Was Irish” Award! Several of Giancarlo’s Great-Great Grandparents were from Ireland!

Giancarlo was very excited to receive the award. He already knew that some of his family—Henry and Mary Stanton (nee McHale), from Roselothan, County Mayo— had come over and settled in Nebraska!
Another great-great grandparent, John Hickey of Thomaston, County Kilkenny, came over and married Anna Maloney of Joliet, Illinois, before settling in California. All in all, probably the most Irish guy named Giancarlo in baseball history!

The award, which is named after the great Pete Caldera and Duke Castiglione, was presented by Irish American Baseball Hall of Fame Founder and President Emeritus, Shaun Clancy.