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Danny Murtaugh Inducted into Irish Hall of Fame

Danny Murtaugh was inducted into the Irish American Baseball Hall of Fame on May 22, 2024. The ceremony took place prior to the Pittsburgh Pirates Irish Heritage Night game at PNC Park.

Danny Murtaugh was inducted into the Irish American Baseball Hall of Fame on May 22, 2024. The ceremony took place prior to the Pittsburgh Pirates Irish Heritage Night game at PNC Park. The induction was presented to the Murtaugh family by IABHOF Founder, Shaun Clancy.

Murtaugh spent nine seasons in the major leagues, primarily with the Phillies and Pirates. After retiring as a player, he became a coach and then a manager. He managed the Pirates for 15 seasons, winning the World Series in 1960 and 1971.

Murtaugh retired in 1976 with 1,115 career wins and .540 winning percentage, to go along with his two World Series championships, two league pennants, and four division titles. In all, he spent 29 years with the Pirates organization.

Interestingly, the Murtaugh name is derived from the Gaelic word for “navigator.”

Murtaugh was nominated and selected by a vote of members of the Irish American Baseball Society. The other 2024 inductees are Lefty O’Doul, Jack Curry, Brian Kenny, and Wade Boggs.

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