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About Us

The Irish American Baseball Society (IABS) supports the game of baseball in Ireland and America and we celebrate the contributions of Irish Americans to baseball in America. Our members include players and coaches at all levels of amateur and professional baseball, as well as MLB broadcasters, journalists, and executives – and fans like you!

The IABS is a non-profit subsidiary of the Baseball United Foundation. The Baseball United Foundation supports the development of baseball programs in Ireland and other countries where the game is not traditionally played. Federal Tax ID: 20-4623222.

John Fitzgerald – IABS Founder

John Fitzgerald founded the Irish American Baseball Society in 2018. As the Executive Director of the Baseball United Foundation, John oversees IABS operations.

IABS Membership Committee

The Irish American Baseball Society Membership Committee is responsible for supporting the mission, vision, purpose, and strategic plans of the Baseball United Foundation and Irish American Baseball Society. The committee is responsible for collaborating with members, to provide recommendations and assistance in member recruitment, engagement, and retention.

IABS Membership Committee 2020-2021

  • Mike Enright – President
  • Bernard Connaughton – Vice-Chair
  • Robert Score – Secretary
  • Chris Foy

Butterworth Award Committee

The Clive Butterworth Award recognizes outstanding volunteer service in the development of youth baseball in Ireland. The award honors early Irish baseball pioneer Clive Butterworth, the organizer and coach of the first known baseball teams in Ireland. The award was established in 2019 by the Irish American Baseball Society, in partnership with the Irish American Baseball Hall of Fame and the Baseball United Foundation.

The Butterworth Award Committee represents a cross-section of baseball players, coaches, executives, and fans.