We are thrilled to announce that Eric Byrnes has joined the Irish American Baseball Society. Eric, who played 11 seasons in MLB and is currently an analyst for MLB Network, joined the IABS on October 10 at a charity fundraiser at the Irish American Baseball Hall of Fame in NYC!
Here is Eric’s bio, courtesy of MLB Network:
Eric Byrnes, an 11-year Major League outfielder, is an analyst appearing across MLB Network’s programming, including the Emmy Award-winning flagship studio show MLB Tonight and the kids-focused weekly interview and demonstration show Play Ball.
Byrnes, who played from 2000 to 2010, hit 109 home runs, 396 RBI and stole 129 bases in his career. Byrnes played for the Oakland Athletics (2000-2005), Colorado Rockies (2005), Baltimore Orioles (2005), Arizona Diamondbacks (2006-2009) and Seattle Mariners (2010). Byrnes was a key member of the 2007 NL West champion D-backs, hitting 21 home runs, scoring 103 runs and stealing 50 bases for the season. As a member of the A’s, he batted .462 in the 2003 ALDS against the Red Sox.
For those of you keeping score at home, Eric is the fourth former Major Leaguer to become an IABS member, along with Steve Garvey, Don Larsen, and Rob Delaney!