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The Province of Munster

Munster is one of the provinces of Ireland, in the south of Ireland. The province is divided into six traditional counties: Clare, Cork, Kerry, Limerick, Tipperary and Waterford. Munster is the largest of Ireland’s four provinces by land area, and the third largest by population.

In early Ireland, the Kingdom of Munster was one of the kingdoms of Gaelic Ireland ruled by a “king of over-kings.” Following the Norman invasion of Ireland, the ancient kingdoms were shired into counties for administrative and judicial purposes. In later centuries, local government legislation has seen further sub-division of the historic counties.

Several sports in Munster are organised on a provincial basis, or operate competitions along provincial lines. This includes traditionally popular sports such as hurling, Gaelic football, rugby union and soccer, as well as cricket and hockey.

Munster is noted for its tradition of hurling. Three of the four most successful teams in the All-Ireland Senior Hurling Championship are from Munster; Cork GAA, Tipperary GAA and Limerick GAA. The final of the Munster Senior Hurling Championship is one of the most important days in the Irish GAA calendar. Munster is the only province in Ireland wherein every one of its counties has won an All-Ireland Senior Hurling Championship.

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Munster Ancestry Database

The table below displays players, coaches, executives, and media personalities with Irish roots that can be traced to the province of Munster:

Last NameFirst NameCategoryEraLinkIrish CountyGenerationMLB DebutHOF
AndersonSparkyManager/CoachModern EraClare10th4/10/1959Yes
BarryJackPlayerDead Ball EraKerry1st7/13/1908No
BreslinJimmyMediaModern EraCork3rd1940'sNo
BresnahanRogerPlayerDead Ball EraLimerick1st8/27/1897Yes
BrouthersDanPlayerModern EraCork1st6/23/1879Yes
BuckJackMediaModern EraKerry2nd1954No
BuckJoeMediaModern EraKerry3rd1994No
BunningJimPlayerModern EraCork3rd7/20/1955Yes
CaseyDocPlayerDead Ball EraClare1st9/14/1898No
CashmanBrianExecutiveModern EraWaterford3rd1986No
CashmanTerryMediaModern EraClare2nd1959No
ClarksonJohnPlayerModern EraClare1st5/2/1882Yes
ClearyJosephPlayerModern EraCorkIrish Born8/4/1945No
ColemanEdMediaModern EraKerry2nd1978No
ColemanJerryMediaModern EraCork2nd4/20/1949No
CollinsEddiePlayerDead Ball EraCork3rd9/17/1906Yes
ConnorRogerPlayerEmerald AgeKerry1st5/1/1880Yes
ConnorsChuckPlayerModern EraWaterford3rd5/1/1949No
CostasBobMediaModern EraLimerick3rd6/1/1905No
CroninJoePlayerModern EraKerry1st4/29/1926Yes
CurranJohnPlayerEmerald AgeKerryIrish Born9/12/1876No
DevineBingExecutiveModern EraWaterford3rd1939No
DinneenBillPlayerDead Ball EraCork1st4/22/1898No
DonlinMikePlayerDead Ball EraClare1st7/19/1899No
DonohueSteveManager/CoachModern EraCork2nd1986No
DonovanDickPlayerModern EraCork2nd4/24/1950No
DonovanPatsyPlayerEmerald AgeCorkIrish Born4/19/1890No
DorganMikePlayerEmerald AgeCork1st5/8/1877No
DoyleConnyPlayerEmerald AgeKerryIrish Born6/23/1883No
DoyleJackPlayerEmerald AgeKerryIrish Born8/20/1889No
DunnAdamPlayerModern EraWaterford10th7/20/2001No
FidrychMarkPlayerModern EraCork4th4/20/1976No
FieldsJockoPlayerEmerald AgeCorkIrish Born5/31/1887No
FinleyChuckPlayerModern EraCork8th5/29/1986No
FlahertyJohnPlayerModern EraKerry2nd4/12/1992No
FlanaganMikePlayerModern EraClare3rd9/5/1975No
FoleyCurryPlayerEmerald AgeKerryIrish Born5/13/1879No
FoleyRedMediaModern EraCork1st1947No
FordeShannonManager/CoachModern EraKerry4th1994No
GalvinPudPlayerEmerald AgeClare1st5/22/1875Yes
GlavineTomPlayerModern EraCork4th8/17/1987Yes
GleesonJimPlayerModern EraClare1st4/25/1936No
GormanTomUmpireModern EraLimerick2nd9/11/1951No
GuidryRonPlayerModern EraCork8th7/27/1975No
HafeyChickPlayerModern EraCork1st8/28/1924Yes
HarringtonJoePlayerEmerald AgeCork1st9/10/1895No
HartnettGabbyPlayerModern EraTipperary3rd4/12/1922Yes
HernandezKeithPlayerModern EraKerry9th8/30/1974No
HinesMikePlayerEmerald AgeKerryIrish Born5/1/1883No
HoranPatrickPlayerEmerald AgeClareIrish Born5/17/1884No
HorriganJeffMediaModern EraKerry4th1990No
HubbardCalUmpireModern EraKerry9th1936Yes
JeterDerekPlayerModern EraCork5th5/29/1995Yes
KeefeTimPlayerEmerald AgeCork1st8/6/1880Yes
KeelerWilliePlayerEmerald AgeCork1st9/30/1892Yes
KellyHighpocketsPlayerDead Ball EraLimerick2nd8/18/1915Yes
MackConnieManager/CoachDead Ball EraKerry1st9/11/1886Yes
MaloneFergyPlayerEmerald AgeTipperaryIrish Born5/20/1871No
ManningJackPlayerModern EraCork1st8/15/1929No
McCarthyJosephManager/CoachModern EraLimerick1st4/13/1926Yes
McCarthyTommyPlayerEmerald AgeKerry1st8/27/1881Yes
McCarverTimPlayerModern EraTipperary3rd9/10/1959No
McDougaldGilPlayerModern EraWaterford4th4/20/1951No
McDowellSamPlayerModern EraKerry3rd9/15/1961No
McGrawJohnManager/CoachModern EraTipperary1st4/26/1891Yes
McGwireMarkPlayerModern EraCork5th4/20/1986No
McInnisStuffyPlayerDead Ball EraLimerick3rd4/12/1909No
McNallyDavePlayerModern EraCork2nd9/26/1962No
MorganJoeManager/CoachModern EraClare1st4/14/1959No
MorrillJohnPlayerEmerald AgeKerry1st4/24/1876No
MullaneTonyPlayerEmerald AgeCorkIrish Born8/27/1881No
MurnaneTimPlayerEmerald AgeTipperary1st4/26/1872Yes
MurphyJohnnyPlayerModern EraKerry1st5/19/1932No
MurrayBillExecutiveModern EraWaterford3rd1978No
MurrayJimMediaModern EraCork2nd1961No
MurrayRedPlayerDead Ball EraKerry2nd6/16/1906No
NeedhamTomPlayerDead Ball EraCorkIrish Born5/12/1904No
O'BrienDaveMediaModern EraClare3rd1987No
O'ConnorPaddyPlayerDead Ball EraKerryIrish Born4/17/1908No
O'ConnorJohnnyPlayerModern EraKerryIrish Born9/16/1916No
O'DayHankUmpireEmerald AgeClare1st5/2/1884Yes
O'DoulLeftyPlayerModern EraLimerick2nd4/29/1919No
O'HearnRyanPlayerModern EraCork5th7/31/2018No
O'LoughlinPatPlayerEmerald AgeClareIrish Born5/9/1883No
PowersDocPlayerDead Ball EraWaterford1st7/12/1898No
RoushEddPlayerModern EraCork2nd4/20/1913Yes
RudiJoePlayerModern EraKerry5th4/11/1967No
RyanCyclonePlayerEmerald AgeTipperaryIrish Born8/8/1887No
RyanJimmyPlayerEmerald AgeClare1st10/8/1885No
RyanNolanPlayerModern EraTipperary7th9/11/1966Yes
ShaughnessyDannyMediaModern EraLimerick4th1977No
SheaBillExecutiveModern EraLimerick2nd1958No
SnitkerBrianManager/CoachModern EraLimerick3rd1980No
SullivanBillPlayerEmerald AgeCorkIrish Born7/15/1884No
SullivanSleeperPlayerEmerald AgeCorkIrish Born5/13/1881No
SullivanTedExecutiveEmerald AgeClareIrish Born7/15/1884No
SweeneyBillPlayerDead Ball EraCork1st6/14/1907No
SweeneyMikePlayerModern EraWaterford4th9/14/1995No
TobinJackPlayerDead Ball EraCork1st4/16/1914No
TroutMikePlayerModern EraLimerick10th7/8/2011No
TudorJohnPlayerModern EraCork4th8/16/1979No
WelchMickeyPlayerModern EraTipperary1st5/1/1880Yes
WilhelmHoytPlayerModern EraCork6th4/18/1952Yes
WilliamsTedPlayerModern EraCork3rd4/20/1938Yes
WillsDaveMediaModern EraLimerick3rd2005No
YastrzemskiMikePlayerModern EraKerry4th5/25/2019No
McGrawJohnManager/CoachModern EraTipperary1st4/26/1891Yes
WilhelmHoytPlayerModern EraCork6th4/18/1952Yes
KeelerWilliePlayerEmerald AgeCork1st9/30/1892Yes
CollinsEddiePlayerDead Ball EraCork3rd9/17/1906Yes
ClarksonJohnPlayerModern EraClare1st5/2/1882Yes
CroninJoePlayerModern EraKerry1st4/29/1926Yes
GalvinPudPlayerEmerald AgeClare1st5/22/1875Yes
HafeyChickPlayerModern EraCork1st8/28/1924Yes
KeefeTimPlayerEmerald AgeCork1st8/6/1880Yes
ConnorRogerPlayerEmerald AgeKerry1st5/1/1880Yes
McGrawJohnManager/CoachModern EraTipperary1st4/26/1891Yes
MackConnieManager/CoachDead Ball EraKerry1st9/11/1886Yes
McGrawJohnManager/CoachModern EraTipperary1st4/26/1891Yes
BunningJimPlayerModern EraCork3rd7/20/1955Yes
McGwireMarkPlayerModern EraCork5th4/20/1986No
PowersDocPlayerDead Ball EraWaterford1st7/12/1898No
BunningJimPlayerModern EraCork3rd7/20/1955Yes
AndersonSparkyManager/CoachModern EraClare10th4/10/1959Yes
McGrawJohnManager/CoachModern EraTipperary1st4/26/1891Yes
RyanNolanPlayerModern EraTipperary7th9/11/1966Yes
McGwireMarkPlayerModern EraCork5th4/20/1986No
RyanNolanPlayerModern EraTipperary7th9/11/1966Yes
McGwireMarkPlayerModern EraCork5th4/20/1986No
WilhelmHoytPlayerModern EraCork6th4/18/1952Yes
WilhelmHoytPlayerModern EraCork6th4/18/1952Yes
RyanNolanPlayerModern EraTipperary7th9/11/1966Yes
RyanNolanPlayerModern EraTipperary7th9/11/1966Yes
CollinsEddiePlayerDead Ball EraCork3rd9/17/1906Yes
RoushEddPlayerModern EraCork2nd4/20/1913Yes
RyanNolanPlayerModern EraTipperary7th9/11/1966Yes
GuidryRonPlayerModern EraCork8th7/27/1975No
AndersonSparkyManager/CoachModern EraClare10th4/10/1959Yes
BunningJimPlayerModern EraCork3rd7/20/1955Yes
KellyHighpocketsPlayerDead Ball EraLimerick2nd8/18/1915Yes
McGrawJohnManager/CoachModern EraTipperary1st4/26/1891Yes
MullaneTonyPlayerEmerald AgeCorkIrish Born8/27/1881No
BunningJimPlayerModern EraCork3rd7/20/1955Yes
WilhelmHoytPlayerModern EraCork6th4/18/1952Yes
O'DayHankUmpireEmerald AgeClare1st5/2/1884Yes
McGwireMarkPlayerModern EraCork5th4/20/1986No
McGwireMarkPlayerModern EraCork5th4/20/1986No
ConnorRogerPlayerEmerald AgeKerry1st5/1/1880Yes
KeefeTimPlayerEmerald AgeCork1st8/6/1880Yes
McGwireMarkPlayerModern EraCork5th4/20/1986No
KeelerWilliePlayerEmerald AgeCork1st9/30/1892Yes
McGwireMarkPlayerModern EraCork5th4/20/1986No
McGwireMarkPlayerModern EraCork5th4/20/1986No
BresnahanRogerPlayerDead Ball EraLimerick1st8/27/1897Yes
CollinsEddiePlayerDead Ball EraCork3rd9/17/1906Yes
McGwireMarkPlayerModern EraCork5th4/20/1986No
ConnorRogerPlayerEmerald AgeKerry1st5/1/1880Yes
HarringtonJoePlayerEmerald AgeCork1st9/10/1895No
WelchMickeyPlayerModern EraTipperary1st5/1/1880Yes
JeterDerekPlayerModern EraCork5th5/29/1995Yes
RyanNolanPlayerModern EraTipperary7th9/11/1966Yes
McGwireMarkPlayerModern EraCork5th4/20/1986No
McGwireMarkPlayerModern EraCork5th4/20/1986No
RyanNolanPlayerModern EraTipperary7th9/11/1966Yes
RyanNolanPlayerModern EraTipperary7th9/11/1966Yes
RyanNolanPlayerModern EraTipperary7th9/11/1966Yes
RyanNolanPlayerModern EraTipperary7th9/11/1966Yes
TudorJohnPlayerModern EraCork4th8/16/1979No
RyanNolanPlayerModern EraTipperary7th9/11/1966Yes
RyanNolanPlayerModern EraTipperary7th9/11/1966Yes
RyanNolanPlayerModern EraTipperary7th9/11/1966Yes
RyanNolanPlayerModern EraTipperary7th9/11/1966Yes
McDowellSamPlayerModern EraKerry3rd9/15/1961No
RyanNolanPlayerModern EraTipperary7th9/11/1966Yes
JeterDerekPlayerModern EraCork5th5/29/1995Yes
JeterDerekPlayerModern EraCork5th5/29/1995Yes
McGwireMarkPlayerModern EraCork5th4/20/1986No
RyanNolanPlayerModern EraTipperary7th9/11/1966Yes
RyanNolanPlayerModern EraTipperary7th9/11/1966Yes
McCarverTimPlayerModern EraTipperary3rd9/10/1959No
O'DoulLeftyPlayerModern EraLimerick2nd4/29/1919No
O'DoulLeftyPlayerModern EraLimerick2nd4/29/1919No
RyanNolanPlayerModern EraTipperary7th9/11/1966Yes
McNallyDavePlayerModern EraCork2nd9/26/1962No
ClarksonJohnPlayerModern EraClare1st5/2/1882Yes
AndersonSparkyManager/CoachModern EraClare10th4/10/1959Yes
MackConnieManager/CoachDead Ball EraKerry1st9/11/1886Yes
FlanaganMikePlayerModern EraClare3rd9/5/1975No
HernandezKeithPlayerModern EraKerry9th8/30/1974No
FinleyCharliePlayerModern EraCork8th5/29/1986No

Munster Baseball Achievements and Notable Events

The table below displays notable achievements of baseball players and coaches whose Irish roots can be traced to the province of Munster:

Last NameFirst NameIrish CountyGenerationEvent DateEvent Description
FeeneyChubbSligo2nd1/1/1970Chubb Feeney starts as President of the National League, his tenure lasts the next 16 years
SteinbrennerGeorgeAntrim2nd1/3/1973George Steinbrenner leads a group and purchases the New York Yankees from CBS for $10 million.
HornsbyRogersTyrone4th1/4/1942Rogers Hornsby becomes the 14th player selected to the Hall of Fame, getting 78 percent of the vote.
McGrawJohnTipperary1st1/5/1925John McGraw awarded Silver Medal by the French Baseball Federation for contributions to French Baseball
ComiskeyCharlieCavan1st1/5/1925Charlie Comiskey awarded Silver Medal by the French Baseball Federation for contributions to French Baseball
JenningsHughieMayo1st1/5/1925Hugh Jennings awarded Silver Medal by the French Baseball Federation for contributions to French Baseball
SuttonDonDown8th1/6/1998Don Sutton is elected to Hall of Fame. His 324 wins the most of anyone not in the Hall at that time
WilhelmHoytCork6th1/7/1985Hoyt Wilhelm, who rewrote the record book on relief pitching, is elected to the Hall of Fame
PalmerJimLeitrim1st1/9/1990Jim Palmer enters into Hall of Fame on first year of eligibility
KillebrewHarmonDublin6th1/10/1984Harmon Killebrew is elected into the Hall of Fame
StonehamHoraceWexford3rd1/15/1936Horace Stoneham is elected president of the New York Giants, will remain president for the next 40 years
FordWhiteyDublin3rd1/16/1974White Ford is elected into Hall of Fame with friend and teammate, Mickey Mantle
GroveLeftyDerry8th1/21/1947Lefty Grove is elected into the Hall of Fame
GroveLeftyDerry8th1/21/1947Left Grove is elected into the Baseball Hall of Fame
KeelerWillieCork1st1/24/1939Wee Willie Keeler is elected into the Baseball Hall of Fame
CollinsEddieCork3rd1/24/1939Eddie Collins is elected into the Baseball Hall of Fame
FoxxJimmieWicklow7th1/26/1951Jimmie Foxx is elected into the Baseball Hall of Fame
ClarksonJohnClare1st1/27/1963John Clarkson is elected into the Baseball Hall of Fame
CuylerKikiDown2nd1/28/1968Kiki Cuyler is elected into the Baseball Hall of Fame
CroninJoeKerry1st1/31/1959Joe Cronin signs deal to become President of the American League. Would serve 14 years in total
GalvinPudClare1st1/31/1965Pud Galvin is elected into the Baseball Hall of Fame
RusieAmosDublin6th1/31/1977Amos Rusie is elected into the Baseball Hall of Fame
KelleyJoeLouth1st1/31/1971Joe Kelley is elected into the Baseball Hall of Fame
HafeyChickCork1st1/31/1971Chick Hafey is elected into the Baseball Hall of Fame
KeefeTimCork1st2/2/1964Tim Keefe is elected into the Baseball Hall of Fame
HugginsMillerAntrim2nd2/2/1964Miller Huggins is elected into the Baseball Hall of Fame
ConnorRogerKerry1st2/2/1976Roger Connor is elected into the Baseball Hall of Fame
McGrawJohnTipperary1st2/3/1900Rivals fight for control of Union Ball Grounds in Baltimore. John McGraw camps out at 3rd base, Ned Hanlon at 1st.
MackConnieKerry1st2/8/1956Connie Mack who had an illustrious and record-breaking career dies at 93 years old.
KellyMichael "King"Roscommon1st2/14/1887Chicago White Stockings sell Michael King Kelly to the Boston Beaneaters for $10,000, an unheard of sum at the time
BoggsWadeDublin7th2/23/1986Despite losing in arbitration, Boston's Wade Boggs receives the largest salary ever through that process to date: $1.35M
McGrawJohnTipperary1st2/25/1934John McGraw dies at this home at the age of 60 after a long illness
FerrellRickDown8th3/4/1984Rick Ferrell is elected into the Baseball Hall of Fame
ReesePee WeeAntrim7th3/4/1984Pee Wee Reese is elected into the Baseball Hall of Fame
BunningJimCork3rd3/5/1996Jim Bunning elected into the Baseball Hall of Fame
HanlonNedArmagh1st3/5/1996Ned Hanlon elected into the Baseball Hall of Fame
StengelCaseyRoscommon4th3/8/1966Casey Stengel is elected into the Baseball Hall of Fame
KellGeorgeDerry6th3/10/1983George Kell is elected into the Baseball Hall of Fame
MizeJohnnyAntrim6th3/11/1981Johnny Mize is elected into the Baseball Hall of Fame
WaddellRubeTyrone1st4/1/1914Rube Waddell, weakened by a heroic effort to help contain a winter flood in Kentucky, dies at 37 of tuberculosis
HodgesGilSligo3rd4/2/1972Mets manager Gil Hodges dies of a heart attack at West Palm Beach, Florida, two days shy of his 48th birthday
McGwireMarkCork5th4/4/1998Mark McGwire hits a home run in his fourth consecutive game to start the season to tie the mark set by Willie Mays
JohnsonWalterDonegal5th4/10/1913Walter Johnson defeats the New York Yankees in their first official game in the Ameircan League, 2-1
PowersDocWaterford1st4/12/1909Doc Powers is first ballplayer to die in a baseball related injury
O'RourkeJimDonegal1st4/14/1876Jim O'Rourke gets first hit for the new National League playing for the Boston Red Caps
BunningJimCork3rd4/14/1968Jim Bunning beats the Dodgers, becomes 2nd player in history to win 1,000 games in each league (Cy Young was the 1st)
AndersonSparkyClare10th4/16/1993Sparky Anderson got his 2,000th victory as a manager in the Detroit Tigers' 3-2 win over the Oakland Athletics.
McGrawJohnTipperary1st4/18/1899John McGraw, only 26, made his managerial debut with the Orioles. He led them to a 5-3 victory over the New York Giants
LeonardAndyCavanIrish Born4/22/1876Andy Leonard is first Irish born Major League Ballplayer
DevlinArtDublin2nd4/22/1908Art Devlin, in his first major league at-bat hits an inside the partk Grand Slam Homerun for the Giants
LeiterAlAntrim4th4/22/2002Al Leiter defeats the Diamondbacks to become the first pitcher in MLB history to defeat all 30 teams.
DillonPopKilkenny5th4/25/1901Pop Dillon sets all time record for doubles in a 9 inning game with 4 (this has been equaled many times since)
RyanNolanTipperary7th4/27/1983Nolan Ryan strikes out Brad Mills to move ahead of Walter Johnson and become baseball's all-time leader at 3,509
ClemensRogerLeitrim5th4/29/1986Roger Clemens is first pitcher to strikeout 20 players in one game
FerrellWesDown8th4/29/1931Wes Ferrell of the Cleveland Indians pitched a 7-0 no-hitter over the St. Louis Brown
McGwireMarkCork5th4/30/1998Mark McGwire sets NL record for most RBI's in the month of April with 32.
RyanNolanTipperary7th5/1/199144-year-old Rangers right-hander Nolan Ryan strikes out 16 Blue Jays en route to his seventh career no-hitter
BurdickJackDublinDublin5/1/1874Jack Burdick of the Hartford Dark Blues executes the first hidden ball trick in baseball history
BrownMordecaiDerry4th5/5/1949Mordecai "Three Fingers" Brown is elected into the Baseball Hall of Fame
McGwireMarkCork5th5/8/1998Mark McGwire connects for his 400th career home run, becomes faster player ever to do so beating Babe Ruth
WilhelmHoytCork6th5/10/1970Hoyt Wilhelm is first pitcher in history to appear in 1,000 games
WilhelmHoytCork6th5/10/1970Braves' Hoyt Wilhelm becomes the first pitcher ever to appear in 1,000 games
LeiterAlAntrim4th5/11/1996Al Leiter pitches the first no-hitter in Marlins history.
GroveLeftyDerry8th5/12/1941Lefty Grove loses and his streak of 20 consecutive wins at home ends. It lasts just over 3 years at Fenway Park
JohnsonWalterDonegal5th5/12/1926Walter Johnson wins the 400th game of his career, defeating the St. Louis Browns 7-4.
RyanNolanTipperary7th5/15/1973Nolan Ryan pitches his 1st of 7 No-Hitters
RyanNolanTipperary7th5/15/1973California's Nolan Ryan strikes out 12 and hurls his first career no-hitter in beating Kansas City 3-0
HornsbyRogersTyrone4th5/30/1925Rogers Hornsby is named manager of the Cardinals, replacing Branch Rickey,
JohnsonWalterDonegal5th5/30/1927Walter Johnson pitches final shutout in his career (110), a record that will likely never be broken
EckersleyDennisArmagh7th5/30/197722-year old Dennis Eckersley fires a no-hitter as the Indians top the Angels 1-0
O'NeillMikeGalwayIrish Born6/3/1902Mike O'Neill is first player to hit a pinch Grand Slam homerun in NL and MLB history
CollinsEddieCork3rd6/3/1925White Sox player-manager Eddie Collins hits number 3,000 against Detroit.
AshburnRichieAntrim7th6/5/1948Richie Ashburn hits safely for the 23rd straight game in a 6-5 win at Chicago, setting a 20th-century N.L. record for a rookie
QuinnJohnGalwayGalway6/7/1932Pitcher John Quinn, at 47, becomes the oldest player to have an extra-base hit (a double) as the Dodgers beat the Cubs 9-2
GarveySteveLouth3rd6/7/1982Steve Garvey plays in his 1,000th consecutive game. Garvey's streak is the fifth longest in major league history
RoushEddCork2nd6/8/1920Edd Roush falls asleep in the outfield after a long argument in the infield. The umpire ejects him for delay of game
FoxxJimmieWicklow7th6/8/1933Jimmie Foxx homers in his first three at-bats vs the Yankees. This gives him 4 consecutive HR's over two days.
RyanNolanTipperary7th6/8/1977Nolan Ryan notches his fourth career 19-strikeout game, hurling the first 10 innings of a game against Toronto
ClemensRogerLeitrim5th6/13/2003Roger Clemens joins the elite 300 Wins Club.
McLainDennyDublin3rd6/15/1965Denny McLain is first pitcher to strikeout the first 7 batters in one game
McLainDennyDublin3rd6/15/1965Denny McLain makes a first-inning relief appearance and fans the first seven batters he faces, setting a major league record
GuidryRonCork8th6/17/1978Ron Guidry strikes out 18 batters in a four-hit 4-0 shutout of the Angels, setting an A.L. record for lefthanders
SuttonDonDown8th6/18/1986California's Don Sutton becomes the 19th pitcher in ML history to win 300 games
AndersonSparkyClare10th6/18/1985Tigers manager Sparky Anderson moves into third place on the all-time list with his 2,158th managerial win.
BunningJimCork3rd6/21/1964Jim Bunning pitches perfect game for the Phillies over the Mets. This is the 7th perfect game of all time
BrettKenGalway2nd6/23/1973Phillies pitcher Ken Brett hits a home run for a 4th consecutive game, a major-league record for a pitcher
WaddellRubeTyrone1st7/4/1905Philadelphia's Rube Waddell bests Cy Young in a 20-inning marathon as the Athletics down Boston 4-2
WalshEdKildare1st7/4/1911Ed Walsh stops Ty Cobb's 40-game hitting streak as the White Sox win 7-3.
SheaSpecDublin2nd7/8/1947Spec Shea is first rookie Pitcher to win an All Star Game
KellyHighpocketsLimerick2nd7/16/1924George "Highpockets" Kelly first to hit a Homerun in 6 consecutive games
McGrawJohnTipperary1st7/16/1902John McGraw was named manager of the New York Giants, a job he would hold for thirty years
MullaneTonyCorkIrish Born7/18/1882Ambidextrous pitcher Tony Mullane of Louisville pitched with both hands in a Major League game at Baltimore
FerrellRick and WesDown8th4/29/1931Rick Ferrell of the Boston Red Sox hit a home run off brother Wes, pitching for the Cleveland Indians. Wes also homered.
VanceDazzyDown5th7/20/1925Brooklyn's Dazzy Vance struck out seventeen as the Dodgers beat the Chicago Cubs 4-3 in 10 innings
BunningJimCork3rd7/20/1958Jim Bunning of the Detroit Tigers threw a no-hitter, beating the Boston Red Sox 3-0 in the first game of a doubleheader
WilhelmHoytCork6th7/24/1968Hoyt Wilhelm's 907th game breaks Cy Young's record for Major League pitching appearances
BrettGeorgeGalway2nd7/28/1983American League president Lee McPhail ruled George Brett's "pine tar" home run against New York should count
GarveySteveLouth3rd7/29/1983Steve Garvey's consecutive-game streak ends at 1,207 when he dislocates his left thumb in a home-plate collision
O'DayHankClare1st7/31/1897Pitcher Brickyard Kennedy throws the ball at umpire Hank O'Day. It misses him, and the winning run to scores
GroveLeftyDerry8th7/31/1932Cleveland's Municipal Stadium opened and Lefty Grove and the Philadelphia A's beat the Indians 1-0 before 76,979 fans
McGwireMarkCork5th7/31/1999Mark McGwire sets NL record for most Homeruns in the month of July with 16
FoxxJimmieWicklow7th7/31/1932Jimmie Foxx sets AL record for most Homeruns from the start of a season through July 31st - 41
McGwireMarkCork5th7/31/1998Mark McGwire sets NL record for most Homeruns from the start of a season through July 31st - 45
WaddellRubeTyrone1st7/31/1902Rube Waddell sets AL all time record for most wins in any month with 10 in July of 1902
HodgesGilSligo3rd8/1/1957Gil Hodges hits his 13th career grand slam, a new NL record. This is the last grand slam in Brooklyn Dodger history
BoggsWadeDublin7th8/7/1999Wade Boggs joins the 3,000 Hit Club and is the first to do so with a Homerun
ConnorRogerKerry1st8/7/1893New York first baseman Roger Connor bats right-handed for the first time in his career and slugs out two homers
McGinnityJoeDublin1st8/8/1903Joe McGinnity of the Giants wins both games of a doubleheader with the Dodgers. He also stole home.
DecincesDougMeath2nd8/8/1982California's Doug DeCinces hit three home runs in a game for the second time in less than a week
PalmerJimLeitrim1st8/13/1969Jim Palmer of the Orioles pitches an 8-0 no-hitter against the Oakland A's in Baltimore
KeefeTimCork1st8/14/1888Tim Keefe winning streak is stopped at nineteen games by the White Stockings
FoxxJimmieWicklow7th8/14/1933Jimmie Foxx hits for the cycle and drives in nine runs to break the American League record
McGwireMarkCork5th8/14/1987Mark McGwire slugs his 39th home run of the season, breaking the major league record for rookies
KeelerWillieCork1st8/18/1906Willie Keeler is struck out for only the second time this season, both times by Ed Walsh
FoxxJimmieWicklow7th8/19/194537-year-old slugger Jimmie Foxx pitches the first seven innings for Philadelphia. He leaves with a 4-1 lead
McGwireMarkCork5th8/20/1998Mark McGwire is first to hit over 50 Homeruns in 3 consecutive seasons
McGwireMarkCork5th8/20/1998Mark McGwire becomes the first player in major league history to hit 50 home runs in three consecutive years
EckersleyDennisArmagh7th8/23/1992Dennis Eckersley is first pitcher to obtain 40 saves in 4 different seasons.
BresnahanRogerLimerick1st8/27/1897Roger Bresnahan, later a Hall of Fame catcher, makes his major-league debut as a pitcher for the Washington Senators
ThompsonSamDerry5th8/31/1906Beset by injuries, the Tigers call 46-year-old Sam Thompson out of retirement. He drives in two runs in a 5-1 win
HodgesGilSligo3rd8/31/1950Brooklyn's Gil Hodges tied a major league record by hitting four homers. He also adds a single for 17 total bases.
ThompsonSamDerry5th8/31/1894Sam Thompson sets NL record for most RBI's in the month of August with 61
KinerRalphDerry4th8/31/1949Ralph Kiner sets NL record for most Homeruns in the month of August with 16
HamiltonBillyDown1st8/31/1894Billy Hamilton sets NL Record for most hits in any one month with 67 in August of 1894
KelleyJoeLouth1st9/3/1894Joe Kelly sets all time record for hits in a double header with 9 (this has been equaled seven times since)
KelleyJoeLouth1st9/3/1894Joe Kelley sets All-time NL Record for Runs in a season with 165 in 1894
Ripken Jr.CalDonegal4th9/6/1995Cal Ripken break's Lou Gehrig's record of consecutive games played.
Ripken Jr.CalDonegal4th9/6/1995Cal Ripken, Jr. played in his 2,131st consecutive Major League game to surpass Lou Gehrig's 56-year record
CollinsEddieCork3rd9/7/1912Eddie Collins steals six bases in the Athletics' 9-7 win over Detroit, a 20th-century-record.
FordWhiteyDublin3rd9/7/1955Whitey Ford continues his mastery with his second consecutive one-hitter, beating the A's 2-1
McGwireMarkCork5th9/8/1998Mark McGwire is first to break Roger Maris's Homerun record of 61 in one season
ConnorRogerKerry1st9/10/1881Roger Connor is first player to hit a Grand Slam Homerun in the National League
HarringtonJoeCork1st9/10/1885Joe Harrington is first player to hit a Homerun in his first At Bat
WelchMickeyTipperary1st9/10/1889Mickey Welch, NY Giants, gets credit for first ever pinch hit, he struck out.
McLainDennyDublin3rd9/14/1968Denny McLain of the Detroit Tigers beat the Oakland A's to become the first pitcher since Dizzy Dean to win 30 games
MolitorPaulMonaghan3rd9/16/1996Paul Molitor joins the 3,000 Hit Club and is the first to do so with a Triple
StengelCaseyRoscommon4th9/17/1912Casey Stengel breaks in with Brooklyn and has four singles, a walk, two stolen bases, and two RBI in the 7-3 win
BoggsWadeDublin7th9/20/1988Wade Boggs became the first player this century to get 200 hits in six consecutive seasons
BiggioCraigTyrone4th9/23/1998Houston's Craig Biggio became only the second player this century to have 50 steals and 50 doubles in a season
KavanaghMartyDublin1st9/24/1916Marty Kavanagh is first player to hit a pinch Grand Slam homerun in AL history
KalineAlAntrim7th9/24/1974Al Kaline doubles off Dave McNally for his 3,000th career hit, as the Tigers beat the Orioles, 5-4
JeterDerekCork5th9/25/2014One of 2 players (Hal Morris other), who hit walk off RBI in final home game of career
FoxxJimmieWicklow7th9/25/1932Jimmie Foxx hits his 58th home run in the last game of the season to finish just shy of Ruth's 1927 record of 60
KalineAlAntrim7th9/25/1955Al Kaline becomes the youngest batting champ in history, as he takes the American League crown at age twenty
BoggsWadeDublin7th9/25/1989Wade Boggs becomes the first player in history to achieve both 200 hits and 100 walks in four consecutive seasons
FoxxJimmieWicklow7th9/25/1932Jimmie Foxx sets all time AL record for highest slugging % in a season by a right-hander with .749 in 1925
PalmerJimLeitrim1st9/26/1971Jim Palmer becomes the fourth member of the Orioles 1971 pitching staff to notch his 20th victory
RyanNolanTipperary7th9/26/1981Nolan Ryan of the Houston Astros became the first to pitch five no-hitters
AshburnRichieAntrim7th9/27/1959Richie Ashburn finishes the decade as the leader in hits for the 1950's with 1,875
McGwireMarkCork5th9/27/1998Mark McGwire is first to hit 70 Homeruns in a season
McGwireMarkCork5th9/27/1998Mark McGwire hit two homers to reach No. 70 in the St. Louis Cardinals' season finale against Montreal
RyanNolanTipperary7th9/28/1974Nolan Ryan pitched his third of seven career no-hitters, striking out 15
TerryBillArmagh6th9/28/1930Bill Terry breaks record for most hits in a season for a 31 year old - 254
TerryBillArmagh6th9/28/1930Bill Terry ties record set by Lefty O'Doul for most hits in a season all-time for a NL Player - 254 in 1930
ScherzerMaxFermanagh4th9/29/2019Max Scherzer finishes the decade as the leader in Wins for the 2010's with 161
ScherzerMaxFermanagh4th9/29/2019Max Scherzer finishes the decade as the leader in Strikeouts for the 2010's with 2,452
JohnsonWalterDonegal5th9/29/1913Walter Johnson of the Washington Senators finished the season with 36 victories after a 1-0 victory over the A's
MolitorPaulMonaghan3rd9/29/1996Paul Molitor breaks record most most hits in a season for a 39 year old - 225
FoxxJimmieWicklow7th9/30/1939Jimmie Foxx finishes the decade as the leader in Homeruns for the 1930's with 415
GroveLeftyDerry8th9/30/1939Lefty Grove finishes the decade as the leader in Wins for the 1930's with 199
PalmerJimLeitrim1st9/30/1979Jim Palmer finishes the decade as the leader in Wins for the 1970's with 186
RyanNolanTipperary7th9/30/1979Nolan Ryan finishes the decade as the leader in Strikeouts for the 1970's with 2,678
BrettGeorgeGalway2nd9/30/1992George Brett became the 18th player to get 3,000 hits in the Kansas City Royals' 4-0 win
RyanNolanTipperary7th9/30/1973Nolan Ryan breaks record for most strikeouts in a season by a 26 year old - 383
ScherzerMaxFermanagh4th9/30/2018Max Scherzer breaks record for most strikeouts in a season by a 33 year old - 300
RyanNolanTipperary7th10/1/1989Noland Ryan finishes the decade as the leader in Strikeouts for the 1980's with 2,167
MorrisHalGalway8th10/1/2000One of 2 players (Derek Jeter other), who hit walk off RBI in final home game of career
TudorJohnCork4th10/1/1985John Tudor blanks the Mets for his 10th shutout of the year. He is the last pitcher to accumulate 10 shutouts in one season.
RyanNolanTipperary7th10/1/1989Nolan Ryan breaks record for most strikeouts in a season by a 42 year old -301
HornsbyRogersTyrone4th10/1/1922Rogers Hornsby breaks record for most hits in a season for a 26 year old - 250
HornsbyRogersTyrone4th10/1/1922Rogers Hornsby sets NL all time record for hits in a season by a Right-handed batter with 250
KillebrewHarmonDublin6th10/2/1969Harmon Killebrew finishes the decade as the leader in Homeruns for the 1960's with 393
KellGeorgeDerry6th10/2/1949George Kell beats out Ted Williams for batting crown (.3429 to .3427), the slimmest margin on record
RyanNolanTipperary7th10/2/1974Nolan Ryan breaks record for most strikeouts in a season by a 27 year old - 367
RyanNolanTipperary7th10/2/1977Nolan Ryan breaks record for most strikeouts in a season by a 30 year old - 341
RyanNolanTipperary7th10/2/1988Nolan Ryan breaks record for most strikeouts in a season by a 41 year old - 228
McDowellSamKerry3rd10/3/1965Sam McDowell breaks record for most strikeouts in a season by a 22 year old - 325
BrettGeorgeGalway2nd10/3/1990George Brett is first player to win 3 Batting Crowns in 3 different decades
BrettGeorgeGalway2nd10/3/1990George Brett became the first player to win a batting title in three different decades
RyanNolanTipperary7th10/3/1990Nolan Ryan breaks record for most strikeouts in a season by a 43 year old - 232
JeterDerekCork5th10/3/2012Derek Jeter breaks record most most hits in a season for a 38 year old - 216
JeterDerekCork5th10/4/2009Derek Jeter finishes the decade as the leader in hits for the 2000's with 1,940
McGwireMarkCork5th10/4/2009Mark McGwire finishes the decade as the leader in Homeruns for the 1990's with 405
MadduxGregCavan6th10/4/2009Greg Maddux finishes the decade as the leader in Wins for the 1990's with 170
RyanNolanTipperary7th10/4/1972Nolan Ryan breaks record for most strikeouts in a season by a 25 year old - 329
RyanNolanTipperary7th10/4/1992Nolan Ryan breaks record for most strikeouts in a season by a 45 year old - 157
HornsbyRogersTyrone4th10/4/1925Rogers Hornsby sets all time NL record for highest slugging % in a season by a right-hander with .756 in 1925
VanceDazzyDown5th10/5/1929Dazzy Vance finishes the decade as the leader in Strikeouts for the 1920's with 1,464
McCarverTimTipperary3rd10/5/1968Tim McCarver and Orlando Cepeda each hit three-run home runs to lead St. Louis to a 7-3 win over Detroit.
O'DoulLeftyLimerick2nd10/5/1929Lefty O'Doul breaks record for most hits in a season for a 32 year old - 254
O'DoulLeftyLimerick2nd10/5/1929Lefty O'Doul sets NL record for most hits in a season all-time with 254 in 1929
HornsbyRogersTyrone4th10/6/1929Rogers Hornsby finishes the decade as the leader in Hits for the 1920's with 2,085
RyanNolanTipperary7th10/6/1991Nolan Ryan breaks record for most strikeouts in a season by a 44 year old - 203
FordWhiteyDublin3rd10/8/1961Yankees' Whitey Ford set a World Series record for consecutive scoreless innings by extending his streak to 32
O'RourkeJimDonegal1st10/8/1904Jim O'Rourke breaks record most most hits in a season for a 53 year old - 1
McDougaldGilSligo3rd10/9/1951Gil McDougald is first rookie to hit a Grand Slam in a World Series
McNallyDaveCork2nd10/9/1966Dave McNally wraps up Baltimore's brilliant pitching display, and a World Championship, with a four-hit, 1-0 win
ClarksonJohnClare1st10/10/1885John Clarkson sets all time record for most wins in any month with 15 in July of 1885
MolitorPaulMonaghan3rd10/12/1982Paul Molitor is the first player to get 5 hits in one World Series Game
BrownMordecaiDerry4th10/12/1907Mordecai "Three Finger" Brown shuts down the Tigers, 2-0, to win the World Series.
MolitorPaulMonaghan3rd10/12/19821982 - Paul Molitor of Milwaukee had five hits, a World Series record, in the 10-0 opener over the Cardinals
NettlesCraigTyrone4th10/13/1978Graig Nettles fielding prowess prevents 7 runs as the Yankees beat the Dodgers in the 3rd game of the World Series
AndersonSparkyClare10th10/14/19841st Manager to Win a World Series in Both Leagues (Reds and Tigers)
GibsonKirkAntrim8th10/14/1984Kirk Gibson hit two home runs to lead Detroit to an 8-4 victory and the World Series in 5 games over the San Diego Padres
GibsonKirkAntrim8th10/15/1988An injured Kirk Gibson hits a dramatic game winning HR in Game 1 of 1988 World Series
CuylerKikiDown2nd10/15/1925Kiki Cuyler's bases-loaded double gives Pirates a 9-7 victory over Walter Johnson in Game 7 of the World Series
MackConnieKerry1st10/18/1950Connie Mack, at age 87, retired as manager of the Philadelphia Athletics after 50 years
MadduxGregCavan6th10/24/1994Atlanta's Greg Maddux became the first pitcher to win three straight Cy Young Awards
ComiskeyCharlieCavan1st10/26/1931Charles Comiskey dies at age 72. The White Sox owner never recovered from the betrayal of the 1919 World Series
LyleSparkyAntrim7th10/26/19771977 - Sparky Lyle becomes the first AL reliever to win the Cy Young Award
FlanaganMikeClare3rd10/31/1979Mike Flanagan, who posted a 23-9 record for the Orioles, is named the winner of the AL Cy Young Award
ClemensRogerLeitrim5th11/10/1997Roger Clemens is first Americna Leaguer to win 4 Cy Young Awards
MadduxGregCavan6th10/12/1995Greg Maddux is first Pitcher in history to win 4 counsecutive Cy Young Awards
HernandezKeithKerry9th11/13/1979Keith Hernandez is first to win Co-MVP Award. Shared with Willie Stargell
ClemensRogerLeitrim5th11/16/1998Rogers Clemens is the first to win 5 Cy Young Awards
FinleyCharlieCork8th12/19/1960Charlie Finley buys portion of Kansas City Athletics, owns team for next 20 years.