On June 29-30, 2019, the Boston Red Sox and New York Yankees will play “The London Series.” The series will be the first Major League Baseball games played in Europe.
The Irish American Baseball Society, The Irish Baseball Hall of Fame, and the undersigned are hereby asking that Major League Baseball consider bringing an MLB series to Dublin, Ireland in the near future.
We believe a baseball game in Ireland would generate tremendous interest among baseball fans. Consider that approximately 33 million Americans claim Irish heritage, making Irish Americans the fourth largest ethnic group in the USA. When you factor in that 51% of Americans are baseball fans, it is easy to envision a scenario where millions of baseball fans would want to see Major League Baseball played in Ireland.
In addition, Ireland has many deep historical connections to Major League Baseball. Hundreds of professional Irish American baseball players have played the game over the past 150 years, with many earning spots in the Hall of Fame. There have also been fifty Irish-born Major League players.
We believe that the size of the Irish American fan base and Ireland’s strong ties to baseball history make Dublin, Ireland, the perfect location for the next MLB International series.
If you would like to see a Major League Baseball game played in Ireland, please sign this petition and share it with your friends.