Irish American Baseball Hall of Fame Relaunches

Nominations Open This Fall; Inductions Set For 2023 NEW YORK (October 10, 2022) – The Irish American Baseball Hall of Fame (IABHOF) is re-launching after a two-year hiatus. The “Irish Hall” will be operated under the banner of the Irish American Baseball Society – a 3,000 member non-profit organization with ties to Ireland and the […]

Remembering Vin Scully

by Shaun Clancy I didn’t grow up here in America. So, I don’t have the stories about going to bed as a kid, listening to Vin Scully with the transistor radio. But as I became more and more aware about baseball, I came to appreciate Vin Scully from hearing snippets and highlights of his famous […]

Connie Mack | Irish Baseball Legends

Meet Connie Mack – an Irish Baseball Legend! – Connie Mack was born Cornelius McGillicuddy on December 22, 1862 to Irish immigrant parents Michael and Mary McGillicuddy. – Was considered one of the top defensive catchers of his day. – Popularized blocking home plate. – Won nine American League pennants and five World Series titles […]

Pud Galvin | Irish Baseball Legends

Early Life and Irish Ancestry James Francis “Pud” Galvin was born on Christmas Day in 1855. He grew up in a poor section of St. Louis known as the “Kerry Patch,” an area that was named after the home county of most of its Irish residents, although Galvin’s parents, Martin and Bridget, came from Clare […]

Bill Carrigan | Irish Baseball Legends

Bill Carrigan Irish Baseball Legend

Meet Bill “Rough” Carrigan. An Irish Baseball Legend! Carrigan was the son of Irish immigrants John and Annie Carrigan. He made his major league debut for the Boston Red Sox in 1906. Over his ten year playing career, Carrigan was recognized as one of the top catchers in the game. His nickname “Rough” was inspired […]

Hugh Duffy | Irish Baseball Legends

Hugh Duffy Irish Baseball Legend

Meet Hugh Duffy, Irish Baseball Legend! ☘️ ⚾   Duffy was born in Cranston, Rhode Island in 1866. His parents, Michael Duffy and Margaret Egan, were Irish immigrants.   Despite his small size — he stood only 5 foot 7 inches tall — Duffy was one of the top hitters of his era. In 1894, […]

Irish Hurler Pete Dowling Credited with First No-Hitter in American League History

Pete Dowling

An Irishman has been credited with the first no-hitter in American League history, 119 years after the fact! Earlier this month, the Society for American Baseball Research (SABR), Retrosheet, and Major League Baseball announced that Cleveland Blues southpaw Pete Dowling has been credited with throwing a no-hitter in a game on June 30, 1901: On […]

“Big” Ed Walsh | Irish Baseball Legends

Ed Walsh Irish Baseball Legend

Edward Augustine Walsh was born on May 14, 1881. His dad had come to America from Ireland in 1866. Ed’s mother, Jane, was Welsh. Growing up in Plains Township, Pennsylvania, Jane would sing Irish folk songs to Ed and his 12 brothers and sisters. When he was 18, Ed began pitching for a local semi-pro […]

“Dirty” Jack Doyle | Irish Baseball Legends

Dirty Jack Doyle Irish Baseball Legend

by John J. Fitzgerald “Dirty” Jack Doyle: An Irish Baseball Legend At the time of his passing on New Year’s Eve in 1958, Jack Doyle was remembered as a baseball “lifer.” He had spent most of his 89 years working in the game, first as a player, then as a coach, briefly as an umpire, […]

Irish Baseball Legend: Hugh “One Arm” Daily

Few pitchers have overcome taller odds than Hugh Ignatius Daily. Being born in Kerry and losing his left hand as a teenager made Hugh’s dream of pitching in the big leagues all but impossible. Yet, in 1882, after years of struggling in the minors, Hugh finally got his chance to pitch at the major league […]