Ballpark Meetups: Catch a Ballgame and Support Irish Youth Baseball!

This year, we’re doing our ballpark meetups in partnership with MLB and minor league teams! Ballpark meetups are informal get-togethers at major and minor league ballparks. A portion of the proceeds will benefit the Irish Youth Baseball program. Here’s how it works: Buy your tickets using the links below. You’re encouraged to bring your family […]

Photos from Our 2022 Ballpark Meetups

We’re happy to say that the Irish American Baseball Society finished the 2022 MLB season with a strong September! On Saturday, September 17, 2022, we held our first ballpark meetup at Citi Field in New York. Irish American Baseball Society members watched as the hometown Mets defeated the visiting Pittsburgh Pirates, by a score of […]

Watch: Baseball Legend Steve Garvey on Irish Baseball TV!

  Baseball legend and IABS member Steve Garvey joined us on a recent episode of “Craic and the Bat” on Irish Baseball TV! During the discussion, Steve shared fascinating stories from his childhood and playing career. Some highlights included: How Steve’s family moved from New York to Florida Steve’s first meeting with Jackie Robinson Having […]

Tommy John Shares His Memories on Thurman Munson and His Thoughts on Today’s MLB

MLB legend Tommy John had a blast talking with our Shaun Clancy on the latest episode of “Craic and the Bat” on Irish Baseball TV. The conversation was wide-ranging and covered a lot of ground about life, baseball, and Tommy’s legendary career: Tommy’s recent health struggles with COVID and hospital visits (he’s doing much better […]

Talkin’ Baseball with Sean Casey | Craic and the Bat on Irish Baseball TV

Former MLB star and current MLB Network analyst Sean Casey joined Shaun Clancy for an episode of our Craic and the Bat series. Sean and Shaun covered a wide range of topics, including how Sean gives back to the game through his work with the Miracle League of the South Hills (PA) and what’s next […]

Jim Gleeson’s Wonderful Baseball Life

by Kevin Kernan Jim Gleeson Was A Baseball Lifer With Irish Roots Switch-hitting outfielder Jim Gleeson lived a most fascinating baseball life as a major league player with the Indians, Cubs and Reds. He was a minor league player and manager, a coach for the Kansas City A’s in 1957 and the Yankees in the […]

Discovering MLB’s Irish Roots

The Irish American Baseball Society Celebrates the Irish Influence on America’s Pastime New York, NY (March 14, 2021) The Irish American Baseball Society has announced the discovery of the Irish ancestry of prominent current and former MLB players. Leading off the list of players with Irish roots is Yankees great Derek Jeter, whose great-great-great-grandparents, John […]