Irish American Baseball Hall of Fame

Irish American Baseball Hall of Fame The Irish American Baseball Hall of Fame recognizes players, managers, executives, journalists, and entertainers of Irish descent who have significantly and positively impacted the game of baseball.
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Shaun Clancy, an amateur baseball historian, created the Irish American Baseball Hall of Fame after learning about the game's rich heritage of players of Irish descent. This legacy, which dates back to the sport's infancy, has been overshadowed in recent years by other ethnicities. Shaun decided to celebrate his roots and those who helped make the game great by creating a shrine to Irish Americans in baseball in 2008. Who Is Honored in the Irish American Baseball Hall of Fame? The “Starting Nine” inductees of the Irish American Baseball Hall of Fame (2008) were: legendary owner-manager Connie Mack, sluggers Mark McGwire and Sean “The Mayor” Casey, reliever Tug McGraw, Yankee announcer John Flaherty, sportswriter Jeff Horrigan, NY Mets groundskeeper Pete Flynn, sports columnist/official scorer Red Foley, and Kevin Costner, star of Field of Dreams andBull Durham. The 2009 inductees were: Brooklyn and LA Dodgers owner Walter O’Malley, sluggers Steve Garvey and Paul O’Neill, veteran umpire Jim Joyce, revered sportscaster Vin Scully, and Ed Lucas, a blind reporter who has covered the Yankees and Mets for more than 40 years. 2010 inductees: New York Yankees GM Brian Cashman, veteran TV analyst and former player Tim McCarver, longtime New York Mets announcer Bob Murphy, famed statistician and Boston Red Sox executive Bill James, and Mike “King” Kelly, baseball’s first superstar. 2011 inductees: Nolan Ryan, baseball’s all-time strikeout king, Big Ed Walsh, baseball’s all-time ERA leader, legendary New York Giants manager John McGraw, New York Yankees trainers Gene Monahan and Steve Donohue, “Baseball’s Balladeer” Terry Cashman, and Chuck Lennon, player, alumni director and lifelong fan of Notre Dame Fighting Irish baseball.

Shaun Clancy, an amateur baseball historian, created the Irish American Baseball Hall of Fame after learning about the game's rich heritage of players of Irish descent. This legacy, which dates back to the sport's infancy, has been overshadowed in recent years by other ethnicities. Shaun decided to celebrate his roots and those who helped make the game great by creating a shrine to Irish Americans in baseball in 2008. Who Is Honored in the Irish American Baseball Hall of Fame? The “Starting Nine” inductees of the Irish American Baseball Hall of Fame (2008) were: legendary owner-manager Connie Mack, sluggers Mark McGwire and Sean “The Mayor” Casey, reliever Tug McGraw, Yankee announcer John Flaherty, sportswriter Jeff Horrigan, NY Mets groundskeeper Pete Flynn, sports columnist/official scorer Red Foley, and Kevin Costner, star of Field of Dreams andBull Durham. The 2009 inductees were: Brooklyn and LA Dodgers owner Walter O’Malley, sluggers Steve Garvey and Paul O’Neill, veteran umpire Jim Joyce, revered sportscaster Vin Scully, and Ed Lucas, a blind reporter who has covered the Yankees and Mets for more than 40 years. 2010 inductees: New York Yankees GM Brian Cashman, veteran TV analyst and former player Tim McCarver, longtime New York Mets announcer Bob Murphy, famed statistician and Boston Red Sox executive Bill James, and Mike “King” Kelly, baseball’s first superstar. 2011 inductees: Nolan Ryan, baseball’s all-time strikeout king, Big Ed Walsh, baseball’s all-time ERA leader, legendary New York Giants manager John McGraw, New York Yankees trainers Gene Monahan and Steve Donohue, “Baseball’s Balladeer” Terry Cashman, and Chuck Lennon, player, alumni director and lifelong fan of Notre Dame Fighting Irish baseball.

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09/30/2020
Foley`s NY Pub and Restaurant

Shaun gives an update about the Hall, and gives some info on some upcoming collaboration with the Irish American Baseball Society! Check it out!

We've got an update from Shaun! Watch as Shaun discusses the current and future plans for the Irish American Baseball Hall of Fame and the Irish American Baseball Society!

Photo Gallery: Baseball in Ireland 1958-1965 - Irish American Baseball Society
06/16/2020
Photo Gallery: Baseball in Ireland 1958-1965 - Irish American Baseball Society

Photo Gallery: Baseball in Ireland 1958-1965 - Irish American Baseball Society

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Foley's, the home of the Irish American Baseball Hall of Fame, is closing. For now, the IABHOF will be a virtual entity....
05/29/2020
Revered Midtown sports bar Foley’s, with its memorabilia and memories, to close doors for good after coronavirus shutdown

Foley's, the home of the Irish American Baseball Hall of Fame, is closing. For now, the IABHOF will be a virtual entity. Stay tuned for future announcements.

Owner Shaun Clancy, in an emotional Friday announcement via Twitter, said the beloved W. 33rd St. tavern would not reopen once the COVID-19 crisis was done. The doors were closed in March as the pandemic began to spread through the New York region.

05/07/2020

Nolan Ryan is warming up in the Mets bullpen. (SNY showing Game 3 of the 1969 World Series)

April 30, 1989: Yankees trade Al Leiter to the Toronto Blue Jays for outfielder Jesse Barfield
04/30/2020

April 30, 1989: Yankees trade Al Leiter to the Toronto Blue Jays for outfielder Jesse Barfield

April 28, 1929: Connie Mack's Philadelphia A's defeat the Boston Red Sox 7-3 in the first Sunday baseball game ever play...
04/28/2020

April 28, 1929: Connie Mack's Philadelphia A's defeat the Boston Red Sox 7-3 in the first Sunday baseball game ever played in Boston.

April 26, 1990: Nolan Ryan tied Bob Feller's major league record of 12 one-hitters as the Texas Rangers beat the Chicago...
04/26/2020

April 26, 1990: Nolan Ryan tied Bob Feller's major league record of 12 one-hitters as the Texas Rangers beat the Chicago White Sox 1-0. Ryan struck out 16 batters as he allowed only Ron Kittle's check-swing single to right field in the second inning.

April 22: Homers by IABHOFer Mark McGwire and Fernando Tatis help to establish a National League record for the most tea...
04/22/2020

April 22: Homers by IABHOFer Mark McGwire and Fernando Tatis help to establish a National League record for the most team home runs in April when the Cardinals go yard 42 times. The Braves had hit 41 home runs in April of 1998.

April 16, 1983: Steve Garvey plays in his 1,118th consecutive game, breaking Billy Williams' NL record. Garvey goes 2-fo...
04/16/2020

April 16, 1983: Steve Garvey plays in his 1,118th consecutive game, breaking Billy Williams' NL record. Garvey goes 2-for-4 in an 8-5 Padres loss at LA.

April 9, 1993: At the age of 46, Nolan Ryan becomes the oldest pitcher to start and win an Opening Day game when the Ran...
04/10/2020
Nolan and the milestone that birthed an obsession |

April 9, 1993: At the age of 46, Nolan Ryan becomes the oldest pitcher to start and win an Opening Day game when the Rangers win their home opener against the Red Sox, 3-1. https://www.shutdowninning.com/nolan-milestone-birthed-obsession/

Weird things stick in my memory. First off, I can’t remember where I was or what I was doing 10 years ago today, when the Rangers became the first and only team so far to hang 30 on someone, in Baltimore.I know I read about it, heard chatter during, but I also know I didn’t watch. Mostly, I reme...

April 9, 1963: Rusty Staub makes his major league debut for the Houston Colt .45s as a 19-year-old
04/09/2020

April 9, 1963: Rusty Staub makes his major league debut for the Houston Colt .45s as a 19-year-old

April 8, 1969: NY Mets lose on Opening Day. Later that year, in Game 3 of the 1969 World Series, Nolan Ryan relieves Gar...
04/08/2020

April 8, 1969: NY Mets lose on Opening Day. Later that year, in Game 3 of the 1969 World Series, Nolan Ryan relieves Gary Gentry and gets the save. It was his only World Series appearance.

April 7, 1873: John McGraw, born in Truxton, NY
04/07/2020

April 7, 1873: John McGraw, born in Truxton, NY

April 6, 1972: Mets acquire Rusty Staub from the Montreal Expos in exchange for Tim Foli, Mike Jorgensen, and Ken Single...
04/06/2020

April 6, 1972: Mets acquire Rusty Staub from the Montreal Expos in exchange for Tim Foli, Mike Jorgensen, and Ken Singleton.

April 5, 1948: 84-year-old Connie Mack challenges 78-year-old Clark Griffith to a race from 3rd base to home; it ends in...
04/05/2020

April 5, 1948: 84-year-old Connie Mack challenges 78-year-old Clark Griffith to a race from 3rd base to home; it ends in a tie .

April 1, 1944: Daniel Joseph "Rusty" Staub born in New Orleans.
04/01/2020

April 1, 1944: Daniel Joseph "Rusty" Staub born in New Orleans.

March 19, 1914: Birthday of Ruth Mack Clark, whose father, Connie Mack, is one of the legendary figures in baseball hist...
03/19/2020

March 19, 1914: Birthday of Ruth Mack Clark, whose father, Connie Mack, is one of the legendary figures in baseball history. Ruth came to the IAB HOF to accept her dad's plaque in 2008 and captivated us with stories about Mickey Cochrane, Babe Ruth and Al Capone!

St. Patrick's Day is usually a day when we usually raise a pint to toast the great Irish Americans in baseball. Unfortun...
03/17/2020

St. Patrick's Day is usually a day when we usually raise a pint to toast the great Irish Americans in baseball. Unfortunately, that's not the case today, since pubs in NYC are closed, so we'll have to celebrate at home. Lá Fhéile Pádraig sona duit!

Foley's will be closing the kitchen tonight at 6 pm, our bar will be closed at 8 pm, and remain closed until further notice.
As it turns out, in this very rare case, we are stronger apart.
We hope to see you ALL early and often on the other side.

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On 18 August, Athletic Base Ball Club of Philadelphia and Diamond State Vintage Base Ball Club will honor Irish baseball pioneer, Fergy Malone, with a memorial marker upon his grave in Philadelphia’s New Cathedral Cemetery. Malone was one of the stars of early baseball and helped to define the modern catching position.
Had a chance to photograph 2011 Irish American Baseball Hall of Fame member, Steve Donohue, Athletic Trainer for the N Y Yankees.
When is the 2018 IAHOF induction. Thanks
hope the ny mets bring pj conlon up the last ny mets from Ireland was the late pete Flynn groundskeeper at shea stadium and citifield
Join the Mets on August 3rd for our annual Irish Heritage Night celebration at Citi Field! Visit the link below for more details and we would love you to join us!
steve garvey rusty staub jim kaat tommy john gil hodges and others belong in the baseball hall of fame in cooperstown new york
I'm against the dh in the national league let the pitcher bat
Jim Palmer, who was adopted, has learned through a dna test that he is 94 Percent Irish. Maybe a candidate for induction?
Right now. C'mon man! As usual not supporting New York and the Yankees.
the late yankee gene micael super scout was the architecht of the last Yankees dynasty
Nolan ryan has 1 worldseries ring with the 1969 mets has 2 al championship rings with the texas rangers front office