Opening Day Countdown (Advent Calendar): Day 4 – Irish American Baseball

Top O’ the Inning to Ya! Okay, I can’t take credit for that (and I am not sure I want to), but if you are Irish and love baseball, maybe head on over to the Irish American Baseball Society website and learn about the great contributions the Irish have made to professional baseball.

While my personal favorite Irish-American baseball players are Pete Alonso, David Cone, Keith Hernandez (TIL), Max Scherzer, and Bill Buckner, the list includes 61 Hall of Famers including Cal Ripken, Connie Mack and Derek Jeter (again, TIL). Unfortunately, this list also includes Chase Utley and Roger Clemens, but there is nothing you can do about that.

It was interesting to see Steve Garvey can trace his roots back to the same county my grandparents are from (County Louth). If you want to find out if your favorite player is Irish, head on over with Day 4 below.

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