Irish American Baseball

Hall of Fame

located inside foley's

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.

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.

 

Baseball has long welcomed immigrants from its earliest days, when an estimated 30% of players claimed Irish heritage. Many of the biggest stars at the turn of the 20th century were either immigrants or their descendants, including Michael “King” Kelly, Roger Connor (Home Run King before Babe Ruth), Eddie Collins, Big Ed Walsh and managers Connie Mack and John McGraw.