Ireland

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Players who were born here

Ireland is a nation that covers approximately five-sixths of the island of Ireland, off the coast of Europe.

Forty-eight major leaguers were born in Ireland; of those forty-seven were born in the 19th century, with only pitcher Joe Cleary in the 20th century.

Players of Irish origin were extremely numerous in the early days of baseball.

Further Reading[edit]

  • David L. Fleitz: The Irish in Baseball: An Early History, McFarland, Jefferson, NC, 2009. ISBN 978-0-7864-3419-0
  • Patrick R. Redmond: The Irish and the Making of American Sport, 1835–1920, McFarland, Jefferson, NC, 2014. ISBN 978-0-7864-7553-7