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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.

[edit] Further Reading

  • 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
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