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We’re talking baseball and Ireland on the Irish Baseball Podcast. The Irish Baseball Podcast is a production of the Irish American Baseball Society.

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We’re talking baseball and Ireland on the Irish Baseball Podcast. The Irish Baseball Podcast is a production of the Irish American Baseball Society.

    Notre Dame Baseball and Moneyball: An Interview with Steve Stanley | Episode 36

    Notre Dame Baseball and Moneyball: An Interview with Steve Stanley | Episode 36

    On this episode of the Irish Baseball Podcast, we're talking with Steve Stanley, on the 20th anniversary of Notre Dame's improbable run to the College Baseball World Series.


    As the team’s co-captain, Stanley was well aware of the expectations for his club.  “We were not well known.  We were not supposed to go to the World Series.”


    Stanley also found himself immortalized in the classic baseball book by Michael Lewis, “Moneyball.”  The Oakland Athletics took Stanley in the second round of the MLB First Year Player Draft the same year that book was being written.  Despite having a ton of speed, A’s general manager Billy Beane wanted Stanley for a different reason.


    “They felt like it was my on-base that was really going to drive me having success in professional baseball.”  He adds, “That was why they drafted me, and I was very thankful that was one of the things that I was able to have success with, even through Minor League Baseball, was getting on base.”


    Visit the Irish American Baseball Society to learn more about Irish Baseball and baseball in Ireland!

    • 17 min
    Baseball’s Early Irish Influence and Irish GAA Games with Mike Cronin | Episode 35

    Baseball’s Early Irish Influence and Irish GAA Games with Mike Cronin | Episode 35

    On this episode of the Irish Baseball Podcast, Rick Becker speaks with Mike Cronin, w ho is the Academic Director for Boston College Ireland, about baseball's early Irish influence and the GAA. 

    Visit the Irish American Baseball Society to learn more about Irish Baseball and baseball in Ireland!

    • 22 min
    Going Deep with Rays Radio Voice Dave Wills | Episode 34

    Going Deep with Rays Radio Voice Dave Wills | Episode 34

    On this episode of the Irish Baseball Podcast, we're going deep with a conversation from the "Craic and the Bat" show on Irish Baseball TV! In this conversation, host Shaun Clancy talks baseball, broadcasting, St. Patrick's Day and more with Tampa Bay Rays radio voice Dave Wills! 


    Visit the Irish American Baseball Society to learn more about Irish Baseball and baseball in Ireland!

    • 26 min
    Shane Barclay From Japan Ball Talks International Baseball | Episode 33

    Shane Barclay From Japan Ball Talks International Baseball | Episode 33

    On this episode of the Irish Baseball Podcast, host Rick Becker talks with Shane Barclay of JapanBall.com.

    Visit the Irish American Baseball Society to learn more about Irish Baseball and baseball in Ireland!

    • 22 min
    Baseball’s Heart is in the Minor Leagues: Part 2 | Episode 32

    Baseball’s Heart is in the Minor Leagues: Part 2 | Episode 32

    On this episode of the Irish Baseball Podcast, host Rick Becker continues the conversation with James Christopher of the "Lets Get Two" podcast. James, an Astros fan who is also a member of the Irish American Baseball Society, travels to minor league ballparks around the country.

    We're also joined by Irish American Baseball Society founder John Fitzgerald to discuss April's Irish Baseball Birthdays.

    Visit the Irish American Baseball Society to learn more about Irish Baseball and baseball in Ireland!

    • 26 min
    The Surprisingly American Roots of Modern Saint Patrick’s Day | Episode 31

    The Surprisingly American Roots of Modern Saint Patrick’s Day | Episode 31

    On this episode of the Irish Baseball Podcast, host Rick Becker is joined by Mike Cronin to discuss the history of the holiday.  Cronin is the Academic Director for Boston College Ireland. 


    In the second segment, John Fitzgerald joins Rick to about Baseball United's newest youth baseball program in Ireland.


    Visit the Irish American Baseball Society to learn more about Irish Baseball and baseball in Ireland!

    • 28 min

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