Irish American Baseball Hall of Fame

Class of 2013

Rusty Staub

  • an Rua Mór (Le Grand Orange)

  • Original member of the Houston Colt .45s, #10 retired by the Montreal Expos, and one of the most popular Mets of all-time; only player ever to amass 500 hits on four different teams

  • Hit.423 in the 1973 World Series despite shoulder severely injured during the NLCS

  • Six-time All-Star, batted .276 lifetime with 2,716 career hits, 292 home runs, and 1,466 RBI

  • Has raised more than $150 million for the New York Police and Fire Widows' and Children's Benefit Fund

  • Proud of his maternal Irish family roots 

"Super Joe" McEwing

 

  • Popular utility player for the Cardinals, Mets, Royals, Astros and White Sox;
  • Member of the 2000 NL Champion New York Mets
  • Best known for his passion for the game and versatility, he played every position except pitcher and catcher in the Major Leagues
  • Currently the third base coach for the Chicago White Sox
  • Proud of his Irish roots

Bill Madden

 

  • A legend among New York City's great Irish American journalists

  • Longtime columnist for the Daily News

  • J.G. Taylor Spink Award winner from the Baseball Hall of Fame in 2010

  • Has covered over 30 World Series

  • Proud of his Irish roots

Peter O'Malley

 

  • President of the Los Angeles Dodgers (1970-1998), who won two World Series Championships (1981 and 1988) and five National League Pennants
  • Privately-financed the O’Malley baseball fields in Corkagh Park in Clondalkin, Dublin, Ireland, the main home of Irish baseball
  • Awarded Medallion of Merit, Friendly Sons of St. Patrick, Los Angeles, March 17, 2013
  • Son of fellow Irish American Baseball Hall of Famer Walter O’Malley
  • Family roots in County Mayo  

Dan Shaughnessy

 

  • Award-winning columnist for The Boston Globe, where he has worked for more than 30 years

  • Honored as Massachusetts Sportswriter of the Year (11 times); Named one of the Top 10 Sports Columnists in America by AP Sports Editors (9 times)

  • Author of 12 books, including The Curse of the Bambino, which chronicled the misfortunes of the Red Sox after trading Babe Ruth to the Yankees.  (The book quickly became part of Boston baseball lore)

  • Co-author of Francona, a New York Times bestseller recounting the managerial career of former Red Sox manager Terry Francona

  • Serves on the New England regional board of UNICEF

  • Family roots in Co. Galway

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