Irish American Baseball Hall of Fame

Class of 2014

David Cone


  • Pitched the 16th perfect game in baseball history on July 18, 1999

  • Career won-loss record: 194–126 with 3.46 ERA and 2,688 strikeouts

  • 5x All-Star and 5x World Series champion; 1994 AL Cy Young Award winner

  • Had standout years for the NY Mets, NY Yankees, KC Royals and Toronto Blue Jays

  • Currently a broadcaster for the NY Yankees

  • Proud of his Northern Irish roots 

Tom Gorman


  • Umpired in more than 3,700 games, including five World Series (1956, '58, '63, '68, '74) and five 5 All-Star Games; was behind the plate during the deciding seventh games in ‘58 and ‘68
  • Worked the plate for two no-hitters, and Bob Gibson's record 17 strike out World Series game, and was part of the crew for Don Larsen's perfect game,
  • Honored with the prestigious Bill Slocum Award and Bill Klem Award
  • Was buried in his uniform with his indicator in his hand reading 3 and 2
  • Son, Brian Gorman, is a current MLB umpire.

Bill Shea


  • Patriarch of expansion era of Major League Baseball (1959-78), including the New York Mets (1962)

  • Namesake of Shea Stadium (longtime home of the Mets), The Bill Shea Distinguished Little League

  • Graduate Award, and William Shea Friendship Ball Field (Marcus Garvey Park – Harlem Little League)

  • Honored on the outfield wall alongside other retired players numbers at Shea Stadium and CitiField

  • Generous supporter of The American Ireland Fund and the Friendly Sons of St. Patrick

  • Family roots in Co. Kerry

Hal McCoy


  • Cincinnati Reds reporter for

  • Longtime beat writer for the Dayton Daily News

  • Baseball Hall of Fame’s J. G. Taylor Spink Award honoree in 2003

  • Family roots trace back to Co. Donegal

  • Has attended McCoy family reunions in Braxton Co., West Virginia, where his ancestors settled 

Dave Schofield


  • Official photographer of the Irish American Baseball Hall of Fame
  • Has photographed countless players for numerous MLB (Phillies and Yankees) and Minor League teams, including the Trenton Thunder and Lakewood Blue Claws, over the past four decades
  • Covered 2009 World Series in New York and Philadelphia; has seven championship rings
  • Voice of Canisius College Golden Griffins Basketball and other sports
  • Family roots trace back to Co. Donegal