Irish American Baseball Hall of Fame

Class of 2017

Al Leiter

  • Long-time pitcher for the New York Mets (1998-2004) and Yankees (1987-89; 2005)

  • Three-time World Series Champion (1992-93 and 1997) and two-time MLB All-Star (1996 and 2000)

  • Threw the first-ever no-hitter in Marlins history on May 11, 1996

  • Posted a career 162-132 record while striking out 1,974 batters

  • First pitcher to notch a win against all 30 current MLB teams

Casey Stengel

  • Eight-time World Series Champion (one as a player and seven as New York Yankees manager)

  • He was named to the all-time MLB team in 1997

  • Stengel famously managed the expansion 1962 New York Mets team

  • In 1966, he was inducted into the National Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown, NY

  • Often regarded as "Baseball's Greatest Character," Stengel was proud of his maternal Irish roots

The O'Neill Brothers

  • Mike, Jack, Steve and Jim O'Neill -- from Connemara, Ireland, played in the Major Leagues

  • Steve hit .333 in the 1920 World Series, won a title as the manager of the 1945 Detroit Tigers, and never had a losing season in 20 years of managing. 

  • Mike played six years for the Cardinals and Reds and was the first 20th century NL pitcher to hit a Grand Slam. 

  • Jack played five years as a catcher with the Cardinals and gave signals to his brother, Mike, as Gaeilge (in Gaelic). 

  • Jim played shortstop for the Washington Senators in 1920 and 1923.

Pat Hughes

  • Play-by-play voice of the Chicago Cubs Radio Network since 1996

  • Hughes broadcasted the Cubs’ historic World Series victory in 2016

  • Called Mark McGwire's record-breaking 62nd home run in 1998

  • An inductee in the WGN Radio Walk of Fame (only the third sportscaster to be honored) 

John Mooney

  • Co-founder and curator of the Irish American Baseball Hall of Fame

  • One of the nations top baseball book publicists and sports p.r. experts

  • Has helped charitable causes of major league players raise tens of thousands of dollars

  • Proud of his Irish roots in Annalong, County Down

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