Irish Baseball Podcast

Irish Baseball Podcast

Join hosts Rick Becker and Jim Ward as they talk 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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September 26, 2022 25 min
On the latest episode of the Irish Baseball Podcast, host Rick Becker discusses his pilgrimage on Ireland's National Famine Way with guest co-host Brian McArtin.   Rick's journey to (and across) Ireland raised money and awareness for the fight against domestic violence.
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Dan Wallach of the Shoeless Joe Jackson Museum and Baseball Library in Greenville, South Carolina. Visit the Irish American Baseball Society to learn more about Irish Baseball and baseball in Ireland!

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Shane Barclay of JapanBall.com joins us for a discussion about his involvement with the World Baseball Classic and his Chinese and Irish heritage. Visit the Irish American Baseball Society to learn more about Irish Baseball and baseball in Ireland!

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On this episode of the Irish Baseball Podcast, host Rick Becker is joined by Waterford-based historian Cian Manning to discuss the story of how baseball got started in Ireland in the 1950s and 1960s. Visit the Irish American Baseball Society to learn more about Irish Baseball and baseball in Ireland!

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On this episode of the Irish Baseball Podcast, host Rick Becker continues his conversation with long distance walker and writer Dermot Breen about the therapeutic benefits of walking and his journey on the Ireland Way.

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On this episode of the Irish Baseball Podcast, host Rick Becker talks with long distance walker and writer Dermot Breen about his journey on the Ireland Way.

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

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On this episode of the Irish Baseball Podcast, host Rick Becker talks with Ukrainian baseball coach Oleg Boyko and author, New York Daily News columnist, and IABS member Larry McShane.

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On this episode of the Irish Baseball Podcast, host Rick Becker continues the conversation 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 ...

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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, “Moneyb...

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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. 

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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! 

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

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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.

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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!

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On this episode of the Irish Baseball Podcast, host Rick Becker talks 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.

James believes the soul of baseball can be found in the minors:

“I will go to way more Minor League games than I will go to Minute Maid Park this year, and I think it ...

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On this episode of the Irish Baseball Podcast:

  • Author and former Phillies scout Phil Riccobono continues his conversation with host Rick Becker.
  • IABS Founder John Fitzgerald discusses news from the Baseball United Foundation.
  • Visit the Irish American Baseball Society to learn more about Irish Baseball and baseball in Ireland!

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    On this episode of the Irish Baseball Podcast:

  • Phil Riccobono talks about his new book, "Baseball English," scouting in Japan, and Shohei Ohtani.
  • IABS Founder John Fitzgerald runs down the list of Irish Baseball Birthdays for February.
  • Visit the Irish American Baseball Society to learn more about Irish Baseball and baseball in Ireland!

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    On this episode of the Irish Baseball Podcast:

  • Artist Sean Kane gives us an in-depth look at the creative process behind his painted baseball glove art.
  • IABS Founder John Fitzgerald discusses how the Baseball United Foundation is introducing baseball to kids in Northern Ireland.
  • Visit the Irish American Baseball Society to learn more about Irish Baseball and baseball in Ireland!

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    In this episode of the Irish Baseball Podcast:

  • Artist Sean Kane on growing up a Cubs fan, combining his passion for art and baseball, and working with the Irish American Baseball Society.
  • IABS Founder John Fitzgerald discusses January's Irish Baseball Birthdays with host Rick Becker.
  • Visit the Irish American Baseball Society to learn more about Irish Baseball and baseball in Ireland!

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    In this episode of the Irish Baseball Podcast, host Rick Becker interviews Pat O'Neill and Tom Coffman, authors of "Ted Sullivan, Barnacle of Baseball: The Life of the Prolific League Founder, Scout, Manager and Unrivaled Huckster."

    For more information on the book, visit: https://www.amazon.com/Ted-Sullivan-Barnacle-Baseball-Unrivaled/dp/1476684782

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