The Baseball United Foundation had a booth at this past week’s McLean Avenue Fall Festival in Yonkers, NY. It was a great event and we met lots of people who wanted to know more about baseball in Ireland!
And in case you’re wondering about baseball in Ireland, here are some fast facts:
- Baseball has been played in Ireland since the early 1990s
- The Irish National Baseball Team played its first game in international competition at the European Baseball Championships in 1996
- The history of Irish baseball was chronicled in the 2006 documentary, “The Emerald Diamond.”
- Baseball is currently played throughout Ireland by kids and adults of all ages
- The Irish National Baseball Team won the bronze medal at the 2016 European C-Pool Championships
- Ireland’s baseball program is currently ranked #47 worldwide
- The Baseball United Foundation has partnered with Baseball Ireland to support the development of baseball in Ireland by sending coaches and donated equipment overseas.