Irish Baseball Podcast
Ryan Fitzgerald, Steve Garvey, and Dan Brouthers | Episode 20

Ryan Fitzgerald, Steve Garvey, and Dan Brouthers | Episode 20

October 11, 2021

In this episode of the Irish Baseball Podcast:

  • Jim Ward talks with Red Sox minor leaguer Ryan Fitzgerald
  • IABS Member and baseball legend Steve Garvey tells an amazing story about meeting Jackie Robinson as a boy
  • We meet an Irish Baseball Legend named Dan Brouthers

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Jim Ward on Baseball, Ireland, Broadcasting, and More! | Episode 19

Jim Ward on Baseball, Ireland, Broadcasting, and More! | Episode 19

September 27, 2021

In this episode of the Irish Baseball Podcast, host Rick Becker interviews co-host Jim Ward about his Irish heritage, love of baseball from youth to today, and his broadcasting career.

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Mike Glavine and Sean Casey | Episode 18

Mike Glavine and Sean Casey | Episode 18

September 13, 2021

In this episode of the Irish Baseball Podcast:

  • Part 2 of Jim Ward's interview with Northeastern University coach Mike Glavine. Mike talks about facing Todd Helton in a home run derby, the similarities between his playing career and Crash Davis from Bull Durham, and more!
  • MLB Network's Sean Casey thanks Shaun Clancy from Foley's NY for raising money to help the Miracle League of the South Hills. Sean and Shaun also discuss what's next for Foley's and the Irish American Baseball Hall of Fame!

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Author Christopher Klein, Retired Umpire Jim Joyce, and Sportscaster Duke Castiglione | Episode 17

Author Christopher Klein, Retired Umpire Jim Joyce, and Sportscaster Duke Castiglione | Episode 17

August 30, 2021

In this episode of the Irish Baseball Podcast:

  • Author Christopher Klein discusses the Irish influence on the early days of baseball
  • Retired umpire Jim Joyce talks about missing baseball
  • Duke Castiglione talks about growing up Irish with an Italian last name

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Mike Glavine, Timothy Flaherty, and the Very Early Days of Baseball in Ireland | Episode 16

Mike Glavine, Timothy Flaherty, and the Very Early Days of Baseball in Ireland | Episode 16

August 6, 2021

In this episode of the Irish Baseball Podcast:

  • Northeastern University Baseball Coach Mike Glavine talks with Jim Ward
  • Timothy Flaherty discusses his time teaching and playing basketball in County Kildare
  • Jim Ward talks about the very early days of baseball in Ireland

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Ryan Fitzgerald (part 2), Jim Joyce on Ejecting Ken Griffey Jr., Sean Casey Talks Eddie Vedder, and Mike McCarthy | Episode 15

Ryan Fitzgerald (part 2), Jim Joyce on Ejecting Ken Griffey Jr., Sean Casey Talks Eddie Vedder, and Mike McCarthy | Episode 15

August 2, 2021

In this episode of the Irish Baseball Podcast:

  • Part Two of Jim Ward's Interview with Boston Red Sox Minor Leaguer Ryan Fitzgerald
  • Retired MLB Umpire Jim Joyce Discusses His First Ejection: Ken Griffey Jr.!
  • MLB Network's Sean Casey Discusses His Favorite Piece of Memorabilia From Eddie Vedder
  • Jim Ward Discusses the Red Sox Royal Rooters, Tessie, and Michael T. "Nuf Ced" McGreevy

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Ryan Fitzgerald, Jim Joyce, Sean Casey, Mike McCarthy, and Shaun Clancy | Episode 14

Ryan Fitzgerald, Jim Joyce, Sean Casey, Mike McCarthy, and Shaun Clancy | Episode 14

July 19, 2021

In this episode of the Irish Baseball Podcast:

  • Boston Red Sox Minor Leaguer Ryan Fitzgerald talks to Jim Ward
  • Retired MLB Umpire Jim Joyce on His Friendly Notre Dame - Michigan State Rivalry with Tim McClelland
  • MLB Network's Sean Casey Discusses His Irish Heritage
  • Mike McCarthy and Shaun Clancy Discuss Chicago-Style Pizza

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Pat O’Keefe, John Fitzgerald, and Patrick Mahoney | Episode 13

Pat O’Keefe, John Fitzgerald, and Patrick Mahoney | Episode 13

July 5, 2021

In this episode of the Irish Baseball Podcast:

  • Pat O'Keefe talks about growing up wanting to be a sports broadcaster
  • John Fitzgerald gives an update on upcoming Irish American Baseball Society events
  • Author Patrick Mahoney discusses his new book, "Recovering an Irish Voice from the American Frontier: The Prose Writings of Eoin Ua Cathail"

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Washington Nationals Scout Brian Cleary, Tim Carr, and Pud Galvin | Episode 12

Washington Nationals Scout Brian Cleary, Tim Carr, and Pud Galvin | Episode 12

June 21, 2021

In this episode of the Irish Baseball Podcast:

  • Washington National scout Brian Cleary explains the finer points of MLB scouting
  • Tim Carr talks about growing up a Detroit Tigers fan in the 1970s
  • We meet an Irish Baseball legend named Pud Galvin

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Pat O’Keefe, Christopher Klein, and Johnny Murphy | Episode 11

Pat O’Keefe, Christopher Klein, and Johnny Murphy | Episode 11

June 7, 2021

In this episode of the Irish Baseball Podcast:

  • Sportscaster Pat O'Keefe discusses his job covering pro sports and growing up in one of New York City's most Irish neighborhoods, Woodlawn.
  • Host Jim Ward breaks down a clip from author Christopher Klein, author of "Strongboy: The Life and Times of John L. Sullivan.
  • IABS Founder John Fitzgerald introduces us to an Irish Baseball Legend who won World Series titles with the Mets and Yankees, Johnny Murphy!

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