Irish Baseball Podcast
Walking Across Ireland with Rick Becker | Episode 44

Walking Across Ireland with Rick Becker | Episode 44

September 26, 2022
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.
Dan Wallach of the Shoeless Joe Jackson Museum | Episode 43

Dan Wallach of the Shoeless Joe Jackson Museum | Episode 43

September 12, 2022

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!

Talkin’ World Baseball Classic with Shane Barclay | Episode 42

Talkin’ World Baseball Classic with Shane Barclay | Episode 42

August 15, 2022

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!

Baseball in Ireland in the 1950s and 1960s | Episode 41

Baseball in Ireland in the 1950s and 1960s | Episode 41

August 2, 2022

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!

Continuing the Conversation with Dermot Breen | Episode 40

Continuing the Conversation with Dermot Breen | Episode 40

July 19, 2022

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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Talking About Walking the Ireland Way with Dermot Breen | Episode 39

Talking About Walking the Ireland Way with Dermot Breen | Episode 39

July 4, 2022

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.

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Baseball in Ukraine and Larry McShane | Episode 38

Baseball in Ukraine and Larry McShane | Episode 38

June 21, 2022

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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Notre Dame Baseball and Moneyball (Part 2): An Interview with Steve Stanley | Episode 37

Notre Dame Baseball and Moneyball (Part 2): An Interview with Steve Stanley | Episode 37

June 6, 2022

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 by Michael Lewis, “Moneyball.”  The Oakland Athletics took Stanley in the second round of the MLB First Year Player Draft the same year that book was being written.  Despite having a ton of speed, A’s general manager Billy Beane wanted Stanley for a different reason.

“They felt like it was my on-base that was really going to drive me having success in professional baseball.”  He adds, “That was why they drafted me, and I was very thankful that was one of the things that I was able to have success with, even through Minor League Baseball, was getting on base.”

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Notre Dame Baseball and Moneyball: An Interview with Steve Stanley | Episode 36

Notre Dame Baseball and Moneyball: An Interview with Steve Stanley | Episode 36

May 23, 2022

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, “Moneyball.”  The Oakland Athletics took Stanley in the second round of the MLB First Year Player Draft the same year that book was being written.  Despite having a ton of speed, A’s general manager Billy Beane wanted Stanley for a different reason.

“They felt like it was my on-base that was really going to drive me having success in professional baseball.”  He adds, “That was why they drafted me, and I was very thankful that was one of the things that I was able to have success with, even through Minor League Baseball, was getting on base.”

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

Baseball’s Early Irish Influence and Irish GAA Games with Mike Cronin | Episode 35

Baseball’s Early Irish Influence and Irish GAA Games with Mike Cronin | Episode 35

May 9, 2022

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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