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Final League Table

PWLFFGBPts
*Hurricanes18162066
*Spartans181422356
*Greystones Mariners181260454
*Black Sox181260454
Belfast North Stars181170551
Panthers181062744
Belfast Wolves1841401230
Blue Devils1858513.523
Trojans16358169
Tigers1618717.55

Reference: [1]

4 Pts Win / 1 Pt Loss / -1 Pt Forfeit (#) *Qualify for Semi-Finals

Playoff Results

DateHome TeamAway Team
Semi-Final A
04.09.04Hurricanes0Black Sox7
18.09.04Black Sox17Hurricanes8
(Black Sox won series 2-0)
Semi-Final B
04.09.04Spartans6Greystones Mariners2
12.09.04Greystones Mariners3Spartans18
(Spartans won Series 2-0)
Final
25.09.04Black Sox7Spartans12
(Spartans won single-game series)

Reference: [2]

Regular Season Results

DateHome TeamAway Team
Week 1
03.04.04Trojans5Belfast North Stars14
03.04.04Dublin City Hurricanes33Wolves4
04.04.04Dublin Black Sox7Dublin Panthers15
04.04.04Dublin Spartans0Tigers0
Week 2
17.04.04Dublin City Hurricanes18Tigers3
18.04.04Dublin Spartans12Dublin Panthers3
18.04.04Trojans1Greystones Mariners20
Week 3
24.04.04Greystones Mariners20Wolves3
24.04.04Blue Devils3Belfast North Stars13
25.04.04Dublin City Hurricanes8Dublin Panthers7
25.04.04Dublin Black Sox16Tigers9
Week 4
01.05.04Belfast North Stars10Dublin City Hurricanes11
01.05.04 ^Dublin City Hurricanes14Belfat North Stars13
01.05.04Tigers14Blue Devils22
01.05.04Dublin Panthers20Greystones Mariners19
02.05.04Dublin Spartans6Dublin Black Sox5
02.05.04Dublin Black Sox14Trojans3
Week 5
08.05.04Dublin Spartans16Wolves0
08.05.04Belfast North Stars10Dublin Black Sox9
09.05.04Tigers5Trojans13
09.05.04Dublin City Hurricanes13Greystones Mariners5
Week 6
15.05.04Dublin Panthers16Trojans1
15.05.04Greystones Mariners6Dublin Black Sox7
16.05.04Dublin City Hurricanes5Blue Devils0
Week 7
22.05.04Belfast Wolves2Dublin Panthers18
22.05.04^Dublin Panthers31Dublin Wolves0
23.05.04Belfast North Stars6Greystones Mariners3
22.05.04Dublin Spartans14Blue Devils2
22.05.04Blue Devils16Dublin Spartans28
23.05.04Trojans6Dublin Black Sox21
23.05.04Tigers0 #Dublin City Hurricanes7
Week 8
12.06.04Belfast North Stars4Dublin Panthers8
12.06.04 ^Dublin Panthers5Belfast North Stars6
12.06.04 ~Tigers0Greystones Mariners19
12.06.04Greystones Mariners16Tigers0
12.06.04Dublin Spartans4Dublin City Hurricanes6
12.06.04Trojans0 #Blue Devils7
13.06.04Belfast Wolves8Dublin Black Sox24
Week 9
19.06.04Dublin Black sox17Blue Devils0
19.06.04Blue Devils2Dublin Black Sox14
19.06.04Tigers11Dublin Panthers12
20.06.04Belfast North Stars4Dublin Spartans7
Week 10
26.06.04Dublin Panthers9Dublin Black Sox14
27.06.04&Belfast Wolves6Dublin City Hurricanes25
27.06.04Belfast North Stars7Trojans0 #
27.06.04Tigers4Dublin Spartans10
Week 11
03.07.04Dublin Panthers1Dublin Spartans13
03.07.04Trojans0 #Tigers7
03.07.04Greystones Mariners17Belfast North Stars10
04.07.04Dublin City Hurricanes0Dublin Black Sox2
04.07.04Dublin Black Sox0Dublin City Hurricanes3
04.07.04 ^Blue Devils15Belfast Wolves5
04.07.04Belfast Wolves7Blue Devils11
Week 12
10.07.04Greystones Mariners23Dublin Panthers4
10.07.04Dublin Black sox4Dublin Spartans8
10.07.04Blue Devils0Tigers0
Week 13
17.07.04Belfast Wolves1Greystones Mariners22
17.07.04Belfast North Stars7Blue Devils0 #
17.07.04Dublin Panthers0 #Dublin City Hurricanes7
17.07.04Tigers0 #Dublin Black Sox7
18.07.04Dublin Spartans7Trojans0 #
18.07.04Trojans0 #Dublin Spartans7
Week 14
24.07.04Trojans7Dublin Panthers0 #
24.07.04Dublin Spartans5Belfast North Stars4
25.07.04Blue Devils3Dublin City Hurricanes17
25.07.04Dublin Black Sox14Greystones Mariners16
Week 15
31.07.04Belfast North Stars7Tigers0 #
31.07.04&Tigers0 #Belfast North Stars7
Week 16
14.08.04Blue Devils7Trojans0 #
14.08.04Dublin City Hurricanes10Dublin Spartans4
14.08.04Greystones Mariners12Dublin City Hurricanes8
15.08.04Dublin Black Sox16Belfast Wolves1
Week 17
21.08.04Belfast North Stars12Belfast Wolves5
21.08.04Belfast Wolves5Belfast North Stars20
21.08.04Dublin City Hurricanes7Trojans0 #
21.08.04Trojans0 #Dublin City Hurricanes7
22.08.04Dublin Panthers7Blue Devils0 #
22.08.04Dublin Panthers7Tigers0 #
21.08.04Greystones Mariners4Dublin Spartans5
21.08.04 ~Dublin Spartans8Greystones Mariners7
Week 18
28.08.04Belfast Wolves7Dublin Spartans0 #
28.08.04Blue Devils7Dublin Panthers21
28.08.04Dublin Black Sox8Belfast North Stars5
29.08.04Greystones Mariners7Trojans0 #
29.08.04Greystones Mariners7Blue Devils0 #
29.08.04 ~Blue Devils0 #Greystones Mariners7
Week 19
04.09.04Trojans10Belfast Wolves13
04.09.04 &Belfast Wolves3Trojans18

Reference: [2]

Home Venues

TeamHome Field
Belfast North StarsBelfast
Belfast WolvesBelfast
Dublin Black SoxCorkagh Park, Clondalkin, D22, Co. South Dublin
Blue DevilsCorkagh Park, Clondalkin, D22, Co. South Dublin
Dublin City HurricanesCorkagh Park, Clondalkin, D22, Co. South Dublin
Dublin PanthersCorkagh Park, Clondalkin, D22, Co. South Dublin
Dublin SpartansCorkagh Park, Clondalkin, D22, Co. South Dublin
TigersCorkagh Park, Clondalkin, D22, Co. South Dublin
TrojansCorkagh Park, Clondalkin, D22, Co. South Dublin
Greystones MarinersGreystones, Co. Wicklow

Reference: [2]

Report

Spartans won the Playoff Championships beating the Black Sox 12-7 in the Single-Game Final after finishing the Regular Season as runners-up on a 14-2 Win-Loss record (plus two forfeits) and then sweeping the Greystones Marinners (12-6) in a best-of-3 Semi-Final. The Black Sox, also 12-6 had shocked the favourites, Hurricanes 2-0 in their three game Semi-Final, after the Gurricanes had won the League Pennant with a 16-2 record.

Belfast North Stars finished in the top half with an 11-7 record, their best performance yet, and the Panthers again finished mid-table (10-6 with 2 forfeits). Belfast Wolves finished 4-14, and the three bottom teams – Blue Devils (5-8-5), Trojans (3-5-8) and Tigers (1-8-7) all struggled, forfeiting 20 games between them.

About

The 2004 Irish Baseball League season was the 8th Season of the Adult Irish Baseball League. It featured 10 teams, an increase for the third year running – again a record number of teams. All teams returned from 2003, and new additions were the Trojans and Belfast Wolves.

Spartans – 2004 Irish Baseball League Champions [4]

Websites

[1] Wayback Machine Web Archive – Baseball Ireland (2004) The 2004 Irish Baseball League Standings [Internet] Available from: https://web.archive.org/web/20041206085245/http://baseballireland.com/adult_league.htm [Accessed 24 March 2004]

[2] Wayback Machine Web Archive – Baseball Ireland (2004) The 2004 Irish Baseball League Results to Date [Internet] Available from: https://web.archive.org/web/20041215042133/http://baseballireland.com/adult_league_past.htm [Accessed 24 March 2004]

Images

[3] Irish Baseball and Softball Federation (1999) IBSF Logo [Internet] Available from: http://www.geocities.ws/dbpackers/images/ibsf_logo_99.jpg [Accessed 11 May 2017]

[4] Baseball Ireland (2019) Spartans 2004 All-Ireland League Champions [Internet] Available from: http://www.baseballireland.com/images/spartans_2004_champs.jpg [Accessed 2 December 2019]

Acknowledgements

Thanks to Brian Connolly (Panthers) & Peter Mullen (Black Sox)

About this document

Researched, compiled and written by Enda Mulcahy for the

Eirball | Irish North American and World Sports Archive

Last Updated: 2 December 2019

(c) Copyright Enda Mulcahy and Eirball 2019

You may quote this document in part provided that proper acknowledgement is given to the authors. All Rights Resereved.

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