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Major League Baseball in Ireland – Boston Red Stockings v Philadelphia Athletics 1874

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DateHome TeamGamesAway TeamGames
Two-Game SeriesVenue: Dublin
24.08.1874Boston Red Stockings1Philadelphia Athletics1
Major League Baseball in Ireland – Boston Red Stockings v Philadelphia Athletics 1874 [Ref: 1]

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Naturally, given the links between America and Ireland, Britain and France, the three countries got the biggest promotion of Baseball in the late Nineteenth and early twentieth centuries when Professional Baseball clubs toured Europe.

The earliest known game of Baseball in Ireland occurred on 24 August 1874 in Dublin, when National League clubs, the Boston Red Stockings and Philadelphia Athletics (later Boston Red Sox and Oakland Athletics) finished off a 12-game tour of England by playing two matches in Dublin. The series finished one game apiece.

The teams also played a match against the All-Ireland Cricket team. Because of the large number of Irish-Americans playing Professional Baseball at the time, this leg of the trip was considered essential by Boston owner Harry Wright.

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Bibliography

[1] Chetwynd, Josh (2008) “Baseball in Europe: A Country by Country History”. pg. 206. Published by McFarland and Company, Jefferson, North Carolina.

Acknowledgements

Thanks to Frank Kingston and Hugh Mulcahy.

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Last Updated: 24 April 2020

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