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Baseball Ireland A-League 2006-2020

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BI Irish Baseball League A-League 2006

 PWLFrfGBPts
Dublin Spartans15123051
Dublin Black Sox141040244
Greystones Mariners15870440
Dublin City Hurricanes14860438
Twins13580728
Belfast North Stars13111111.514

[2]

DateHome Team Away Team 
 A-League Final   
 2006Dublin Spartans3Dublin Black Sox0
 2006Dublin Black Sox8Dublin Spartans15

BI Irish Baseball League A-League 2007

 PWLFrfGBPts
*Dublin City Hurricanes151140 48
*Dublin Spartans151203 45
*Dublin Black Sox14950 41
*Greystones Mariners13670 31
Belfast Northstars15574 22
Twins150132 11

[3]

DateHome Team Away Team 
 Playoffs   
 2007Dublin City Hurricanes2Dublin Spartans11
 2007Dublin Black Sox3Greystones Mariners4
 Semi-Final   
 2007Greystones Mariners9Dublin City Hurricanes16
 A-League Final   
 2007Dublin Spartans5Dublin City Hurricanes6
 2007Dublin City Hurricanes5Dublin Spartans7
 2007Dublin Spartans2Dublin City Hurricanes1
 (Dublin Spartans win Series 2-1)

BI Irish Baseball League A-League 2008

 PWLFrfGBPts
*Dublin Spartans14122050
*Dublin City Hurricanes141050245
*Dublin Black Sox151050245
*Greystones Mariners15780536
Indios143110923
Belfast NorthStars1519512.58

[4]

DateHome Team Away Team 
 Playoffs   
 2008Dublin Spartans1Dublin City Hurricanes2
 2008Dublin Black Sox3Greystones Mariners0
 Semi-Final   
 2008Dublin Spartans5Greystones Mariners0
 A League Final   
 2008Dublin City Hurricanes2Dublin Spartans7
 2008Dublin Spartans5Dublin City Hurricanes1
 (Dublin Spartans win series 2-0)

[19]

BI Irish Baseball League A-League 2009

 PWLFrfGBPts
Dublin City Hurricanes16133055
Dublin Spartans161060346
Dublin Black Sox161060346
Greystones Mariners16790637
Belfast North Stars16013314.510

[5]

DateHome Team Away Team 
 Playoffs   
26.09.2009Dublin Black SoxWGreystones MarinersL
26.09.2009Dublin City HurricanesWDublin SpartansL
 Semi-Final   
 2009Dublin Black Sox0Greystones Mariners1
 A-League Final   
 2009Dublin SpartansWDublin HurricanesL

BI Irish Baseball League A-League 2010

 PWLFrfGBPts
Dublin City Hurricanes15105045
Greystones Mariners151050045
Dublin Spartans15870239
Belfast North Stars15870239
Dublin Black Sox155100530
Munster Warriors154748.619

[6]

DateHome Team Away Team 
 A-League Final   
18.09.10Dublin City Hurricanes2Dublin Spartans9
18.09.10Dublin Spartans6Dublin City Hurricanes1
 (Dublin Spartans won Best-of-3 series 2-0)

BI Irish Baseball League A-League 2011

 PWLFrfGBPts
Dublin City Hurricanes151500 60
Dublin Spartans151050 45
Munster Warriors15780 36
Belfast North Stars154110 27
Dublin Black Sox154110 27
Greystones Mariners152130 23

[7][15]

DateHome Team Away Team 
 Playoffs   
 2011Dublin City Hurricanes3Dublin Spartans11
 2011Munster Warriors3Belfast North Stars6
 Semi-Final   
 2011Dublin City Hurricanes5Belfast North Stars0
 A-League Final   
 2011Dublin Spartans3Dublin City Hurricanes2
 2011Dublin City Hurricanes5Dublin Spartans2
 2011Dublin Spartans4Dublin City Hurricanes2
 (Dublin Spartans win Series 2-1)

BI Irish Baseball League A-League 2012

 PWLFrfGBPts
Dublin City Hurricanes151320 54
Munster Warriors15960 42
Dublin Spartans15960 42
Dublin Black Sox15780 36
Greystones Mariners154110 27
Belfast North Stars153111 22

Compiled from [8]

DateHome Team Away Team 
 Playoffs   
 2012Dublin City Hurricanes9Munster Warriors6
 2012Dublin Spartans7Dublin Black Sox3
 Semi-Final   
 2012Munster Warriors2Dublin Spartans7
 A-League Final    
 2012Dublin City Hurricanes11Dublin Spartans5
 2012Dublin Spartans4Dublin City Hurricanes3
 2012Dublin City Hurricanes1Dublin Spartans9
 (Dublin Spartans win Series 2-1)

BI Irish Baseball League A-League 2013

 PWLFrfGBPts
Dublin Spartans151140 48
Dublin Black Sox15960 42
Belfast North Stars15960 42
Dublin City Hurricanes15870 39
Greystones Mariners155100 30
Munster Warriors15384 16

[9]

DateHome Team Away Team 
 Playoffs   
 2013Dublin Spartans1Dublin Black Sox2
 2013Belfast North Stars4Dublin City Hurricanes9
 Semi-Final   
 2013Dublin Spartans5Dublin City Hurricanes4
 A-League Final    
 2013Dublin Black Sox3Dublin Spartans6
 2013Dublin Spartans4Dublin Black Sox3
 (Dublin Spartans win Series 2-0)

BI Irish Baseball League A-League 2014

 PWLFrfGBPts
*Dublin City Hurricanes151500 
*Dublin Spartans151050 5.0
*Greystones Mariners15780 8.0
*Belfast NorthStars15690 9.0
Dublin Black Sox15393 13.5
Dublin Tigers15465 13.5

[10]

DateHome Team Away Team 
 Playoffs   
 2014Dublin City Hurricanes16Dublin Spartans6
 2014Greystones Mariners3Belfast NorthStars1
 Semi-Final   
 2014Dublin Spartans7Greystones Mariners11
 A-League Final    
 2014Dublin City Hurricanes1Greystones Mariners3
 2014Greystones Mariners8Dublin City Hurricanes4
 (Greystones Mariners win Series 2-0)

[20]

BI Irish Baseball League A-League 2015

 PWLFrfGBPts
*Dublin City Hurricanes181800 
*Dublin Spartans18981 9.5
*Greystones Mariners188100 10.0
Dublin Black Sox181143 18.5

[11][19]

DateHome Team Away Team 
 Semi-Final   
 2015Dublin Spartans4Greystones Mariners6
 A-League Final    
 2015Dublin City Hurricanes10Greystones Mariners7
 2015Greystones Mariners1Dublin City Hurricanes10
 (Dublin City Hurricanes won Series 2-0)

BI Irish Baseball League A-League 2016

 PWLFrfGBPts
*Dublin City Hurricanes17161065
*Dublin Spartans178908.041
*Greystones Mariners1771009.038
Dublin Black Sox15211213.017

[12]

DateHome Team Away Team 
 Semi-Final   
 2016Dublin Spartans0Greystones Mariners1
 2016Greystones Mariners13Dublin Spartans10
 (Greystones Mariners won series 2-0)
 A-League Final    
 2016Dublin City Hurricanes15Greystones Mariners5
 2016Greystones Mariners3Dublin City Hurricanes11
 (Dublin City Hurricanes won Series 2-0)

[15][16][17][18]

BI Irish Baseball League 2017

 PWLFFGBPts
*Dublin City Hurricanes161420058
*Greystones Mariners161330155
*Dublin Spartans165110931
Ulster165110931
Dublin Black Sox16312111.523

[13]

DateHome Team Away Team 
 Semi-Final   
10.09.2017Greystones Mariners1Dublin Spartans4
10.09.2017Dublin Spartans3Greystones Mariners5
17.09.2017Greystones Mariners8Dublin Spartans2
 (Greystones Mariners won series 2-1)
 A-League Final    
24.09.2017Dublin City Hurricanes10Greystones Mariners2
24.09.2017Greystones Mariners5Dublin City Hurricanes7
 (Dublin City Hurricanes Won series 2-0)

[14]

BI Irish Baseball League A-League 2018

 PWLFrfRFRAGBPts
Dublin City Hurricanes A16142013353058
Dublin Spartans A16970139101543
Greystones Mariners A169521311066.339
Ashbourne Giants A1641116814210.626
Ulster Red Sox16493531281222

Reference:
[21]

DateHome Team Away Team 
 Semi-Final Corkagh Park 
16.09.2018Dublin Spartans5Greystones Mariners14
16.09.2018Greystones Mariners11Dublin Spartans7
Mariners won series 2-0
 A-League Final Corkagh Park 
30.09.2018Dublin City Hurricanes15Greystones Mariners5
30.09.2018Greystones Mariners15Dublin City Hurricanes21
Hurricanes won series 2-0

Reference: [22]

Baseball Ireland A League 2019

PWLW/ORFRAGBPts
**Mariners A18117015713333
*Dublin City Hurricanes A181080160144130
*Ashbourne Giants A188100142160324
Dublin Spartans A187110119141421

Reference: [23][Adjusted – RF-RA Compiled from Results] /

DateHome TeamAway Team
Semi-Finals
15.09.2019Dublin City Hurricanes A13Ashbourne Giants A19
15.09.2019Ashbourne Giants ADublin City Hurricanes A
22.09.2019Ashbourne Giants A1Dublin City Hurricanes A17
(Hurricanes A won series)
A League Finals
29.09.2019Mariners A4Dublin City Hurricanes A14
29.09.2019Dublin City Hurricanes A11Mariners A19
06.05.2019Mariners A6Dublin City Hurricanes A15
(Hurricanes A won series 2-1)

Reference: [24]

Baseball Ireland A League 2020

PWLW/ORFRARDGBPts
*Mariners Baseball9720744133021
*Ashbourne Giants963079709018
Dublin Spartans82603969-3046
Dublin City Hurricanes82515062-124.74
Baseball Ireland A-League Standings 2020 [Reference: 25 / RF-RA Compiled from results]

Points: 3Pts Win, 0 pts Loss, -2 Pts Walkover (#)

DateHome TeamAway Team
Finals
27.09.2020Mariners Baseball13Ashbourne Giants15
27.09.2020Ashbourne Giants7Mariners Baseball15
Mariners won Series*
Baseball Ireland Playoffs 2020 [Reference: 4 / RF-RA Compiled from results]

*Mariners won series on basis of either having won League Pennant or Aggregate Runs (28-22)

** Qualify for A-League Final / * Qualify for Semi-Finals

References:

Report

The Irish Baseball League started in 1996. By 2006 there were enough teams to split the League into an A-League and B-League.

Dublin Spartans won the League Pennant in 2006 on a 12-3 record, and then defeated the Dublin Black Sox 3-0 and 15-8 to claim the A-League Title.

Dublin City Hurricanes would take the League Pennant in 2007, but fall short in the A-League Final, losing the series 2-1 to the Spartans, who would again win both the Pennant and A-League Final in 2008, with another victory over the Hurricanes.

In 2009, there would be more disappointment for the Hurricanes as for the second year in three they would win the League Pennant but lose the A-League Final to the Spartans. They following year the pattern would be repeated, with the Hurricanes again losing to the Spartans in the Final after winning the League Pennant.

For the third year in succession the Hurricanes would win the Pennant in 2011 only to lose the Final to the Spartans. This season would be specially bitter as they had gone a perfect 15-0 during the regular season.

The Spartans would win for the seventh time in a row in 2012, yet again after the Hurricanes had won the League Pennant. Following this disappointment the Hurricanes failed to win the Pennant in 2013 as the Spartans did the double. defeating the Black Sox in the Final.

In the 2014 season, the Spartans would fail to win the title after 8 in a row, as the Greystones Mariners came from nowhere with a winning run towards the end of the season to scrape into the playoffs and then defeat the Hurricanes in the Final. Yet again the Hurricanes experienced the bitter disappointment of losing a Final after a perfect 15-0 regular season.

A new dynasty would begin in 2015 as the Dublin City Hurricanes would make up for earlier disappointments by taking both the League Pennant and A-League Final, defeating the Greystones Mariners. They would repeat the feat in 2016, again beating the Mariners in the Final, and in 2017 would win the three-in-a-row over the Mariners. The Hurricanes defeated the Mariners in the Final for the fourth year in a row in 2018, after again taking the League Title.

Dublin City Hurricanes won the 2019 A League Final 2 games to 1 in the three game series with League Pennant winners Mariners. All three games were won by 9 or more runs, with Hurricanes winning the first 14-4, before Mariners levelled the series with a 19-11 victory. Hurricanes took the title with a 16-5 win in the deciding game.

The 2020 season was shortened by half due to the COVID-19 Coronavirus Pandemic. Mariners and Ashbourne Giants qualified for the A League Final, with Mariners triumphing.

Mariners A League Champions 2020 [Reference: 30]

References

Sources

[19] Anon. (2008) “Spartans make it three in a row in Irish Championship”. Tallaght Echo. Thursday, October 15, 2008.

[20] Anon. (2014) “Bittersweet for Hurricanes in Final”. Tallaght Echo. Thursday, October 9, 2014.

Websites

[8] Baseball Ireland (2012) Schedule [Internet] Available from: http://www.baseballireland.com/schedule_new.php?search_year=2012&search_team= [Accessed 21 September 2016]

[12] Baseball Ireland (2017) Fixture & Results – League Tables [Internet] http://www.baseballireland.com/tables.php?search_year=2016 [Accessed 21 September 2016]

[13] Baseball Ireland (2017) Fixture & Results – League Tables [Internet] http://www.baseballireland.com/tables.php?search_year=2017 [Accessed 4 September 2017]

[14] Baseball Ireland (2017) Playoff Results [Internet] Available from: http://www.baseballireland.com/schedule_new.php?league=Playoffs&search_year=2017 [Accessed 25 September 2017]

[15] Tallaght Echo (2016) “Hurricanes successfully defend National crown” [Internet] Available from: http://www.echo.ie/sport/article/hurricanes-successfully-defend-national-crown [Accessed 27 October 2016]

[21] Baseball Ireland (2018) Fixture & Results – League Tables [Internet] http://www.baseballireland.com/tables.php?search_year=2018 [Accessed 17 September 2018]

[22] Baseball Ireland (2018) Fixture & Results – Playoff Fixtures [Internet] http://www.baseballireland.com/schedule_new.php?league=Playoffs&search_year=2018 [Accessed 1 October 2018]

Internet Archive

[2] Baseball Ireland – Wayback Machine Internet Archive (2006) Adult League [Internet] Available from: https://web.archive.org/web/20061026024439/http://www.baseballireland.com/adult_league.htm [Accessed 24 March 2017]

[3] Baseball Ireland – Wayback Machine Internet Archive (2007) Adult League [Internet] Available from: https://web.archive.org/web/20071006034356/http://www.baseballireland.com/adult_league.htm [Accessed 24 March 2017]

[4] Baseball Ireland – Wayback Machine Internet Archive (2008) Adult League [Internet] Available from: https://web.archive.org/web/20081017051201/http://www.baseballireland.com/adult_league.htm [Accessed 24 March 2017]

[5] Baseball Ireland – Wayback Machine Internet Archive (2009) Adult League [Internet] Available from: https://web.archive.org/web/20090926041555/http://www.baseballireland.com/adult_league.htm [Accessed 24 March 2017]

[6] – Wayback Machine Internet Archive (2010) Ladder [Internet] Available from: https://web.archive.org/save/_embed/http://websites.sportstg.com/nfnn/rpt_ladder.cgi?results=N&round=18&client=1-7884-0-108844-0&pool=1 [Accessed 24 March 2017]

[7] Baseball Ireland – Wayback Machine Internet Archive (2011) Adult League [Internet] Available from: https://web.archive.org/web/20110716140650/http://www.baseballireland.com/spulse.html [Accessed 24 March 2017]

[9] Baseball Ireland – Wayback Machine Internet Archive (2013) 2013 League Tables [Internet] Available from: http://web.archive.org/web/20131015095707/http://www.baseballireland.com/tables.php?search_year=2013 [Accessed 19 June 2018]

[10] Baseball Ireland – Wayback Machine Internet Archive (2014) 2014 League Tables [Internet] Available from: http://web.archive.org/web/20141219024651/http://www.baseballireland.com/tables.php?search_year=2014 [Accessed 19 June 2018]

[11] Baseball Ireland – Wayback Machine Internet Archive (2015) 2015 League Tables [Internet] Available from: http://web.archive.org/web/20150925005924/http://www.baseballireland.com/tables.php?search_year=2015 [Accessed 1 March 2018]

Social Media

[16] Dublin Spartans Facebook Page (2016) Facebook Post [Internet] Available from: https://www.facebook.com/permalink.php?story_fbid=1308998669133659 [Accessed 27 October 2016]

[17] Dublin Spartans Facebook Page (2016) Facebook Post [Internet] Available from: https://www.facebook.com/dublinspartans/posts/1758906561024919 [Accessed 27 October 2016]

[18] Dublin Spartans Facebook Page (2016) Facebook Post [Internet] Available from: https://www.facebook.com/dublinspartans/posts/1759225940992981 [Accessed 27 October 2016]

Websites

[23] Baseball Ireland (2019) League Tables [Internet] Available from: http://www.baseballireland.com/tables.php?search_year=2019 [Accessed 9 September 2019]

[24] Baseball Ireland (2019) Playoff Fixtures [Internet] Available from: http://www.baseballireland.com/schedule_new.php?league=Playoffs&search_year=2019 [Accessed 6 October 2019]

Images

[1] Baseball Ireland (2017) Baseball Ireland Logo Car Sticker [Internet] http://www.baseballireland.com/images/carsticker.jpg [Accessed 1 May 2017]

Websites

[25] Baseball Ireland (2020) A League [Internet] Available from: https://baseballireland.ie/league/151693/ [Accessed 9 September 2019]

[26] Baseball Ireland (2020) Results [Internet] Available from: https://baseballireland.ie/results/ [Accessed 28 August 2020][Last Accessed 17 September 2020]

[27] Baseball Ireland (2020) League Standings as of 28 August 2020 [Internet] Available from: https://baseballireland.ie/irish-league-standings-as-of-28-august/ [Accessed 28 August 2020, 31 August 2020][Last Accessed 17 September 2020]

[28] Game Stream (2020) Irish Baseball League Giants A A Division Sunday, September 27, 11:30 A.M. [Internet] Available from: https://gc.com/game-5f6fa58384221d6d2e000001?fbclid=IwAR25JkwdKAAZ5acOkEJ-mNuOILwx4e5SMGh9fJSEOmdMhuseq5lz1eJoTMA [Accessed 29 September 2020]

[29] Game Stream (2020) Irish Baseball League Giants A A Division Sunday, September 27, 3:00 P.M. [Internet] Available from: https://gc.com/game-5f6fa58384221d6d49000002?fbclid=IwAR1JTCC_GhsCy2G_2E4r9-t4T4q17qfcpY7xDMqzF_go2kDccaz341DgGhw [Accessed 29 September 2020]

Images

[30] Mariners Baseball (2020) Post, September 27, 2020:”Ladies and Gents, your 2020 Irish Baseball A League Champions.” [Internet] Available from: https://scontent-dub4-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/120261118_3267278249993014_3674259032910125761_o.jpg?_nc_cat=108&_nc_sid=8bfeb9&_nc_ohc=E9nzqaomEJgAX_Um_1j&_nc_ht=scontent-dub4-1.xx&oh=dd8ee6ccb75c80df61ed60780e6976fb&oe=5F9A94A4 [Accessed 29 September 2020]

Acknowledgements

Thanks to Peter Kavanagh (Baseball Ireland) and Peter Mullen (Dublin Black Sox).

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Researched, compiled and written by Enda Mulcahy for the

Eirball | Irish North American and World Sports Archive

Last Updated: 21 October 2020

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