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Dublin Black Sox Baseball Ireland Team 2001-2017

Black Sox Forever! Logo 2004-2008
Black Sox Logo
Black Sox Logo [References: 2]

Factfile

Home Field: Corkagh Park, Clondalkin, Dublin22 / Co. South Dublin (2002-2005) Shanganagh Park, Shankill, Co. Dublin / Dun Laoghaire-Rathdown (2006-2017)

Colours: Black Shirts; White Pants

Honours: 1 Time Playoff Final Runners-Up (2006) 7 Times Playoff Qualifiers (2004, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2012, 2013)

All-Time Record: (W-L-Forfeit) All Games (116-132-10) Regular season (113-124-10) Playoffs (3-8-0) Note: Complete Record Unknown

Name Changes: Black Sox Baseball Club 2001-2005; Dublin Black Sox 2006-2017

Season by Season Record

YearLeaguePWLFFPtsPosPWPLChpIWILIC
2001IBL
2002IBL181341553
2003IBL14860384
2004IBL18126054411
2005IBL8530234
2005IBL Champ6240123
2006A14104044202
2007A1495041301
2008A15105045301
2009A16106046311
2010A155100305
2011A154110275
2012A1578036401
2013A1596042211
2014A15393185
2015A181143154
2016A162112174
2017A163121235
[References: 2-31]

Home Venue

History

Black Sox Baseball Club were founded in 2001, and played their first season at Corkagh Park in Clondalkin, Dublin 22. They opened the season with two wins versus Blue Devils. In 2002 they had a very successful season, finishing third with 13 wins from 18 games, and also posted a winning season in 2003 and 2004. The 2005 season was split halfway into a Championship section and a lower half Trophy section. the Black Sox qualified for the Championship section and finished third again, scoring 7-7 over the entire season.

This enabled them to play in the newly named Baseball Ireland A League for 2006 with the Trophy teams relegated to B team status of the A League teams. It was around this time that the Dublin teams added Dublin to their name and the Dublin Black Sox moved into a new field which had yet to be fully developed in Shanganagh Park, Shankill, Co. Dublin (Co. Dun Laoghaire-Rathdown). They finished runners-up to the Dublin Spartans in both the League and the Playoff Final in what was to prove their best ever season. They went 10-4 during the Regular season that year, the least losses for the team ever in a season and their only season ever reaching the A League Final.

From 2007 to 2009 inclusive the Black Sox put up winning records (9-6, 10-5, 10-6) and qualified for the Playoffs each year but but lost in the first or second match-up each time without again reaching the Final. Three losing seasons followed although a slight recovery in the third year of that stretch in 2012 saw the Dublin Black Sox again reach the Playoffs. Second Place in the League followed in 2013 but yet again playoff disappointment. A big slump followed in 2014 with the Black Sox only recording 3 wins and they were to never to win more than that again from then to their final year in 2017 which was preceded by their B Team dropping out of the B League after 2016.

While never reaching the heights of their more successful neighbours in Clondalkin – the Dublin City Hurricanes and Dublin Spartans – nor their co-tenants in Shanganagh Park towards the end of the 2010s – the Greystones Mariners – they nonetheless played an important part of the four-team backbone of the Baseball Ireland A League from the opening of Shanganagh Park in 2006 to the opening of the Ashbourne International Baseball Centre in Co. Meath in 2017.

Logos

Black Sox Baseball Club Alternate Logo 2004-2008

Black Sox Forever! Logo 2004-2008
Black Sox Forever! Logo 2004-2008 {References: 1]

Dublin Black Sox Primary Logo 2004-2017

Black Sox Primary Logo 2004-2017 [References: 1]

Legend

KeyExplanation
DivDivision
IBLIrish Baseball League
ChampChampionship (2nd Half Top Group)
TrophyTrophy (2nd Half Bottom Group)
AIrish Baseball League A-League
PPlayed
WWon
LLost
FFForfeit
PtsPoints
PosFinal League/Division Position
ChpFinal Playoff Position
WWinners
FFinalists
SFSemi-Finalists
POKnocked Out in Playoff Round

References

Logos

[1] Dublin Black Sox Wayback Machine (2004) newsoxbar1 [Internet] Available from: http://web.archive.org/web/20040614200212im_/http://ianlenehan.tripod.com//sitebuildercontent/sitebuilderpictures/newsoxbar1.jpg [Accessed 10 June 2021]

[2] Dublin Black Sox Wayback Machine (2008) thumb269 [Internet] Available from: http://web.archive.org/web/20081004163545im_/http://www.blacksoxireland.com/pictures/thumb269.jpg [Accessed 10 June 2021]

Bibliography

[8] (2008) Chetwynd, Josh. Baseball in Europe: A Country by Country History. pg. 276. North Carolina and London.

Sources

[9] Anon. (2003) “Spartans crowned in Corkagh”Tallaght Echo. Thursday, October 2, 2003. [10] Anon. (2003) “Corkagh to host a cracker”Tallaght Echo. Thursday, September 25, 2003.[11] Anon. (2008) “Spartans make it three in a row in Irish Championship”Tallaght Echo. Thursday, October 15, 2008.[12] Anon. (2014) “Bittersweet for Hurricanes in Final”Tallaght Echo. Thursday, October 9, 2014.[19] 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]

Websites

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

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

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

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

Internet Archive

[4] Baseball Ireland – Wayback Machine Internet Archive (2003) Adult League [Internet] Available from: https://web.archive.org/web/20030206112504/http://www.baseballireland.com/adult_league.htm [Accessed 24 March 2017]

[5] Baseball Ireland – Wayback Machine Internet Archive (2003) Adult League [Internet] Available from: https://web.archive.org/web/20031001124151/http://www.baseballireland.com/adult_league.htm [Accessed 24 March 2017]

[6] Baseball Ireland – Wayback Machine Internet Archive (2004) Adult League [Internet] Available from: https://web.archive.org/web/20041206085245/http://www.baseballireland.com/adult_league.htm [Accessed 24 March 2017]

[7] Baseball Ireland – Wayback Machine Internet Archive (2005) Adult League [Internet] Available from: https://web.archive.org/web/20050828155124/http://www.baseballireland.com/adult_league.htm [Accessed 24 March 2017]

[20] 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]

[21] 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]

[22] 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]

[23] 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]

[24] – 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]

[25] 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]

[26] 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]

[27] 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]

[28] 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

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

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

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

Acknowledgements

Thanks to 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: 11 June 2021

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