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Dublin Spartans Baseball Ireland Team 1998-2020

Dublin Spartans Logo [Reference: 32]

Factfile

Home Field: O’Malley Fields, Corkagh Park, Clondalkin, Dublin 22 / Co. South Dublin

Colours: Green Jerseys, White Pants and Green Sox

Honours: Irish Baseball League A-League Playoff Championships Winners (9): 2004, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013 / A-League Pennant (5): 1999, 2002, 2006, 2008, 2013 / Irish Baseball Cup Winners: (1)2003

All-Time Record: (W-L-Forfeit) All Games (218-124-6) Regular Season (192-106-6) Playoffs (24-18-0) Cup (2-0-0)Note: Complete Record Unknown

Name Changes: Spartans 1998-2005 / Dublin Spartans 2006-2020

Season-by-Season

 Year LeaguePWLFFPtsPosPWPLChpIWILIC
1997IBL            
1998IBL            
1999IBL12930301   
2000IBL     1      
2001IBL            
2002IBL181530631      
2003IBL14113047220W   
2004IBL18142256230W   
2005IBL8620263   
2005Champ633015202F   
2006A15123051120W   
2007A15120345222W   
2008A14122050131W   
2009A16106046211W   
2010A1587039320W   
2011A15105045231W   
2012A1596042341W   
2013A15114048131W   
2014A15105045202SF   
2015A1898143201SF   
2016A1789041202SF   
2017A16511031312SF   
2018A1697043202SF   
2019A187110214
2020A826063

History

Dublin Spartans are the longest continually-running Adult Baseball Team in Ireland along with the Dublin City Hurricanes, both having been formed in 1998 (the second season of the Irish Baseball League) and have won most League Pennants and Playoff Championships between them (Greystones Mariners are older but started as a Little League Team). After the inaugural 1997 season it was decided to start afresh with an all-player draft for all-new teams.

The Dublin Spartans were thus born and the Dublin Spartans almost immediately set about dominating the Irish Baseball League, winning the League Pennant in 1999, 2000 and 2002, Playoff Championship in 2004 as well as the Irish Baseball Cup in 2003 and (there was a separate League and Cup prior to 2004 as is the way with Traditional Irish and British Sports such as Soccer). They Qualified for the Second Half Championship League in 2005 (The League was split halfway between an Upper Half and Lower Half) and reached the Playoff Final.

In 2006 the Irish Baseball League was reorganised with the Top 4 teams forming the Baseball Ireland A League and the Bottom 4 becoming B Teams of the A League Teams in the new Baseball Ireland B League. This was the start of an 8 year Playoff Championship run for the Dublin Spartans where they took home the Title on all 8 occasions, in spite of on four occasions finishing second in the League and once third (the other three League Pennants they won as well as the Playoff Championship – 2006, 2008, 2013).

The core of the team had by now retired from playing and the Dublin Spartans and they were to only reach the Playoff semi-Finals each year from 2014 to 2018 inclusive. In 2019 and 2020 they finished with losing seasons both years and out of the playoffs. They nevertheless are the greatest Irish Baseball League team in the relatively short history of the League with a record 9 A League Playoff Championships, 5 League Pennants and 1 Cups.

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 / Championship won
PWPlayoff Games Won
PLPlayoff Games Lost
IWInternational Matches Won
ILInternational Matches Lost
ICInternational Championships Won / Round Reached
WWinners
FFinalists
SFSemi-Finalists
POKnocked Out in Playoff Round

Home Venue: National Baseball Facility (Field of Dreams, O’Malley Fields, Corkagh Park, Clondalkin, Dublin 22)

References

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]

Images

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

[32] Dublin Spartans Facebook Page (2018) Dublin Spartans Logo [Internet] Available from: https://scontent-dub4-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-1/p200x200/12472700_1694851807430395_1309963740216936694_n.png?_nc_cat=110&oh=7c98365b37e8084eb781a5c420a31619&oe=5C517A8C [Accessed 6 October 2018]

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]

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

[18] 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

[3] Internet Archive – Irish Baseball and Softball Federation (1999) The 1999 Irish Baseball League Schedule [Internet] Available from: http://web.archive.org/web/19991103022901/http://www.ibsf.ie:80/baseball/Baseball_Schedule_99.htm#Top [Accessed 10 August 2017]

[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]

Websites

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

[34] Baseball Ireland (2019) A League Fixtures [Internet] Available from: http://www.baseballireland.com/schedule_new.php?league=A&search_year=2019 [Accessed 30 September 2019]

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

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

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

[38] 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]

Acknowledgements

Thanks to Peter Kavanagh, Baseball Ireland

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Researched, compiled and written by Enda Mulcahy for the

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Last Updated: 11 June 2021

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