Major and World Baseball

World Baseball

Major League Baseball

American League; National League; Federal League; Negro Leagues

Major League Baseball | Irish Players:

Major League Baseball | 48 Irish Born MLB Players

P.J. Conlon | Irish Born Major League & Minor League Baseball Player 2015-2018

Major League Baseball (seasons):

1914 2019

Rival Major Leagues

Negro Major Leagues 1929-1936

Negro Major Leagues 1920-1928

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Minor League Baseball

Pacific Coast League; International League; Texas League.

Minor League Baseball Roll of Honour (Overviews)

International League Baseball Governor’s Cup Results 1933-Present

Pacific Coast League Baseball Champions 1903-Present

Texas League Baseball Champions 1888-Present

AAA Baseball (Seasons): 1991

AAA Baseball International League (Seasons):

2019 (P.J. Conlon)

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WBSC Baseball

British Baseball Federation

British Baseball Federation National League (Seasons): 1991

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Men’s Senior Baseball League

MSBL Amateur World Series

Men’s Senior Baseball League  Amateur World Series (35+ / 40+ Age Group):

2019 2017 

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World Ice Hockey

With bigger Ice Arenas which allow more room to skate and less contact, the European and World Ice Hockey Leagues are an alternative to the National Hockey League System of North America.

European Hockey Leagues

The Kontinental Hockey League replaced the old USSR Supreme League, and is primarily based in Russia and the Commonwealth of Independent States, which replaced the USSR. It has played for the Victoria Cup between the winners of the NHL and KHL on three occasions.

As well as playing in the Elite Ice Hockey League (England, Scotland, Wales, Northern Ireland), the Belfast Giants can compete in the Champions Hockey League (European Champions League)


European Hockey Leagues

Champions Hockey League; Elite Ice Hockey League; Ice Hockey Superleague

(Major) Kontinental Hockey League (Seasons): 2019-20

(AAA) Champions Hockey League (Belfast Giants)(Seasons):


(AA) European Ice Hockey Leagues

European Inter-State Ice Hockey Leagues (Season Final Tables):


AA Elite Ice Hockey League (Britain & Ireland) (Overviews)

Ice Hockey Superleague 2000-03

Elite Ice Hockey League 2003-2010

Elite Ice Hockey League 2010-2018

AA Ice Hockey Superleague (Seasons):2000-01

AA Elite Ice Hockey League (Seasons): 2015-16 2016-17 2017-18 2018-19 2019-20

English National Ice Hockey League (Levels 3 & 4 in Britain)(Overviews):

English National Ice Hockey League | Division 2 North 2008-2012

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International Ice Hockey Federation

Ireland joined the IIHF in the 1990s, competing in the World Championships from 2004 to 2013; and the Development Cup from 2017 to Present

International Ice Hockey Federation (Ireland’s Record)

IIHF World Championships; IIHF Development Cup

International Ice Hockey Federation | World Championships Division II / III 2004-2013

IIHF World Championships (Seasons):

2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013

IIHF Development Cup (Seasons):


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North American Ice Hockey

The Eirball Sports Archive of North American Ice Hockey with a focus on Irish Players, Coaches and Management involved in Ice Hockey in Canada and USA.

National Hockey League

The National Hockey League was founded in Canada in 1917, and now hasteams throughout Canada & USA. The World Hockey Association was a Major League rival to the NHL in the 1970s and merged with the NHL in 1979.

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National Hockey League System


(Major League) National Hockey League (USA & Canada) (Seasons): 2018-19

NHL Division alignments:  2020-21

(Major League) World Hockey Association (USA & Canada) (Overview):

World Hockey Association 1972-1979

Irish Major League Ice Hockey Directors:

Terry Kelly “Superfan” Irish Major League Ice Hockey Director 1991-2015

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American Hockey Leagues

The American Hockey League system is aligned with the National Hockey League (NHL) and features AAA League the American Hockey League; AA League the ECHL; and A Leagues the Southern Professional Hockey League and the Federal League.

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American Hockey Leagues


(AAA) American Hockey League (Pre-Seasons): 2020-21

ECHL (AA American Ice Hockey) 2009-2015

(AA) ECHL (Pre-seasons): 2020

(A) Southern Professional Hockey League (Seasons):2019-20

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College and State Ice Hockey

Ice Hockey is the official State Sport of Minnesota.


Minnesota Ice Hockey

AHA (Minnesota)

Minnesota Ice Hockey:

Adult Hockey Association Twin Cities Winter League 2011-Present

Adult Hockey Association Twin Cities Summer League 2013-Presen

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World Basketball

NBA & NCAA Basketball

From the National Basketball Association (NBA) to the WNBA (Women’s), NBA D-Leagues (Development Leagues) to NBA 2K (E-Basketball) there is more to the NBA than most people know.

NBA Logo

National Basketball Association


National Basketball Association Leagues | NBA, WNBA, NBA G-League, NBA 2K-League (seasons):


National Basketball Association (Overviews):

National Basketball Association 2002-2007 (Pat Burke, Orlando Magic & Phoenix Suns)

National Basketball Association | Preseasons:

2020-21 2019

Womens National Basketball Association (Overviews):

Womens National Basketball Association 1997-1999

National Basketball Association Development League (Overviews):

National Basketball Development League 2001-2005

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World Softball

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Professional Softball

National Pro Fastpitch

National Pro Fastpitch (Women’s Softball) (Seasons):


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World Softball

UK Softball

UK Softball (Seasons): 1991

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