17 March 2010
TOP 9 IRISH BASEBALL PLAYERS OF ALL TIME
9/Willie McCovey--San Francisco Giant first baseman from the 60's
8/Bob O'jeda-NY Mets reliever from the 80's.
7/Queenie O'Rourke- Makes the list because Queenie was the name of my 1st dog as a kid. The Luis Sojo of the 1908 Yankees.
6/Shawn Green- What's more Irish on St. Patrick's Day than that name?
5/Buck O'Neill- Arguably the greatest baseball player ever who never played in the Major Leagues.
4/Wee Willie Keeler-No Irish Baseball lineup is complete without a leprechaun
3/Nolan Ryan-Earns a position based on the Double Shot of Irishness in his name. Not a bad pitcher either.
2/Mickey Mantle- It's St. Patrick's Day, He is THE Greatest Mick of All Time.
1/This guy---The Finest Mahon I've ever known...and one helluva dad...