Northern Ireland Baseball League v 8th US Air Corps Baseball Championship Series 1943

8th US Air Force v NIBL Championship Series

DateAir Force TeamNIBL Team
(5-Game series)
Air Force v NIBL Championship Series 1943 [Reference: 1-4]


The Northern Ireland Baseball League of 1943 was played among US Air Force, Navy & Army Men stationed in Northern Ireland during World War II.

There was an 8th US Air Force Baseball championship and the Northern Ireland Baseball Championship (Army)

The 8th US Air Force v Northern Ireland Baseball League Championship series of 1943 pitted the 1942 Champions of each league against each other in a 5-game series.

There were 5 games played at Ravenhill in 1943 between the defending Champions of the 8th US Air Force (Airmen) and the NIBL (Blues). Each of these games was played in aid of the RAF Benevolent Fund, and were held approximately once a month from May to August.


Sources / Newspapers

[1] Anon. (1943) “Baseball Match in Belfast” Belfast News-Letter. July 24, 1943. pg. 4

[2] Anon. (1943) “Baseball in Belfast – Charity Match To-Day at Ravenhill”Belfast News-Letter. August 14, 1943. pg. 4

[3] Anon. (1943) “Baseball Match : RAF Benevolent Fund to Benefit”Belfast News-Letter. June 26, 1943. pg. 4

[4] Anon. (1943) “Baseball at Ravenhill”Belfast News-Letter. May 26, 1943. pg. 2

[5] Anon. (1943) “Ulster Baseball Titles”Belfast News-Letter. September 3, 1943. pg. 6

[6] Anon. (1943) “Ulster Baseball Titles”Belfast News-Letter. September 4, 1943. pg. 2

[7] Anon. (1943) “Baseball Final To-Day”Belfast News-Letter. September 6, 1943. pg. 2

[8] Anon. (1943) “Baseball Championship”Belfast News-Letter. September 8, 1943. pg. 2

[9] Anon. (1943) “Ravenhill Baseball – Opening League Games Tomorrow”Belfast News-Letter. May 21, 1943. pg. 6


Thanks to Hugh Mulcahy

About this document

Researched, compiled and written by Enda Mulcahy for the

Eirball | Irish North American & World Sports Archive

Last Updated: 1 June 2020

(c) Copyright Enda Mulcahy and Eirball 2020

You may quote this document in part provided that proper acknowledgement is given to the authors. All Rights Reserved.

Leave a Reply