Panthers Baseball Ireland Team 1998-2005

Panthers IBL Logo [Reference: 1]

Factfile

Irish Baseball League Team 1998-2005

Colours: Blue & Black

Home Ground: Corkagh Park, Clondalkin, Dublin 22.

Honours: Irish Baseball League Champions 1998 and 2001. IBL Final Runners-Up 2003. IBL Trophy League Champions 2005. IBL Trophy Final Runner-Up 2005.

All-Time Record: Total (Wins-Losses): 53-37; Regular Season: 52-35; Post-Season: 1-2. Complete Record Unknown.

History: The Panthers were one of the first Irish Baseball League teams, formed from the restart of the League with an all-players draft in its second year. They were one of the most successful of the teams, winning the Irish Baseball League twice in 1998 and 2001, and reaching the Final in 2003. In 2005 they finished top of the 2nd Stage Trophy section of the IBL, which was for teamswhich finished in the bottom half of the 1st Stage, winning the League part but losing the Final in what was to be their last year. Played their Home games at O’Malley Fields, in Clondalkin, Dublin 22, which were the first purpose-built Baseball Fields in Ireland, built with $100,000 donated by Peter O’Malley, Irish Owner of the Los Angeles Dodgers Major League Baseball team.

Home Ground: O’Malley Fields, Corkagh Park, Clondalkin, Dublin 22.

Year-by-Year Record

YearLeagueRS W-LPts / PosPS W-L-TChampOther W-L-TChamp
1998IBL8-11st0-0-0IBL0-0-0None
1999IBL7-526 / 3rd0-0-0None0-0-0None
2000IBL??-???? / ??0-0-0None0-0-0None
2001IBL??-???? / 1st0-0-0IBL0-0-0None
2002IBL10-836 / 4th0-0-0None0-0-0None
2003IBL9-541 / 3rd1-1-0None0-0-0None
2004IBL10-844 / 6th0-0-0None0-0-0None
2005IBL Trophy8-838 / 1st0-1-0Trophy0-0-0None
Panthers Irish Baseball League Team Year-by-Year Record 1997-2005 [References: 2-11]

References

Images

[1] Panthers Baseball Club | ETeamz | Wayback Machine (2003) panthers3 [Internet] Available from: https://web.archive.org/web/20030907212205im_/http://www.eteamz.com/panthers-irl/images/panthers3.gif %5BAccessed 25 August 2020]

Blogs

[2] Boston Irish (2008) The Lowdown on Baseball in Ireland [Internet] Available from: http://irishbaseballseason.blogspot.com/2007/05/baseball-in-ireland-really-low-down-on.html [Accessed 28 November 2019]

Internet Archive

[3] Panthers Baseball Club | ETeamz | Wayback Machine (2003) Irish Baseball History So Far [Internet] Available from: https://web.archive.org/web/20030907212205/http://www.eteamz.com/panthers-irl/news/index.cfm?id=717896&cat=150587 [Accessed 28 November 2019]

Bibliography

[4] (2008) Chetwynd, Josh. Baseball in Europe: A Country by Country History. pg. 276. North Carolina and London.

Sources

[5] Anon. (2003) “Spartans crowned in Corkagh”Tallaght Echo. Thursday, October 2, 2003.

[6] Anon. (2003) “Corkagh to host a cracker”Tallaght Echo. Thursday, September 25, 2003.

Internet Archive

[7] 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]

[8] 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]

[9] 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]

[10] 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]

[11] 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]

Acknowledgements

Thanks to Brian Connolly (Panthers).

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Researched, compiled and written by Enda Mulcahy for the

Eirball | Irish North American and World Sports Archive

Last Updated: 25 August 2020

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