Irish Dodger Greats

In honor of St. Patty's Day, is breaking down the top Irish contributors to the Dodgers storied history. While there have been countless individuals with Irish heritage who have helped the Blue Crew to victory, these guys lead the pack

Duke Snider:

Snider's connections to the Irish culture run through his mother. He was born in 1926 and became a favorite of Branch Rickey by the time he was 17. The Duke is often considered one of the greatest Dodgers of all time ranks with Willie Mays as a multi-faceted threat. He played with the Dodgers from 1947-62 and compiled Hall of Fame stats. A member of the Boys of Summer, Snider quickly became an iconic figure for the franchise. He finished with a career average of .295 and hit over 400 homeruns.

Steve Garvey:

Garvey, also known as Mr. Clean, helped the Dodgers' franchise to countless wins and set a National League record for consecutive games played with 1,207. He was inducted into the Irish Baseball Hall of Fame, along with Vin Scully and Walter O'Malley in 2009. Garvey was a member of one of the greatest infields in baseball history and helped the Dodgers to a World Series title in 1981. He was also the NL MVP in 1974 and won four Gold Glove awards.

Vin Scully:

No Dodgers' fan can adequately discuss their team without mentioning one of the greatest broadcasters in the history of the game. As a young man, Scully got his big break as a Dodgers broadcaster in 1950. He was been with the Dodgers longer than any other broadcaster in history. His unmistakably voice and ability to bring games to life through the radio waves has attracted fans for decades.

The O'Malley Family:

As proud owners of the franchise from 1950 to 1998, the O'Malleys guided the Dodgers to six world champions. After their departure in 1998, the Dodgers struggle to regain their power until recently. Walter O'Malley played a crucial role in breaking the color barrier and provided a new type ownership style that changed Major League Baseball forever.

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