Monte Irvin

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Monte Irvin
Monte Irvin number retirement (cropped).jpg
Left fielder / Right fielder
Born: (1919-02-25)February 25, 1919
Haleburg, Alabama
Died: January 11, 2016(2016-01-11) (aged 96)
Houston, Texas
Batted: Right Threw: Right
July 8, 1949, for the New York Giants
Last appearance
September 30, 1956, for the Chicago Cubs
Career statistics
Batting average.293
Home runs99
Runs batted in443
Negro leagues

Major League Baseball


Career highlights and awards
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Election MethodNegro Leagues Committee

Monford Merrill "Monte" Irvin (February 25, 1919 – January 11, 2016) was a former left fielder and right fielder in the Negro leagues and Major League Baseball (MLB).

He played with the Newark Eagles (1938–42, 46-48), New York Giants (1949–55) and Chicago Cubs (1956). He grew up in New Jersey and was a standout football player at Lincoln University. Irvin left Lincoln to spend several seasons in Negro league baseball. His career was interrupted by military service from 1943 to 1945.

Irvin died at his home in Houston, Texas from natural causes on January 11, 2016 at the age of 96.[1]

References[change | change source]

  1. "Hall of Famer Monte Irvin dies at 96". USA Today. January 12, 2016.

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