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Monte Irvin
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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 runs 99
Runs batted in 443
Negro leagues

Major League Baseball


  • Azules de Veracruz (1942)
Career highlights and awards
  • World Series Champion (1954)
  • Negro League World Series Champion (1946)
  • NL RBI Champion (1951)
  • MLB All-Star (1952)
  • 5× Negro League All-Star (1941, 1946-Griffith, 1946-Comiskey, 1947-1948)
  • San Francisco Giants #20 retired
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Induction 1973
Election Method Negro 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.

  • Career statistics and player information from Baseball-Reference, or Fangraphs, or The Baseball Cube, or Baseball-Reference (Minors)

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