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Monte Irvin

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 
MLB debut
July 8, 1949 for the New York Giants
Last MLB appearance
September 30, 1956 for the Chicago Cubs
Career statistics
Batting average     .293
Home runs     99
Runs batted in     443
Negro leagues
  • Newark Eagles (1938–1942, 1945–1948)

Major League Baseball


  • Azules de Veracruz (1942)
Career highlights and awards
* World Series Champion (1954)
Member of the National
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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.

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