2/25/1919 - 1/11/2016
Remembering the life, death and Major League Baseball legacy of Monte Irvin
Baseball Hall of Fame outfielder Monte Irvin has died at the age of 96. Irvin played seven seasons for the New York Giants and one for the Chicago Cubs.
Irvin started his career playing for the Newark Eagles of the Negro National League. He served in the Military during World War II and then went back to playing for the Eagles. He was a five-time Negro League All-Star.
In 1949, The Giants signed him to a contract. He led the league in RBI’s in 1951 and teamed up with Hank Thompson and...