Last night we lost another icon with the passing of MLB Hall of Famer Monte Irvin. No cause of death has been announced, he was 96 years old but I am not aware of any health issues.
Irvin was considered one of the best all-around players in the Negro League before following moving to Major League Baseball. He played 7 seasons playing for the Newark Eagles of the Negro Leagues and another 8 seasons with the New York Giants and Chicago Cubs. During his professional career he won a World Series Championship in each league (1946 Newark Eagles and 1954 NY Giants) and was selected for the Hall of Fame in 1973.
I picked up this Monte Irvin autograph in late 2014 and posted about it a month later.