Tuesday, January 12, 2016

R.I.P. Monte Irvin

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.


  1. May he rest in peace, that's a great signature he had.

  2. Another legend leaves us. :( RIP Mr. Irvin