Monford Merrill Irvin (Mr. Murder)
Positions: Leftfielder and First Baseman
Bats: Right, Throws: Right
Height: 6' 1", Weight: 195 lb.
Born: February 25, 1919 in Haleburg, AL
High School: East Orange HS (East Orange, NJ)
School: Lincoln University (Lincoln University, PA)
Signed as a Free Agent with the New York Giants in 1949. (All Transactions)
Debut: July 8, 1949 (Age 30.133, 8,204th in MLB history) vs. BRO 0 AB, 0 H, 0 HR, 0 RBI, 0 SB
Rookie Status: Exceeded rookie limits during 1950 season [*]
Teams (by GP): Giants/Cubs 1949-1956
Last Game: September 30, 1956 (Age 37.218) vs. CIN 0 AB, 0 H, 0 HR, 0 RBI, 0 SB
Inducted into the Hall of Fame by Negro League Committee as Player in 1973.
View Monte Irvin Page at the Baseball Hall of Fame (plaque, photos, videos).
Died: January 11, 2016 in Houston, TX
View Player Bio from the SABR BioProject
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