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RIP Monte Irvin

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by Steak Snabler, Jan 12, 2016.

  1. Steak Snabler

    Steak Snabler Well-Known Member

  2. Baron Scicluna

    Baron Scicluna Well-Known Member

    An excellent player who also was an early mentor of Willie Mays.

  3. cyclingwriter2

    cyclingwriter2 Well-Known Member

  4. LongTimeListener

    LongTimeListener Well-Known Member

    Very nice obit on MLB.com.

    Monte Irvin, Giants Hall of Famer, dies

    In the 1940s, Negro League owners had recommended to Branch Rickey, then the Dodgers' president and general manager, that Irvin would be a perfect candidate to break Major League Baseball's color line, which Jackie Robinson did in 1947. Looking back on the subject years later, Irvin simply didn't believe he would have been ready after having just served three years in the Army.
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