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Irving Arnold Noren
- Bats Left, Throws Left
- Height 6' 0", Weight 190 lb.
- School Pasadena City College
- High School Pasadena (CA) High School
- Debut April 18, 1950
- Final Game October 1, 1960
- Born November 29, 1924 in Jamestown, NY USA
 Biographical Information
Irv Noren was an outfielder who played eleven years in the major leagues, tallying a very respectable career batting average of .275, along with a stellar 35 percent OBP. He appeared in three World Series and was on the All-Star team in 1954. He hit .300 in the 1952 World Series.
Prior to his major league career, Irv Noren played basketball in the NBL, a predecessor of the NBA. After his big league career, he was an Oakland Athletics coach from 1971 to 1974 and a member of the Chicago Cubs staff in 1975.
He suffered from chronic knee problems.
He managed the Hawaii Islanders in 1962 and 1963. It being the Hawaiian Islands, Noren had a $50 fine for any player who showed up too sunburned to play. He said one player came to Hawaii and got off the plane carrying a snorkel and flippers.
 Notable Achievements
- 1948 Player of the Year Texas League Fort Worth Cats
- 1949 MVP Pacific Coast League Hollywood Stars
- AL All-Star (1954)
- Won two World Series with the New York Yankees (1952 & 1953)
 Further Reading
- Alan Cohen: "Irv Noren", in Chip Greene, ed.: Mustaches and Mayhem, Charlie O's Three-Time Champions: The Oakland Athletics 1972-74, SABR, Phoenix, AZ, 2015, pp. 285-290. ISBN 978-1-943816-07-1