Montford 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) as a Free Agent with the Signed New York Giants in 1949.
( All Transactions) Debut: July 8, 1949 (Age 30)
vs. BRO 0 AB, 0 H, 0 HR, 0 RBI, 0 SB Teams (by GP): Giants/Cubs 1949-1956 Final Game: September 30, 1956 (Age 37)
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 at the Baseball Hall of Fame (plaque, photos, videos).
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