Monte Irvin

Monte Irvin, bronze sculpture by Thomas Jay Warren, NSS

Monte Irvin

8′ Bronze
Monte Irvin Orange Park, Orange, NJ

Monte Irvin‘s 8’ portrait in bronze stands at Monte Irvin Orange Park in Orange, NJ. The statue was unveiled on October 19, 2016, later the same year Irvin passed away.

Irvin played for the Newark Eagles and later played for New York Giants from 1949-55, one of the first African-American players in the Major Leagues. He played in the same outfield with legendary and fellow Hall of Fame teammate Willie Mays and helped the Giants to the World Series title in 1954 against the Cleveland Indians. He went 2-for-9 with a double and two RBI in playing in all four games as the Giants swept.

Irvin finished his Major League Baseball career with a .293 batting average, 99 home runs, 443 RBI. He was elected to the National Baseball Hall of Fame by the Committee of Negro Baseball Leagues in 1973. Irvin became the first black executive in the majors in 1968 and, after his retirement, remained active in Major League events.

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