Monte Irwin (1919-2016) Outfielder. Irwin was regarded as one of the best hitters and all-around players in the Negro League, he was a sensation for the Newark Eagles, making five All-Star teams. In 1949, the New York Giants signed him to a contract, making him one of the first African Americans to play in the majors. He was inducted to the National Baseball Hall of Fame in 1973.
8″ x 10″ color photograph suigned.