NEGRO LEAGUES CENTENNIAL TEAM BOBBLEHEAD SERIES: Montford Merrill "Monte" Irvin
Irvin may be New Jersey's best athlete ever, winning 16 varsity letters over four years despite contracting a near fatal illness. Irvin began playing for the Newark Eagles before high school graduation under the pseudonym "Jimmy Nelson" to protect his amateur status. In 1942 Negro Leagues' owners and players, aware that integration was coming, conducted a poll to determine their choice for the first player to break the color line. Irvin was the top choice. His opportunity was lost due to his service in World War II (1943-1945). After the war Irvin worked hard to regain his form, but many players who saw him both before and after his wartime service, felt his Army years had eroded his baseball skills.
About Charity: Reds Hall of Fame and Museum
Driven by a mission to celebrate greatness, preserve history, and provide inspiration, the Reds Hall of Fame and Museum is the place where the story of Reds baseball comes alive each day. Established in 1958, the Hall of Fame has grown into a 15,000 square foot interactive, educational, and entertaining museum that showcases some of the rarest and most important artifacts in Reds history, dating back to 1869. Located on Joe Nuxhall Way at Great American Ball Park, home of the Reds, the museum is open year round and has become a destination location for Reds and baseball fans everywhere.
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