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Monte Irvin (1919-2016)

Autographed Monte Irvin Hall of Fame postcard from my collection

Hall of Famer Monte Irvin passed away yesterday at the age of 96.

Before the way was opened for Irvin to play Major League Baseball, he was a Newark Eagle. columnist Jerry Izenberg reflects on that part of Irvin’s baseball career, while the Associated Press offers up a more general obituary.

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Nightly Newsstand: May 18, 2011

Bryce Harper
Bryce Harper (Photo credit: Chamber of Fear)

Washington Nationals GM Mike Rizzo all but guaranteed that phenom Bryce Harper will not make his Major Lrague debut in 2011, reports Ben Goessling of MASN Sports. It’s probably smart to be cautious with Harper Still, if he goes up to AA Harrisburg and dominates the Eastern League in the second half. wouldn’t you want to make him a September call-up?

Night Owl recalls buying an autographed Harmon Killebrew baseball card back in the 1980s as a teenager. This is one of the best-written tributes to the late Hall of Famer that I’ve read.

Topps plans to release a set of baseball stickers this summer, according to Beckett Media baseball editor Chris Olds. I remember collecting stickers – both baseball and non-sports sets – when I was a kid. I’m not sure that nostalgia will compel me to buy these.

In honor of Sam Fuld‘s “heroic” diving catches, the Tampa Bay Rays will give away “Super Sam” capes to the first 10,000 kids at their May 29th home game, notes Hackenbush of Can’t Have Too Many Cards. This is one of the more unique promotional giveaways I’ve seen, but it seems fun.

Hall of Famer Monte Irvin recently visited some Rahway schoolchildren, according to NJTODAY.NET. I wish they had guest speakers like this when I was in school