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Monte Irvin, Part of Baseball’s First Black Outfield, Dies at 96

Monte Irvin, who in 1949 became the fifth black player to cross the color barrier into Major League Baseball and who roamed the outfield with Willie Mays for the New York Giants, has died. He was 96.

He died Monday at his home in Houston, the National Baseball Hall of Fame said on its website. No cause was given.