Aubrey: Monte Irvin’s high school days

From SABR member Mark Aubrey at Baseball Nuggets on January 13, 2016:

Monte Irvin slipped from this earth this week.  He was a great ball player and will be missed.

While doing some research about his early years I found his high school yearbook.  It is his senior year at Orange High School in Orange, New Jersey.

In my joy of finding this I sent it out over social media, mistakenly adding that it was from East Orange HS.

Now, why did I do that?  Because Baseball-Reference, Seamheads, and even the SABR BioProject entry for Monte Irvin have that info.  I had it in my head and that’s what I wrote.  But I was wrong.

This clipping from the Trenton Evening Times says that “One of the newcomers is Monte Irvin, former Orange High School and Lincoln University athlete.”

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Originally published: January 14, 2016. Last Updated: January 14, 2016.