Monte Irvin

Left Field

1949—1956

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Player LeveL
Star
All-time rank
Left Field RANK
#26

Player Detail

Monford Merrill
GIVEN NAME
Irvin
SURNAME
February 25, 1919, in Haleburg, AL
BORN
January 11, 2016, in Houston, TX, USA
DIED
1949—1956
Playing Career
Played from 30-37
PLAYING AGE
Teams Played For
Left Field
PRIMARY POSITION
New York Giants
PRIMARY TEAM
1954
World Series titles
Mr. Murder
NICKNAME
20
UNIFORM NUMBER
#4 IN LINEUP
BATTING ORDER
6-1 / 195
HEIGHT / WEIGHT
Right / Right
BATTED / THREW
July 8, 1949
Major League Debut
September 30, 1956
FINAL GAME

WHO IS Monte Irvin?

Great friend of Willie Mays; starred in Negro Leagues before roaming left field for Giants.

70

HITTING

60

POWER

60

RUNNING

50

FIELDING

60

THROWING
20 = NOT MLB CALIBER
30 = WELL BELOW AVG
40 = Below Average
50 = MLB AVERAGE
60 = ABOVE AVG
70 = EXCELLENT
80 = RARE, ELITE
When Willie Mays arrived to the Giants in 1951, Monte was asked to mentor the young star outfielder.

Career Stats

GAMES HITS HR RBI AVG
764
731
99
443
.293
1 ALL-STAR SELECTIONS

Teammate Team

CATCHER:
First Base:
Second Base:
Shortstop:
Third Base:
Left Field:
Center Field:
Right Field:
Pitcher:
pitcher:
manager:

BEST SEASON

1951 New York Giants

32 Years Old

.312
AVG
24
HR
121
RBI
94
RUNS
.415
OBP
174
HITS
19
2B
11
3B
.514
SLG
89
BB
12
SB
6.9
WAR

SLASH LINE

AVG OBP SLG
.293
.383
.475

FOR THE TRADITIONALISTS.

VERSUS HIS PEERS

OPS LG OPS COMP
.858
.799
107.6

PLAYER OPS COMPARED TO AVERAGE PLAYER AT HIS POSITION IN HIS LEAGUE AND ERA. OPS = ON-BASE + SLUGGING.

Hall of Fame Worthy?

JAWS JAWS BY HOFER
21.2
55.9

PLAYER JAWS COMPARED TO HOF PLAYER AT HIS POSITION. JAWS = AVERAGE OF CAREER WAR & WAR7.

Monte Irvin Per Season

PER 600 PLATE APPEARANCES COMPARED TO Contemporaries AT HIS POSITION

AB H R 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO SB TB TRB AVG OBP SLG OPS
Irvin
518
152
76
20
6
21
92
73
46
6
246
229
.293
.383
.475
858
AVG LF
532
147
78
24
6
19
94
59
58
4
238
209
.276
.351
.448
.799

Monte Irvin Rankings

AT Left Field BY THESE SOURCES

BASEBALL EGG HALL OF STATS BASEBALL SCHOLAR JAWS BILL JAMES
26
105
71
NR
NR
Updated THRU 2021
Updated THRU 2021
UPDATED THRU 2021
Updated THRU 2021
UPDATED THRU 2020

AT Left Field BY VALUE

CAREER LONG PEAK PRIME SHORT PEAK
NR
99
19
66
CAREER WAR
WAR7
WAR 5 CONSECUTIVE
WAR3

Monte Irvin PLAYER VALUE

WAR COMPARED TO AVERAGE HALL OF FAMER AT HIS POSITION

CAREER WAR7 WAR5C WAR3 WAR PER SN
21.3
21.1
28.5
14.8
4.51
68.6
43.2
31.4
22.4
4.81
BLUE = Monte Irvin
GRAY = AVERAGE HALL OF FAME LF

WIN SHARES COMPARED TO AVERAGE HALL OF FAMER AT HIS POSITION

CAREER WIN SHARES 7 WIN SHARES 5C WIN SHARES 3 WS PER SN
95.6
94.0
80.1
61.4
20.2
368.7
208.0
151.6
101.2
26.4
BLUE = Monte Irvin
GRAY = AVERAGE HALL OF FAME LF

— Explanation of Advanced Statistics —

Wins Above Replacement is a non-standardized sabermetric statistic developed to sum up a player’s total contributions to his team. A player’s WAR value is claimed to be the number of additional wins his team has achieved above the number of expected team wins if that player were substituted with a replacement-level player:

A player’s best seven seasons according to his Wins Above Replacement (WAR). Also called LONG PEAK.

A player’s best five consecutive seasons according to his Wins Above Replacement (WAR). Also called PLAYER PRIME.

A player’s best three seasons according to his Wins Above Replacement (WAR). Also called SHORT PEAK.

A player’s Wins Above Replacement (WAR) per season (calculated for 162 games).

Advanced statistical method devised by Bill James. A Win Share represents one-third of a team win, by definition, and takes into account defense, offense, baserunning, park effects, and level of competition, era, and many other factors.

A player’s best seven seasons according to his Win Shares. A measure of LONG PEAK.

A player’s best five consecutive seasons according to his Win Shares. A measure of a player’s PRIME.

A player’s best three seasons according to his Win Shares. A measure of a player’s SHORT PEAK.

A player’s Win Shares per season (calculated for 162 games).

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