THE NEW YORK GIANTS PRESERVATION SOCIETY SALUTES MONTE IRVIN ON HIS 100TH BIRTHDAY by Bruce Slutsky
The New York Giants Preservation Society met last night at Finnerty’s to celebrate the 100th birthday of Monte Irvin who played for the New York Giants from 1949-1955 and who was one of the first African American baseball players in Major League Baseball. You can see from Baseball-Reference that he did not come to the Giants until he was 30 years old, but played in the Negro Leagues before that. Gary Brown and John Barr, who actually met Monte Irvin, spoke to the audience and said only glowing things about him. Audience members were invited to contribute to the discussion as well. A great time was had by all!
NYGPS FIRST 2019 MEETING TO HONOR MONTE IRVIN’S LIFE AT
FINNERTY’S FEBRUARY 25TH.
The New York Giants Preservation Society’s first meeting of 2019
will take place on February 25 at our new home base Finnerty’s at 6PM. The night
will be entitled: Monte Irvin: A Centennial
Celebration. This night would have
marked Irvin’s 100th Birthday.
On hand will be many members of the NYGPS who had personal experiences
throughout the years. They include as of
this date, Gary Brown and John Barr. We hope to have a special guest or two as
well. Finnerty’s is located at 221 2nd Avenue in Manhattan. We will have use of
their backroom. For your enjoyment, libations will be available at the Happy
Hour rate until 8PM. Drinks specials are:
$5 draft beers
$6 mixed well cocktails
$7 glasses of wine