Tag Archives: Negro National League
Monte Irvin (Baseball. Born, Columbus, AL, Feb. 25, 1919.) All all-around high school star in East Orange, N.J., Monford Merrill Irvin played semipro baseball with the East Orange Triangles while attending Lincoln (Penna.) University. Irvin subsequently became a star with the Newark Eagles of the Negro National League and many scouts felt he was the […]
Junior Gilliam (Baseball. Born, Nashville, TN, Oct. 17, 1928; died, Inglewood, CA, Oct. 8, 1978.) Signed by the Dodgers out of the Negro National League in 1950, James William Gilliam hit .287 at Montreal of the International League in his first season. A year later, Gilliam hit .301, drove in 112 runs, and scored a […]
Cherokee Davis (Baseball. Born, Newark, NJ, Feb. 6, 1918; died, Fort Lauderdale, FL, Nov. 17, 1982.) An outfield star for the Newark Eagles of the Negro National League from 1941-49, John Davis helped Newark win the Negro World Series in 1946.