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    Hall of Famer Monte Irvin, a power-hitting outfielder who starred for the New York Giants in the 1950s in a career abbreviated by major league baseball's exclusion of black players, has died. He was 96. . . . .

    "Hall of Fame baseball player Monte Irvin dies at 96," Yahoo Sports, 13 Jan 2016
    Thanks for the memories, Monty.
    I was married for two ******* years! Hell would be like Club Med! - Sam Kinison

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    Branch Rickey wanted to sign Monte Irvin to the Dodgers at the end of World War 2 but Monte turned him down because he had been in the military and didn't feel he would be ready for the upcoming baseball season. Rickey signed Jackie Robinson a couple of weeks later and the rest is history.
    “When you're in jail, a good friend will be trying to bail you out. A best friend will be in the cell next to you saying, 'Damn, that was fun'.”
    ― Groucho Marx


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