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  • Monte Irvin and Carlos Diaz, former Mets figures, pass away

    Hall of Famer Monte Irvin was a scout for our very own New York Mets in the late 1960s, so the Mets have one more, lesser known Hall of Famer in their family. He died January 11 at 96.

    HOUSTON (AP) — 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.

    The Hall of Fame said Irvin died Monday night of natural causes at his Houston home.
    Read more:

    http://www.usatoday.com/story/sports...s-96/78694934/

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    Carlos Diaz pitched for the Mets in 1982 and 1983. That 1983 was the last bad Mets team for a while, but Diaz was quite good. In 54 relief appearances, he had a 2.05 ERA and a 178 ERA+. The previous year, he didn't allow an earned run in a few innings of work, bringing his career Mets ERA to 1.97. He died September 28 at 57.

    CARLOS "BIMBO" ANTONIO DIAZ DIAZ JR. 57, of Kailua, Hawaii passed away on Monday, September 28, 2015. He was born on January 7, 1958 in Honolulu to Carlos Antonio Diaz Diaz and Cecilia Rodrigues. He was a senior driver with Pacific Courier for 13 years and a major league baseball player. He is survived by wife, Tracy Iwamoto-Diaz; son, Cory Diaz; daughters, Kari Diaz-Ayat and Erica Diaz; sons; Bryce and Vic Miyahira; daughter, Megen Miyahira; brothers, John , Dennis, Frank, Richard, Delbert and Darryl Diaz; sisters, Matilda, Emelia, and Lori; six grandchildren. Visitation: 10:30 11:30 a.m. on Monday, October 19, 2015 at Hawaiian Memorial Park Mortuary Chapel; Service to begin at 11:30 a.m.
    http://obits.staradvertiser.com/2015...-diaz-diaz-jr/

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    Originally posted by Cowtipper View Post
    Hall of Famer Monte Irvin was a scout for our very own New York Mets in the late 1960s, so the Mets have one more, lesser known Hall of Famer in their family. He died January 11 at 96.



    Read more:

    http://www.usatoday.com/story/sports...s-96/78694934/

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    Carlos Diaz pitched for the Mets in 1982 and 1983. That 1983 was the last bad Mets team for a while, but Diaz was quite good. In 54 relief appearances, he had a 2.05 ERA and a 178 ERA+. The previous year, he didn't allow an earned run in a few innings of work, bringing his career Mets ERA to 1.97. He died September 28 at 57.



    http://obits.staradvertiser.com/2015...-diaz-diaz-jr/
    Irvin was an enormous talent and managed to have some great seasons for the New York Giants baseball club.

    He worked for Mets sponsor Rheingold too.

    Diaz packaged with Bob Bailor was good enough to get us Sid Fernandez. That was one of the best trades of the Cashen era.


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      Rest In Peace Monte Irvin.
      "(Shoeless Joe Jackson's fall from grace is one of the real tragedies of baseball. I always thought he was more sinned against than sinning." -- Connie Mack

      "I have the ultimate respect for Whitesox fans. They were as miserable as the Cubs and Redsox fans ever were but always had the good decency to keep it to themselves. And when they finally won the World Series, they celebrated without annoying every other fan in the country."--Jim Caple, ESPN (Jan. 12, 2011)

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