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February 1, 1973 > Monte Irvin is elected to the Hall of Fame by the Negro Leagues Committee. A two-time batting champion for the Newark Eagles, Irvin's standout play allowed him to become one of the first African-American players in Major League Baseball. Irvin becomes the fourth former Negro League player to be elected to the Hall, following in the footsteps of Satchel Paige, Josh Gibson and Buck Leonard.