Ex-Yank Irv Noren passes away at age 94.

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Irv Noren, who would have celebrated his 95th birthday on November 29th, has passed away at the age of 94.

Noren was a Yankee in the early 1950s. He received MVP consideration 3x.

He was with Washington (1950-1952), the Yankees (1952-1956), The Kc A’s, 1957, the St. Louis Cardinals 1957-1959, Chicago Cubs 1959-1960 and the Dodgers 1960.

He was an All-Star for the 1954 Yankees and got MVP consideration for the 1950 and  1951 Senators as well as the 1954 Yankees.

He was an OF/IB.

In 1954, his best season, he hit .319-12-66, OPS+ 138 and was an All-Star who finished 15th in MVP voting.

In 1955 he hit .253-8-59 as an OF.

His 162 G. average was .275-10-67, OPS+ 105.

He was on two WS Champs with the Yanks in 1952 and 1953.

He was 3 for 10 w/an RBI in the 1952 WS and 0 for 1 with a walk in 1953.

In 1955 he was just 1 for 16 with an RBI. He was starting in CF for an injured Mickey Mantle.

His combined WS totals are 4 for 27 in 11 games, .148-0–2.

Update: From Wikipedia:

He also played for the National Basketball League‘s Chicago American Gears in 1946–47. Later in his baseball career, Noren was a minor league manager and the third-base coach of the 197273 World Series champion Oakland Athletics.


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