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 1972–73 World Series champion Oakland Athletics.