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Wally Moon (1930-2018) - 3 Time World Champ Dodger, 2-Time NL All-Star

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  • Wally Moon (1930-2018) - 3 Time World Champ Dodger, 2-Time NL All-Star

    Outfielder Wally Moon passed away this weekend at the age of 87. He hit .289 lifetime in over 1,400 games between 1954 and 1965. Moon was the NL Rookie of the year in 1954 with a fine debut season for the St. Louis Cardinals where he hit .304. He hit 142 home runs lifetime, hitting at least .295 seven times in his first eight years in the majors. Moon topped .300 three times, including his career best .328 in 1961 when he led the NL in On Base Percentage (.434).. Moon had above average power, hitting at least 15 home runs six times, with his top three seasons of 24 (1957), 19 and 19 home runs. Moon was from Arkansas signing with his "local team" the nearest MLB team to his home, the St. Louis Cardinals. He spent the first five seasons of his career with the Cardinals and the remaining seven years of his career (through 1965) with the Los Angeles Dodgers. In their early years in Los Angeles, Moon helped the Dodgers win three World Series in 1959, 1963 and 1965. He retired after the '65 season going out as a World series champ. His "Moon Shots" in the Dodgers first west coast home of the Los Angeles Coliseum, when Wally tallied 19 home runs was a highlight of the Dodgers' drive to the 1959 NL Pennant and their World Series victory. Moon made the National League All-Star team twice: in 1957 as a Cardinal and in 1959 as a Dodger.
    Last edited by philliesfiend55; 02-11-2018, 07:18 AM.

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