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Wally Moon


From the "This Great Game" card back: Some people wait to be invited to spring training, others have several teams fawning over them. But in 1954 Moon simply decided four years in the minors was enough and showed up uninvited to Cardinals camp. Manager Eddie Stanky liked his confidence and played Wally as much as he could that spring. The decision paid off, as Moon went on to hit .304 with 193 hits on his way to copping NL Rookie of The Year honors. As he enters his fifth season in 1958, Moon owns a .298 career average and is arguably the most loved Redbird since Stan Musial appeared in the Gateway To The West.


Birth Date: April 3, 1930
Birth Location: Bay, AR
Death Date: February 9, 2018
Death Location: Bryan TX, USA
Weight: 169 lb
Height: 6 ft 0 in
Bats: L
Throws: R
Debut Date: April 13, 1954
Final Game Date: September 12, 1965
Years Played: 12
Games Played: 1,457
At Bats: 4,843
Runs: 737
Hits: 1,399
Doubles: 212
Triples: 60
Home Runs: 142
RBIs: 661
Stolen Bases: 89
Base on Balls: 644
Batting Average: 0.289
Position: Left Fielder

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