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Full Name: Wallace Wade Moon Primary Position: OF,LF,RF
Height/Weight: 6' 0"/169 First Game: April 13, 1954
Birthdate: April 3, 1930 Final Game: September 12, 1965
Birthplace: Bay, Arkansas MLB Experience: 12 years
Bat/Throw: Left/Right


Biography

Wally Moon (Wallace Wade Moon) was born on April 3, 1930 in Bay, Arkansas. He made his Major League debut on April 13, 1954 for the St. Louis Cardinals. In 1954, his rookie year, he hit .304 with 12 home runs and 76 RBI. Moon played for the St. Louis Cardinals and Los Angeles Dodgers over the course of his 12 year career.

Most people believe that Wally Moon's best season was 1954, when he hit for a .304 average and knocked in 76 runs.

Statistics

Batting Stats

Year Team G AB R H HR RBI AVG OBP SLG 2B 3B BB SO HBP SH SB IBB GDP
1954 STL N 151 635 106 193 12 76 .304 .371 .435 29 9 71 73 1 2 18 3 10
1955 STL N 152 593 86 175 19 76 .295 .349 .459 24 8 47 65 3 1 11 4 11
1956 STL N 149 540 86 161 16 68 .298 .390 .469 22 11 80 50 1 1 12 7 13
1957 STL N 142 516 86 152 24 73 .295 .367 .508 28 5 62 57 1 0 5 12 14
1958 STL N 108 290 36 69 7 38 .238 .342 .366 10 3 47 30 0 1 2 5 9
1959 LA N 145 543 93 164 19 74 .302 .394 .495 26 11 81 64 3 8 15 1 9
1960 LA N 138 469 74 140 13 69 .299 .383 .452 21 6 67 53 1 4 6 4 21
1961 LA N 134 463 79 152 17 88 .328 .434 .505 25 3 89 79 1 4 7 9 9
1962 LA N 95 244 36 59 4 31 .242 .326 .336 9 1 30 33 1 2 5 3 6
1963 LA N 122 343 41 90 8 48 .262 .345 .382 13 2 45 43 1 4 5 5 12
1964 LA N 68 118 8 26 2 9 .220 .292 .305 2 1 12 22 0 2 1 3 4
1965 LA N 53 89 6 18 1 11 .202 .304 .270 3 0 13 22 0 2 2 3 3
Total 1457 4843 737 1399 142 661 .289 .371 .445 212 60 644 591 13 31 89 59 121

Fielding Stats

Year Team POS G GS INN PO A ERR DP TP PB SB CS PkO AVG
1954 STL N LF 9 8 73 11 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .923
1954 STL N OF 148 148 1345.1 387 11 9 2 0 0 0 0 0 .978
1954 STL N CF 140 140 1272.1 370 9 8 2 0 0 0 0 0 .979
1955 STL N OF 100 0 0 188 5 5 1 0 0 0 0 0 .975
1955 STL N 1B 51 0 0 445 34 7 40 0 0 0 0 0 .986
1956 STL N OF 97 0 0 159 8 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 .988
1956 STL N 1B 52 0 0 498 47 9 52 0 0 0 0 0 .984
1957 STL N LF 89 81 741.1 159 2 7 1 0 0 0 0 0 .958
1957 STL N RF 48 43 392.2 71 5 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .987
1957 STL N OF 133 132 1210.2 245 8 9 1 0 0 0 0 0 .966
1957 STL N CF 13 8 76.2 15 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .938
1958 STL N OF 82 75 671.2 122 5 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 .984
1958 STL N CF 8 8 54 17 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1.000
1958 STL N RF 54 38 366.1 61 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1.000
1958 STL N LF 31 29 251.1 44 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 .958
1959 LA N RF 32 28 228.2 35 4 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .975
1959 LA N OF 143 141 1271 224 13 4 2 0 0 0 0 0 .983
1959 LA N CF 4 3 20 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1.000
1959 LA N LF 125 110 1022.1 185 9 3 2 0 0 0 0 0 .985
1959 LA N 1B 1 0 3 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1.000
1960 LA N RF 24 21 183 27 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1.000
1960 LA N OF 127 120 1079.2 194 15 3 3 0 0 0 0 0 .986
1960 LA N LF 109 99 896.2 168 14 3 3 0 0 0 0 0 .984
1961 LA N RF 19 18 136 22 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .957
1961 LA N OF 133 131 1105 186 5 6 1 0 0 0 0 0 .970
1961 LA N LF 126 113 969 159 5 5 1 0 0 0 0 0 .970
1962 LA N LF 24 13 133.2 35 2 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 .974
1962 LA N OF 36 25 226.1 51 2 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 .981
1962 LA N RF 12 12 92.2 17 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1.000
1962 LA N 1B 33 32 272 249 18 6 28 0 0 0 0 0 .978
1963 LA N RF 61 48 439.2 60 1 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 .924
1963 LA N LF 48 42 330.1 57 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1.000
1963 LA N OF 96 90 779.2 125 2 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 .962
1963 LA N CF 2 0 9.2 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1.000
1964 LA N OF 23 22 191 33 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1.000
1964 LA N RF 17 17 145 21 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1.000
1964 LA N LF 6 5 46 12 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1.000
1965 LA N OF 23 18 157.1 25 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1.000
1965 LA N RF 13 12 94 18 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1.000
1965 LA N LF 10 6 63.1 7 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1.000
Total 1B 137 32 275 1194 99 22 120 0 0 0 0 0 .983
Total OF 1141 902 8037.2 1939 75 46 13 0 0 0 0 0 .978
Total CF 167 159 1432.2 410 9 9 2 0 0 0 0 0 .979
Total RF 280 237 2078 332 14 8 0 0 0 0 0 0 .977
Total LF 577 506 4527 837 36 22 8 0 0 0 0 0 .975

Transactions

  • Signed as an amateur free agent by St. Louis Cardinals (1950).
  • Traded by St. Louis Cardinals with Phil Paine to Los Angeles Dodgers in exchange for Gino Cimoli (December 4, 1958).
  • Released by Los Angeles Dodgers (October 22, 1965).

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