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Wally Moon (1930 – 2018), National League Rookie of the Year in 1954

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His home runs were called “Moon shots”…

BRYAN, Texas (AP) — Former National League Rookie of the Year Wally Moon, who played on three World Series-winning teams with the Los Angeles Dodgers, has died. He was 87.

Erin Giese, the funeral director at Memorial Funeral Chapel in Bryan, Texas, said Monday that Moon died Friday at his home in Bryan. 

Moon played for the St. Louis Cardinals from 1954-58 and was named NL Rookie of the Year in 1954, when he batted .304 with 12 homers and 76 RBI.


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He played for the Dodgers from 1959-65 and led the NL with a .434 on-base percentage in 1961. The Dodgers won the World Series in 1959, 1963 and 1965. 

Moon batted .289 with a .371 on-base percentage, 142 homers and 661 RBS in 1,457 career regular-season games. 

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