Moonlight Graham Stats

Moonlight Graham was born on Monday, November 12, 1877, in Fayetteville, North Carolina. Graham was 27 years old when he broke into the big leagues on June 29, 1905, with the New York Giants. His biographical data, year-by-year hitting stats, fielding stats, pitching stats (where applicable), career totals, uniform numbers, salary data and miscellaneous items-of-interest are presented by Baseball Almanac on this comprehensive Moonlight Graham baseball stats page.

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"I never got to bat in the major leagues. I'd have liked the chance - just once - to stare down a big league pitcher. Stare him down and then just as he goes into the windup -- wink! Make him wonder if I know something he doesn't. That's what I wish for. The chance to squint my eyes when the sky is so blue it hurts to look at it, and to feel the 'tingle that runs up your arms when you connect dead-on. The chance to run the bases, stretch a double to a triple, and flop face-first into third, wrapping my arm around the bag." - Moonlight Graham in Field of Dreams (Columbia Pictures. Doc Graham . April 21, 1989.)

Moonlight Graham

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World Series
Birth Name:
Archibald Wright Graham
Born On:
11-12-1877  (Scorpio)
Place of Birth Data Born In:
Fayetteville, North Carolina
Year of Death Data Died On:
08-25-1965 ( 500 Oldest Living )
Place of Death Data Died In:
Chisholm, Minnesota
Calvary Cemetery, Rochester, Minnesota
High School:
Davidson High School (Charlotte, NC)
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Player Height Chart Height:
Player Weight Chart Weight:
First Game:
06-29-1905 (Age 27)
Last Game:
Not Applicable

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Moonlight Graham Pitching Stats

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Moonlight Graham Hitting Stats

1905 28 Giants 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000
1 Year 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000

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Moonlight Graham Fielding Stats

1905 Giants RF 1 0 6 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 n/a n/a n/a .000 0.00
RF Totals 1 0 6 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 n/a n/a n/a .000 0.00
1 Year 1 0 6 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 n/a n/a n/a .000 0.00

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Moonlight Graham Miscellaneous Stats

1905 Giants 0 0 .000 0 0 n/a 0.0 0.0 0.0 - - -
1 Year 0 0 .000 0 0 n/a 0.0 0.0 0.0 - - -

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Moonlight Graham Miscellaneous Items of Interest

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Moonlight Graham Major League Baseball Box Score
Moonlight Graham Debut | The New-York Daily Tribune | June 30, 1905
Moonlight Graham is one of the most popular cup of coffee players in baseball history because author W.P. Kinsella included him in his baseball masterpiece, Shoeless Joe . The novel served as the basis for the movie Field of Dreams , starring Kevin Costner. Actors Burt Lancaster (older) and Frank Whaley (younger), were the incarnations of Graham.

Doc Graham, his nickname after playing baseball, completed his medical degree from the University of Maryland in 1905, the same year he made his big league debut. Some historians say he got the nickname Moonlight because he went to college while playing professional baseball, others say it's because he practiced the game under the moonlight. We will never know which one is true, but he did practice medicine in Chisholm, Minnesota until 1959!
Moonlight Graham Biopgraphy
Moonlight Graham Biopgraphy | The Pittsburgh Post Gazette | June 25, 2005

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