Sunday, November 13, 2016

Happy Baseball Birthday! "Moonlight" Graham

Today  we celebrate the 139th Happy Baseball Birthday! of former big league outfielder Moonlight Graham.

Born in Fayetteville, North Carolina on November 12, 1877, Archibald Wright Graham dreamed of playing in the big leagues, and on June 29, 1905, Moonlight played right field for one half inning for the old New York Giants, but never got to step into the batters box.

That would be the only game for Graham, with no official at bat in what would be his only game.

Moonight and his one inning in the outfield was a crucial part of the 1988 movie Field of Dreams.

Moonlight Graham, Field of Dreams.

Moonlight Graham SABR page.

Archibald Graham passed away on August 25, 1965, in Chisholm, Minnesota .

1 comment:

  1. Remember when mainstream Hollywood used to create intelligent, thought-provoking films like this for people of all ages to sit and watch together?