May 25, 1954: Wally Moon steals four bases, nearly ties 50-year-old NL record

Over the course of his 12-year career, Wally Moon was better known for his “Moon shot” home runs than his base-stealing ability. Nonetheless, on May 25, 1954, the rookie center fielder came one stolen base shy of breaking a 50-year-old National League record as he swiped four bags in a 9-4 Cardinals win over theContinue reading “May 25, 1954: Wally Moon steals four bases, nearly ties 50-year-old NL record”

What I’m Reading: “Moon Shots” by Wally Moon with Tim Gregg

In Moon Shots: Reflections on a Baseball Life, former Cardinals outfielder and 1954 Rookie of the Year Wally Moon tells the story of his baseball career, from his home run in his first major league at-bat to his seven seasons with the Dodgers upon their arrival in Los Angeles. Moon’s stories about his early daysContinue reading “What I’m Reading: “Moon Shots” by Wally Moon with Tim Gregg”