Wednesday, June 29, 2005

Moonlight Graham

ESPN.com - MLB - 100 years ago, Doc moonlighted as baseball player: "NEW YORK -- Even a century later, there's still a mystique in the ol' Moonlight.

Archibald Wright Graham only played one game in the big leagues, and it was a glimmer at best. He never got to bat, and was simply a defensive replacement in right field.

'Field of Dreams' thrust Moonlight Graham into the cultural consciousness.

'Two glorious innings in the garden,' the New York Evening Telegram reported then.

Hard to believe how that brief stint for the New York Giants on June 29, 1905 -- exactly 100 years ago Wednesday, at a ballfield in Brooklyn -- became such a part of baseball lore."

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2 comments:

Bob Levinson said...

Thanks for sharing this. Didn't know "Moonlight" Graham existed anywhere but in Kinsella's great gift for storytelling. Loved the book. Loved the movie...Few moments as emotion-inducing as Lancaster stepping over the line...

Graham said...

Love the name.