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William Joseph Moisan

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Right-hander Bill Moisan was signed by the Chicago Cubs as an amateur free agent before the 1946 season. The twenty-year-old pitcher had just returned from a two-year tour of duty with the United States Army from December 1943 to December 1945, serving in the European Theater of Operations during World War II. The Cubs assigned Bill to the Lockport Cubs of the class D PONY League where he went 8-10 with a 3.11 ERA; he also went 7-2 with a 2.68 ERA for the Shelby Cubs of the class B Tri-State League that year.

Moisan spent the next six years (1947-1952) climbing up the minor league ladder. When he went 16-12 for the Los Angeles Angels of the Pacific Coast League in 1952, it gave him his one and only chance at the major leagues with the Cubs at the end of the 1953 season. He had a brief stay at Wrigley Field, working in three games in relief with no decisions.

Bill spent the rest of 1953 and all of 1954 with the Los Angeles club, winning 11 but losing 18. He finished out his pro baseball career in 1955 with the Shreveport Sports (8-7) and the Charleston Senators (0-4). During his 10-year tour of the minors, Bill won 98 and lost 96 in 329 games and had a decent 3.81 ERA.

After baseball Moisan served as the nuclear materials manager at the Portsmouth Naval Shipyard and retired in Newton, New Hampshire. He died in 2010 at age 84.

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