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William Joseph Moisan

  • Bats Left, Throws Right
  • Height 6' 1", Weight 170 lb.

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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 would assign Bill to the Lockport Cubs of the class D PONY League where he went 8-10 with a 3.11 ERA; he also would go 7-2 with a 2.68 ERA for the Shelby Cubs of the class B Tri-State League that year.

Moisan would spend the next six years (1947-52) climbing up the minor league ladder. When he went 16-12 for the Los Angeles Angels of the PCL in 1952, it would give him his one and only chance at the major leagues with the 1953 Cubs. He would have a brief stay at Wrigley Field, working in three games in relief with no decisions.

Bill would spend the rest of 1953 and all of '54 with the Los Angeles club, winning 11 but losing 18. He would finish out his pro baseball career in 1955 whith the Shreveport Sports (8-7) and the Charleston Senators (0-4). During his 10-year tour of the minors, Bill would win 98 and lose 96 in 329 games and have 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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Baseball Players of the 1950s
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Baseball in Wartime - Bill Moisan

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