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Wallace Moses

Died October 10, 1990 in Vidalia, GA USA BR page

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Wally Moses, who played 17 seasons in the big leagues, hit over .300 in each of his first seven years in the Majors. He retired after the 1951 season with 2138 hits and a .291 average. He had led the 1945 American League with 35 doubles and 329 putouts in the outfield, and had tied for the league league with 12 triples in 1943. Slightly built at 160 pounds, Moses made an amazing 712 plate appearances in 1937 with 25 homers, the only year he reached double digits in his long career.

Ten of his 17 seasons were spent with the Philadelphia Athletics. However, during the two times that he led the league in an offensive category he was playing for the White Sox.

Moses was a coach for the Philadelphia A's from 1952 to 1954, the Philadelphia Phillies from 1955 to 1958, the Cincinnati Reds in 1959 and 1960, and the New York Yankees in 1961 and 1962. He stayed with the Yankees as a batting instructor in the organization in 1963 and a scout from 1964 to 1966, when he returned to coaching from May through the end of the season. He was then a coach for the Detroit Tigers from 1967 to 1970.

[edit] Notable Achievements

  • 2-time AL All-Star (1937 & 1945)
  • AL Doubles Leader (1945)
  • AL Triples Leader (1943)
  • 20-Home Run Seasons: 1 (1937)
  • 100 Runs Scored Seasons: 1 (1937)
  • 200 Hits Seasons: 2 (1936 & 1937)
  • 50 Stolen Bases Seasons: 1 (1943)

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