Moonlight Graham

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Birthday
28, 1879
Birthplace
Fayetteville, NC
Death Date
Aug 25, 1965 (85)
Birth Sign
Capricorn
Birthday
28, 1879
Birthplace
Fayetteville, NC
Death Date
Aug 25, 1965 (85)

About

Right fielder - for one game - for the New York Giants who inspired the novel Shoeless Joe and the Oscar-nominated movie Field of Dreams.

Before Fame

He was a power hitter in the New England Leagues while pursuing his medical degree.

Trivia

He practiced medicine in Chisholm, Minnesota, for 54 years, and might have been a history footnote if not for an author who came across his entry in a baseball encyclopedia.

Family Life

His brother Frank Porter Graham was president of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and later a North Carolina Senator.

Associated With

Burt Lancaster played him, as a doctor and aspring baseball player, in Field of Dreams - though in the movie, Graham does get to bat.