Moonlight Graham

Moonlight Graham

Name Moonlight Graham
Profession Baseball Player
Date of Birth 1879-12-28
Place of Birth Fayetteville, NC
Age 85 yrs
Death Date 1965-08-25
Birth Sign Capricorn

About Moonlight Graham

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

Early Life Experience of Moonlight Graham

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

Trivia Info

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 and Relationship

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

Close Associates

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

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