Wally Moses - 1951 Bowman

Wallace “Wally” Moses (1910-1990) batted .300 or better in his first seven seasons in the Major Leagues with the Philadelphia Athletics before being traded to the Chicago White Sox and never hit above the .295 mark again for the remainder of his 17-year career. Wally jumped from the Texas League to the Athletics in 1935, earned his one and only All-Star Game selection in 1937 and roamed the outfield for Connie Mack and A’s for 7 years. Moses possessed great range and speed as well as a strong arm, but struggled with ground balls. Nevertheless, his fielding ability and skill at the plate kept him in right field on a day-to-day basis. Wally, unquestionably, had his best season in 1937 when he hit .320 with 208 hits including 13 triples and 25 home runs, scored 113 runs and drove in another 86 – all career highs. He enjoyed back-to-back years with 200 hits of more (202 in 1936/208 in 1937) and was the last A’s player in the 20th Century to top the 200 hit mark. The mark stood until 2002 when Miguel Tejada hit 204. Wally also led the American League in triples with 12 in 1943 and doubles with 35 in 1945, both as a White Sox. Sadly for Wally, he played on relatively anemic teams that finished at or near the bottom of the division and he was unable to show the skill and speed that truly possessed. In 1943, he finished second in stolen bases with 56 to Washington’s George Case’s 61. Moses played his entire career in the American League with the A’s (1935-1941, 1949-1951), the White Sox 1942-1946) and the Boston Red Sox (1946-1948). Wally Moses retired from playing in 1951 with .291 career batting average, 1,124 runs scored, 2,138 hits including 435 doubles and 110 triples, 174 stolen bases and 679 RBI. He also had a .973 fielding percentage with exactly 4,000 putouts. After he retired, Moses became a coach and hitting instructor for the Athletics, Philadelphia Phillies, Cincinnati Reds, New York Yankees and Detroit Tigers.



Condition Census (Explain)

Pos Grade Thumbnail Pedigree and History
1 MINT 9
1 MINT 9
1 MINT 9
1 MINT 9
1 MINT 9
1 MINT 9
1 MINT 9
2 NM-MT+ 8.5
2 NM-MT+ 8.5
2 NM-MT+ 8.5

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