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Walt "Moose" Moryn
Birth: Apr. 12, 1926
Saint Paul
Ramsey County
Minnesota, USA
Death: Jul. 21, 1996
Winfield
DuPage County
Illinois, USA

Major League Baseball Player. The 6-foot-2, 205-pound outfielder was with the Brooklyn Dodgers from 1954 to December 9, 1955, when he was traded with third baseman Don Hoak and pitcher Russ Meyer to the Chicago Cubs for third baseman Randy Jackson and pitcher Don Elston. The left-handed slugger hit .285 with 27 doubles, 23 homers and 67 RBIs in 1956, then .289 with 33 doubles, 19 homers and a career-high 88 RBIs in 1957. He got some revenge against the Dodgers by blasting three homers in the second game of a doubleheader on May 30, 1958. The third one was a two-run shot off Sandy Koufax in the ninth for a 10-8 victory and a sweep. He batted .264 with a career-high 26 homers in 1958. He was named to the National League All-Star team that year but didn't get into the game. On April 16, 1960, he spoiled a no-hit bid by the San Francisco Giants' Sad Sam Jones with a pinch homer with two out in the eighth inning. Then on May 15 in the second game of a doubleheader against St. Louis, he preserved Don Cardwell's 4-0 no-hitter with a shoestring catch for the final out. He was traded to the Cardinals on June 15, 1960 for infielder Jim McKnight. St. Louis sold him to the Pittsburgh Pirates on June 15, 1961. His eight-year totals showed a .266 average, 116 doubles, 101 homers and 354 RBIs. (bio by: Ron Coons) 
 
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Assumption Cemetery
Wheaton
DuPage County
Illinois, USA
 
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Record added: Apr 13, 2006
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