Wally Moon Los Angeles Dodgers

Age: 91 (April 03, 1930) | 6' 0" | 175lbs. | Bats: Left
Tm Lg YEAR G AB R H BB SO 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BA OBP SLG BB% SO% BABIP G/L/F % $4x4 $5x5
STL NL 1954 151 635 106 193 71 73 29 9 12 76 18 10 .304 .371 .435 10 10 .325 n/a
STL NL 1955 152 593 86 175 47 65 24 8 19 76 11 11 .295 .349 .459 7 10 .306 n/a
STL NL 1956 149 540 86 161 80 50 22 11 16 68 12 9 .298 .390 .469 13 8 .306 n/a
STL NL 1957 142 516 86 152 62 57 28 5 24 73 5 6 .295 .367 .508 11 10 .290 n/a
STL NL 1958 108 290 36 69 47 30 10 3 7 38 2 3 .238 .342 .366 14 9 .243 n/a
LAN NL 1959 145 543 93 164 81 64 26 11 19 74 15 6 .302 .394 .495 13 10 .314 n/a
LAN NL 1960 138 469 74 140 67 53 21 6 13 69 6 10 .299 .383 .452 12 10 .311 n/a
LAN NL 1961 134 463 79 152 89 79 25 3 17 88 7 5 .328 .434 .505 16 14 .364 n/a
LAN NL 1962 95 244 36 59 30 33 9 1 4 31 5 2 .242 .326 .336 11 12 .264 n/a
LAN NL 1963 122 343 41 90 45 43 13 2 8 48 5 5 .262 .345 .382 11 11 .276 n/a
LAN NL 1964 68 118 8 26 12 22 2 1 2 9 1 1 .220 .292 .305 9 17 .255 n/a
LAN NL 1965 53 89 6 18 13 22 3 0 1 11 2 0 .202 .304 .270 13 22 .258 n/a
Career 12yrs 1457 4843 737 1399 644 591 212 60 142 661 89 68 .289 .371 .445 12 11 .303 n/a
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That's interesting. The pitchers were gaining the upper hand without any PET (performance-enhancing trickery)?

I would say the biggest PET came after 1919, when owners decide a little juice in the ball would help their bank accounts. And they were right.

Alex Patton Alex
Dec 20 '07
Yes, it is SLG that I'm showing below.

I can't find any reference to a raising of the mound in 1963. In 1950 a rule was adopted that no mound could be more than 15 inches.

In 1969 that was reduced to 10 inches.


Peter Kreutzer Rotoman
Dec 20 '07
As I said somewhere else, I am merrily throwing my two cents in on this historically stuff without the benefit of Total Baseball at my side. Have to confess that I totally forgot the NL expansion took place the year after Maris hit 61 home runs.

Anyway, an understatement to say these numbers are surprising. With Maris, Cash and Gentile alone, you'd think the AL SA (which is what you are showing, right?) would have dropped more than 12 points in 1962. And the NL only went up one point?

The big drop in both leagues in 1963 is explained, if memory serves, by the raising of the pitcher's mound.
Alex Patton Alex
Dec 19 '07
No power spike, just the same old guy he was the two years before, but with .030 extra points of BA. I hadn't looked at league differences, but they are surprising:

NL AL
1960 .388 .388
1961 .405 .395
1962 .393 .394
1963 .365 .380

The AL expanded in 1961, the NL in 1962. I don't know how they handled the expansion drafts, but it bears looking into.
Peter Kreutzer Rotoman
Dec 19 '07
Naturally, after reading your Jim Gentile comment, Peter, I called up Wally Moon.

Kind of surprising, isn't it?
Alex Patton Alex
Dec 19 '07