Wednesday, June 29, 2005

"Moonlight" Graham

From Shape of Days...

The game was played at Washington Park on June 29, 1905, between the Brooklyn Superbas and the New York Giants. It wasn't a decisive game, or even a particularly exciting one. The Giants shellacked Brooklyn 11-1. I guess that makes sense, seeing as how the Giants went on to win the World Series that year while Brooklyn finished dead last.

No, it wasn’t who won or lost, or even how it was played, that made this game memorable. It was the late-inning debut of a 28-year-old rookie from Fayetteville, North Carolina, named Archibald “Moonlight” Graham.

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