Professional baseball fans and teams are in mourning after an MLB legend passed away recently. Wallace Wade “Wally” Moon died Friday, February 9th at 87 years old in Texas, but news about his passing was not released until this week.
In 1954, he received the “Rookie of the Year” title while playing for the St. Louis Cardinals, reported the Boston Globe. Moon, a left-handed hitter, rose to national fame following his legendary “Moon Shot” home runs with the Los Angeles Dodgers in 1957.
He played in the league for 12 years before retiring. Throughout his career, he received several other accomplishments including All-star titles, World Series championship rings, etc. After his professional baseball career, he remained in athletics by coaching and supporting the Texas A&M athletic program, stated MLB.com.
The LA Dodgers released a statement, “The Dodgers mourn the passing of Wally Moon and offer our sincerest condolences to his family and friends.”
Moon’s fans also paid a tribute to the late baseball star via social media.
According to the MLB website, Moon’s death comes only 2 years after the death of his beloved wife. They were married for more than 60 years and had five children together.
Please pray for Wally Moon’s friends, family, and loved ones during this difficult time. In other breaking news, a famed comedian from the 1950s also passed away recently.