Walt Moryn

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Walt Moryn
Outfielder
Born: (1926-04-12)April 12, 1926
Saint Paul, Minnesota
Died: July 21, 1996(1996-07-21) (aged 70)
Winfield, Illinois
Batted: Left Threw: Right
MLB debut
June 29, 1954 for the Brooklyn Dodgers
Last MLB appearance
September 28, 1961 for the Pittsburgh Pirates
Career statistics
Batting average .266
Home runs 101
Runs batted in 354
Teams
Career highlights and awards
  • 1958 National League All-Star

Walter Joseph "Moose" Moryn (April 12, 1926 – July 21, 1996) was an American Major League Baseball outfielder. A native of St. Paul, Minnesota, Moryn played in the majors from 1954 through 1961 for the Brooklyn Dodgers, Chicago Cubs, St. Louis Cardinals, and Pittsburgh Pirates.

Moryn's career highlight was a dramatic shoe-string catch on the last out of the May 15, 1960 no-hitter by Don Cardwell of the Cubs. Cardwell's gem came in his Cubs debut after being acquired in a trade. Moryn himself was traded exactly a month later, at the trading deadline, when he was sent to the Cardinals.

Moryn died in Winfield, Illinois at the age of 70, and is buried in Assumption Cemetery in Wheaton.[1]

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  1. ^ Baseball Almanac