|Connect with Wally on Facebook
There's a new home for the Wally Moon Fan Club and you'll
find it on Facebook. If you're a
fan of Wally's you'll want to stay connected with the former Cardinal
and Dodger great via Facebook.
Once you visit his page, click on the "Join" button at the top of the
page and you'll be connected to all things Wally Moon. Well, "most
things" Wally Moon.
You'll have access to exclusive video and photo content, can leave
comments and recollections about Wally and become friends with other
Wally Moon fans.
A Message from the President of the Wally Moon Fan Club, Judy Boen
remember as a 12-year-old girl living in St. Louis and loving my
Cardinals, watching the season opening game against the Chicago Cubs in
1954. We had recently traded one of our greatest players, Enos
Slaughter, and his place in the lineup was taken by a young-and
handsome-left-handed hitter by the name of Wally Moon.
never forget the first time Wally came to bat at the old Sportsmen's
Park. Many in the opening-day crowd actually booed him, more in support
of what Slaughter had meant to the team and its fans than anything
against Moon. I decided to give Wally a chance to prove that he
belonged in a Cardinal uniform.
later, I'm sure he had to hear my screams the loudest over a roaring
crowd as Wally homered in his very first at bat. Thus began my
young-girl's devotion to Wally Moon., a loyalty which has lasted ever
after that game, I met Wally Moon and he was everything you wanted your
baseball hero to be: kind, courteous, well-spoken and interested in his
fans. Not long after that, I started the Wally Moon Fan Club and
persuaded all of my friends to join.
heart-broken when Wally was traded to the Los Angeles Dodgers at the
end of the 1958 season, but, I remained committed to my favorite ball
player. You can't imagine what my life was like between the years 1963
and 1968. During that time, the National League pennant was captured
either by my Cardinals or Wally's Dodgers every year but one.
and I have become good friends through the years. After his retirement
from baseball, any time we'd have occasion to talk, I'd always remind
him that I was still the president of his fan club.
Wally told me that he was resurrecting my old fan club with the launch
of his new Web site, I couldn't have been more excited. I hope you'll
join me in becoming a member and let Wally know that he's not been
forgotten and that he remains a defining figure for many of us who
fondly recall a bygone baseball era when the fans had a closer and more
deeply-rooted relationship with their team and its players.
Cardinals are still my favorite team, but Wally Moon never stopped
being my very favorite player.
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