Moonlight in the News

Moonlight Graham in the News

Courtesy of Dick Thompson and Tom Simon

Sporting Life, 7/18/03: “Graham of Nashua is the fastest man in the league on a long sprint.  He easily makes two bases on many hits other men would count on but a single.”

Lowell (Massachusetts) Courier, 5/14/04: “Graham has fallen off badly in hitting.  He stands up to the plate with less confidence and swings weakly.  All the teams are on the lookout for bunts when Graham goes to bat.  No faster runner in

Moonlight Graham in the News

Courtesy of Dick Thompson and Tom Simon

Sporting Life, 7/18/03: “Graham of Nashua is the fastest man in the league on a long sprint.  He easily makes two bases on many hits other men would count on but a single.”

Lowell (Massachusetts) Courier, 5/14/04: “Graham has fallen off badly in hitting.  He stands up to the plate with less confidence and swings weakly.  All the teams are on the lookout for bunts when Graham goes to bat.  No faster runner in league but a fast runner must have more than one trick up his sleeve.”

Brooklyn Eagle, 3/22/05: “Archibald Graham of the Baltimore Medical College to join New York Giants when he gets his degree.  Nicknamed Moonlight by fellow players on account of his speed.”

Sporting Life, 3/25/05: (Article discussing Giants spring camp)  “All hands are now in except Graham, the New England League outfielder, who is finishing his studies in Baltimore.”

Sporting Life, same issue:  “Dr. Archie Graham, who is to join the Giants as soon as he completes his examinations at the Baltimore Medical College, is known among minor league players as Moonlight because he is supposed to be as fast as a flash.”

Sporting Life, 7/15/05: “Archie Graham, an extra outfielder of the New York Giants, has been sold by McGraw to the Scranton club.”

Sporting Life 9/16/05: “Says the Scranton Tribune: ‘Graham personally denies the story that he was traded to Syracuse by New York. Graham says he is still retained by New York and that he has been assured by manager McGraw that he will continue on the Giants roster next year, which means that he will likely be again with Scranton in 1906.”

Boston Herald, 3/21/1906: “NY Giants send Graham to Memphis.”

Sporting Life, 5/19/1906: “Memphis has released outfielder Doc Graham.”

Sporting Life, 8/31/1907: (In New York State League Nuggets column) “Doc Graham, of Scranton, was the first player in this league to register his hundredth hit.”

1918 American Medical Directory:  “Archibald Wright Graham, born 1880, U of Maryland School of Medicine and College of Physicians.  1905 MD.  1909 Licensed.

1940 American Medical Directory:  All information same as 1918 except birth year listed as 1879.  Current address as Chisolm, St. Louis County, Minnesota.



Originally published: August 22, 2003. Last Updated: August 22, 2003.

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