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Moose Solters

Moose Solters
Left fielder
Born: (1906-03-22)March 22, 1906
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Died: September 28, 1975(1975-09-28) (aged 69)
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Batted: Right Threw: Right
MLB debut
April 17, 1934 for the Boston Red Sox
Last MLB appearance
September 26, 1943 for the Chicago White Sox
Career statistics
Batting average .289
Home runs 83
Runs batted in 599

Julius Joseph "Moose" Solters (born Julius Joseph Soltesz on March 22, 1906 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania; died September 28, 1975) was a major league outfielder between 1934 and 1943.


After nine seasons in the American League and 3421 plate appearances, Solters retired with a .289 career batting average. In 1941, Solters was struck by an errant baseball during a pregame warmup. The thrown ball fractured his skull and has been attributed to his going blind two years later.[1] Solters is buried in Calvary Cemetery, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

See also


  1. ^ "Memories: Moose Solters Going Blind; Once Refused a Brewer Contract". The Milwaukee Journal. 11 March 1949. p. 37. 

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