Doc Moskiman
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Doc Moskiman
Doc Moskiman
Doc Moskiman 1906.jpg
First baseman/Outfielder
Born: (1879-12-20)December 20, 1879
Oakland, California
Died: January 11, 1953(1953-01-11) (aged 73)
San Leandro, California
Batted: Right Threw: Right
MLB debut
August 23, 1910, for the Boston Red Sox
Last MLB appearance
October 8, 1910, for the Boston Red Sox
MLB statistics
Batting average.111
Runs batted in1

William Bankhead Moskiman (December 20, 1879 - January 11, 1953) was a first baseman and right fielder in Major League Baseball who played briefly for the Boston Red Sox in its 1910 season. Listed at 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m), 170 lb. (77 kg), he batted and threw right-handed.[1]

Born in Oakland, California, Moskiman attended Jefferson Grammar School for eight years, and graduated from Oakland High School. Afterwards, he was a medical student at Cooper Medical College but never truly became a doctor because he chose to play ball instead.[2]

Moskiman spent parts of 13 seasons playing minor-league and independent-league ball, pitching more often than not and obtaining considerably good results in the California League, where he posted a 31-13 record in 1909 for the Oakland Commuters. Previously, he won 29 games for Oakland in 1901 and 22 for the Stockton Millers in 1908.[3]

As a result, newspapers like the Los Angeles Times bestowed his degree on him in advance by frequently referring to him as 'Doctor Moskiman', or simply 'Doc', a nickname given to a player to be wise, e.g., Doc Moskiman, who gave far more analysis to his pitching than most other pitchers.[2]

In five major-league games with the Red Sox, Moskiman was a .111 hitter (1-for-9) with one run scored and one run batted in. He made no errors in 18 fielding chances.[1]

After his playing days, Moskiman worked as a traveling salesman for the sporting goods manufacturer A. G. Spalding & Bros. and later was the retail manager of an athletic-goods store.[2]

In between, Moskiman was a long time resident of San Leandro, California, where he died in 1953 at the age of 73.[1]


  1. ^ a b c Major League Baseball batting and fielding statistics. Baseball Reference. Retrieved on June 18, 2019.
  2. ^ a b c Doc Moskiman. Article written by Bill Nowlin. SABR Biography Project. Retrieved on June 18, 2019.
  3. ^ Minor League Baseball batting and pitching statistics. Baseball Reference. Retrieved on June 18, 2019.

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