Larchmont fans of the Dodgers are undoubtedly familiar with the name of Peter O’Malley, the beloved former owner of the storied team who is a resident of the Larchmont area and a frequent shopper at local bookstore Chevalier’s. No wonder then that Chevalier’s is bringing in former Dodger legend, Wally Moon on September 14th to talk baseball.
Students of the game and those with an abiding love for baseball’s “Golden Era” may well remember Wally Moon, and for those who need some brushing up, Moon’s website shares many stories and photos. Winner of the National League’s Rookie of the Year award as a St. Louis Cardinal, Moon also led the Los Angeles Dodgers to three World Series Championships.
Avid baseball fans as well as those with a taste for classic Americana may delight in Moon’s tales of his hardscrabble childhood in rural Arkansas, coming of age as a two-sport star at Texas A&M, struggling in the minor leagues and finally living the essence of the American Dream playing for two historic teams.
Wally will be signing copies of Moon Shots at Chevalier’s Books (126 N Larchmont) on Wednesday, September 14th, from 5 – 7 pm. Drop in (and maybe even bring your glove for him to sign.)