Another discrepancy happens when Ray Kinsella (Kevin Costner's character) goes back in time to visit the elder “Doc” Graham in Minnesota.
 Graham had also added some weight to his 5’ 10" frame and resumed his collegiate football career. He appears in the film in two forms. In reality, he made his only appearance for the Giants on June 29, 1905.
Kinsella's 1982 novel "Shoeless Joe," Graham's brief career likely would have been lost in obscurity.
Graham was sent down to the minors soon after. You can clearly see that "The Godfather" is playing at the local movie theater as Kinsella catches up to Graham on the street. Graham was portrayed by Burt Lancaster and Frank Whaley. Field of Dreams (1989) cast and crew credits, including actors, actresses, directors, writers and more. | Release Dates
(as Tom Vogel), The Voice Once his baseball career was over, he really did become a doctor; like his character in the movie, he practiced medicine admirably in Chisholm, Minn., for more than 50 years. He is buried in Rochester, Minnesota.  He obtained his license the following year and began practicing medicine in Chisholm, Minnesota. “You know we just don't recognize the most significant moments of our lives while they're happening," Lancaster's Graham says in the movie. Believe it or not, the character Archibald “Moonlight” Graham was actually based on a real baseball player with the same name. He made note of his unusual career, and then incorporated Graham as a character in his 1982 novel Shoeless Joe, on which the movie Field of Dreams was based. I didn't realize that that was the only day.”, MORE: Ranking the best baseball moments on 'Seinfeld'. Graham played professional baseball, but never made it to the major leagues and became a doctor in Chisholm, Minnesota until his passing in 1965. The Giants managed to score 11 runs against the Superbas that day, but the New York squad was retired, in order, in the top of the ninth.
Graham was the second.
 Graham ranked second in batting average for the New York State League, losing the 1906 batting title by four points.. Also from the movie, Graham does not play professional baseball at all after his one appearance in the major leagues. Graham completed his medical degree from the University of Maryland in 1905. "Doc" Graham, as he became known after his career as a ballplayer, served the people of Chisholm for fifty years. Moonlight Graham was based on a real person Directed by Phil Alden Robinson.
The Giants went on to defeat the Philadelphia Athletics in the 1905 World Series. In the time-travel sequence of the movie, lead character Ray Kinsella goes back to the year of Graham's death, and is told by "Doc" Graham (Burt Lancaster) that his appearance was on the final day of the season, rather than the middle. Graham was born in Fayetteville, North Carolina, the second of ten children born to Alexander (September 12, 1844 – November 2, 1934) and Katherine B. Sloan Graham (March 8, 1855 – January 1, 1939).
A woman in Chisholm, a long-time friend of Graham's who wrote his obituary in the newspaper on the day of his death, later tells Ray Kinsella (Kevin Costner) and author Terrance Mann (James Earl Jones) that Graham had died in 1972. While there, he had also played on the school's 1904 and 1905 baseball teams.
, Graham returned to the New York State League, appearing with the Scranton Miners for the rest of the season and in 1906. In the movie, the Fenway Park scoreboard shows Graham's appearance as having taken place in 1922, 66 years prior to the film's 1988 time frame. A biography of Graham, Chasing Moonlight: The True Story of Field of Dreams' Doc Graham, was written by sportswriter Brett Friedlander and college professor Robert W. Reising in April 2009. ... Field of Dreams (1989) Full Cast & Crew.
He returned to Scranton for the 1907 and 1908 seasons, where he hit .285 and .263 in 131 and 130 games, respectively.
(uncredited), Man at Christmas Party The first was Frank Mahar (Phillies, 1902) and the last was Joe Hietpas (Mets, 2004). Had teams passed out World Series rings in 1905, Graham would have received one. For many years, "Doc" Graham made arrangements to have used eyeglasses sent to his Chisholm office. Archibald Wright "Moonlight" Graham (November 12, 1876 – August 25, 1965) was an American professional baseball player and medical doctor who appeared as a right fielder in a single major league game for the New York Giants on June 29, 1905. By all accounts “Doc” Graham was a pillar of his community. , https://www.amazon.com/Chasing-Moonlight-Story-Dreams-Graham/dp/0895874156, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, "Moonlight Graham Minor League Statistics & History", "Moonlight Graham Minor League Statistics & History – Baseball-Reference.com", "1906 New York State League Batting Leaders", https://www.baseball-reference.com/players/g/grahamo01.shtml, 100th Anniversary of Moonlight Graham's Only Game, https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Moonlight_Graham&oldid=954274470, Sportspeople from Fayetteville, North Carolina, North Carolina Tar Heels baseball players, Manchester (minor league baseball) players, Short description is different from Wikidata, Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License, "A Career as 'Quick as a Flash of Moonlight'" – article in, Career statistics and player information from, This page was last edited on 1 May 2020, at 15:34.
The following year, he played with Nashua, New Hampshire's team in the Class B New England League. M.E.
He played baseball at North Carolina, where he was also a member of the Dialectic Society, a debating organization.
He quits baseball to become a doctor. His brother, Frank Porter Graham, was president of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and was later a U. S. Senator. And had it not been for W.P.
For the 1905 minor league season, playing for two teams, he hit .288 in 64 games. In 1989, Phil Alden Robinson turned Kinsella’s book into a screenplay and introduced “Moonlight” Graham to the world in "Field of Dreams," a blockbuster starring Kevin Costner. Company Credits Anderson, founder of the popular MLB Cathedrals Twitter account, is a Sporting News contributor.
He played baseball at North Carolina, where he was also a member of the Dialectic Society, a debating organization. In the movie, the younger version of Graham is portrayed as wet behind the ears.
In the novel, the dates of Graham's big-league appearance and death are kept as in real life, making the 1905 appearance 74 years prior to the book's 1979 timeframe, and the Ray Kinsella character quickly finds out that Graham has been dead since 1965. After mediocre minor league seasons in 1907 and 1908 he, hung it up. Just like in the movie, the real life “Moonlight” Graham only played in one MLB game and never got a chance to come to the plate.
An Iowa corn farmer, hearing voices, interprets them as a command to build a baseball diamond in his fields; he does, and the 1919 Chicago White Sox come. Much of the description of Graham's life in the novel came from the people of Chisholm as Kinsella visited seeking information on him..
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