Edward J. Moriarty
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Year of Graduation:
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Baseball
1935
1971

Biography

One of the greatest second baseman in HC baseball history, Moriarty led HC in hitting in his final two seasons, including a .354 average as a junior.  As as a senior, he served as team captain and won the coveted John C. Lawler Medal as the college’s most outstanding student-athlete. A magna cum laude graduate of Holy Cross, Moriarty is reputed to have hit the longest home run ever hit at Fitton Field. It traveled 490 feet and it came in an exhibition game against the Boston Red Sox and the Baseball Hall of Famer Lefty Grove.  Moriarty's Crusader baseball teams complied a 51-11 record.  Upon graduation,he played parts of two seasons with the Boston Braves in 1935 and 1936, hitting .300 in 40 career major league at bats.