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

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
MLB statistics
Batting average.289
Home runs83
Runs batted in599


Solters played nine seasons in the American League, for four different teams; the Boston Red Sox (125 games), St. Louis Browns (319 games), Cleveland Indians (260 games), and Chicago White Sox (234 games). During his major league career, he appeared in a total of 938 games, batting .289 with 83 home runs and 599 RBIs. He hit for the cycle on August 19, 1934, while with the Red Sox.[1][2]

On August 2, 1941, while playing for Chicago at Griffith Stadium in Washington, D.C., Solters was struck by an errant baseball during a pregame warmup.[3][4] The thrown ball fractured his skull and has been attributed to his going blind two years later.[5][6] Solters died in 1975 in his hometown of Pittsburgh, and is buried in Calvary Cemetery there.

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  1. ^ Smith, Christopher (June 17, 2015). "List of the 20 Boston Red Sox players who have hit for the cycle starting with Brock Holt". masslive.com. Retrieved October 19, 2017.
  2. ^ "Detroit Tigers 8, Boston Red Sox 6 (1)". Retrosheet. August 19, 1934.
  3. ^ "Ed Smith Beats Nats". St. Petersburg Times. St. Petersburg, Florida. AP. August 3, 1941. Retrieved November 13, 2017 – via newspapers.com.
  4. ^ "Ex-Brown Solters Diers; Had 134 RBIs". St. Louis Post-Dispatch. UPI. September 30, 1975. Retrieved November 13, 2017 – via newspapers.com.
  5. ^ "Memories: Moose Solters Going Blind; Once Refused a Brewer Contract". The Milwaukee Journal. 11 March 1949. p. 37.
  6. ^ Flynn, John M. (March 21, 1949). "The Referee's Sporting Chat (column)". The Berkshire Eagle. Pittsfield, Massachusetts. Retrieved November 13, 2017 – via newspapers.com.

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Preceded by
Lou Gehrig
Hitting for the cycle
August 19, 1934
Succeeded by
Joe Medwick