The Story of Chris Moon

Baseball Prospect Turned War Hero

One of Tucson’s finest, Chris Moon, gave up a potential MLB career to chase a dream serving his country in the military. In fall 2007, just a semester into his first year at Arizona, Moon told Wildcats coach Andy Lopez he was quitting the team to join the Army. Lopez spent more than an hour trying to talk Moon out of his decision. Less than two years later, Moon was dead at age 20.

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