Eddie Moore Essentials

Positions:
Bats: R Throws: R
67 Weight: 165
Born: 1 18, 1899 in Barlow, KY USA
Died: 2 10 1976 in Fort Myers, FL USA
Debut: 9/25/1923
Last Game: 7/11/1934
Full Name: Graham Edward Moore

 

Eddie Moore, utility fielder for the 1925 World Series winning Pirates. He started his pro career in the minors in 1922, playing two full seasons before the Pirates made him a September call-up, getting him into six late seasons games. He made the 1924 Pirates Opening Day roster, but he was seldom used until the Pirates decided to bench a struggling Pie Traynor. In a move that ultimately helped the Pirates, Moore got injured in the middle of a hot streak, allowing Traynor to get back in the lineup and he went on to have a Hall of Fame career. In 72 games in 1924, Moore hit .359 with 47 runs scored. The next season he was the starting second baseman. The Pirates went on to the World Series and Moore did his part with a .298 average, 77 walks, 77 RBIs and 106 runs scored. In the World Series, he hit .231 with a homer and five walks. In 1926 he was hitting .227 through 43 games when the Pirates sold him to Boston Braves. It seemed like they were giving up on him quickly but he was not well liked among the Pirates management for poor play, an argument with bench coach Fred Clarke, and they didn’t like the way he handled his contract signing. Moore was a .301 hitter in 263 games with the Pirates and finished his nine-year career with a .285 average in 748 gamesbio