Johnny Moore

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John Francis Moore

  • Bats Left, Throws Right
  • Height 5' 10½", Weight 175 lb.

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Biographical Information[edit]

Johnny Moore had an impact in the world of baseball for many years as a major league player, minor league player, and scout.

He played 10 seasons in the major leagues, all in the National League. He was up in 1928 and 1929, from 1931 to 1937, and in 1945. He had at least 400 at-bats in five of those seasons, and in three of those five seasons, he was among the league leaders in batting average (in 1934, 1935 and 1936).

Although he was on the pennant-winning Chicago Cubs team in 1929, 1932, and 1945, he appeared only in the 1932 World Series.

As a minor leaguer, he played 10 seasons for the Los Angeles Angels. He was the Pacific Coast League batting champ in 1941. He also played for the great 1943 team that won 110 games.

As a scout, he worked for the Boston and Milwaukee Braves for 25 years, and was most famous for signing Eddie Mathews.

Further Reading[edit]

  • C. Paul Rogers, III: "Johnny Moore", in Gregory H. Wolf, ed.: Winning on the North Side: the 1929 Chicago Cubs, SABR, Phoenix, AZ, 2015, pp. 125-129. ISBN 978-1-933599-89-2

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