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Pat Moran

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Patrick Joseph Moran

  • Bats Right, Throws Right
  • Height 5' 10", Weight 180 lb.

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Biographical Information[edit]

At bat in 1915.

Catcher Pat Moran played 14 seasons in the majors before beginning managing the Philadelphia Phillies and Cincinnati Reds. As a player, he was a member of the vaunted Chicago Cubs teams from 1906 to 1909, appearing in the 1906 and 1907 World Series. As a manager, he was in the World Series in 1915 and 1919, winning the tainted 1919 World Series over the Chicago "Black Sox" as manager of the Cincinnati Reds.

Moran played solely catcher in the majors from 1905 on, but prior to that he sometimes played third base, first base, and other positions. As a hitter, he was second in the National League in home runs in 1903; he hit 7 long balls as a member of the Boston Beaneaters that year. He was 25 before he came to the majors, having played a number of seasons in the minors. Right before coming to the majors, he was with the Montreal Royals in 1899 and 1900. He umpired one National League game in 1901

There have been a dozen major leaguers named Moran through 2011, and Pat was at least once confused with Charles Moran, a contemporary, in a news article.

During spring training in 1924, he fell ill and died of Bright's disease at age 48.

Notable Achievements[edit]

  • Won two World Series with the Chicago Cubs (1907 & 1908) (he did not play in the 1908 World Series)
  • NL Pennants: 2 (1915 & 1919)
  • Managed one World Series Champion with the Cincinnati Reds in 1919

Preceded by
Red Dooin
Philadelphia Phillies Manager
Succeeded by
Jack Coombs
Preceded by
Heinie Groh
Cincinnati Reds Manager
Succeeded by
Jack Hendricks

Year-By-Year Managerial Record[edit]

Year Team League Record Finish Organization Playoffs
1915 Philadelphia Phillies National League 90-62 1st Philadelphia Phillies Lost World Series
1916 Philadelphia Phillies National League 91-62 2nd Philadelphia Phillies
1917 Philadelphia Phillies National League 87-65 2nd Philadelphia Phillies
1918 Philadelphia Phillies National League 55-68 5th Philadelphia Phillies
1919 Cincinnati Reds National League 96-44 1st Cincinnati Reds Won World Series
1920 Cincinnati Reds National League 82-71 3rd Cincinnati Reds
1921 Cincinnati Reds National League 70-83 6th Cincinnati Reds
1922 Cincinnati Reds National League 86-68 2nd Cincinnati Reds
1923 Cincinnati Reds National League 91-63 2nd Cincinnati Reds

Further Reading[edit]

  • Tim Newman: "Which Manager Knew First That the 1919 World Series Was Fixed", The National Pastime, SABR, 51, 2023, pp. 58-62.

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