Terry Moore (baseball)

Terry Bluford Moore (May 27, 1912 – March 29, 1995) was an American professional baseball center fielder, manager, and coach. He played for the St. Louis Cardinals (19351942, 19461948), and later coached for them (19491952, 19561958). Moore managed the 1954 Philadelphia Phillies, taking the reins from Steve O’Neill, for the second half of the season.

Terry Moore
Terry Moore 1949
Center fielder / Manager
Born: May 27, 1912
Vernon, Alabama
Died: March 29, 1995 (aged 82)
Collinsville, Illinois
Batted: Right Threw: Right
MLB debut
April 16, 1935, for the St. Louis Cardinals
Last MLB appearance
September 24, 1948, for the St. Louis Cardinals
MLB statistics
Batting average.280
Home runs80
Runs batted in513
Managerial record35–42
Winning %.455
As player
As manager
Career highlights and awards

Playing career

Terry Moore Cardinals
Moore in 1941

A right-handed batter and thrower, Moore began his professional baseball career in 1932. In 1934, he hit .328 in the American Association and earned a roster spot with the Cardinals the following season.

Moore joined the Cardinals the year after the Gashouse Gang won the 1934 World Series. He hit for a career .280 batting average in 1,298 games, with 80 home runs. He played on two National League championship and world champion teams: the 1942 and 1946 Cardinals. During his career (interrupted by World War II service), he played with greats such as Dizzy Dean, Joe Medwick, Frankie Frisch, Johnny Mize, Enos Slaughter, and Stan Musial — all members of the Baseball Hall of Fame. However, Moore was the captain of those Cardinals teams.

On September 5, 1935, Moore went 6-for-6 against the Boston Braves in a 15-3 rout at Sportsman's Park.

Moore was also known for being a great center fielder, who would have won several Gold Gloves had the award been available.[1][2] Moore compiled a career .985 fielding percentage at that position. He was an All-Star for four straight seasons, from 1939 to 1942.

Later life

When his playing days ended, Moore served two terms (1949–52; 1956–58) as a Cardinals coach. He also managed the Philadelphia Phillies in 1954. After beginning the 1954 season as a Phillies scout, he replaced Steve O'Neill as the club's manager on July 15. He managed the Phils for exactly half a season — 77 games — and the team won 35 of those games (for a winning percentage of .455).

See also


  1. ^ Neyer, Rob and Eddie Epstein. Baseball Dynasties.
  2. ^ The Virtual 1946-1949 St. Louis Cardinals (Part 1). The Hardball Times. Retrieved 2010-10-10.

Further reading

  • Van Blair, Rick (1994). Dugout to Foxhole: Interviews with Baseball Players Whose Careers Were Affected by World War II. Jefferson, North Carolina: McFarland & Company Publishers.

External links

Dugout to Foxhole

Dugout to Foxhole: Interviews with Baseball Players Whose Careers Were Affected by World War II is a 1994 book written by Rick Van Blair. The book has been cited as a reference source for other baseball books.

Missouri Sports Hall of Fame

The Missouri Sports Hall of Fame is located in Springfield, Missouri, United States. Founded by Springfield businessman John Q. Hammons in 1994, the Hall of Fame showcases over 4,000 items of sports memorabilia and exhibits related to Missouri amateur and professional athletics. The two-story, 32,000 square foot building also features a number of interactive presentations that allow visitors to experience auto racing in the NASCAR simulator, step into the batters box against a Major League Baseball pitcher, throw football passes, and much more. Adjacent to the Hall is the Legends Walk of Fame, a plaza-like outdoor setting featuring busts and statuary of notable Show-Me state sports figures honored with the yearly Legends Award.

Terry Moore

Terry Moore may refer to:

Terry Moore (baseball) (1912–1995), American Major League Baseball player

Terry Moore (actress) (born 1929), American film actress

Terry Moore (soccer) (born 1958), retired Canadian footballer

Terry Moore (cartoonist) (born 1954), American comic book writer and artist

Terry Moore (Australian footballer) (born 1951), Australian rules footballer

Terry Moore (musician), New Zealand musician

Terry A. Moore (born 1965), Alabama jurist

Terry F. Moorer (born 1961), United States magistrate judge in Alabama and federal judicial nominee

Terry Moore (broadcaster) (1936–2018), Canadian broadcaster, actor and television personality

Terry Moore (Montana politician) (born 1990s), American politician who is a member of the Montana House of Representatives


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