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 (1935–1942, 1946–1948), and later coached for them (1949–1952, 1956–1958). Moore managed the 1954 Philadelphia Phillies, taking the reins from Steve O’Neill, for the second half of the season.
|Center fielder / Manager|
|Born: May 27, 1912|
|Died: March 29, 1995 (aged 82)|
|April 16, 1935, for the St. Louis Cardinals|
|Last MLB appearance|
|September 24, 1948, for the St. Louis Cardinals|
|Runs batted in||513|
|Career highlights and awards|
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.
Moore was also known for being a great center fielder, who would have won several Gold Gloves had the award been available. Moore compiled a career .985 fielding percentage at that position. He was an All-Star for four straight seasons, from 1939 to 1942.
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).
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