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James William "Jimmy" Moore
Birth: Apr. 24, 1902
Death: Mar. 7, 1986

Major League Baseball Player. Played Major League baseball as an outfield for two seasons (1930 to 1931) with the Chicago White Sox and Philadelphia Athletics. Although his Major League career was very brief, he achieved a distinction very few players have - he appeared in the World Series in both of his seasons. After toiling in the Minors, he was called up by the White Sox as a 27-year old rookie in 1930. He played just 16 games for them before they shipped him off to the A's, where he served as a valuable utilityman, batting .380 in 15 games. The Athletics handily won the American League Pennant that year (13 1/2 games over the 2nd place Yankees), and faced the St. Louis Cardinals in the Series. Jimmy Moore appeared in 3 games, and got a single in 3 At-Bats. When the A's downed the Cardinals 4 Games to 2 to take the Baseball Crown, he was a World Champion, despite having only played 31 Major League games. The next year, in his utilitymanís role, he appeared in 49 games, hitting .224, and riding the continued success of a team that was managed by Connie Mack, and was led by future Hall of Famers Al Simmons, Jimmy Foxx, Lefty Grove and Mickey Cochrane. He achieved a footnote in baseball lore on August 23, 1931 when his misjudgment of a fly ball hit by the St. Louis Brown's Ski Melillo cost Lefty Grove his chance to win a record breaking 17th game in a row (Grove, a notoriously volatile player, was infuriated, not at Jimmy Moore, but at regular outfield Al Simmons, who chose to take that day off). When the 1931 A's again took the AL Pennant, they faced the Cardinals in a rematch that St. Louis won on the strength of Pepper Martin's legendary performance. Jimmy Moore appeared in 2 games, again getting one hit in 3 At-Bats. When the Series was finished, so was his career. His career totals were 80 Games Played, 59 Hits, 4 Home Runs, 35 RBIs and a career .254 Batting Average. (bio by: Russ Dodge) 
Memorial Park Cemetery
Shelby County
Tennessee, USA
Plot: Mausoleum (outside) Garden of Love, Tier A #17
Maintained by: Find A Grave
Originally Created by: Russ Dodge
Record added: Apr 24, 2003
Find A Grave Memorial# 7383066
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