Mike Moore (baseball)

Michael Wayne Moore (born November 26, 1959), is a former Major League Baseball pitcher.

Mike Moore
Born: (1959-11-26) November 26, 1959
Eakly, Oklahoma, U.S.
Batted: Right
Threw: Right
MLB debut
April 11, 1982, for the Seattle Mariners
Last MLB appearance
August 31, 1995, for the Detroit Tigers
MLB statistics
Win–loss record161–176
Earned run average4.39
Career highlights and awards

Moore pitched for Oral Roberts University, going 28-11 with an ERA of 2.64. The Seattle Mariners drafted him with the first pick overall in the 1981 MLB amateur draft.[1] During a 14-year baseball career, Moore pitched for the Mariners (1982–1988), Oakland Athletics (1989–1992) and the Detroit Tigers (1993–1995).

He made his Major League Baseball debut on April 11, 1982, and played his final game on August 31, 1995. His career concluded with a regular season win–loss record of 161-176 with a 4.39 earned run average, 79 complete games, and 16 shutouts in 450 games pitched (2831+23 innings pitched). Moore's finest season arguably came in 1989, when he set career bests with 19 wins, a 2.61 ERA and a .219 batting average against. He was elected to the American League All-Star team that year and finished third in AL Cy Young Award voting.

Moore played for the Athletics in two World Series. He was a member of the A's team that swept the San Francisco Giants in the 1989 World Series, starting and winning two of the four games, and hitting a double as well. He was also on the A's team that lost to the Cincinnati Reds in the 1990 World Series. In 5 postseason series, Moore compiled a 3-2 won-loss record with a 3.29 earned run average.


  1. Rosenblatt, Richard (June 8, 1981). "Mariners draft and sign Moore". United Press International.

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