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Tuesday, April 26, 2022

Bart Moore liked to steal bases; Ran to three seasons as a pro, made high-A

Bert Moore didn't get opportunities to steal bases with short-season Elmira in 1988. Upon his return the next year, though, he got the early green light, The Elmira Star-Gazette wrote.

Moore stole three bases in the first three games, after getting three all the previous season, The Star-Gazette wrote.

"It feels good," Moore told The Star-Gazette. "Last year, skip wouldn't let us steal much. I ran all through college so I really missed it last year."

Moore eventually ran on to high-A the next year, but he couldn't run farther. He played three seasons and didn't make AA.

Moore's career began in 1988, taken by the Red Sox in the 34th round of the draft out of Jefferson State Community College in Alabama.

Moore started with the Red Sox at Elmira. He saw 43 games and hit .231. He also stole three bases

As the season neared its end, Moore told The Star-Gazette about his offseason plans.

"After the Instructional League, I'll go back home and go to work and make some money so I can get to spring training," Moore told The Star-Gazette.

On his return to Elmira in 1989, Moore saw 65 total games. He hit .182, with three home runs. He stole 26 bases.

One of those 1989 home runs came in a July game where he picked up three its in all, The Star-Gazette write.

"At first I thought I flew out," Moore told The Star-Gazette of his home run. "Then I got to first and looked up and saw the guy jumping against the fence. I just happened to hit something hard."

Moore then moved to high-A Winter Haven for 1990. He got into 82 games and hit .205. He stole 35 bases. That season marked his last as a pro.

1990 Minor League Tally 
Players/Coaches Featured:3,900
Made the Majors:1,299-33.3%
Never Made Majors:2,601-66.7%-X
5+ Seasons in the Majors:528
10+ Seasons in the Minors:325

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