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Saturday, January 30, 2010

Robert Moore, Non-Starter - 127

Check out the redone Robert Moore post added Feb. 3, 2011

Going into spring training in 1986, Giants manager Roger Craig had 10 pitchers from which to choose five starters.

The list included such names as Atlee Hammaker, Juan Berenguer and an aging Vida Blue. The list also included Bobby Moore.

Moore, known here by his proper name Robert, had been a September call-up in 1985, called up to the big club a day after AAA Phoenix was eliminated from the Pacific Coast League playoffs.

The call-up was Moore's first in a decade in the minors. He was drafted in the 11th round of the 1976 draft by the Athletics. In 1983, he came through AA Glens Falls, NY, with the White Sox organization. Four years later, he would return to AA Glens Falls, but with the Tigers organization.

It had been a serviceable September. Moore pitched 16.2 innings in 11 relief appearances. He even got to bat twice, going 0-2. He walked 10, struckout 10 and gave up six runs for a 3.24 ERA.

But whatever happened in spring training 1986 Craig and the Giants went elsewhere. Moore didn't make the big club that year or again. He took 1988 off, playing 1989 at Nuevo Laredo, according to the back of his CMC card. He returned to organized ball in 1990, here for the Nashville Sounds.

His time in Nashville would be rocky. On May 8, he came into a game, getting the first out. He then proceeded to give up seven hits and nine runs before finally being lifted. Later, he was with the Midland Angels.

Four years passed and Moore showed up again for a 14th season, for two stints in independent ball and he was done.

1990 CMC Tally
Cards Reviewed: 34/880 - 3.9%
Major Leaguers: 18 - 53%
Never Made the Majors: 16 - 47%
5+ Seasons in the Majors: 6
10+ Seasons in the Minors: 11

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