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Ferdinand De Paige Moore

  • Bats Unknown, Throws Unknown
  • Height 6' 0", Weight 212 lb.

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Ferdie Moore was a first baseman who was 18 years old when he broke into the big leagues on October 2, 1914, with the Philadelphia Athletics. He played in 2 games and in 5 plate appearances, had two singles, 1 RBI, 1 sacrifice hit and struck out twice for a .500/.500/.500 line. He ended his MLB career on the next day.

Moore served in the U.S. Navy during World War II (BN). He was a detective for the Atlantic City police department and at one time was head of the vice squad. He fatally shot a cigar store proprietor, then took his own life with a bullet to the head. A dispute over money was the alleged cause of the row. He died at age 51 at City Hospital in Atlantic City, NJ on May 6, 1947 and is buried at Laurel Memorial Park in Pomona, NJ .

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Principal sources for Ferdie Moore include newspaper obituaries (OB), government Veteran records (VA,CM,CW), Stars & Stripes (S&S), Sporting Life (SL), The Sporting News (TSN), The Sports Encyclopedia:Baseball 2006 by David Neft & Richard Cohen (N&C), old Who's Who in Baseballs {{{WW}}} (WW), old Baseball Registers (none) (BR) , old Daguerreotypes by TSN (none) (DAG), Stars&Stripes (S&S), The Baseball Necrology by Bill Lee (BN), Pat Doyle's Professional Ballplayer DataBase (PD), The Baseball Library (BL), Baseball in World War II Europe by Gary Bedingfield (GB) and and independent research by Walter Kephart (WK) and Frank Russo (FR) and others.

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