Samuel R. Moffett
born Samuel R. Moffet
- Bats Right, Throws Right
- Height 6' 0", Weight 175 lb.
- Debut May 15, 1884
- Final Game June 22, 1888
- Born March 9, 1857 in Wheeling, WV USA
- Died May 5, 1907 in Butte, MT USA
Sam Moffett was a two-way player who struggled in both roles. As a pitcher, he lost 80% of his games in 1884, 1887, and 1888, with a lifetime record of 6-29. Although his teams were not successful, his winning percentage was rather lower than the overall percentages.
As a hitter, he hit .169 lifetime, for teams that hit .237 to .247 overall.
As a position player, he appeared 50 times in the outfield and a few times in the infield.
"Pitcher Sam Moffett is reported to have struck 'pay-dirt'. Before he joined the Hoosier team, season before last, he had sunk every dollar he had in a mine near Butte City, Montana. Last year he returned to his mine and last winter struck a lead which yielded him $40,000." - from Sporting Life, April 3, 1889, about Sam Moffett, whose pro ball career seems to have ended in 1888