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Lloyd Albert Moore

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Ohio native Whitey Moore spent nine seasons in professional baseball from 1934 to 1946. He spent three of those years (1943-1945) serving with the combat engineers in the United States Army during World War II. After his military duties were over, he returned to baseball and finished his tenth year on the mound in 1946.

Whitey spent seven consecutive seasons in the major leagues, debuting with the Cincinnati Reds on September 27, 1936 and stayed in the Cincinnati organization until being traded to the St. Louis Cardinals for Clyde Shoun on May 6, 1942. During his big league run with the Reds, he compiled a 30-28 record with a 3.75 ERA while appearing in 133 games.

During his time with the Reds, he appeared in one game of their 1939 World Series match with the New York Yankees. Moore went 13-12 for the Reds with a 3.45 ERA during the regular season that year and was on the mound for three innings during the third game of the Series. He gave up no hits or runs but the Yankees won the game and swept the Series in four straight.

The Cincinnati team was back in the World Series in 1940, this time defeating the Detroit Tigers in seven games for the World Championship. Whitey had put together a solid 8-8 year with a 3.63 ERA for the Reds and appeared in three games, pitching 8 1/3 innings and had no decisions in the Series.

Moore had a very good minor league run, spending five seasons with nine different teams, from 1934 to 1946. He had four double-digit winning seasons and wound up his minor league run on his return from the service with the Rochester Red Wings of the International League in 1946 at 34 years of age. He appeared in 160 games down under and won 62 with 41 losses. Whitey had a 2.92 ERA while pitching 887 1/3 innings.

After baseball, Moore was an assembler for Warner-Swasey Company in New Philadelphia, OH, retiring in 1977. Lloyd Albert Moore died after being ill for two months on December 10, 1987 in Uhrichsville, OH. He was 75 years of age.

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