A popular and classy centerfielder with speed and a strong arm, Moore was considered
among the league's best. Underrated because he was overshadowed by more colorful
teammates, he was captain of two Cardinal World Championship teams (1942 and 1946).
As a rookie in 1935, he hit two doubles and two homers in one game, and a few weeks
later went 6-for-6 in another. He was an All-Star from 1939 through 1942, a stretch
during which he hit .295. Moore put together a 20-game hitting streak in 1942 and
entered the military that fall. He seemed to have lost his batting eye, but not his
fielding flair, when he returned in 1946. He was kept out of the lineup by an old
knee injury. He had nine consecutive hits and rebounded for a .283 average in 1947.
Retiring after 1948, he was a Cardinals coach in 1949-52, and again in 1956-58 after
managing the Phillies for part of 1954.