RHP 1901-14 Indians , Yankees, Phillies, Cubs, Buffalo
- Led League in k 10
- Led League in era 03
A strikeout pitcher with streaks of wildness, Moore whipped the ball in with an intimidating,
sweeping sidearm motion. With Cleveland on May 9, 1901, he pitched the AL's first
no-hitter, but lost it, and the game, in the tenth, allowing Chicago two hits. In
1903 he led the league with a 1.77 ERA, going 19-9. He was a stubborn holdout for
almost all of 1906 and was traded to New York in 1907. He won a career-high 22 games
for the Phillies in 1910, leading the league in strikeouts, but his 19 losses the
next year tied for the league's most.
|FROM THE BASEBALL CHRONOLOGY|
|» May 9, 1901: In Cleveland, rookie P Earl Moore, purchased from Dayton for $1,000, allows two unearned runs but no White Sox hits through nine innings. Cleveland matches the White Sox with two runs of their own in the 3rd inning. In the 10th, with rain coming down, the Sox use singles by Sam Mertes and Dutch Hartman off Moore, "The Steam Engine in Boots", to score two runs and win, 4-2. The threatening weather keeps the crowd to 400 at League Park.
» September 3, 1901:
Cleveland rookie Bill Cristall debuts with a 4-0 gem over Boston, a first in the fledgling AL. Cristall allows five hits in the game two win. Teammate Earl Moore shuts out faltering Boston on two hits in the opener to win, 1-0, over Ted Lewis.
» May 16, 1907: The Highlanders swap P Walter Clarkson and OF Frank Delahanty -- both siblings of future Hall of Famers -- to Cleveland for P Earl Moore. New York is hoping that Moore will return to the form he showed before a Highlander line drive injured his foot last season, limiting him to six games.
» April 12, 1911:
At the Polo Grounds, the Phillies' Earl Moore shuts out the Giants, 2–0, in the season opener. Red Ames is the loser as Christy Mathewson is being held out for Saturday's game.
» May 30, 1911:
In the afternoon contest in Boston, Phils rookie Pete Alexander pitches the 2nd game of a holiday doubleheader, winning, 11–4. Philley also wins the morning game, 3–0, in 10 innings behind Earl Moore's three-hitter.