OF 1931, 33-45 Reds, Cardinals, Braves, Dodgers, Senators, Browns
Moore's father, Eugene Sr., pitched briefly for the Pirates (1909-10) and the Reds
(1912). Eugene Jr. became the Braves' regular right fielder in 1936 and led NL outfielders
with 32 assists. He hit .290 with 13 HR, 38 doubles, 91 runs, and 67 RBI in his rookie
season. He reached highs of 16 HR and 70 RBI in 1936, again leading the NL in assists.
His power dropped off thereafter, and he was never again an everyday player. He did
make the World Series with the Browns in 1944, and scored the first run in Game One,
the only game they won.
FROM THE BASEBALL CHRONOLOGY
»April 30, 1938:
Aided by grand slams by Gene Moore and Harl Maggert,
the Bees beat the Phillies 16-11.
»February 5, 1942: In one of their best trades ever, the Braves get minor-leaguer Tommy Holmes from the Yankees for Buddy Hassett and Gene Moore. Hassett will hit .284, then join the Navy and will not make it back to the ML. The much-traveled Moore will be traded by the Yanks in less than three weeks. Holmes, with three .300+ seasons in the IL, could not break into New York's all star outfield. In 10 seasons with the Braves he will hit over .300 and win the MVP in 1948.
»June 11, 1944:
Gene Moore hits a pinch-hit grand slam in the bottom of the seventh off Joe Heving of Cleveland to give the Browns a 4-2 win in a doubleheader split with St. Louis. The Cardinals win the other game 13-1.