Henry W. Moore
|Henry W. "Harry" Moore|
October 9, 1876|
|Died: September 2, 1917
|1894, for the Chicago Unions|
|1913, for the Chicago Giants|
Henry William "Harry" Moore (October 9, 1876 to September 2, 1917) was an African-American baseball Utility player and in the pre-Negro leagues. He appears as "Harry Moore," "Henry Moore," and even "Mike Moore."
Born in Detroit, Michigan 9 October 1876, Moore moved with his parents William and Julia to Chicago in 1889 and began playing baseball professionally in 1894.
In 1894, Moore played left field for the Chicago Unions and played that position for two seasons. He moved to first base in 1896 and pitched part of the season in 1897.
Moore went back to the outfield for the seasons of 1898, 1899 and 1900. Then, he moved to the Columbia Giants in 1901.
He moved to the Philadelphia Giants in 1905, the year they won their league championship, and Moore stayed with Philadelphia through the end of the season of 1906.
Moore played with the Leland Giants in 1907, playing all positions for three seasons.
He played for Chicago teams Chicago Giants and Leland Giants almost exclusively for the rest of his baseball career, with exception of part of a season he played for the French Lick, Indiana Plutos in 1913.
Henry Moore died at the age of 40 in Chicago, Illinois of what the Coroner called "Pulmonary Tuberculosis." He is buried at the Mount Glenwood Cemetery in Thornton, Illinois. Researchers working with the Negro Leagues Baseball Grave Marker Project have attempted to find Moore's gravesite, but its location has not yet been discovered.
- "Hibbards vs Unions" Oak Park Times, Oak Park, IL, Friday, August 10, 1900, Page 1, Column 3
- "Algona Brownies Win the Big Game" Webster City Tribune, Webster City, IA, Page 12, Columns 4 and 5
- "Lelands Beat All-Stars" Indianapolis Freeman, Indianapolis, IN, September 25, 1909, Page 7, Column 4
- Baseball Reference
- "Certificate of Death for Harry W. Moore" Chicago Department of Health, Chicago, IL, September 2, 1917
- "Frank Lelands' Chicago Giants Base Ball Club" Fraternal Printing Company, 1910
- "The Base Ball Spirit In The East." Indianapolis Freeman, Indianapolis, Indiana, Saturday, December 25, 1909, Page 7, Columns 1 and 2