Wade Moore

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Wade Moore
Sport(s) Football, baseball
Biographical details
Born (1876-06-14)June 14, 1876
Franklin County, Kansas
Died June 14, 1956(1956-06-14) (aged 80)
Anadarko, Oklahoma
Playing career
1899 Kansas
1898–1899 Kansas
1902 Paris Homeseekers
1903–1904 San Antonio Bronchos
1904 Houston Lambs
1904 Beaumont Millionaires
1905 Houston Buffaloes
1906 Galveston Sand Crabs
1907 Houston Buffaloes
Position(s) Catcher (baseball)
Coaching career (HC unless noted)
1901 Kansas State
1902 Paris Homeseekers
1903 San Antonio Bronchos
1905 Houston Buffaloes
1906 Gavelston Sand Crabs
1907 Houston Buffaloes
Head coaching record
Overall 3–4–1 (college football)

Wade Hampton Moore (June 14, 1876 – June 14, 1956) was an American football and baseball player and coach.

Moore was a graduate of the University of Kansas, lettering for the baseball team in 1898 and 1899, and the football team in 1899. Following his college playing career, Moore became the sixth head football coach for the Kansas State Wildcats in Manhattan, Kansas. He held that position for one season, in 1901, and his overall coaching record at Kansas State was 3 wins, 4 losses, and 1 tie. Moore also played in some of his team's games in 1901, kicking two field goals in a win over Bethany College.[1]

After coaching football at Kansas State, Moore turned to playing and coaching minor league baseball. From 1902 to 1907 he served as catcher and manager for a series of teams in Texas—in Paris, San Antonio, Houston and Galveston.[2] In 1903, Moore served as player-manager-owner for the San Antonio Bronchos (also known as "Moore's Mustangs"), and led the team to the league championship. After the season ended, Moore sold the team and moved to the Houston Buffaloes. Moore then led the Buffaloes to a league championship in 1905. He was so popular in Houston that the team became known as "Wade's Wanderers" or "Moore's Marvel's".[3][4][5]

Moore subsequently moved to Anadarko, Oklahoma, where he operated a movie theater and a company that manufactured baseball bats.

Head coaching record[edit]

College football[edit]

Year Team Overall Conference Standing Bowl/playoffs
Kansas State Aggies (Independent) (1901)
1901 Kansas State 3–4–1
Kansas State: 3–4–1
Total: 3–4–1


  1. ^ Willard, Julius (1940). History of Kansas State College of Agriculture and Applied Science. pp. 504–505. 
  2. ^ "Wade Moore statistics from Baseball-Reference.com". Retrieved September 8, 2009. 
  3. ^ McCurdy, Bill. "History of Houston Baseball Team Nicknames!". Retrieved September 8, 2009. 
  4. ^ Elstun, Gene. "There Used To Be A Ballpark". AstrosDaily. Archived from the original on July 20, 2009. Retrieved September 8, 2009. 
  5. ^ "Alumni News". Graduate Magazine of the University of Kansas. October 1906. Retrieved September 8, 2009.