May 20, 1897|
|Died: March 29, 1963
|April 14, 1927, for the New York Yankees|
|Last MLB appearance|
|September 28, 1933, for the New York Yankees|
|Earned run average||3.70|
|Career highlights and awards|
William Wilcy "Cy" Moore (May 20, 1897 – March 29, 1963) was a professional baseball right-handed pitcher over parts of six seasons (1927–1933) with the New York Yankees and Boston Red Sox. He led the American League in ERA as a rookie in 1927 while playing for New York.
Moore was a member of the 1927 New York Yankees, frequently referred to as Major League Baseball's greatest team of all time. He made his MLB debut on April 14 of that season and proceeded to win 19 games, with Babe Ruth and Lou Gehrig among his teammates. Moore was the winning pitcher in Game 4 of the 1927 World Series, pitching all nine innings for the champion Yankees against the Pittsburgh Pirates. New York won the game in the bottom of the ninth inning on a wild pitch.
Primarily a relief pitcher, Moore was a member of the Yankee staff during the 1928 World Series as well, but was not needed as the team's starting pitchers threw four consecutive complete games.
He was traded away on Nov. 21, 1929 by the Yankees, who reacquired him on Aug. 1, 1932.
For his career, he compiled a 51–44 record, with a 3.70 ERA and 204 strikeouts. In his two World Series, he went 2–0 in three appearances with a 0.56 ERA.
While being scouted in 1926, Moore claimed he was 27, but records have proven that his actual age was then 29.
- List of Major League Baseball annual ERA leaders
- List of Major League Baseball annual saves leaders
- List of Major League Baseball all-time saves leaders
- Career statistics and player information from Baseball-Reference, or Baseball-Reference (Minors)
- Wilcy Moore at Find a Grave
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