Thursday, June 18, 2009

1976 Topps #116 - Charlie Moore

  • Charlie Moore played for the Milwaukee Brewers (1973-1986) and the Toronto Blue Jays (1987).
  • Charlie started as an 18-year-old in the Milwaukee organization in 1971. He spent 1971, 1972, and most of 1973 in the minors. He came up in September 1973 and played in eight games (.185 batting average).
  • Moore was in the majors to stay in 1974. He spent his first few seasons as a catcher-outfielder. His batting averages were usually modest (except for the .290 in 1975), but he was pretty good at working a base on balls. In 1976 Moore had 46 hits and 43 walks.
  • Charlie was Milwaukee's starting catcher in 1977. He batted .248 in 375 at bats. At this point he started to hit a little better. From 1978-1981 he posted batting averages of .269, .300, .291, and .301 as a platoon catcher and occasional outfielder. Batting in the 9th spot, Charlie hit for the cycle against the California Angels on October 1, 1980.
  • Moore was the starting right fielder for the Brewers in 1982 and 1983. He batted .254 and .284 in those two seasons, but didn't hit for much power. His career high for home runs was six in 1982. Charlie had a good postseason in 1982 -- he batted .462 in the ALCS and .346 in the World Series.
  • He was a backup outfielder and catcher from 1984-1986. Charlie was granted free agency after the 1986 season.
  • Charlie batted .207 for Class A San Jose in 1987. He signed with Toronto as a free agent on June 5, 1987. He batted .215 in 107 at bats and was released after the season.
  • He now works as a sales representative in Birmingham, AL.

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