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Michael Wayne Moore (born November 26, 1959), is a former
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. Moore pitched for Oral Roberts University, going 28-11 with an ERA of 2.64. The
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drafted him with the first pick overall in the 1981 MLB amateur draft. During a 14-year baseball career, Moore pitched for the Mariners (1982–1988),
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(1989–1992) and the Detroit Tigers (1993–1995). He made his
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debut on April 11, 1982, and played his final game on August 31, 1995. His career concluded with a regular season win-loss record of 161-176 with a 4.39 earned run average, 79
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s, and 16 shutouts in 450 games pitched (2,831.2 innings pitched). Moore was elected to the
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All-Star team in 1989 and finished third in the Cy Young Award voting. Moore played for the Athletics in two
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. He was a member of the A's team that swept the San Francisco Giants in the 1989
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, starting and winning two of the four games, and hitting a double as well. He was also on the A's team that lost to the
Cincinnati Reds
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in the 1990
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. In 5 postseason series, Moore compiled a 3-2 won-loss record with a 3.29 earned run average.


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