James “Red” Moore (#3)
James “Red” Moore (#3) played five seasons in the Negro Major Leagues (1936-1940) and was recognized as one of the league's premier first basemen.
Born in Atlanta on November 18, 1916, Moore played for the Atlanta Black Crackers in 1935, 1938, and 1946-48.
During his career, which was cut short because of military service, he played on three All-Star teams, three Second Half Championship teams and was selected to the 1938 Southern News Services All-American Negro League Baseball Team.
According to former Negro League player and manager Buck O'Neal, Moore could "pick it." He was a defensive whiz who often entertained crowds before games by catching the ball behind his back while warming up on the field.
On June 9, 2006, Moore was inducted into the Atlanta Sports Hall of Fame with Evander Holyfield, Furman Bisher, Phil Neikro, Bobby Cremins and Wyomia Tyus. He has been honored by the Braves 400 Club with the Luke Appling award (see more photos) and featured in a special USA Today sports edition (spring 2008) about his inside-the-park homerun at Yankee Stadium.
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