Friday, May 31, 2013

1930s Baseball Signatures - Randy Moore

The next player I would like to show from my 1930s signed baseball is Randy Moore.  Here, you can see his signature above the previously identified Lance Richbourg on the side panel of the baseball.

Moore (b. 1906 - d. 1992) played in the majors from 1927, 1928 and 1930 to 1937 for the White Sox (1927 and 28), Boston Braves (1930 to 1935), Brooklyn Dodgers (1936 and 1937) and St. Louis Cardinals (1937).

He had 627 hits, 27 home runs and a .278 batting average in his 10-year career.  He finished 23rd in the NL MVP voting in 1933 when he batted .302 with 150 hits over 135 games.

He has a Hall of Fame connection in that he was traded by the Boston Braves in 1935 along with Ed Brandt to the Brooklyn Dodgers for Ray Benge, Tony Cuccinello, Bobby Reis and future Hall of Famer, Al Lopez (although, Lopez would go in as a manager).

What does Moore have in common with previously identified signers Joe Cronin and Lance Richbourg?  Moore played on the same Braves team with Richbourg in 1930 and 1931, therefore, I was able to begin to narrow down a timeframe of which teams to concentrate my roster searches and that helped me identify the rest of the signatures.  So far, Cronin has no connection to Richbourg or Moore, but as you will see in subsequent posts, I was able to check the 1930 and 1931 Senators and identify other signatures on the baseball.

Players identified so far:

Joe Cronin
Lance Richbourg

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