Wednesday, February 10, 2016

James 'Red' Moore, 99, fancy first baseman in the Negro Leagues

In 2007, James "Red" Moore regaled reporters at Newark Bears stadium with his tales of playing in the Negro Leagues during the 1930s with the Newark Eagles. At the time, the 91-year-old former first baseman was accompanied by three of his junior alumni from the Eagles franchise, Benny Felder, Monte Irvin, and Willie Williams. Moore outlived them all, including the Hall of Famer Irvin, who passed away in January at the age of 96.
James "Red" Moore (second from left) at 2007 Negro Leagues tribute in Newark, NJ / N. Diunte

Earlier this week, Moore played his final inning, joining the aforementioned Eagles for a reunion in the Field of Dreams, passing away in Atlanta, Georgia at the age of 99.

Click here to read a tribute to Moore's life and career that includes anecdotes from the great Buck O'Neil.


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