Alonzo Earl Moore
(Crossfire, Big Ebbie, or Steam Engine in Boots)
- Bats Right, Throws Right
- Height 6' 0", Weight 195 lb.
- Debut April 25, 1901
- Final Game October 10, 1914
- Born July 29, 1877 in Pickerington, OH USA
- Died November 28, 1961 in Columbus, OH USA
Earl Moore holds the record for most innings pitched in a season without giving up an earned run. In 1908, pitching for the Philadelphia Phillies, he went 26 innings without letting an earned run in. He also holds, along with Mike Norris, the record for most games started in a season without allowing an earned run. That same year, 1908, he started three games without allowing an earned run to score. He made his First Baseball Card appearance in the Rare 1903 E107 Breisch Williams Set.
Earl won 22 games in the minors with the 1900 Dayton Veterans, and came to the majors the next year in the first season of the new American League. He spent seven years in that league (a portion of 1907 was in the minors with the Jersey City Skeeters). Then he was in the National League from 1908-13, again spending part of one season with the Skeeters. In 1914, he ended up his major league career pitching in the Federal League.
Earl won at least 15 games in the majors seven different times. In 1903, he was 20-8 and led the league in ERA. In 1909, he was 18-12 and followed that in 1910 with a record of 22-15. In 1910, he is usually credited with leading the National League with 185 strikeouts; however that is due to a clerical error in recording the results of a game pitched by Christy Mathewson that September, which deprived him of 6 strikeouts. In truth, Mathewson struck out 190 batter and Moore 185.
- AL ERA Leader (1903)
- 15 Wins Seasons: 7 (1901-1903, 1905 & 1909-1911)
- 20 Wins Seasons: 2 (1903 & 1910)
- 200 Innings Pitched Seasons: 8 (1901-1905 & 1909-1911)
- 300 Innings Pitched Seasons: 1 (1911)