Wilcy Moore

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William Wilcy Moore

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Biographical Information[edit]

Wilcy Moore is now considered to have won the American League ERA title, with a 2.28 figure as a rookie in 1927. However, under the rules of the time, he was not considered eligible for the title in spite of his 213 innings pitched, as he had only compiled 6 complete games - in 12 starts - fewer than the minimum 10 required at the time. His teammate Waite Hoyt, who posted a 2.64 ERA for the New York Yankees, is therefore credited with the title in many reference sources.

Wilcy was also the Yankees' pitching hero in that year's World Series, saving a 5-4 win in Game 1, and pitching a complete game victory in Game 4 to put the finishing touch on a four-game sweep of the Pittsburgh Pirates.

Notable Achievements[edit]

  • AL ERA Leader (1927)
  • 2-time AL Saves Leader (1927 & 1931)
  • 15 Wins Seasons: 1 (1927)
  • 200 Innings Pitched Seasons: 1 (1927)
  • Won three World Series with the New York Yankees (1927, 1928 & 1932) (he did not play in the 1928 World Series)

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