From the Collection: Earl “Crossfire” Moore, sp, Cleveland Indians
Earl Moore, who also was known as “Steam Engine in Boots” was a very good pitcher a very long time ago.
Moore was born in Pinkerton, Ohio in 1877, and was a pitcher in the Major Leagues from 1901 to 1914. He would be the ace of two staffs, Cleveland from 1901-05 and Philadelphia from 1908 to 1912.
Moore’s big claim to fame was that he was the first pitcher of the 20th century to throw a 9…
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