From the Collection: Earl "Crossfire" Moore, sp, Cleveland Indians

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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Has there ever been a rap-lyric reference to John Gochnaur?  (Cleveland Naps Cleveland Bronchos Brooklyn Superbas) - John Gochnaur was one of thee worst baseball players EVER: he batted .187 in his three-year career between 1901 and 1903. He never hit a single home run, and in his final season, he committed 98 errors in 134 games. Bill Buckner sleeps better at night knowing that Google never forgets John Gochnaur.