Image Gallery IV (2008-2005)

2005-2008 Images

June 5, 2008. Moore is honored as a former Negro Leagues alumnus at the start of the Major League Baseball First-Year Player Draft (see MLB draft video).

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Moore accepts Braves jersey (from MLB draft video).

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Dave Winfield (right) joins Moore and Greg White.

 

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Blue Moon Odom (Former Oakland A’s) with Moore.

 

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Don Newcombe and Moore.

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Ken Griffey Sr. and Moore.

 

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MLB Senior Writer Justice Hill interviews Moore.

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Baseball historian William Swank speaks with Moore.

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(l-r) Mary Moore and Sharon White with Moore.

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May 31, 2008 – Moore attends the 2008 Atlanta Sports Hall of Fame induction and awards ceremony.

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Moore with John Schuerholz of the Atlanta Braves.

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Moore with Lou Hudson of the Atlanta Hawks.

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April 28, 2008 – Moore is a special guest at a Chamblee High School baseball game and throws out the ceremonial first pitch.

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April 20, 2008 – Moore is interviewed by Chamblee Charter High School students Damek Anderson and Henry Jacobs.

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February 2008 – Moore is honored by a special resolution at the Georgia Legislature (introduced by State Representative Stephanie Benfield).

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James “Red” Moore House Resolution 1606

A RESOLUTION

Commending Mr. James “Red” Moore and inviting him to appear before the House of Representatives; and for other purposes.

WHEREAS, more than 60 years ago, Mr. James “Red” Moore of Atlanta was one of the shining stars of the Negro baseball leagues, gaining renown as one of the leagues’ most gifted first basemen; and

WHEREAS, prior to the integration of major league baseball in 1948, the Negro National League and the Negro American League showcased many of the most talented baseball players in the world; and

WHEREAS, Mr. Moore first began playing with “semipro” baseball squads at age 13 before being discovered by the then minor league Atlanta Black Crackers in 1934; and

WHEREAS, in 1936, he joined the Negro National League’s Newark Eagles, becoming part of the team’s “million dollar infield,” and in 1938 he played with the Atlanta Black Crackers as a major league team; and

WHEREAS, while Mr. Moore was with the Crackers, the team won the Negro American League’s second-half championship, and he was named to its all-star team; and

WHEREAS, Mr. Moore played with the Baltimore Elite Giants before leaving major league baseball to serve his country as a member of the United States military during World War II; and

WHEREAS, during his athletic career, Mr. Moore gained a reputation for his defensive grace and has been called the “most perfect” first baseman of all time; and

WHEREAS, the DeKalb History Center has recently launched an exhibition of the memorabilia of Mr. Moore, believed to be the only living Negro leagues player in Georgia; and

WHEREAS, Mr. Moore continues to share his story with today’s youth, serving as an outstanding role model for all of Georgia’s athletes.

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED BY THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES that the members of this body join in commending Mr. James “Red” Moore on his extraordinary contributions to the history of baseball.

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that Mr. James “Red” Moore is invited to appear before the House of Representatives for purposes of being recognized by the House and receiving an appropriate copy of this resolution at a date and time to be fixed by the Speaker of the House.

By Representatives Benfield of the 85th, Watson of the 91st, Oliver of the 83rd, Stephenson of the 92nd, Williams of the 89th, and others.

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February 2008 – Moore and Henry Aaron are special guests at the opening night of Negro Leagues Baseball Museum’s traveling exhibition Discover Greatness, held at the Woodruff Library, Atlanta University Center.

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Moore with Henry Aaron.

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Moore with Bobby Kennedy (Marketing Director, Negro League Museum).

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Moore interviewed by Ernie Suggs, AJC staff writer.

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August 18, 2006. Moore supports the Mentoring Viable Prospects organization (http://www.viableprospects.org) at the MVP Baseball Tournament held at Georgia Perimeter College.

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June 9, 2006 – Moore is inducted into the Atlanta Sports Hall of Fame with Furman Bisher, Evander Holyfield, Wyomia Tyus, Phil Neikro, and Bobby Cremins.

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April 23, 2006 – Moore attends and signs autographs at an historical exhibit in his honor at the DeKalb County Courthouse.

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2006 – Moore celebrates 90th birthday with family and friends.

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Artwork by Jacqueline Jolles (copyright Jacqueline Jolles).

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February 19, 2006. Moore with author Jim Riley and fan at Turner Field as part of the Atlanta Sports Hall of Fame Black History Series.

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December 2, 2005. Moore is inducted into the Atlanta Tribune Hall of Fame at a ceremony held at Turner Field.

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August 2005. Moore joins other Negro League players at Turner Field.

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Greg White with Moore at a fundraiser event for the South DeKalb YMCA .

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