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Balor Moore – 1973 Topps #211

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Balor Lilbon Moore(born January 25, 1951)  He was the first player drafted by the expansion Montreal Expos in the 1969 Major League Baseball Draft. Moore tore up the Gulf Coast League and Florida State League his first professional baseball season, going a combined 9-1 with a 0.41 earned run average at the Rookie and High A levels. After going 3-0 with a 0.72 ERA for the High A West Palm Beach Expos to start the 1970 season, Moore made the jump all the way to the triple A Buffalo Bisons. He made his major league debut on May 21 against the Pittsburgh Pirates. He faced one batter, Willie Stargell, who lined out to left field. He pitched a total of 9.2 innings in the majors, going 0-2 with a 7.45 ERA. Moore struggled in 1972, going 2-11 with a 6.33 ERA for triple A Winnipeg. After a year in the army, Moore went 5-3 with a 0.63 ERA for the double A Quebec Carnavals in 1972 to earn a second promotion to Montreal. Moore spent the final three seasons of his career with the Blue Jays, going 12-17 with a 4.96 ERA. He earned a four inning save for the only save of his career on April 27, 1980 against the Milwaukee Brewers. He spent 1981 in the minors with the Brewers and Houston Astros before retiring.


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