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Saturday, July 27th, 2024

at the Lubbock Memorial Civic Center

6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
For table sponsorship info: Call David Thetford – 806-777-0677
or send an email request to: [email protected]

Donnie Moore

Class of 2012

Donnie Moore | 1970-1972 | Monterey High School | Baseball

Donnie Moore played baseball at Monterey High School from 1970-1972. During his career at Monterey, Moore compiled a 38-8 record on the mound And let Monterey to their first ever state championship in 1972. In 1971, Moore led the Plainsmen to a state final and during his sophomore year, Monterey finished third in the state. Overall, Monterey compiled a record of 91-16 during Moore’s three seasons with the Plainsmen. During his senior year, Moore was the winning pitcher in ALL EIGHT PLAYOFF WINS. Moore still holds the records of strikeouts in a season (222) and strikeouts in a career with 425.

Moore played one season at Ranger Junior College and guided the Rangers to a National Championship in 1973. He was named the JUCO Most Valuable Player and the the JUCO Outstanding pitcher during the 1973 season. Moore was the the #3 pick overall in the 1973 Major League Baseball draft by the Chicago Cubs.

His major league debut came in 1975, the first of thirteen season in the big leagues. He was named an American League All-Star in 1985, and saved a club record 31 games for the California Angels that season and had a 1.92 ERA in 65 appearances. Moore finished 7th in the Cy Young voting during the 1985 season. He signed a three year contract worth three million dollars in 1986 to become the team’s highest paid pitcher. Former Angles manager Gene Mauch said Moore “singlehandedly made our season” in 1985, when he set the club record for saves and registered a 1.92 ERA in 65 games. “The man had a lot of courage and a lot of heart.” Moore passed away in 1989.
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