Saturday, January 18, 2014

1986 Topps, Jackie Moore

#591 Jackie Moore

Here is a card that I got signed before the Royals last home game last season. The Rangers were in town and Jackie was their bench coach. I got this card signed when he was dropped off at the park in a cab with a couple of other coaches. When I asked him to sign, he started walking over to a person a few people down from me. Then I called his name again and he came over saying that the sun was blinding him.

Jackie managed just parts of three seasons with the A's in the mid '80s. He was named manager mid-season in 1984 after Steve Boros was fired. He finished the year just under .500 with a 57-61 record. In 1985, his only full season as manager, he lead the A's to a 77-85 record, which was fifth in the division. His club started off 29-44 in 1986 before he got fired, only to eventually be replaced by Tony LaRussa.

For his career, Jackie's A's were 163-190 under him.

Jackie will not be back with the Rangers this season. He has been replaced as bench coach by Tim Bogar.

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