A long-time favorite of some readers of The Bullpen, former outfielder and museum honoree Terry Moore is one of four players who was elected recently into the St. Louis Cardinals Hall of Fame. The 2016 class included Moore, pitcher Chris Carpenter, catcher/infielder Joe Torre and team president/owner Sam Breadon. They were inducted in an August 27 ceremony at the St. Louis Cardinals Hall of Fame and Museum, located across the street from Busch Stadium in the Ballpark Village complex.
Moore, a BRS honoree, played 11 years in the major leagues, all with the Cardinals. A four-time All-Star, Moore batted .280 during his career, which spanned from 1935-1948 (he served in World War II and missed the 1943-45 seasons). A centerfielder for all but a handful of his 1100-plus games in the majors, Moore registered 1,318 major league hits, had 513 RBIs and 82 stolen bases. An excellent defender, Moore was flanked in the outfield at various times during his career by such legends as Joe Medwick, Enos Slaughter and Stan Musial. A two-time World Series champion in 1942 and 1946, Moore lived in Collinsville after his playing days. He died there in 1995 at age 82.
Other inductees from the 2016 class included Carpenter, the tenacious pitcher who played with the Cardinals from 2004-2012 and led the team to World Series titles in 2006 and 2011; Torre (1969-74), who played first base, third base and catcher while amassing four All-Star apperances and the 1971 National League MVP award; and Breadon, who was president and majority owner of the team from 1920-1947. The Cardinals made nine World Series appearances during his tenure and won their first six World Series titles.