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Pat Moran

Pat Moran
MLB Player information
NamePat Moran
MLB debutMay 15, 1901 for the Boston Beaneaters
Last MLB appearanceJune 30, 1914 for the Philadelphia Phillies
Career statistics
Batting average.235
Home runs18
As player * Boston Beaneaters (1901 1905) * Chicago Cubs (1906 1909) * Philadelphia Phillies (1910 1914) As manager * Philadelphia Phillies (1915 1918) * Cincinnati Reds (1919 1923)

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Patrick Joseph Moran (February 7, 1876 March 7, 1924) was an American catcher and manager in Major League Baseball. As a manager, he led two teams to their first-ever modern-era National League championships: the 1915 Philadelphia Phillies and the 1919 Cincinnati Reds. Moran's 1919 Reds also captured their first World Series championship.

A native of Fitchburg, Massachusetts, Moran played 819 games over 14 National League seasons for the Boston Beaneaters (1901 05), Chicago Cubs (1906 09) and Phillies (1910 14). A right-handed hitter, he batted .235 with 18 home runs. In 1903 he finished tied for second in the league in home runs with seven. After 1904 he did not appear in more than 100 games in a season. However, as a second-string catcher, Moran became a student of the game and especially of pitching. In 1913-14, he was a player-coach and, guided by his support and counsel, Phillies right-hander Grover Cleveland Alexander developed into one of the greatest pitchers of all time.

In 1915 Moran was promoted to manager of the Phillies. The club had finished sixth in 1914 and was plagued by defections (and threatened defections) to the outlaw Federal League. Moran swung some astute trades and led by Alexander’s 31 wins and the slugging of right fielder Gavvy Cravath the Phils improved by 17 games and won their first NL pennant. In the 1915 World Series, they were defeated four games to one by the Boston Red Sox.

The Phillies then finished second in successive years, to the Brooklyn Dodgers in 1916 and the New York Giants in 1917. With baseball disrupted by World War I (and after the trade of Alexander to the Cubs) the Phillies sank below .500 in 1918 and Moran was fired.Concurrently, there was a job opening in Cincinnati, where manager Christy Mathewson, the former pitching great, had been stricken with tuberculosis from exposure to poison gas during military maneuvers. The Reds had finished third, 15½ games behind, in 1918. Under Moran, they won 96 of 140 games in an abbreviated 1919 schedule to take the flag by nine games.

The 1919 World Series, won by Cincinnati five games to three, should have been Moran’s crowning accomplishment. But when it was charged that eight key members of the American League champion Chicago White Sox had conspired with gamblers to "throw" the series the infamous Black Sox Scandal the Reds' achievement was somehow tarnished. (The eight players were acquitted in a controversial 1920 trial but were nonetheless expelled from baseball.) In the wake of the scandal, Moran, his players and many baseball experts would furiously assert that Cincinnati would have won the series under any circumstances.

Moran remained at the helm in Cincinnati during the early 1920s. Apart from a poor 1921 campaign, the Reds fielded contending ballclubs but did not return to the World Series. The club finished second in 1922 and 1923. While spending the 1923-24 off-season at his Fitchburg home, Moran became ill. He reported to the Reds' training camp in Orlando, Florida, but his condition worsened and he died there at the age of 48. The cause of death was listed as Bright's Disease, a kidney ailment, but some baseball historians ascribe Moran's fatal illness to alcoholism.

Moran won 748 games and lost 586 (.561) as a major league manager over nine seasons. He won six and lost seven World Series games.

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Preceded by
Red Dooin
Philadelphia Phillies manager
1915 - 1918
Succeeded by
Jack Coombs
Preceded by
Christy Mathewson
Cincinnati Reds manager
1919 - 1923
Succeeded by
Jack Hendricks

Philadelphia Phillies managers

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Cincinnati Reds managers

Snyder * White * Caylor * Schmelz * Loftus * Comiskey * Ewing * Allen * McPhee * Bancroft * Kelley * Hanlon * Ganzel * Griffith * O'Day * Tinker * Herzog * Wingo * Mathewson * Groh * Moran * Hendricks * Howley * Bush * O'Farrell * Shotton * Dressen * Wallace * McKechnie * Gowdy * Neun * Walters * Sewell * Hornsby * Tebbetts * Dykes * Smith * Hutchinson * Sisler * Heffner * Bristol * Anderson * McNamara * Nixon * Rapp * Rose * Helms * Piniella * Pérez * Johnson * Knight * McKeon * Boone * Miley * Narron * Mackanin * Baker

Chicago Cubs 1907 World Series Champions

Mordecai Brown * Frank Chance * Johnny Evers * Del Howard * Johnny Kling * Pat Moran * Orval Overall * Jack Pfiester * Ed Reulbach * Frank Schulte * Jimmy Sheckard * Jimmy Slagle * Harry Steinfeldt * Joe Tinker * Heinie Zimmerman

Cincinnati Reds 1919 World Series Champions

Jake Daubert * Pat Duncan * Hod Eller * Ray Fisher * Heinie Groh * Larry Kopf * Dolf Luque * Sherry Magee * Greasy Neale * Bill Rariden * Morrie Rath * Jimmy Ring * Edd Roush * Dutch Ruether * Slim Sallee * Jimmy Smith * Ivey Wingo

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