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Donnie Moore

 

 

Donnie Moore was born in Lubbock Texas in 1954. He attended Paris Junior College and Ranger College before he joined the Chicago Cubs. During his 13 season career he pitched for the Chicago Cubs, St. Louis Cardinals, Milwaukee Brewers, Atlanta Braves and the California Angels. Moore was selected as an All-Star in 1985.

In his 13-season career, Moore posted a 4340 record with 89 saves, 416 strikeouts, and a 3.67 ERA in 655 innings. Moore also compiled a .281 batting average with 11 RBIs. He was selected as an All-Star in 1985 after developing a splitter with a slider and a breaking ball.

Moore committed suicide shortly after his career ended. In 1989 during an argument with his wife Tonya, Donnie shot her three times with a .45 pistol before tuning the gun on himself. The incident occurred at their Anaheim Hills home, with their three children in the house at the time.

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