After pitching seven seasons for the lowly Seattle Mariners in the 1980s, Mike Moore was ready to join a winner. As a free agent following the 1988 season, he did exactly that, signing with the talent rich Oakland A's that went on to win the 1989 World Series interrupted by the Loma Prieta earthquake. "The Missing Piece: Mike Moore" in NINE: A Journal of Baseball History and Culture, Vol. 27, Nos. 1-2, Fall-Spring 2018-19 explores Moore's experiences going from last to first, working with Hall of Fame manager Tony LaRussa, adding a new pitch to his repertoire, and winning two games on the highest stage, the World Series. https://muse.jhu.edu/article/762212
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