Former A’s first baseman Kelvin Moore dies in Georgia

 

Former Oakland Athletics first baseman Kelvin Moore, who played parts of three major league seasons, has died. He was 57.

The A’s confirmed Wednesday, with information provided by the family, that Moore died Sunday in Georgia of cardiac arrest. He had multiple illnesses in recent years, including diabetes.

Moore was a member of Oakland’s 1981 American League West champion team.

A native of Leroy, Alabama, Moore was a sixth-round draft pick by the A’s in 1978 out of Jackson State University. He made his rookie debut at age 23 in ’81 and batted .255 in 14 games for manager Billy Martin.

Moore played 76 games over three seasons with the A’s from 1981-83. He had a .223 career batting average with eight home runs and 25 RBIs

The former baseball All-American at Leroy High School in Alabama is survived by his wife, Patricia; daughters Chasity and Kim; and son, Justin.

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