Milwaukee Brewers: The Top 5 Catchers In Franchise History
By Paul Bretl
2. Charlie Moore
Years as a Brewer: 1973-1986
Moore made his first appearance with the Brewers on September 8, 1973. And from that point on, he would play most of his career in Milwaukee. 1987 was spent with the Toronto Blue Jays.
It was a long career with the Brewers that spanned 14 seasons and a whopping 1,283 games. During that time, he had a batting average of .262 and posted 401 RBIs. His best full season at the plate came in 1979 where he logged a .300 batting average with a .759 OPS.
Moore was also an important part during the 1982 postseason run. In the 1982 regular season, he played in 133 games and posted a career high in RBIs with 45, while posting a .254 batting average.
It wasn’t until that postseason when Charlie Moore’s bat caught fire. On that postseason run, he put up a .462 batting average in 13 at-bats in the ALCS and .346 batting average on 26 at bats in the World Series. Including the 1981 postseason appearance, he had a cumulative batting average of .354 over 48 at bats.
In his career he was never much of a power hitter, Moore’s career high in home runs came during the 1982 season where he had six long balls. However, he was quite effective at putting the ball in play.
Moore may not have had the All-Star appearances that Ted Simmons did in his career or some of the other individual accomplishments that other players on this list have. But I give him the #2 position in the rankings because of his spectacular postseason performances.
To be blunt, those are ridiculous numbers to put up and when the Brewers called on him in some of the biggest games in team history, Charlie Moore answered the call.
Another aspect that landed him at #2 was his longevity with the Brewers. 14 seasons is a long career for anyone and he was able to spend that with the Crew, putting up good numbers year after year.