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Dayton Moore

Kansas City Royals General Manager. Born: February 17, 1967, Wichita, Sedgwick County, Kansas.

Dayton Moore was born February 17, 1967 in Wichita. He attended schools in Lakewood, New York, and Moline, Illinois. He was a member of the Moline, Illinois, Legion Post No. 246 baseball team that took second place in the 1984 Illinois State Legion Baseball Tournament. They earned a berth at the national tournament that year in Rapid City, South Dakota.

Moore went on to play baseball for the Garden City (Kansas) Community College team. He received a bachelor’s degree in physical education and health from George Mason University in Virginia in 1989. He received a master’s degree in athletic administration from George Mason in 1992.

Assistant baseball coach at George Mason from 1990 to 1994, Moore managed the Shenandoah Valley League’s Winchester Royals from 1991 to 1993, and in 1994 was hired by the Atlanta Braves as a scout. He held several positions with the Braves: assistant director of scouting, assistant director of player development, director of international scouting, director of player development, and assistant general manager. In 2006 he left Atlanta and was hired as general manager for the Kansas City Royals.

Moore’s players say that he always provides encouragement and puts their families first. He and his wife, Marianne, are involved in the City Union Mission of Kansas City and were co-chairs of the Women Who’ve Changed the Heart of the City banquet in 2011 and 2012. He started the organization “C” You in the Major Leagues Foundation.

He received the 2015 Esurance Major League Baseball Best Executive Award. He was named Kansan of the Year by Native Sons and Daughters of Kansas in 2014.

Entry: Moore, Dayton

Author: Kansas Historical Society

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Date Created: July 2016

Date Modified: July 2016

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