13 Facts About Charley Moran


Charley Moran played football for the University of Tennessee in 1897, but left after one year to go to Bethel College, where he coached football as well as playing the sport.


Charley Moran coached the University of Nashville football team in 1900 and 1901.


Charley Moran played minor league baseball in 1902 for teams in Little Rock, Chattanooga and Dallas.


In 1903, Charley Moran pitched for the National League's St Louis Cardinals, who finished in last place, but he appeared in only three games before injuring his arm.


Charley Moran posted a 5.25 earned run average in his brief tenure of 24 innings, being charged with a loss without earning a win, but batted.


Charley Moran went back to the minor leagues to manage the Dallas Giants in 1904, and continued playing with teams in Galveston, Waco and Cleburne, Grand Rapids and Savannah.


Charley Moran returned to the Cardinals as a catcher in 1908 and played in 21 games, batting.


Charley Moran briefly played with teams in Chattanooga and Brunswick in 1913 before retiring as a player.


Charley Moran then became the trainer for Head Coach Victor "Choctaw" Kelley at the Carlisle Indian Industrial School in 1915.


Charley Moran became a National League umpire in 1918, a job he held through the 1939 season.


Charley Moran officiated in four World Series, serving as crew chief on the last two occasions.


Charley Moran needed someone who could do the team justice, and found that person in Charles Moran.


Charley Moran died of heart disease at age 71 in Horse Cave, Kentucky, and was buried at Horse Cave Cemetery.