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Today In Brewer History: Happy Birthday, Charlie Moore

On this day in 1953, Charlie Moore was born in Birmingham, Alabama. He was 18 years old when the Brewers selected him in the fifth round of the 1971 draft, and had played little more than two full seasons of minor league ball when the Brewers called him up in September of 1973.

Moore appeared in eight games that September, then appeared in 72 games as catcher Darrell Porter's backup in 1974 and went on to play 14 seasons in Milwaukee, appearing in 1283 games and earning a spot among the Brewer career leaders in hits (ninth), plate appearances (eighth) and triples (third), among others. He left the Brewers as a free agent following the 1986 season and spent his final major league season as a member of the 1987 Blue Jays.

Moore is also one of six players in Brewer franchise history to hit for the cycle: He did it on October 1, 1980 and became only the second Brewer to accomplish the feat.

Moore turns 58 today. We'd also like to wish a happy birthday today to 1901 Milwaukee Brewer Billy Gilbert, who would have turned 135.