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Dayton Moore is the general manager of the Kansas City Royals. He succeeded Allard Baird.

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Childhood and education

Born in 1967 in Wichita, Kansas, Moore grew up a Royals fan. He claims to have watched the 1985 World Series in Kansas City from I-70. [1] He played baseball at Garden City Community College before graduating from George Mason University in 1989, with an undergraduate degree in Physical Education and Health. He received a master's degree in Athletic Administration from George Mason in 1992, and served as an assistant baseball coach at George Mason from 1990 to 1994.

Administrative career

In 1994, Moore entered the business of Major League Baseball, joining the Atlanta Braves as a scout. He later served as an assistant director of scouting, assistant director of player development, and director of international scouting before his promotion in 2002 to director of player personnel development. He took over as Braves Assistant General Manager in August 2005. In November 2005, Moore interviewed with the Boston Red Sox for their GM opening, but withdrew his name from consideration after the first interview. Dayton Moore then was offered a job with the Kansas City Royals and took the job in the summer of 2006.

Personal

He lives with his wife Marianne and three children Ashley, Avery and Robert in Leawood, Kansas.

General manager

One alleged sticking point in negotiations to lure Dayton Moore from Atlanta to Kansas City was complete control of personnel decisions. Dayton has said he did not get any guaranteed assurances in writing from owner David Glass. However, he assured fans he had the control to take the club in the direction necessary. [2] "If I didn’t feel I could have total autonomy to put (the Royals) on the right track, I wouldn’t have been the general manager at Kansas City, Atlanta, New York or wherever,"[3] he said.

On August 31, 2009 Moore's contact as G.M. of the Royals was extended for another five years.[4]

References

  1. ^ "Fan-turned-GM hopes to restore Royals' majesty Bodley, Hal. Accessed 05-17-2007
  2. ^ Royals fire GM Baird; Moore hired Associated Press, 05-31-2006 Accessed 04-26-2007
  3. ^ "So Long Allard, Royals Go for Moore" Elan, Askew. Accessed 04-26-2007
  4. ^ [1]mlb.com
Preceded by
Allard Baird
Kansas City Royals General Manager
2006present
Succeeded by
incumbent
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