James Moore

1993 Greater Flint Afro-American Hall of Fame Inductee


James ”Jimmy” Moore, was born and raised in Flint, and is one of five sons of Evelyn and Willie Moore. Jimmy lived near Berston Field House where sports was the main activity. He came in contact with many of Flint’s greatest athletes in baseball, basketball and football.

While at Northern, Jimmie compiled an outstanding career in football and baseball. In 1954, his sophomore year, he was All State Honorable Mention Center. The following season Jimmy was All City and All Valley Center.

His accomplishments on the baseball team at Northern and in the American Legion were outstanding. In 1955, as a pitcher, he had a 7-1 record, and had the most strikeouts on his team (75) in 46 2/3 innings, and pitched a one-hitter to clinch the city title. His career strike-out record against Flint Central was 47 in 29 innings.

In 1956 he had the most strike-outs in the Valley, 75 in 53 innings. He had the most strike-outs in city series game (20), most strikes-outs of two pitchers in a city series game (Jimmy 20 and Walters of F.C. 13) for a record of 33. Jimmy also had the most strike-outs recorded against Central in the schools history (20).

In his career at Flint Northern he struck out the other side three different times on 10 pitches. In the American Legion District Tournament he pitched and won a double-header and had 30 strike-outs while recording shutouts in both games.

Jimmy lives in Flint with his two sons, and is a retired Senior Inspector from the Michigan State Highway Department.