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Former A's first baseman Moore passes away at 57

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Former A's first baseman Kelvin Moore passed away from cardiac arrest Sunday in his Covington, Ga., home at the age of 57. Moore had been suffering from multiple illnesses, including diabetes, over the past several years, the A's said in a release.

In three seasons with Oakland, Moore hit .223 with eight homers in 76 career games. He was a member of the 1981 American League West-champion club and went 2-for-16 in postseason play that year.

Former A's first baseman Kelvin Moore passed away from cardiac arrest Sunday in his Covington, Ga., home at the age of 57. Moore had been suffering from multiple illnesses, including diabetes, over the past several years, the A's said in a release.

In three seasons with Oakland, Moore hit .223 with eight homers in 76 career games. He was a member of the 1981 American League West-champion club and went 2-for-16 in postseason play that year.

Moore was born in Leroy, Ala., and attended Jackson State University in Mississippi before the A's selected him in the sixth round of the 1978 Draft.

Moore is survived by his wife, Patricia, and three children.

AJ Cassavell is a reporter for MLB.com. Follow him on Twitter @ajcassavell.

This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.

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