KANSAS CITY, MO -- Royals Sr. Vice President-Baseball Operations/General Manager Dayton Moore will be inducted into the Missouri Sports Hall of Fame later this month. The enshrinement ceremony will be held on Sunday, January 31st at the Ozark Empire Fairgrounds.
Moore, who has been the Royals' GM since 2006, is headed into his 15th season with the organization. Under his direction, the Royals organization has invested heavily in scouting and player development, which led to back-to-back World Series appearances in 2014 and 2015, capped off with a World Series Championship in 2015.
Moore is also well known for his philanthropy and giving back to the Kansas City community. The "C" You In the Major Leagues Foundation, which supports youth baseball, education, families in crisis, and faith-based programs and organizations. Under his direction, the Kansas City Urban Youth Academy officially opened its doors in 2017. While viewed as being a model for youth baseball and softball development, the $21-million facility is a center for character development and advancement for the Kansas City community’s urban youth.