Dayton Moore marks his 12th full season with the Kansas City Royals in 2018, being named Senior Vice President-Baseball Operations/General Manager on May 30, 2006. He officially assumed his duties on June 8, 2006, becoming the sixth general manager in franchise history.
From day one, the goal Moore set out to accomplish was bringing a World Championship back to Kansas City, a dream that was brought to fruition in 2015.
Moore’s tenure in Kansas City has been one of the most successful runs in franchise history as the Royals have boasted 15 Rawlings Gold Glove Awards, 27 All-Star Game selections and a Cy Young Award winner. Since the 2011 season, no Major League club has earned more Rawlings Gold Gloves, winning 14 of them. KC’s 20 All-Star selections since 2013 are also the most in the American League and tied for the most in the Majors.
Moore has received several accolades over the last four seasons, being named to the Kansas Baseball Hall of Fame and the Kansan of the Year in 2014, while he was also been tabbed “Executive of the Year” by Major League Baseball (GIBBY Awards) in both 2014 and 2015 and the same distinction from the Kansas City Sports Commission in 2015. He was recognized by the Boys & Girls Club with the John J. “Buck” O’Neil Diamond MVP Award as well as the Negro League Baseball Museum’s Rube Foster Award for American League Executive of the Year in 2016.
Under the direction of Moore, the Kansas City Urban Youth Academy will officially open in March, 2018. The mission statement of the academy is to “utilize baseball and softball, fostering a culture for urban youth that eliminates social barriers while inspiring educational advancement, community awareness and character development that creates a reciprocating lifestyle of excellence.”
Moore, a native of Wichita, Kan., brought an impressive resume to the Royals in 2006, having previously worked for the Atlanta Braves’ organization during their run of 14-straight division titles.
Before joining the Braves, Moore served as an assistant baseball coach at his alma mater, George Mason University (1990-94). He received a Bachelor’s degree (1989) and a Master’s degree (1992) from GMU. Moore and his wife, Marianne, reside in Leawood, Kan., and have two daughters, and a son.