Just one year into his collegiate baseball career, Mike Moore felt his trajectory changing.
As a star at Eakly High School, Moore faced little adversity. After all, he had a minuscule 0.05 ERA as a senior.
That just made the 1979 spring — his freshman year at Oral Roberts University — disheartening.
Going from being nearly unhittable to a .500 mark was tough. New pitching mentor Jim Brewer had made tweaks to Moore’s delivery that had yet to prove effective.