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Dayton Moore is the general manager of the Kansas City Royals. He succeeded Allard Baird.
Childhood and education
Born February 17th 1967 in Wichita, Kansas, Moore grew up a Royals fan. He claims to have watched the 1985 World Series in Kansas City from I-70. He played baseball at Garden City Community College before graduating from George Mason University in 1989, with an undergraduate degree in Physical Education and Health. He received a master's degree in Athletic Administration from George Mason in 1992, and served as an assistant baseball coach at George Mason from 1990 to 1994.
In 1994, Moore entered the business of Major League Baseball, joining the Atlanta Braves as a scout. He later served as an assistant director of scouting, assistant director of player development, and director of international scouting before his promotion in 2002 to director of player personnel development. He took over as Braves Assistant General Manager in August 2005. In November 2005, Moore interviewed with the Boston Red Sox for their GM opening, but withdrew his name from consideration after the first interview. Dayton Moore then was offered a job with the Kansas City Royals and took the job on June 8, 2006.
On August 31, 2009 Moore's contract as general manager of the Royals was extended through 2014By TBP