Euel “Monk” Moore was born in 1908, during the dissolving of the Chickasaw Nation. Non-Indians began to settle around his hometown and brought with them their culture. At that point, no one knew a baseball star was being made.
Moore played ball for two franchises, the New York Giants and the Philadelphia Phillies. He was a powerful figure and made for a great Chickasaw athlete. In 1935, however, he sustained an injury that no longer allowed him to play baseball.
After his baseball career, he joined the U.S. Army and valiantly served in World War II. After his discharge from the military, he was a state game ranger for 27 years in the Tishomingo district.
In his later years, Moore was nominated into the American Indian Athletic Hall of Fame, but he lacked a Certificate of Degree of Indian Blood, and was therefore ruled unable to be nominated. However, he made the Chickasaw Nation proud and in 1988, shortly before his death, he was notified with his certificate. He was honored posthumously and his memory and heritage live on in others and in the spirit of baseball.