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Royals Fire Longtime Front-office Executive Dayton Moore

Kansas City Royals chairman and CEO John Sherman, right, walks behind Kansas City Royals general manager and president of baseball operations Dayton Moore during a news conference Wednesday, Sept. 21, 2022 in Kansas City, Mo., after Moore had been fired from his position with the baseball club. (Rich Sugg/The Kansas City Star via AP)
Kansas City Royals chairman and CEO John Sherman, right, walks behind Kansas City Royals general manager and president of baseball operations Dayton Moore during a news conference Wednesday, Sept. 21, 2022 in Kansas City, Mo., after Moore had been fired from his position with the baseball club. (Rich Sugg/The Kansas City Star via AP)
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Kansas City, Mo. (AP) -- The Kansas City Royals fired longtime executive Dayton Moore on Wednesday, ending the roller-coaster tenure of an influential general manager and president who took the club from perennial 100-game loser to two World Series and the 2015 championship before its quick return to mediocrity.

Royals owner John Sherman, who retained Moore after acquiring the club from David Glass in 2019, announced the move during a news conference at which Moore spoke briefly before quietly slipping out of the room.