The former closer was 35 when he committed suicide after shooting his wife in July 1989, three years after giving up an American League Championship Series-turning home run with the California Angels one strike away from winning the 1986 pennant. "Ever since he gave up the home run to Dave Henderson he was never himself again," Dave Pinter, Moore's agent, told the Los Angeles Times. "He blamed himself for the Angels not going to the World Series. He couldn't get over it. I tried to get him to go to a psychiatrist, but he said, 'I don't need it, I'll get over it.' Moore also struggled with a drinking problem as well as marital and financial troubles after his release by the Kansas City Royals in June 1989.