Monday, January 18, 2016

MISSING IN ACTION- 1972 JOE MOELLER

Here’s a “missing” 1972 card for former pitcher Joe Moeller, who finished up an eight-year career in 1971, all with the Los Angeles Dodgers:



Moeller appeared in 28 games for L.A., posting a 2-4 record with a 3.80 earned run average out of the bullpen, with 32 strikeouts in 66.1 innings of work.
To this day he is the youngest starter in Dodger history at 19 years and two months when he did so in his rookie season of 1962.
He’d miss both the 1963 and 1965 season which must have SUCKED since they were BOTH World Championship years for the Dodgers, but between every year from 1962 and 1971 that he was a Major League pitcher, he’d put on the Dodger blue.
He would wrap up his career with a 26-36 record with a 4.01 ERA, with seven saves and a shutout with 307 K’s over 583.2 innings and 166 appearances, 74 of which were starts.

2 comments:

  1. Joe only ever played for the Dodgers, but between November 1967 and April 1968 he was the property of the Astros (a rule 5 pick). Topps showed him as an Astro in the 1968 set.


    Here is a mis-cut card I got back in 1968.

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  2. Moeller also played in the Padres and Phillies systems...
    http://unknowntransaction.blogspot.com/2015/07/completing-joe-moellers-baseball-travels.html

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