Bob Moorhead
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Bob Moorhead
Bob Moorhead
Ultimate Mets Database popularity ranking: 472 of 1043 players
Charles Robert Moorhead
Born: January 23, 1938 at Chambersburg, Pa.
Died: December 3, 1986 at Lemoyne, Pa.
Throws: Right Bats: Right
Height: 6.01 Weight: 208


First Mets game: April 11, 1962
Last Mets game: September 20, 1965

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October 16, 2002
One of only a few guys to pitch over 100 innings in a season and not get a win. Great claim to fame.

Joe Figliola
October 16, 2002
There's an old newsreel of the 1962 Mets' ticker tape parade, and Bob is prominently featured. He is riding in a convertible with Gus Bell and a third Met (I think it was Al Jackson, I'm not sure). When you go winless for one of the worst teams of all time, we fans need to appreciate as many positive things as we can, no matter how trivial they are!

Jonathan Stern
December 17, 2002
I heard from someone that Moorehead effectively ended his pitching career after he got so unhappy after a particularly bad Mets loss that he punched a wall with his pitching hand and broke it. So much for the notion that the Casey Stengel Mets were a fun team to be around.

Ed K
February 15, 2005
I believe Bob was the first Met to throw a knuckle ball although it was not his regular pitch. No other knuckleball pitchers came along on the Mets until Dennis Springer decades later, and (if you want to count him) Todd Zeile pitching in a blowout game.

jamey bumbalo
November 17, 2005
How's this for trivia? Bob Moorhead appeared on one baseball card, an extremely rare 1962 Topps card (#593) that showed five rookie pitchers (Topps' first rookie cards). Four of the five--Moorhead, Craig Anderson, Jack Hamilton, and Jack Lamabe--pitched for the Mets at one time or another. The fifth guy was Bob Veale, a very fine pitcher for the Pirates. Since Moorhead is so obscure, I hope somebody sees this posting!

Don Lehmer
October 1, 2006
Bob went to Lemoyne High School in Pa. My brother was one of his classmates. Bob would always walk around the hallways of the school squeezing a rubber ball saying that he hoped his hand would get even stronger so he could play in the majors. He seemed like a real good guy. We are proud that he got his start here in Lemoyne. After baseball he ended up working for a trucking company in the Lemoyne area.

Shickhaus Franks
April 28, 2014
Became the 1st Mets pitcher to give up a home run to Hank Aaron. Out of the 755 HR's, Aaron hit 43 vs the Mets (not counting Spring Training or the 1969 NLCS). For the record, Tom Seaver gave up 5 Home Runs.

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