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.
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!
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.
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.
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!
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.