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Al Moran
Al Moran
Ultimate Mets Database popularity ranking: 548 of 1043 players
Richard Alan Moran
Born: December 5, 1938 at Detroit, Mich.
Throws: Right Bats: Right
Height: 6.01 Weight: 190

Al Moran was the most popular Ultimate Mets Database daily lookup on January 24, 2016.

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First Mets game: April 9, 1963
Last Mets game: May 10, 1964

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Steve Snyder
Al Moran and my Dad grew to be good friends and Al played on his softball team in Detroit. He once gave me an autographed baseball card when I was a little kid. Although he didn't play that long in the big leagues, it was cool to know a real major leaguer.

Joe Figliola
August 8, 2001
Al triggered the tradition of "good field/no hit" Met shortstops, which (hopefully) should change if the Mets bring over Matsui, the Japanese shortstop with A-Rod- like power, only without the incentives (i.e., the infamous merchandise tent).

Despite his weak stick, Al sure looked like he knew what he was doing with the bat on his 1964 Topps card. It's pretty good.
January 29, 2002
horrible fielder even worse hitter.

July 2, 2002
He's my mother's cousin. REALLY cool guy.

jamey bumbalo
December 6, 2005
On his 1964 baseball card he does indeed look pretty cool, but his lifetime average was .195. At least he can say he played in the big leagues.

Brian Wright
April 20, 2007
Al works out where I do at a YMCA near Detroit. Wonderful guy, we both were friends with another special man named Tom Gibbons, a former Notre Dame football player and retired Ford exec. Tom was teaching political science at Schoolcraft CC; he died in a tragic traffic accident in December 2005.

Anyway, I just wanted to memorialize Tom somewhere where it would be appreciated, and I know Al would want to do the same. Al is probably not a well-known Detroit icon, but he should be. He still looks like he could play!

Brian Wright

Bill Deegan
May 10, 2007
The only thing I remember about Al is a sign held up by some fan at the Polo Grounds in 1963. It read, "Our Man Al Moran."

James Van Der Wall
July 21, 2007
While it may not have been Tinkers to Evers to Chance, I believe the Mets had a lot of double plays (because of a lot of baserunners) by Moran to Hunt to Harkness.

John Rogers
November 21, 2007
Al was my high school baseball coach at Detroit Catholic Central High School. He was a great coach and is a great man. His sense of humor is second to none and he is still in tip top shape.

Rob Gardner
March 1, 2013
Met Al Moran today (3-1-13). What a great guy! We talked about Casey and Hodges and then he gave me an autographed baseball card. He is now my favorite baseball player, surpassing Phil Niekro. Al Moran, He's My Man!

Edward Michael Sands
August 11, 2015
I didn't know Al personally but did know his younger brother Doug. I also graduated from Catholic Central in 1965. I understand he was a good coach at CCH.

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