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Jerry Morales
Jerry Morales
Ultimate Mets Database popularity ranking: 350 of 1043 players
Julio Ruben Morales
Born: February 18, 1949 at Yabucoa, P.R.
Throws: Right Bats: Right
Height: 5.10 Weight: 165

Jerry Morales was the most popular Ultimate Mets Database daily lookup on November 4, 2007.


First Mets game: April 10, 1980
Last Mets game: September 25, 1980

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October 16, 2002
Best thing about Jerry is that we were able to get rid of that jerk Hebner. Big slacker. Jerry was not a bad big league hitter.

December 25, 2002
Actually, Jerry Morales was a Mets prospect in the late 60's. they let him go to the Padres, and finally re-acquired him a decade (and a career) later. He was a deceptively good outfielder who specialized in the basket catch.

My favorite memory of him is one in which he is the straight man. After the Cubs beat the Mets one day, Morales and Jose Cardenal are the guests on Kiner's Korner. They are discussing Morales' basket catches, and Ralph asks Cardenal, "Jose, you like to make the basket catches too, don't you?" To which Cardenal replies" Oh no, not me Ralph. One time I try it and BOOM the ball it hits me in the chest." The three of them were roaring.

December 25, 2002
Always seemed to kill the Mets as a Mets opponent. I remember many big hits he got against the Mets as a member of the Cubs.

Kenny M
August 29, 2003
Although generally a marginal player, for some reason I always liked seeing Morales, even when I remember him against the Mets as a Cub, Padre, or Cardinal. He just looked cool with the gold chains, and thick black hair and mustauche. Always seemed as if his uniform was clean and bright white, and fit perfectly. He wore number 17 and looked good in the Met home uniform.

September 12, 2004
I can see it to this day: the story on Mike Jorgensen and Jerry Morales coming to the Mets, in their scorecard:

"Like a couple of homing pigeons...Jorgy and Morales have come home to roost."

The story didn't mention what pigeons do most of the time, especially on statues and monuments...

Kenny M
September 15, 2004
I was recently on field during pregame workouts and BP at Shea during a recent Mets/Expos game, and while I was alone for about 15 minutes, noticed an Expo coach sitting on a stool down the 3B line against the stands, doing nothing for a while. I looked more closely and realized it was Morales (greyer shorter hair with no mustache). He wore #28. I slowly approached him and asked him if he was Morales, and mentioned that I remembered his short stint with the Mets as a young boy, and enjoyed watching him play. I received one word answers at best, and he obviously didn't want to talk. After his second "response", I felt awkward and disappointed, and was already planning my exit strategy. He was very unfriendly. How many people these days, in NY no less, actually heard of, recognize, and approach Jerry Morales and say they enjoyed watching him play, especially Mets fans? I'm sure he's a nice guy, but I was shocked at his lack of social skills. I felt like I was talking to the wall.

January 15, 2006
When Jerry played for the Mets Ralph Kiner used to tell the story of the first time he tried to get Jerry to appear on Kiner's Korner when he was playing for San Diego. Jerry he said no speak English. Then Ralph told him that you get paid for the appearing on the show. Then all of a sudden Jerry said yes I speak English.

Was a decent hitter, had a couple of fair seasons with the Cubs. He had that unusual batting style where he would raise the bat high over his head, then bring it back down to swing as the pitch came in.

Angel Gonzalez
April 3, 2013
Morales is my uncle (my mom's sister's husband). I just wanted to apologize in behalf of my uncle to the gentleman who approached my uncle at the Mets/Expos game. My uncle speaks very little English and was probably nervous to engage in a more complicated conversation. Anyways, I realize you posted almost a decade ago, but I hope it brings some type of clarification, ha ha. It makes me very happy to see that my uncle is appreciated to the extent of some of these comments though and I'm sure it would make him quite happy as well. I will inform him about these comments next time I visit him in Puerto Rico. Last time was in September of last year for my cousin's birthday.

Get's by Buckner
April 18, 2013
He is the guy on the baseball blooper video who tried to catch a ball in CF and spun around, tripped himself and fell down.

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