Some of the Top Cards of 1976

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

1976 Topps #632 - Rogelio Moret

  • Rogelio Moret pitched in the majors from 1970-1978, mostly with the Boston Red Sox. Moret was signed by the Red Sox in 1968. He pitched in the minors from 1968-1970 and was called up in September 1970. Moret pitched in three games for the Red Sox in 1970 and was 1-0 with a 3.38 ERA.
  • Moret split the next two seasons between the Red Sox and AAA Louisville. In 1971 Rogelio was 4-3 with a 2.92 ERA in 13 games (7 starts). Moret pitched in three games in 1972 and had a 3.60 ERA in five innings pitched.
  • Moret was in the majors to stay in 1973. He started 15 games and appeared as a reliever in 15 other games. Rogelio had a record of 13-2 with a 3.17 ERA and led the AL with a .867 winning percentage.
  • In 1974 Rogelio was 3-5 with a 4.74 ERA in 31 games (21 starts).
  • Moret led the AL in winning percentage (.824) again in 1975. He was 14-3 with a 3.60 ERA in 36 games (16 starts). Rogelio pitched one inning and was the winning pitcher in game 2 of the 1975 ALCS. Moret appeared in two games in the 1975 World Series and allowed no runs in 1.2 innings.
  • After the 1975 season Moret was traded to the Atlanta Braves for Tom House. In 1976 Moret was 3-5 with a 5.00 ERA in 27 games (12 starts). After the 1976 season Rogelio was traded with four other players and $250,000 to the Texas Rangers for Jeff Burroughs.
  • In 1977 Moret didn't pitch until June 28. He appeared in 18 games (8 starts) and was 3-3 with a 3.73 ERA.
  • Moret was 0-1 with a 4.91 ERA in seven games (two starts) in 1978. Rogelio struggled with his mental health in 1978. On April 12 he was scheduled to start but was spotted in the Rangers' locker room in a catatonic state holding a slipper in front of him. He didn't respond to examiners and was taken to a psychiatric facility. Moret made six other appearances after that incident, but his last major league games was on June 16, 1978.
  • Moret was released during spring training in 1979. He tried to come back with the Cleveland Indians in 1980 but was cut during spring training.
  • Rogelio pitched in the Mexican League in 1981 and 1982 and then pitched for several years in Puerto Rico until he became eligible to collect his major league pension.
  • Here is Moret's SABR biography.


1 comment:

  1. What I really like about this card is Moret's totally crazed look. I've got him and some other guys who look a bit insane on this post: