Tuesday, August 29, 2017

no. 696 - jerry morales

Who is the man: Jerry Morales spent the majority of the 1970 season playing for Triple A Salt Lake City. He played just 28 games for the Padres.

Can ya dig it: This is Morales' first solo card after appearing on a two-player rookie card in 1970.

Right on: I know Morales as a mustachioed Chicago Cub. This does not compute.

You see that cat Morales is a bad mother: Morales was the Cubs' All-Star representative in the 1977 All-Star Game. He got hit in the knee by a pitch from Sparky Lyle for his effort.

Shut your mouth: Morales is most known in card collecting for his 1974 Topps card, in which he's shown wearing the bright gold uniform of the Padres but listed boldly in pink as playing for the Cubs.

No one understands him but his woman: Morales would regularly make basket catches in center field. The only exceptions were when diving or making a catch on the run.

(A word about the back): Gee whiz, bio writer, we can see the stats, what happened after that fine spring?

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