Monday, July 13, 2015

Completing Joe Moeller's Baseball Travels

Pitcher Joe Moeller spent his entire major league career with the Dodgers, having come up from the minors too quickly in 1962 after striking out a ridiculous 295 batters in 237 innings with three different minor league teams in 1961.

He was in and out of the majors with the parent club thru 1971, having been Rule V drafted in 1968 by Houston and returned. Otherwise, his major league Baseball Reference page is transaction-free...

Which doesn't explain his 1972 and 1973 seasons in the Padres and Phillies chains.

The Spokane Daily Chronicle of Feb. 26, 1972  has this:

"The Hawaii Islanders announced Friday the purchase of pitcher Joe Moeller from the Los Angeles Dodgers."

That would put that transaction on Feb. 25, 1972. Moeller spent that season in Hawaii, then was traded to Eugene during the 1973 season.

The Eugene Register-Guard of June 11, 1973  mentions this trade in passing...

"Gene Martin, the guy traded to Hawaii for Joe Moeller and John Werhas, made his first visit back..."

This transaction was unlisted on all three Baseball Reference pages.

Moeller finished his career in 1972 in Eugene.

So we get to tie up the loose transactions on Joe Moeller's time we will look at John Werhas.

Moeller and Martin...

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