Friday, September 24, 2010

A couple of Morales

 Julio Reuben (Torres) Morales was drafted from the Mets in the 1968 expansion draft.  He was a semi-regular with the Padres from 1969-1973.  He was traded to the Cubs for Glenn Beckert giving us two weird cards in the 1974 Topps set.  Beckert is in a Cubs uni in a Padres frame and Morales in a Padres uni in a Cubs frame.  I have both of them signed somewhere.  After Morales was traded to Chicago he played there for seven years, then played with the Mets, Cardinals and Tigers. After he finished playing in 1983 he started coaching and was seen coaching in the Mets organization. I picked up this signed rookie card on eBay.  Richard Angelo Morales played in the majors from 1967-1974 with just two teams.  He played 7 seasons with the ChiSox and 2 with the Padres, then became a coach in the minors.  I also got this card off eBay.

1 comment:

Johngy said...

They played about 2/3 of a season together in SD. Too bad. It would have been cooler if after that they played on opposite sides of Chicago.