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Joseph Douglas Moeller

  • Bats Right, Throws Right
  • Height 6' 5", Weight 208 lb.

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Joe Moeller pitched eight years with the Los Angeles Dodgers from 1962-71. When he came up in 1962, he was the second youngest player in the league. In 1966, he appeared in the 1966 World Series.

Moeller was signed in 1960 and came to the Reno Silver Sox in 1961, where he went 12-3 with five shutouts in half a season. He moved up to Greenville and to Spokane the same year (Moeller would be at Spokane at various times from 1961-68).

The next season, 1962, he was in the majors, making his debut on April 12. He went 6-5 on the season but had some wildness, giving up 58 walks in 85.7 innings.

He came back to the Dodgers in 1964 with much better control, giving up only 31 walks in 145.3 innings, but he compiled a record of 7-13.

In 1966, he got his ERA down to 2.52 in 29 appearances, mostly in relief.

It would be 1970 before he pitched 100 innings in a season again, posting a record of 7-9 in 135.3 innings, about half of which were starts.

Although Moeller was never a big star with the Dodgers, he lasted a long time with them. He came up in 1962 when Duke Snider was still on the team, and lasted through 1971 when Bill Buckner was a 21-year-old prospect.

As of 2008, he is the advance scout for the Florida Marlins.

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