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José Manuel Morales Hernandez

  • Bats Right, Throws Right
  • Height 6' 0", Weight 195 lb.

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[edit] Biographical Information

The seventh man from the U.S. Virgin Islands to make the majors, Jose Morales was "a catcher by trade" but best remembered as a master pinch-hitter. In 1976, playing for the Montreal Expos, he set a record (since broken) for most pinch-hits in a season.

After his playing career, he became a respected hitting coach in the majors. His nephews are Melvin Nieves and Wil Nieves.

[edit] Further Reading

  • Rory Costello: "José Morales", in Chip Greene, ed.: Mustaches and Mayhem, Charlie O's Three-Time Champions: The Oakland Athletics 1972-74, SABR, Phoenix, AZ, 2015, pp. 455-462. ISBN 978-1-943816-07-1

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