Joe Moock

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Joseph Geoffrey Moock

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Joe Moock played thirteen games for the New York Mets in 1967 around the end of the season, after not playing in the minor leagues that season. All his appearances in the field were at third base at a time when the Mets were cycling through third basemen as if they were going out of style..

He surfaced again with the expansion Montreal Expos in 1969; he played well in spring training, and garnered a bit of fame when he hit the team's first-ever homer in an intra-squad game. He had a shot at making the team as a spare outfielder, but was one of the last players cut before the team headed north. He was sent to the Class A West Palm Beach Expos, where he hit .300 in 57 games. The Expos did not have a AA affiliate yet, so they sent him on loan to the Savannah Senators to finish the season, where he hit .237 in 49 games; between the two teams, he hit only 3 homers however. Still, in 1970, the Expos moved him up to their AAA affiliate the Buffalo Bisons, but released him after he hit only .069 in 18 games. He finished his career with 20 games with the AA Shreveport Braves, for whom he hit .306.

In a minor league career from 1965-1970 he hit .300 at several stops, playing outfield as well as all the infield positions except catcher.

His father Joseph E. Moock was a minor league infielder. After his playing career, Moock was a high school history teacher and baseball coach in Louisiana, including at Baker (LA) High School and Silliman Institute.

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