Omar Moreno Stats

Omar Moreno was born on Friday, October 24, 1952, in Puerto Armuelles, Panama. Moreno was 22 years old when he broke into the big leagues on September 6, 1975, with the Pittsburgh Pirates. His biographical data, year-by-year hitting stats, fielding stats, pitching stats (where applicable), career totals, uniform numbers, salary data and miscellaneous items-of-interest are presented by Baseball Almanac on this comprehensive Omar Moreno baseball stats page.

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Omar Moreno

Omar 'Antelope' Moreno Autograph on a 1984 Topps Baseball Card (#16)

Omar 'Antelope' Moreno Autograph on a 1984 Topps Baseball Card (#16)

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Birth Name:
Omar Renán Moreno ( Twitter : @OmarMoreno79 )
Nickname:
Antelope, The Out Maker
Born On:
10-24-1952  (Scorpio)
Place of Birth Data Born In:
Puerto Armuelles, Panama
Year of Death Data Died On:
Still Living ( 500 Oldest Living )
Place of Death Data Died In:
Still Living
Cemetery:
n/a
High School:
Undetermined
College:
None Attended
Batting Stances Chart Bats:
Left
Throwing Arms Chart Throws:
Left
Player Height Chart Height:
6-02
Player Weight Chart Weight:
180
First Game:
09-06-1975 (Age 22)
Last Game:
10-05-1986
Draft:
Undrafted Free Agent

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Omar Moreno Pitching Stats

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Omar Moreno Hitting Stats

1975 23 Pirates 6 6 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 .167 .286 .167
1976 24 Pirates 48 122 24 33 4 1 2 0 12 16 0 24 1 1 1 0 .270 .357 .369
1977 25 Pirates 150 492 69 118 19 9 7 0 34 38 5 102 0 2 1 4 .240 .295 .358
1978 26 Pirates 155 515 95 121 15 7 2 0 33 81 4 104 17 5 3 5 .235 .339 .303
1979 27 Pirates 162 695 110 196 21 12 8 0 69 51 9 104 6 2 3 7 .282 .333 .381
1980 28 Pirates 162 676 87 168 20 13 2 0 36 57 11 101 3 7 2 9 .249 .306 .325
1981 29 Pirates 103 434 62 120 18 8 1 0 35 26 4 76 1 4 3 1 .276 .319 .362
1982 30 Pirates 158 645 82 158 18 9 3 0 44 44 2 121 10 6 1 6 .245 .292 .315
1983 31 Astros 97 405 48 98 12 11 0 0 25 22 3 72 0 1 1 2 .242 .282 .326
1983 31 Yankees 48 152 17 38 9 1 1 0 17 8 0 31 3 0 0 4 .250 .288 .342
1984 32 Yankees 117 355 37 92 12 6 4 0 38 18 1 48 4 4 1 3 .259 .294 .361
1985 33 Yankees 34 66 12 13 4 1 1 0 4 1 0 16 1 0 0 1 .197 .209 .333
1985 33 Royals 24 70 9 17 1 3 2 0 12 3 0 8 0 1 1 1 .243 .280 .429
1986 34 Braves 118 359 46 84 18 6 4 0 27 21 2 77 6 0 0 2 .234 .276 .351
12 Years 1,382 4,992 699 1,257 171 87 37 0 386 387 41 885 52 33 17 45 .252 .306 .343

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Omar Moreno Fielding Stats

1975 Pirates LF 1 1 27 1 1.0 0 0 0 1 0 n/a n/a n/a .000 0.00
1976 Pirates CF 42 28 825 97 2.3 93 90 3 4 1 n/a n/a n/a .959 3.04
1976 Pirates RF 1 0 3 1 1.0 1 1 0 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 9.00
1977 Pirates CF 147 118 3,465 389 2.6 380 370 10 9 4 n/a n/a n/a .977 2.96
1978 Pirates CF 152 137 3,807 425 2.8 418 409 9 7 2 n/a n/a n/a .984 2.96
1979 Pirates CF 162 161 480 510 3.1 497 489 8 13 2 n/a n/a n/a .975 27.96
1980 Pirates CF 162 160 471 500 3.1 496 481 15 4 2 n/a n/a n/a .992 28.43
1981 Pirates CF 103 103 297 314 3.0 313 306 7 1 1 n/a n/a n/a .997 28.45
1982 Pirates CF 157 156 435 412 2.6 406 396 10 6 3 n/a n/a n/a .985 25.20
1983 Astros CF 97 94 2,478 269 2.8 263 256 7 6 3 n/a n/a n/a .978 2.87
1983 Yankees CF 48 42 1,158 120 2.5 119 118 1 1 1 n/a n/a n/a .992 2.77
1984 Yankees CF 108 97 2,610 274 2.5 270 261 9 4 3 n/a n/a n/a .985 2.79
1985 Yankees CF 19 11 315 35 1.8 35 34 1 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 3.00
1985 Royals CF 13 9 282 19 1.5 19 19 0 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 1.82
1985 Yankees LF 3 3 69 11 3.7 11 11 0 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 4.30
1985 Royals RF 8 7 189 13 1.6 13 12 1 0 1 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 1.86
1985 Yankees RF 4 2 60 12 3.0 12 11 1 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 5.40
1986 Braves CF 12 7 234 25 2.1 25 24 1 0 1 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 2.88
1986 Braves LF 18 15 399 29 1.6 28 28 0 1 0 n/a n/a n/a .966 1.89
1986 Braves RF 71 56 1,551 108 1.5 104 99 5 4 2 n/a n/a n/a .963 1.81
CF Totals 1,222 1,123 16,857 3,389 2.8 3,334 3,253 81 55 23 n/a n/a n/a .984 5.34
RF Totals 84 65 1,803 134 1.6 130 123 7 4 3 n/a n/a n/a .970 1.95
LF Totals 22 19 495 41 1.9 39 39 0 2 0 n/a n/a n/a .951 2.13
12 Years 1,328 1,207 19,155 3,564 2.7 3,503 3,415 88 61 26 n/a n/a n/a .983 4.94

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Omar Moreno Miscellaneous Stats

1975 Pirates 1 0 1.000 3 2 n/a 0.0 6.0 0.0 - - -
1976 Pirates 15 5 .750 6 2 n/a 61.0 5.1 10.2 - - -
1977 Pirates 53 16 .768 10 6 n/a 70.3 4.8 14.5 - - -
1978 Pirates 71 22 .763 5 4 n/a 257.5 5.0 15.6 - - -
1979 Pirates 77 21 .786 0 0 n/a 86.9 6.7 10.1 - - -
1980 Pirates 96 33 .744 0 0 n/a 338.0 6.7 18.8 - - -
1981 Pirates 39 14 .736 0 0 n/a 434.0 5.7 12.4 - - -
1982 Pirates 60 26 .698 1 0 n/a 215.0 5.3 14.7 - - -
1983 Astros 30 13 .698 1 0 n/a 0.0 5.6 16.2 - - -
1983 Yankees 7 3 .700 0 1 0 152.0 4.9 8.9 - - -
1984 Yankees 20 11 .645 0 12 1 88.8 7.4 9.3 - - -
1985 Yankees 1 1 .500 7 4 1 66.0 4.1 16.5 - - -
1985 Royals 0 1 .000 6 0 0 35.0 8.8 5.8 - - -
1986 Braves 17 16 .515 29 4 n/a 89.8 4.7 13.3 - - -
12 Years 487 182 .728 68 35 2 134.9 5.6 12.9 - - -

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Omar Moreno Miscellaneous Items of Interest

1975 Pittsburgh Pirates 24 $15,000.00 - -
1976 Pittsburgh Pirates 18 $19,000.00 - -
1977 Pittsburgh Pirates 18 $25,000.00 - -
1978 Pittsburgh Pirates 18 Undetermined - -
1979 Pittsburgh Pirates 18 Undetermined - Stats
1980 Pittsburgh Pirates 18 Undetermined - -
1981 Pittsburgh Pirates 18 Undetermined - -
1982 Pittsburgh Pirates 18 Undetermined - -
1983 Houston Astros 24 Undetermined - -
1983 New York Yankees 22 Undetermined - -
1984 New York Yankees 22 $731,855.00 - -
1985 New York Yankees 22 Undetermined - -
1985 Kansas City Royals 28 Undetermined - -
1986 Atlanta Braves 18 $100,000.00 - -
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Omar Renán Moreno Quintero was a Major League Baseball player with the Pittsburgh Pirates (1975-1982), Houston Astros (1983), New York Yankees (1983-1985), Kansas City Royals (1985), and Atlanta Braves (1986). Omar wasn't simply fast, he was easily one of the greatest base stealers in the game, an attribute seen by his teammates, his manager, and even when he was scouted in Panama (at age 15)!

The Pittsburgh Pirates may not be objective, but they think Omar Moreno is as good as any center fielder in the league.

His manager, Chuck Tanner, says Moreno is the most underrated player in baseball. Dave Parker, a minor league pal from way back, thinks he's the best center fielder and base stealer in the game.

One of the reasons the Pirates are so loud in their praise of Moreno is that the 26-year-old Panamanian is soft-spoken. He's learning a foreign language and still polishing his baseball talents. Both are improving.

"He's saved so many games for us," Tanner said during a weekend series here. "He's so valuable. To me, he's the most underrated ballplayer in the major leagues."

Pittsburgh Scout Howie Haak, who scours Latin America for prospective major leaguers, saw Moreno's value 10 years ago in Puerto Armuelles, Panama. Moreno was 15 at the the time.

"He couldn't hit the ball out of the infield, but he should could run," Haak recalled.

Moreno had trouble hitting his first two years as a regular with the Pirates, in 1977 and 1978. His combined average was .238. In those years, however, he stole 124 bases, including a major league leading 71 last season.

This season, Moreno has stolen 33 times in 44 attempts, tied for the National League lead. He's hitting .296, four points shy of his self-imposed goal. By the end of July he should have more hits than in either of the two previous years, thanks largely to hitting instruction last fall from former Pirate manager Harry Walker.

Hitting aside, Moreno said his base-stealing technique is still being refined after leading three leagues in that department

"When I site in the dugout, I try to study how they (pitchers) throw," Moreno said. "I watch to see how many times they look over to first. I watch their motion. I watch to see if maybe their leg moves differently on a pitchout. I watch for a pattern. I study pitchers very well.

"I feel right now I can almost steal second 100 percent."

Moreno says he takes the same lead in all situations. "You want to take the same lead whether you're going to not going. Don't let the pitcher know anything. I always slide head-first."

"The fans, they get excited when I get on base. They like to see me run all the time. But I not going to run all the time. I can't say I'm going to run on the fourth pitch all the time. I like to run when I get on base but I have to use my head."

Tanner elaborated: "Speed isn't the only thing. Base-stealing is an art. He's more intelligent in picking up the pitches this year. They've pitched out on him a lot and he's only gone a couple of times. Last year he was caught a lot.

The Spokesman-Review. July 10, 1979. Page 23.

Did you know that when Omar Moreno swiped 71 bases in 1978 with the Bucs , he actually tied the single season team record for stolen bases, set in 1888 , "only" 90 years earlier? Do you know whose record he tied? [ Answer ]

Did you know that Omar Moreno not only broke the all-time Pittsburgh Pirates record for stolen bases in a season the following year, swiping 77 bags in 1979 , but he broke it the year after that as well, swiping 96 bags in 1980 , a still-standing franchise record?

Did you know that Omar Moreno actually set two still-standing records in 1980 His 96 stolen bases were not enough to lead the National League ( Top 25 ), making it the most stolen bases by any player in baseball history during a season, who did not lead the league!

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