Omar Moreno Inducted into Latino Baseball Hall of Fame

By Jason Shetler

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It was announced earlier today that former Pirates outfielder Omar Moreno is one of several players who will be inducted into the Latino Baseball Hall of Fame for 2014. Moreno played 12 seasons in the big leagues, spending his first eight with the Pittsburgh Pirates. He was a catalyst at the top of the lineup for the Bucs, and was a pretty big part of the Pirates success in the late 70’s. In 1977 and 1978, Moreno led the National League in stolen bases with 71 and 77 respectively. In 1980, he led the NL in triples with 13. He went on to steal 412 bases during his time with the Pirates, which is third most in franchise history behind Max Carey and Honus Wagner. Moreno also played for the Houston Astros, New York Yankees, Kansas City Royals and the Atlanta Braves. He ended his career with 487 stolen bases and 87 triples in a total of 1,382 games played.

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