Omar Moreno - Timeline

Astros Trades & Transactions

Dec 10, 1982:Signed Omar Moreno(OF) from Pit-N as free agent
Aug 10, 1983:Traded Omar Moreno(OF) to NY-A for Jerry Mumphrey(OF)

This Date in Astros History

Oct 24, 1952:Omar Moreno is born in Puerto Armuelles, Panama. A free agent signee in 1983, the speedy centerfielder bats just .242 before a midseason trade to the Yankees. During his 12 big league seasons though, he is one of baseball's most feared base stealers.
Aug 21, 1980:Terry Puhl has a four-hit night to lead Houston past Pittsburgh, 12-5. The Astros pound 18 hits but none more exciting than a roller to centerfield that skips under the glove of Omar Moreno. Alan Ashby puffs around all four bags on what is ruled a three-base error.
Jul 5, 1982:Joe Niekro gives up homers to Omar Moreno and Johnny Ray to start the game, then settles in for a 6-4 complete-game victory in rainy Pittsburgh. Jose Cruz and Phil Garner bail Niekro out with a home run and three RBIs apiece.
Dec 10, 1982:The big news in Houston is the free agent signing of outfielder Omar Moreno from Pittsburgh. Little noticed is a second deal sending first baseman Danny Heep to the New York Mets for pitcher Mike Scott. The righthander brings a 14-27 record with him from New York.
Apr 24, 1983:Mike LaCoss battles Steve Carlton to a 2-2 draw before Jose Cruz caps a three-hit night with the game-winner in the eleventh. Omar Moreno scores for the 3-2 win over Philadelphia.
May 9, 1983:Phil Garner scores the winning run while ex-Astro Danny Heep argues the call of first base ump Terry Tata in a 6-4 victory over the New York Mets. Tata had ruled that Jose Cruz beat Heep to the bag on a roller to first. Nobody calls for time and Garner alertly speeds home. Garner's double off the third base bag had scored Omar Moreno and Dickie Thon to set up the go-ahead moment.
Jul 22, 1983:After blowing a 6-2 lead in the eighth inning, the Astros score five in the ninth to topple the Expos, 11-8, in Montreal. Tony Scott and Omar Moreno each deliver two-run singles to reclaim the lead. Bill Dawley nails down the save after Frank DiPino and Dave Smith couldn't seal the deal.
Jul 31, 1983:Astros explode for seven runs in the seventh inning to tattoo the Reds, 9-2. A double by Omar Moreno gets the rally started while a two-run triple by Jose Cruz provides the key hit.