FAVORITE BRAVES PLAYERS OF THE 1980'S
#66 OMAR MORENO
ATLANTA BRAVES 1985
During the Braves late 80's doldrums, the team actually put together a fairly productive bench of reserve players. These players were dubbed "The Bomb Squad" by former all-star Ted Simmons and charter member of the "BS." For my version of the Bomb Squad, I use the phrase in more general terms for eighteen players the Braves got at the wrong end of their career during that decade.
COMING IN AT #11 ON THE LIST-
"THE BOMB SQUAD: 1980'S FORMERLY PRODUCTIVE
MAJOR LEAGUE PLAYERS THE BRAVES ACQUIRED
NEAR THE END OF THEIR CAREER"-Omar Moreno
Career: Omar led NL in steals in 1978 and 1979. Was the star lead off-man for the "We are Family" Pirate teams during that time. Had eleven hits in the 1979 World Series.
The Bomb squad: Omar was given one last chance to assert himself for the Braves during the 1986 season. His best game was a 5 for 5 performance against the Padres on August 13th, but hit only .234 on the season overall. He was released at the end of the 1986 season.
|Omar Moreno 1979|