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Jerry Morales

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Jerry Morales

Biography Julio Ruben "Jerry" Morales Torres (born February 18, 1949 in Yabucoa, Puerto Rico) is a former Major League Baseball outfielder who played from 1969-1983. Morales was originally signed by the New York Mets as an amateur free agent at the age of 17 in 1966. He went to the San Diego Padres in 1968 as a choice in that year's expansion draft, and spent several seasons going up and down in the Padres' farm system, finally becoming a semiregular in 1972 and 1973, leading Tribune reporter Richard Dozer to ask, "Who's Jerry Morales?" in the lead to his November...

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