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Omar Moreno
Born: October 24, 1952 (1952-10-24) (age 57)
Puerto Armuelles, Panama
Batted: Left Threw: Left 
MLB debut
September 6, 1975 for the Pittsburgh Pirates
Last MLB appearance
October 5, 1986 for the Atlanta Braves
Career statistics
Batting average     .252
Stolen bases     487
Hits     1257
Career highlights and awards
  • Led NL in at-bats in 1979 with 695 and 1980 with 676
  • Led NL in triples in 1981 with 13
  • Led league in stolen bases in 1978 with 71 and 1979 with 77
  • World Series champion (1979)

Omar Renan Moreno Quintero (born October 24, 1952, Puerto Armuelles, Panama) was a Major League Baseball outfielder from 1975 to 1986. He was best known for his years with the Pittsburgh Pirates, and was the starting center fielder and leadoff hitter on their 1979 World Series-winning team.

Moreno made his first appearance with the Pirates in September 1975, and became the team's starting center fielder in 1977. He had great speed and led the National League in stolen bases in 1978 and 1979. In 1980, he set the Pirates' single-season record for stolen bases with 96. Although he had no stolen bases in the 1979 World Series, he hit .333 in the leadoff spot during the Series.

Moreno played every game of the 1979 and 1980 seasons and led the National League in at bats both years.

His 96 stolen bases in 1980 are the most by any player not to lead the majors in steals on the season. Ron LeFlore edged him out by stealing 97 bases. Moreno set a not-so-impressive record that year by making an out 560 times that year, which is a major-league record.

After the 1982 season, Moreno signed as a free agent with the Houston Astros. He was traded midway through that year to the New York Yankees, for whom he played until they released him in August 1985. He signed with the Kansas City Royals for the last month of the 1985 season, and finished his career with the Atlanta Braves in 1986.

He appeared on the show Space Ghost: Coast To Coast along with fellow major leaguer Mookie Wilson in an episode called "Chinatown".

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Preceded by
Frank Taveras
National League Stolen Base Champion
Succeeded by
Ron LeFlore


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