Puerto Rico's Jerry Morales was taken from the Mets organization by the Padres in
the 1968 expansion draft, but had his most productive seasons with the Cubs, 1974-77.
He had career highs of 91 RBI in 1975, 16 homers in 1976, and a .290 average in 1977,
his All-Star year.
»May 17, 1977: The Cubs hit seven home runs and wallop the Padres 23–6. Three of the home runs are consecutive shots in the 5th by Larry Biittner, Jerry Morales, and Bobby Murcer. With a lead of 22–2, starter Bill Bonham is yanked after six frames and Ramon Hernandez finishes, allowing up four earned runs in three innings. But he 'earns' his first and only save as a Cub. He goes from Cubman to Hubman in 11 days when Chicago swaps him for Boston's Bobby Darwin.
»May 31, 1979: Pat Underwood makes his ML debut for Detroit, pitching eight 1/3 innings in shutting out Toronto, 1–0. The losing pitcher is Pat's brother, Tom, who goes the distance allowing only Jerry Morales's 8th inning home run.