January 16, 1937 |
|September 7, 1961, for the Chicago Cubs|
|Last MLB appearance|
|May 19, 1962, for the Chicago Cubs|
|Runs batted in||3|
Meredith Goodwin "Moe" Morhardt (born January 16, 1937) is an American former Major League Baseball first baseman. He played parts of the 1961 and 1962 seasons with the Chicago Cubs, appearing in 25 major league games.
After three seasons of baseball at Connecticut, Morhardt was signed by the Chicago Cubs as an amateur free agent in summer 1959. He spent the remainder of 1959 at three minor league levels, spending most of the season with the Class D Paris Lakers. He spent all of 1960 with the Class A Lancaster Red Roses. He was assigned to the minor leagues again in 1960 and played much of the season with the Class B Wenatchee Chiefs. In September, he was called up to the Cubs and made his major league debut on September 7, 1961. He appeared in seven games for the Cubs that month, starting each at first base and hitting .278.
Morhardt began the 1962 season with Chicago, appearing in 18 games as a pinch-hitter. After hitting .125 with the Cubs, Morhardt was sent down to the minor leagues and split the rest of the season between Class B Wenatchee and Class AA San Antonio.
He spent 1963 and 1964 in the minor leagues before retiring from professional baseball following the 1964 season.
After his playing career, Morhardt was the head baseball coach at The Gilbert School in Winsted, Connecticut from 1967–1987, also serving, at times, as the school's boys' soccer coach, boys' basketball coach, and athletic director. As head baseball coach, Morhardt had a record of 299-134, winning eight league titles and four Class M state championships. Starting prior to the 1988 season, Morhardt coached for seven seasons for the Hartford Hawks college baseball team, serving as an assistant from 1988–1992 and head coach from 1993–1994. From 1997–1999, he was the head coach of the Western Connecticut Colonials baseball team. Morhardt also spent time as the head coach of the Danbury Westerners of the New England Collegiate Baseball League, coaching the team from 1998–2004.
Yearly coaching records
|Hartford Hawks (North Atlantic Conference) (1993–1994)|
|Western Connecticut State Colonials (Little East Conference (DIII)) (1997–1999)|
|1997||Western Connecticut State||13-16||5-9||3rd (South)|
|1998||Western Connecticut State||15-22||3-11||8th||LEC Tournament|
|1999||Western Connecticut State||4-22||1-13||8th|
|Western Connecticut State:||32-60||9-33|
National champion Postseason invitational champion
Collegiate summer baseball
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- "Transactions: College". Lawrence Journal-World. Lawrence, Kansas, USA. June 21, 1994. p. 5C. Archived from the original on March 7, 2013. Retrieved March 7, 2013.
HARTFORD-- ... Announced the resignation of Moe Morhardt, baseball coach.
- "University of Hartford Baseball: Year-by-Year Records". Hartford Hawks. University of Hartford Athletic Department. Archived from the original on January 6, 2012. Retrieved January 6, 2012.
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- "Baseball Yearly Results". LittleEast.com. Little East Conference. Retrieved December 4, 2012.