[this is the twentyfirst installment in the double dippers posts. here are the previous posts - brett butler, omar daal, eric young, nick willhite, chris gwynn, mickey hatcher, dave anderson, don zimmer, rafael landestoy, dave hansen, jose vizcaino, hideo nomo, greg maddux, mike maddux, jon garland, chan ho park, vicente romo, gene mauch, denny lewallyn, and von joshua.]
if you were to look at joe moeller's stats at baseball reference, you would see that he pitched for the dodgers from 1962 (as a 19-year old) through 1971. that includes full seasons in the minors that happened to coincide with the dodgers' two world championships in the 60's (1963 and 1965), although he did make an appearance in the 1966 fall classic. here's his 1965 topps card as proof positive of his status as a dodger.
after the 1971 season, moeller pitched in the minors for two seasons in the padre and phillie organizations without making it back to the majors, unfortunately. eventually, he rejoined the dodgers as part of their alumni speaking bureau/community outreach group. i believe he is still affiliated to this day, unless frank mccourt has fired him for some reason. over the last couple of years i have sent a few cards his way, c/o the dodgers, and they have always come back signed.
here's a very young joe moeller on his 1963 topps card
here's his 1970 card
and his swan song, 1971 topps
wearing the number that tommy john would claim in 1972.
here's to you, joe moeller, dodger double dipper! thanks for signing my cards!