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Moisés Camacho Muniz
- Bats Right, Throws Right
- Height 5' 10", Weight 170 lb.
Moisés (Moi) Camacho was one of the top second basemen in the history of the Mexican League. He barely hit over .200 with 3 homers in his first two seasons ('51-'52) after which he went to the Arizona-Texas League. In two years there he hit in the .340s with 28 HR and 170 RBI - but this is deceptive as the league was a very high-offense one, where Camacho was not one of the league's elite offensive weapons. In 1955 the Arizona-Texas became the Arizona-Mexico League - Camacho stayed with Mexicali and hit .363 with 16 HR and 113 RBI; he was close to winning the batting title that year. He moved up to the Eastern League in 1956 - he hit .269 with 12 HR and 70 RBI, again a top-15 hitter in the circuit, but not a star.
Camacho returned to Mexico in 1957 and hit 63 homers in three years for the Nuevo Laredo Owls. In 1960 the Owls moved to Puebla and became the Parrots - Camacho improved his average at this time, becoming a .299 or better hitter in all six years for Puebla. He hit 29 homers and drove in 105 runs in '65 - he set a Liga record for homers by a second baseman that lasted 40 years before it was broken by Carlos Valencia. In '63, he teamed with Ronnie Camacho to lead the Parrots to their only Liga title.
After leaving the Parrots in 1966, Camacho declined quickly - he never hit more than 6 HR again (having hit 217 in his prior 13 years inthe minors). His contact hitting vanished in 1970 and he retired in 1975. Overall he hit .291 in the Mexican League with 350 doubles, 1,046 runs and 1,169 RBI. In his pro career, he hit .299 with 2,725 hits and 244 homers. For his offensive performance at second, he was called the "Rogers Hornsby of Mexico"
As of 2000, Camacho ranked 11th in Liga history in doubles, 9th in RBI, 11th in total bases and 14th with 912 walks. He was also in the top 25 in many other stats.
Sources: The Mexican League: Comprehensive Player Statistics by Pedro Treto Cisneros, Jamie Marshall
Year-by-Year Managerial Record
|1971||Petroleros de Poza Rica||Mexican League||11th||replaced David Garcia|
|1972||Petroleros de Poza Rica||Mexican League||65-70||10th|
|1973||Petroleros de Poza Rica||Mexican League||79-53||3rd||Lost in 1st round|
|1974||Petroleros de Poza Rica||Mexican League||71-65||6th|
|1975||Petroleros de Poza Rica||Mexican League||68-67||7th|
|1976||Algodoneros de Torreon||Mexican League||75-62||4th||Lost League Finals|
|1977||Algodoneros de Torreon||Mexican League||83-67||5th||Lost in 1st round|
|1978||Algodoneros de Torreon||Mexican League||79-72||7th||Lost League Finals|
|1979||Algodoneros de Torreon||Mexican League||66-70||11th|
|1980||Rieleros de Aguascalientes||Mexican League||61-33||2nd||Season ended by player strike|
|1981||Rieleros de Aguascalientes||Mexican League||57-70||13th|
|1982||Rieleros de Aguascalientes||Mexican League||66-63||9th|
|1983||Tecolotes de los Dos Laredos||Mexican League||--||--||replaced by Jorge Calvo|
|1994||Pericos de Puebla||Mexican League||16th||replaced Bernardo Calvo|