Moford, who pitched for four teams in 50s-60s, dies

Updated: December 6, 2005, 5:10 PM ET
Associated Press

BROOKSVILLE, Ky. -- Former major league pitcher Herb Moford, who played for four teams in the 1950s and 1960s, has died. He was 77.

Moford died Saturday at Good Samaritan Hospital in Cincinnati. The cause of death wasn't revealed.

Moford played for the St. Louis Cardinals, Detroit Tigers, Boston Red Sox and New York Mets. He compiled a career record of 5-13 with a 5.03 ERA in 50 major league games over four seasons.

In an interview with The Ledger Independent of Mayfield, Moford once said he enjoyed playing in warm weather and never put up a fight about his contract.

Moford, born in Brooksville, had his best season in 1958 with Detroit, going 4-9 with a 3.61 ERA in 25 games.

He's survived by his wife of 51 years, Martha Beckett Moford, and one daughter.

Services were scheduled for Wednesday at Moore and Parker Funeral Home with burial in Maple Grove Cemetery in Germantown.

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