The Mets drafted right-handed pitcher Bob Moorehead from the Cincinnati Reds in the 1961 Rue 5 draft. He made his Major League debut in the first game in Mets history when he relieved starting pitcher Roger Craig in the 4th inning, He pitched 3 innings and allowed 6 hits and 5 runs (2 earned) as the Mets lost 11-4 to the St. Louis Cardinals. He would appear in 38 games for the Mets in 1962, 31 out of the bullpen and 7 as a starter. As a starter he went 0-1 with a 4.91 ERA. Overall his record was 0-2 with a 4.53.
Moorehead spent the next 4 seasons in the minors and would not appear in another Major League game until 1965 when he as brought up at the end of August. He appeared in 9 games for the Mets, all out of the bullpen, and posted a 0-1 record with a 4.40 ERA.
He spent one more season in the minors before retiring from baseball. In 47 games his record was 0-3 with a 4.51 ERA.
While with the Mets Moorehead wore number 22 in 1962 and number 21 in 1965.