Joseph Walter Hoerner
- Bats Right, Throws Left
- Height 6' 1", Weight 200 lb.
- High School Dubuque Senior High School
- Debut September 27, 1963
- Final Game August 5, 1977
- Born November 12, 1936 in Dubuque, IA USA
- Died October 4, 1996 in Hermann, MO USA
Pitcher Joe Hoerner suffered a heart attack in 1957, but recovered and reached the majors with the Houston Colt .45s in 1963. The lefty pitched in 493 games without a start. His best years were with the St. Louis Cardinals in the late 1960s, including going 4-4, 2.59 with 15 saves for the Cards' World Series-winning 1967 team. He went on to pitch in the majors until the age of 40.
He died as a result of a farm accident in 1996 at the age of 59.
He is not to be confused with his contemporary, Joe Horlen. Both were pitchers with long careers, but Horlen pitched in the American League as a starter while Hoerner was primarily in the National League as a reliever.