Lloyd Moseby

Lloyd Moseby

November 5, 1959
6' 3"
200 lbs
Major League Debut:
5-24-1980 with TOR
Allstar Selections:
1983 SS

Lloyd Anthony Moseby (born November 5, 1959 in Portland, Arkansas) was a Major League Baseball player. A center fielder, and good all-around athlete, Moseby's nickname Shaker was said to stem from his ability to get away from or "shake" players who attempted to defend him on the basketball court.

Drafted 2nd overall by the Toronto Blue Jays in the 1978 amateur draft, Moseby made his major league debut on May 24, 1980. Despite some growing pains early in his career, Moseby developed into a well-polished batter, fielder and base-runner, knocking in nearly 100 runs on several occasions and regularly stealing 30-plus bases.

In the mid-80s he was part of a powerful outfield trio for the Jays, playing center field between George Bell and Jesse Barfield. After the 1989 season, Moseby signed with the Detroit Tigers. Moseby saw limited time with the Tigers for two seasons, and then traveled to Japan, where he played with the Yomiuri Giants for 1992 and 1993.

Over his career, Moseby had 869 runs, 169 home run|HRs, 737 runs batted in|RBIs, 280 stolen base|SBs while batting .257. He was an All-Star in 1986.

Moseby served as the Blue Jays' first base coach in 1998 and 1999.

As retrieved from Wikipedia

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