November 5, 1959 |
|Batted: Left||Threw: Right|
|May 24, 1980 for the Toronto Blue Jays|
|Last MLB appearance|
|October 6, 1991 for the Detroit Tigers|
|Runs batted in||737|
|Career highlights and awards|
Lloyd Anthony Moseby (born November 5, 1959) 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.
Moseby served as the Blue Jays' first base coach in 1998 and 1999.
- List of Major League Baseball triples champions
- List of Major League Baseball leaders in career stolen bases
- Brosnan, Jim (September 1984), "Lloyd Moseby: Red-Hot Blue Jay", Boy's Life 74 (9): 74
- Career statistics and player information from Baseball-Reference, or Fangraphs, or The Baseball Cube