Random Retro Baseball Player: Lloyd Moseby | Sharapova's Thigh

Next up in our "Random Retro Baseball Player" series, we look at Lloyd Moseby...

Years Played: 1980-1991.

Teams Played For: Toronto Blue Jays(80-89), Detroit Tigers(90-91).

Positions: Center Field(1327 Games), Right Field(112 Games), Left Field(103 Games).

Bats/Throws: Left/Right.

Career Line: .257 AVG, 869 R, 1494 H, 169 HR, 737 RBI, 280 SB, .332 OBP, .414 SLG, .746 OPS.

Best Season: 1987- .282 AVG, 167 H, 26 HR, 96 RBI, 39 SB, .358 OBP, .473 SLG, .831 OPS.

Awards/Leaderboard: AL All-Star In 1986.

AL Silver Slugger In 1983.

Led AL In Triples In 1984 With 15.

Top 5 In AL In Stolen Bases From 1984-1988(39, 37, 32, 39, 31).

Top 5 In AL In Power/Speed Number From 1983-1987.

Fun Facts: Nicknamed "Shaker" because of his ability to avoid defenders with some sick moves on the basketball floor.

He was the second overall selection by the Blue Jays in the 1978 draft, and got significant playing time(430 at bats) in his rookie season just two years later at the age of 20.

Moseby was a part of an outstanding outfield with George Bell and Jesse Barfield in Toronto that was considered one of the best outfields of the 80s.

When he chose to sign with the Tigers in 1989, he left the Blue Jays as their leader in many all-time categories, such as games played, hits, and runs. Of course the franchise had only been in existence since 1977.

Although he'd never play an MLB game after 1991, he went to Japan to play for the Yomiuri Giants in 1992 and 1993.

Lloyd Moseby's page on Baseball Reference


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