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1984 Topps Stickers #365 Lloyd Moseby

Lloyd Anthony Moseby

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[edit] Biographical Information

Lloyd Moseby was signed as a 1st round pick in the 1978 amateur draft by the Toronto Blue Jays and scout Wayne Morgan. He played only 2+ years in the minors, hitting .300 and slugging .500 at every stop.

Moseby played 12 years in the majors, mostly with the Blue Jays. He was sixth in the American League in batting with a .315 average in 1983, led the AL in triples with 15 in 1984 and was named to the All-Star team in 1986.

Moseby had both power and speed, so he was in the top five in Power/Speed Number five times in his major league career. The similarity scores method shows Andy Van Slyke, a contemporary, as the most similar player.

Once, in a game against the Chicago White Sox, he successully stole second base, and the throw from the catcher went into center field. However, shortstop Ozzie Guillen faked him out by acting as if the ball had been popped up. Thinking that he was about to be doubled off first, he ran back there instead of taking the extra base. The centerfielder threw in to first - and the ball went into the dugout. Moseby made it back safely to second, having run 270 feet to go 90 feet.

Moseby's nickname - the "Shaker" - derived from his ability to "shake" opponents on the basketball court in his youth.

[edit] Notable Achievements

  • AL All-Star (1986)
  • AL Silver Slugger Award Winner (1983)
  • AL Triples Leader (1984)
  • 20-Home Run Seasons: 2 (1986 & 1987)
  • 100 Runs Scored Seasons: 2 (1983 & 1987)

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