Johnny Moses, unlike Billy Ripken, has a bat knob approved for all ages in his 1989 Fleer card

Johnny Moses, unlike Billy Ripken, has a bat knob approved for all ages in his 1989 Fleer card

Longtime commenter RandBallsStu (branding!) just got a new job, and it's awesome. We're not sure how many of these Hunt Downs he has left in him, but we'll enjoy them while they last. Next week's Hunt Down will be extra special. To recap: This is the space where Stu writes about former Minnesota sports figures, and then some of them call or tweet and yell at us. Stu?


The Hunt Down

Name: John Moses

Claim to Fame, Minnesota: outfielder for your Minnesota Twins from 1988-1990.  The Twins, as careful readers may recall, won the World Series in 1987 and 1991.  John Moses picked a bad time to be a Minnesota Twin. 

Claim to Fame, Everywhere Else: also played for Seattle and Detroit as a pro.  More interesting is that he played for your 1980 College World Series Champion Arizona Wildcats with former major leaguers Craig Lefferts, Casey Candaele and Terry Francona, that year’s College World Series Most Outstanding Player.  In more important ONE OF US news, that team was managed by former Twin and St. Paul native Jerry Kindall.

Where He Is Now: he’s a hitting instructor for the Lynchburg Hillcats, an Atlanta Braves single-A affiliate that should probably be called the Hellcats if they want to be cool.

Is He on Twitter: there are a lot of John Moseses, but he doesn’t appear to be one of them.

Has He Ever Been in a Twitter Feud with Patrick Reusse: no.

Glorious Randomness: I checked in on Moses because Mike brought him up earlier this week and because Junior Ortiz has vanished.  If you have any good leads, let me know!

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