Jayson Moxey was a complete and exciting ball player to watch playing the game of baseball, he was worth the price of admission. he had speed, and power, he could bunt his way on or hit his way on, and when he hit a ground ball it put pressure on the fielders because you know you had to get rid of the ball in a hurry, and from right field he had a cannon and he would ran down almost anything to right, even to the gap in right center fieldfrom the shallow position he usually plays and no one dear to run extra bases if they knew he was going to catchup with the baseball, Pegs was apart of those Holsten Knights/ St pauli Girls Barons teams that won the Pennantsfrom 1976 to 1983 along with championships from 1976 to 1980, and again in 1982 and 1983, and those teamsalso won the Bahamas Commonwealth Championships, from 1976 to 1980, and again in 1982 and 1983, onlyHeineken St. Bernards interrupted their winning streaks in 1981 where they lost in game seven 1 to 0.
They called him Pegs from his day in high school at Saint Augustine College (SAC) by his friend who said it seemsthat every other month he had a broken leg. With a cast on his leg that looked like a peg. Grewing up playing basketball & baseball in Our Lady’s Catholic Church School Yard, he learn to love the game and after finishing SAC, Jayson signed to play in the minor leagues of baseball by the Washington Senators in the Florida Instructional League in 1968. Later on after instructional ball he went over to the Astros organization where he played 61 games. Jayson played four and a half years in the Astros farm system before get trade to theDetroit Tigers in 1974. Jayson interrupted his baseball career to pursue a career in banking, writes Fred Sturrup in an article written in the Nassau Guardian on September 6th 1973. He also wrote that Jayson strong love the game of baseball made him return to the game he loved; When asked if he missed the game he said i suppose. When i think about the guys i started out with are now in the Big Leagues its easy to feel that perhaps i could have been right up there with them, but then i could never say what really would have happened. Maybe missing the two years was good for me. And again it could have slowed up my climb to the majors he said. So Jayson was invited to spring training by the Houston Astros to tryout for Major League team in 1973 in which he had good spring season. With thelikes of outfielders like Bob Watson, Cesar Cedeno and Jim Wynn the Astros decided to send him back down to Double “A” for more games. feeling that he had accumulated that necessary experience to stick with the parent Club and that general manager Spec Richardson liked him. Because he was impress with my performance in spring training. Awaiting a call to go down to Venezuela for winter ball. Jayson started the 1974 season again at double “A” for the Astros and play ten games before moving up to triple “A” for the Astros before he was traded to the Detroit Tigers and played in 62 game combined, with both teams in Triple “A”. He ended his Professional Career and came home to terrorized the local league in Nassau, the BBA, whiles sitting out his league rules one year for returning professional ball player, Jayson umpired some games for the league.
Speed and Hitting with Power He Had, But Pegs was in Procession of Cannon in Right Field
Preserving the Rich History of Baseball in the Bahamas
Jayson “Pegs” Moxey1970 Bahamas Baseball Association All Star
Jayson Moxey playing on the many triple crown winningteams including, St Pauli Girls Barons & Holsten Knights
Jayson “Pegs” Moxey was awarded by the Bahamas Baseball Federation in 2014 with baseball life time achievement award.