Darryl Moyle - Born 16 June 1949
The Moyle name is well and truly entrenched throughout baseball folklore in Western Australia. Darryl Moyle’s impact on Baseball in WA has earned him life membership to Baseball WA and now his name is among the greats in the BWA Hall of Fame.
For the Perth Baseball Club in 1966, Moyle began what became a remarkable career at State League and Claxton Shield level, including an incredible seven State League Premierships. His impact on and off the field earned him the honour of life membership. Moyle would go on to enjoy success at Wembley Baseball Club, where he played from 1978 to 1980 winning two State League Premierships.
Between 1968 and 1982, Moyle also had the honour of representing his state and country, chalking up nine years as a player at the Claxton Shield level and three years as manager for Western Australia. On top of his managing duties for WA, he was appointed the manager of the Australian rep team that played a tournament against Japan and Korea.
As an icon of his era, Moyle’s contribution to baseball has paved the way for so many talented baseballers and managers to follow.
Below is a sample of some of Darryl's achievements:
- Nine-time State League Premiership Player (seven with Perth and two with Wembley)
- Four-time Claxton Shield Winner
- Mickle Medalist (WA MVP at Claxton Shield)
- Australia Sport Medal: 2000 for Services to Baseball
- Baseball WA Life Member
“Darryl’s contribution to baseball in WA is remarkable. He was outstanding as a player and coach at the club and Claxton Shield levels. His teams were always in the hunt for a premiership. Good players wanted to play for Darryl and Darryl brought out the best in them. He led by example as an excellent hitter and skilled fielder who was able to play any position. He aggressively hit for both average and power against all levels of pitching. He, and his teams, were always the toughest of opponents.”
Bob Ossey - Baseball Australia Hall of Fame Inductee 2017
“An excellent hitter who would hit any pitch, in any location for power. Darryl had the ability to read the game and steal bases at the right time. As an outfielder, Darryl could read the ball off the bat better than most. Darryl only had one thing in mind when playing, WIN.”
Don Kyle - Baseball WA Hall of Fame Inductee 2021