It is with heavy hearts that we bid farewell to Tommy Moody, a former South Carolina baseball player and renowned radio presenter. His sudden demise on Tuesday, October 17, 2023, has left family, friends, fans, and colleagues in a state of profound grief.
Who was Tommy Moody?
Tommy Moody was much more than just a name in the sports industry. He was a beacon of inspiration for many budding athletes, a voice that resonated through the radios of numerous Gamecock fans, and above all, a man of immense talent and dedication.
Born and raised in Columbia, Tommy attended A.C. Flora High School, where his athletic prowess began to shine. Excelling in both baseball and football, he quickly made a mark and paved his way towards a promising career in sports.
Tommy Moody Career
After high school, Tommy was awarded a scholarship to the University of Southern California in the early 1970s. There, under the guidance of coach Bobby Richardson, he played as a second baseman and honed his skills further.
However, his association with sports didn’t end after college. After earning his degree in marketing, Tommy spent 28 years working for General Mills in Charleston and Columbia, South Carolina. But his love for baseball never waned. In the year 2000, he began lending his voice as a color commentator for the Carolina Gamecocks’ radio play-by-play broadcasts. His insightful commentary and deep understanding of the game made him a favorite among fans.
What Happened to Tommy Moody?
On Tuesday night, October 17, 2023, Tommy Moody passed away, leaving behind a legacy and a void that can never be filled. His death was announced publicly on the GoGamecocks.com Facebook page, sending shockwaves through the sporting community.
Scott EisbergRemembering Tommy Moody tonight.Thanks to Andy Demetra and Drew Meyer for taking the time, with little notice under tough circumstances to jump on and provide beautiful memories and thoughts on a true Gamecocks legend.
Tommy Moody died, Know more about his Cause of Death
The cause of Tommy Moody’s death remains undisclosed. The family has chosen to keep this information private during this challenging time. As we respect their privacy, we also join them in mourning the loss of this remarkable individual.
Tommy Moody Obituary
Tommy Moody, an iconic figure in South Carolina sports history, will always be remembered for his contributions to baseball and his captivating radio commentary. His passion for the game, commitment to his work, and love for his community were truly unparalleled.
To his family, friends, fans, and colleagues, he was a source of inspiration and joy. As we mourn his untimely departure, we also celebrate his life and the lasting impact he made on South Carolina sports. Tommy Moody may have left us, but his spirit continues to live on through his remarkable legacy.
Mike GillespieI’m speechless. RIP Tommy Moody.I just spoke to Tommy on Wednesday night. He was so excited to present Bobby Richardson with a plaque at the USC Letterman’s Hall of Fame.The nicest and kindest man. I’ll never forget our many shows together at 107.5 and the countless talks we had about life and sports. Rest in peace, buddy.
McGee MoodyToday the world lost a great man and I lost a good friend. We had just had a conversation over the weekend and he was saying how Ahmed Akram and Tomas Peribonio deserved to be in the USC Athletic Hall of Fame. The hall of fame was Tommy’s baby and it was a responsibility he did not take lightly. I will miss hearing his voice every time the Gamecock Baseball team takes the field.Rest in Peace, my friend.
In these sorrowful times, our thoughts and prayers go out to his family and everyone affected by this loss. May Tommy Moody rest in peace and continue to inspire future generations with his unforgettable journey.