Tommy Moody, Former Gamecock Baseball Player and Broadcaster, Passed Away

Last Updated on October 18, 2023, 4:33 am

Tommy Moody, a radio show host and a former baseball player from the University of South Carolina, died in sleep.

Tommy Moody Dead
Tommy Moody (Image via Facebook)

Tommy Moody, a well-renowned name in the University of South Carolina athletic community, passed away in his sleep at 69 on Tuesday, October 17, 2023. He was a former Gamecock (University of South Carolina’s team) baseball legend and the team’s radio broadcaster.

Who was Tommy Moody?

Tommy Moody was an AC Flora High School graduate. He earned a baseball scholarship at South Carolina and played baseball for Coach Bobby Richardson from 1970-72. He played on the varsity baseball team in the 70s and has been the team’s radio color commentator since 2000. Before that, he had hosted and co-hosted several shows on multiple radio stations in Columbia since the 1990s.

He graduated with a degree in Marketing in 1975. He was a sales representative and territory manager for General Mills for 28 years in Charleston and Columbia.

He entered his post-retirement job. He became a famous voice on the University of South Carolina’s radio station 107.5 FM. He hosted his show ‘The Tommy Moody Show’ and was a color analyst for South Carolina baseball. He created the fixture, “Tommy Trivia,” where he displayed his immense knowledge of sports, especially baseball. No one could ever beat him in the trivia.

He also served as President of the USC Association of Letterman and Chairman of the USC Athletic Hall of Fame.

What happened to Tommy Moody?

Tommy Moody died in his sleep, according to his friends. The details of his death have not been made public. It is unclear if he was suffering from an illness that caused his death. His family has not shared any information regarding any illness.

He is survived by two daughters and grandsons.

Community mourns Tommy Moody

South Carolina’s athletic community mourns its beloved member. He loved everyone, and everyone loved him. His welcoming nature touched many lives. The University of South Carolina coach, Mark Kingston, lamented the broadcast legend in a post on social media and wrote about Tommy Moody that the community has ‘lost one of the most genuine, authentic people.’ He said Tommy Moody was always a pleasure to be around, and he loved his conversations with the late baseball legend about everything, including Gamecocks, baseball, and history. “They will stay with me for a long time,” he said, “We will miss you greatly, Tommy. Rest in peace.”

Obituary and funeral

His family will release his obituary and provide his memorial service at a later date. They are currently taking time to heal from their immense grief. They will share more information when they are ready.

We offer our condolences and prayers to the family and friends. May he rest in peace.


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