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Rays’ Double-A pitching coach shot in apparent mugging

Jun 7, 2011, 1:44 PM EST

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A. Stacy Long of the Montgomery Advertiser reports that Bill Moloney, the Double-A pitching coach for the Rays, was shot in the thigh last night in an apparent mugging.

According to Long the incident occurred at Moloney’s apartment complex around 11:30 pm, after he’d coached in the Montgomery Biscuits’ game.

Here are a few more details:

Police said two unknown people approached Moloney, produced a handgun and demanded property. He was struck with the handgun and shot once in the upper left thigh before the two subjects fled, said Sgt. Donna Mackey, a police spokeswoman.

Moloney had some facial injuries in addition to the gun shot wound, but the team released a statement saying the 56-year-old coach is “at home resting and beginning his recovery.”

  1. halladaysbicepts - Jun 7, 2011 at 1:55 PM

    God speed to a quick recovery, Mr. Moloney. Get well soon. Hopefully, they catch the punks who did this ASAP.

  2. cur68 - Jun 7, 2011 at 2:24 PM

    Hey! No mugging and shooting baseball guys. Especially guys in the minors. I mean WTF? Go rip off guys in the majors if you must live a life of crime. They got way more dough, travel a lot and some are as naive as concussed ducklings when it comes to security (see Longoria; stolen AK 47). They won’t be home so no shooting required.

    I hope this guy is gonna be ok. No minor league job evens up getting shot in the leg.

  3. robinyount19 - Jun 7, 2011 at 2:49 PM

    Here’s an idea: when they catch the guys that did this they should pistol whip and shoot both of them. Sounds fair to me.

  4. jonirocit - Jun 8, 2011 at 12:51 AM

    Actually pistol whip is like a slap on the wrist . These criminals need to be publicly beaten . Make sure their entire hood is watching . Punk ass thugs all need to be taken to the wood shed.

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