Terry Moran

      After graduating from Rolling Meadows High School in 1976, pitcher Terry Moran embarked on a softball career that was to include key roles on teams that won numerous local, state and national titles. Along the way, he was named to several All American teams, and won batting titles in several different leagues. After starting out with the ’76ers, Moran switched to Meadows (1979-’81) where he hit .600 plus each year of his three seasons. In 1982 Moran helped the Miller Taggers finish second at the USSSA World in LaCrosse, Wisconsin, and an Illinois Parks and Recreation State Championship. In 1983, with the Stray Cats, he placed second at the ASA Major Nationals in Harvey. Moran rejoined Meadows in 1984, and his .714 batting average helped them win the Illinois State title. In 1985 Moran was named a First Team ASA Major Nationals All-Star, despite Meadows ninth place finish. That year, Meadows also took a fifth place finish at the USSSA World Tournament at Muncie, Indiana. In 1986 and ’87, Meadows won the championship of the Classic League with Moran hitting an astounding .800 in 1986. In 1990, Moran helped the Taggers capture the USSSA World Tournament at Merrillville, Indiana. For his effort, he was selected to the All World First Team. That same season the Taggers played to a fourth place finish at the ASA Majors, as Moran earned his second appearance on the ASA All-American Team. In 1994, playing with the Bud 45’s, Moran hit .667 and was Second Team All-American as the 45’s took second place at the ASA Nationals. Terry Moran ended his career in 1994 with the Panthers.