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Remember, Swatters will win you the game. The game of beating people up that is.

Moe Cronin is a merchant who resides in the Swatters shack located in Diamond City market in 2287.


Moe Cronin, a "baseball" enthusiast, sells customized baseball equipment and apparel for the sole purpose of killing. If spoken to, Moe tells the Sole Survivor what he believes baseball was: two teams armed with deadly modified baseball bats battling to the death. The baseball bats of the surviving winners of the game were called "swatters" and therefore set the tradition of "next-generation baseball." He also believes that baseballs were given to the children of dead players, baseball gloves were used to absorb bullets, and that baseball cards kept track of a player's kills.

Interactions with the player character

Interactions overview

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This character is a merchant. Bottle cap 355
Sells: shipments of wood and cork, baseball items


Other interactions

  • After his store closes, Moe can be found at the Dugout Inn. When interacted with, he drops his vendor's attitude for rude remarks, usually saying "Beat it."
  • When speaking to Moe about how baseball was played, one will have the option to tell him how the game was actually played, which leads to a comment from any current companion (other than Strong or Hancock) as well as Moe stating he prefers his version better.
    • If Codsworth is present, he will support the Sole Survivor's version of the game up. If told that baseball was more brutal, he'll say to "not encourage him."
    • Curie will question the Sole Survivor if they tell Moe that the game was more brutal.
    • Cait will like telling him baseball was more brutal.
    • Nick Valentine will comment that it was "a great way to waste an afternoon."
    • MacCready will like telling him baseball was more brutal, while he will dislike it if Moe is given a fond description of the sport.
    • Although Danse will neither like nor dislike any of the options, if one explains the rules to Moe, he will express interest in adopting the rules as a Brotherhood training regiment.



  • If killed, he will say, "Three strikes, I'm out."
  • Moe is the only merchant to sell a shipment of 100 units of wood.

Notable quotes

"Tryin' to pull a fast one on me? No, caps only." – Moe if the Sole Survivor attempts to use the charge card


Moe Cronin appears only in Fallout 4.

Behind the scenes

  • Joe Cronin was a famous baseball player for the Boston Red Sox, whose retired number #4 is displayed on the upper decks of Diamond City, and its real-life counterpart, Fenway Park.
  • Moe Berg was another famous baseball player and a WWII spy who played for the Boston Red Sox.