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 characterEdit

Interactions overviewEdit

This character is a merchant. Caps: 355
Sells: shipments of wood and cork, baseball items
This character starts quests.
Perk empathy synthesizer
This character is involved in quests.


Other interactionsEdit

  • 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 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."
  • Moe is the only merchant to sell a shipment of 100 units of wood.



  • If killed, he will say, "Three strikes, I'm out."
  • His understanding of baseball displays the same type of worldview as Goalie Ledoux's understanding of hockey in Fallout 3.

Notable quotesEdit

"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 scenesEdit

  • 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.


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