Charles Malcolm Moss
- Bats Right, Throws Left
- Height 6' 0", Weight 175 lb.
- School Vanderbilt University
- Debut April 29, 1930
- Final Game August 13, 1930
- Born April 18, 1905 in Sullivan, IN USA
- Died February 5, 1983 in Savannah, GA USA
Mal Moss was a pitcher for nine years (1924-1932), six in college (1924-1929) and six in the minors (1927-1932), with a cup of coffee in the majors in 1930. Moss received his law degree from Vanderbilt University in 1929. He broke into Organized Baseball at age 22 with the Memphis Chickashaws in the Southern Association (1927), going 13-3 with a 2.73 ERA, the 4th-best mark in the league. He moved up to the Louisville Colonels in the American Association (AA) (1928-1929) and went 19-40 over the two-year period, with ERAs of 3.47 and 4.80.
In 1930 he pitched with the Minneapolis Millers (5-3, 6.86) and the Chicago Cubs. He appeared in 12 games, all but one in relief, for the Cubs in 1930, walking 14 and striking out four in 18⅔ innings with an ERA of 6.27 and a WHIP of 1.714. He ended his MLB career on August 13 and returned to the minors with the Los Angeles Angels of the Pacific Coast League (1931-1932); ending his baseball career at age 27. He was 15-14, 4.55 for LA in '31 and 11-8, 4.70 the next season. Overall in the minors, he was (63-68).
Moss served in the U.S. Navy during World War II (BN) as a Lieutenant Commander. He was an attorney with a Chicago, IL law firm. He died at age 68 at Memorial Medical Center in Savannah, GA of a heart attack on February 6, 1983 and is buried at Beaufort National Cemetery, in Beaufort, SC.
VA burial records
Moss, Charles Malcolm, b. 04/18/1905, d. 02/05/1983, LCDR USN, Plot: 58 246, bur. 07/07/1983, * MOSS, CHARLES MALCOLM LCDR US NAVY WORLD WAR II DATE OF BIRTH: 04/18/1905 DATE OF DEATH: 02/05/1983 BURIED AT: SECTION 58 SITE 246 BEAUFORT NATIONAL CEMETERY 1601 BOUNDARY STREET BEAUFORT, SC 29902 (843) 524-3925
Principal sources for Mal Moss include newspaper obituaries (OB), government Veteran records (VA,CM,CW), Stars & Stripes (S&S), Sporting Life (SL), The Sporting News (TSN), The Sports Encyclopedia:Baseball 2006 by David Neft & Richard Cohen (N&C), old Who's Who in Baseballs (none) (WW), old Baseball Registers (none) (BR) , old Daguerreotypes by TSN (none) (DAG), Stars&Stripes (S&S), The Baseball Necrology by Bill Lee (BN), Pat Doyle's Professional Ballplayer DataBase (PD), The Baseball Library (BL), Baseball in World War II Europe by Gary Bedingfield (GB) and The Pacific Coast League: A Statistical History, 1903-1957 by Dennis Snelling; The Southern Association in Baseball, 1885-1961 by Marshall D. Wright, The American Association: Year-By-Year Statistics for the Baseball Minor League, 1902-1952 by Marshall D. Wright, Beaufort National Cemetery Records, and VA Gravesite locator and independent research by Walter Kephart (WK) and Frank Russo (FR) and others.