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Don Mossi

Donald Louis Mossi (The Sphinx or Ears)

Position: Pitcher
Bats: Left, Throws: Left
Height: 6' 1", Weight: 195 lb.

Born: January 11, 1929 in St. Helena, CA
High School: Jefferson HS (Daly City, CA)
by the Cleveland Indians as an amateur free agent in 1949. (All Transactions)
Debut: April 17, 1954 (Age 25.096, 8,699th in MLB history)   vs. CHW 3.0 IP, 3 H, 2 SO, 2 BB, 1 ER
Rookie Status: Exceeded rookie limits during 1954 season [*]
Teams (by GP): Indians/Tigers/Athletics/WhiteSox 1954-1965

Last Game: October 1, 1965 (Age 36.263)   vs. CHW 0 AB, 0 H, 0 HR, 0 RBI, 0 SB
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Career Home Runs

For all seasons after 1973, the play-by-play data is complete (summary of missing data for pre-1974). For some games from 1954 to 1973, we do not have complete play-by-play.

Don Mossi: 2 Career Home Runs

0 leading off, 0 walk-off, 0 tying, 0 go ahead (For more accurate walk-off HR totals, see the Batting Event Finder)
1 Tm
vs LHP1
vs RHP1
Low Lev2
1 Opp
2 Pitchers
Jim Archer1
Tom Sturdivant1
2 Parks
Tiger Stad1
Munic. Stad1
Where Hit
General field locations
when available.
Game Totals
1·HR gms2
Gms w/ this # = 0
are not shown.
0 on2
Before event,
for batter

Play By Play

View Pitches · WE and WPA Explanation
1959 HRs #car #yr #gm Date @Bat   Pitcher Score Inn Out RoB RBI BOP Pos WPA bWE Notes Play Description
1 1 1 1 1959-08-30 DET @ KCA Tom Sturdivant ahead 3-0 t 9 0 --- 1 9 1 0.019 99% Home Run (Deep CF-RF)
1961 HRs #car #yr #gm Date @Bat   Pitcher Score Inn Out RoB RBI BOP Pos WPA bWE Notes Play Description
2 2 1 1 1961-07-16 (1) DET KCA Jim Archer ahead 3-1 b 7 1 --- 1 9 1 0.060 93% Home Run (Deep RF)

About the SABR Home Run Encyclopedia

Much of the data on's Home Run Logs comes from the Tattersall/McConnell Home Run Log, a database of all homers hit in the major leagues since 1876. This project was begun in the 1940's by John C. Tattersall and was continued after Tattersall's death in 1981 by Bob McConnell, one of SABR's original 16 members. David Vincent, another SABR member, has since assumed the leadership of the project. has licensed this remarkable database from the Society for American Baseball Research. All credit for the data therein goes to the intrepid researchers who digitized this data from archival sources.

For years from 1913 to 2016, RetroSheet play-by-play data has been used whenever the home run occurred in a game for which we have complete play-by-play data.

There are a handful of cases where the home run logs totals do not agree with the totals on our player pages. We are working to reconcile all of those differences, but believe that in all cases the Home Run Encyclopedia is correct.