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Les Moss

John Lester Moss

Position: Catcher
Bats: Right, Throws: Right
Height: 5' 11", Weight: 205 lb.

Born: May 14, 1925 in Tulsa, OK
High School: Central HS (Tulsa, OK)
Signed
by the St. Louis Browns as an amateur free agent in 1942. (All Transactions)
Debut: September 10, 1946 (Age 21.119, 7,900th in MLB history)   vs. PHA 3 AB, 0 H, 0 HR, 1 RBI, 0 SB
Rookie Status: Exceeded rookie limits during 1947 season [*]
Teams (by GP): Browns/WhiteSox/Orioles/RedSox 1946-1958

Last Game: September 1, 1958 (Age 33.110)   vs. CLE 0 AB, 0 H, 0 HR, 0 RBI, 0 SB
Died: August 29, 2012 in Longwood, FL
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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.

Les Moss: 63 Career Home Runs

0 leading off, 0 walk-off, 2 tying, 14 go ahead, 13 lacking some details
3 Tms
BAL/SLB46
CHW14
BOS3
 
vs RHP39
vs LHP24
 
Away39
Home24
 
Leverage
High Lev8
Medium Lev15
Low Lev27
8 Opps
BOS13
WSH11
CLE11
CHW8
PHA/KCA7
DET6
NYY5
BAL2
49 Pitchers
Chuck Stobbs3
Bob Feller3
Carl Scheib2
Bob Wiesler2
Mel Parnell2
Ellis Kinder2
Mike Garcia2
Willard Nixon2
Alex Kellner2
Joe Dobson2
Mickey Harris2
Vic Raschi2
Hal Griggs1
Mickey Haefner1
Connie Johnson1
Windy McCall1
Hank Borowy1
Hal Newhouser1
Dave Ferriss1
Randy Gumpert1
9 Parks
Sprtsmn3/Busch16
Comiskey Pk12
Fenway Pk12
ClevelandStd8
GriffithStad5
Shibe Pk4
Tiger Stad3
Yankee Stad2
Munic. Stad1
Where Hit
734
Unk24
82
782
91
General field locations
when available.
 
 
Game Totals
1·HR gms59
2·HR gms2
Gms w/ this # = 0
are not shown.
 
OrderPos
7th17
6th16
Unk13
8th11
5th4
9th2
Outs
121
216
Unk13
013
 
DefPos
C61
PH2
Bases
---43
1--11
12-4
-2-3
1231
-231
 
101 RBI
RISP9
0 on35
1 on19
2 on8
3 on1
Any on28
Inning
12
211
35
49
58
68
76
86
98
 
1-318
4-625
7-end20
RelScore
+4..6
+32
+24
+15
Tied10
-16
-21
-32
-4..14
Unk13
 
Ahead17
Tied10
Behind23
Unk13
Before event,
for batter

Play By Play

View Pitches · WE and WPA Explanation
1947 HRs #car #yr #gm Date @Bat   Pitcher Score Inn Out RoB RBI BOP Pos WPA bWE Notes Play Description
1 1 1 1 1947-06-08 (1) SLB NYY Karl Drews tied 1-1 b 2 2 1-- 2 8 2 0.206 73% Home Run; Judnich Scores
2 2 2 1 1947-06-17 SLB @ BOS Dave Ferriss tied 0-0 t 2 1 12- 3 8 2 0.229 77% Home Run; Stephens Scores; Hitchcock Scores
3 3 3 1 1947-08-11 (2) SLB @ CHW Bob Gillespie t 7 --- 2 2
4 4 4 1 1947-08-24 (2) SLB WSH Scott Cary behind 0-5 b 7 2 --- 1 8 2 0.019 4% Home Run (LF-CF)
5 5 5 1 1947-09-12 SLB @ WSH Early Wynn tied 0-0 t 2 2 1-- 2 8 2 0.212 69% Home Run; Judnich Scores
6 6 6 1 1947-09-27 (2) SLB CHW Orval Grove b 4 --- 2 2
1948 HRs #car #yr #gm Date @Bat   Pitcher Score Inn Out RoB RBI BOP Pos WPA bWE Notes Play Description
7 7 1 1 1948-04-29 SLB CLE Bob Lemon behind 1-5 b 7 0 --- 1 7 2 0.059 14% Home Run
8 8 2 1 1948-05-29 SLB DET Virgil Trucks b 4 --- 1 2
9 9 3 1 1948-05-31 (2) SLB @ CLE Bob Muncrief tied 0-0 t 2 2 --- 1 7 2 0.107 57% Home Run
10 10 4 1 1948-06-02 SLB @ BOS Mel Parnell ahead 2-1 t 9 0 --- 1 7 2 0.093 92% Home Run
11 11 5 1 1948-06-04 (1) SLB @ BOS Joe Dobson behind 2-10 t 9 2 1-- 2 7 2 0.000 0% Home Run; Zarilla Scores
12 12 6 1 1948-06-25 SLB BOS Mel Parnell behind 1-5 b 4 1 -23 3 6 2 0.175 40% Home Run; Platt Scores; Layden Scores/unER
13 13 7 1 1948-07-06 SLB @ CHW Marino Pieretti t 3 --- 2 2
14 14 8 1 1948-07-11 (1) SLB @ CLE Bob Feller tied 2-2 t 9 0 --- 1 7 2 0.334 83% Home Run
15 15 9 1 1948-07-20 SLB @ BOS Jack Kramer behind 0-1 t 2 1 1-- 2 6 2 0.172 58% Home Run; Platt Scores
16 16 10 1 1948-07-21 SLB @ PHA Bob Savage ahead 14-2 t 7 1 1-- 2 6 2 0.000 100% Home Run; Kokos Scores
17 17 11 1 1948-08-29 (2) SLB @ BOS Mickey Harris t 1 --- 3 2
18 18 12 1 1948-09-01 SLB @ NYY Vic Raschi ahead 3-1 t 4 2 --- 1 7 2 0.092 79% Home Run
19 19 13 1 1948-09-17 SLB BOS Joe Dobson b 2 --- 1 2
20 20 14 1 1948-09-19 (2) SLB NYY Vic Raschi behind 4-9 b 8 1 1-- 2 7 2 0.040 6% Home Run; Platt Scores
1949 HRs #car #yr #gm Date @Bat   Pitcher Score Inn Out RoB RBI BOP Pos WPA bWE Notes Play Description
21 21 1 1 1949-04-23 SLB @ CHW Al Gettel t 4 --- 2 2
22 22 2 1 1949-05-05 SLB WSH Mickey Haefner tied 0-0 b 2 1 -2- 2 7 2 0.153 72% Home Run; Kokos Scores
23 23 3 1 1949-05-08 (1) SLB BOS Windy McCall ahead 5-3 b 6 1 --- 1 8 2 0.073 90% Home Run
24 24 4 1 1949-06-19 (2) SLB @ PHA Carl Scheib ahead 2-0 t 5 1 --- 1 7 2 0.091 82% Home Run
25 25 5 1 1949-07-03 (2) SLB @ CLE Steve Gromek behind 0-1 t 6 2 12- 3 7 2 0.418 75% Home Run; Priddy Scores; Sievers Scores
26 26 6 1 1949-07-27 (2) SLB @ PHA Carl Scheib ahead 3-0 t 1 1 1-- 2 6 2 0.105 87% Home Run; Kokos Scores
27 27 7 1 1949-08-09 SLB @ CLE Bob Feller behind 0-5 t 5 1 --- 1 7 2 0.035 9% Home Run
28 28 8 1 1949-08-14 (2) SLB @ DET Art Houtteman t 7 --- 2 2
29 29 9 1 1949-08-25 SLB PHA Alex Kellner b 5 --- 3 2
30 30 10 1 1949-09-23 SLB @ CHW Randy Gumpert t 3 --- 1 2
1950 HRs #car #yr #gm Date @Bat   Pitcher Score Inn Out RoB RBI BOP Pos WPA bWE Notes Play Description
31 31 1 1 1950-07-01 SLB @ CHW Billy Pierce behind 0-4 t 9 2 --- 1 5 2 0.003 0% Home Run
32 32 2 1 1950-07-04 (2) SLB @ CLE Mike Garcia ahead 6-0 t 5 2 --- 1 6 2 0.020 97% Home Run
33 33 3 1 1950-07-17 SLB @ WSH Bob Kuzava behind 0-3 t 8 1 --- 1 9 PH 0.053 10% Home Run
34 34 4 1 1950-07-23 SLB @ BOS Ellis Kinder behind 1-6 t 9 0 --- 1 5 2 0.011 2% Home Run
35 35 5 1 1950-07-30 (2) SLB WSH Mickey Harris behind 6-13 b 9 0 1-- 2 9 PH 0.006 1% Home Run; Sommers Scores
36 36 6 1 1950-08-20 (2) SLB @ DET Hank Borowy t 6 --- 1 2
37 37 7 1 1950-08-23 SLB @ BOS Chuck Stobbs behind 2-6 t 6 2 --- 1 6 2 0.047 12% Home Run (Deep LF)
38 38 8 1 1950-09-20 SLB WSH Sid Hudson b 5 --- 3 2
1951 HRs #car #yr #gm Date @Bat   Pitcher Score Inn Out RoB RBI BOP Pos WPA bWE Notes Play Description
39 39 1 1 1951-05-09 SLB PHA Alex Kellner b 4 --- 1 2
40 40 2 1 1951-05-19 BOS CLE Bob Feller ahead 1-0 b 2 1 --- 1 8 2 0.091 72% Home Run
41 41 3 1 1951-05-22 BOS DET Ted Gray tied 2-2 b 7 2 123 4 8 2 0.342 96% Home Run (Deep LF); Boudreau Scores/unER; Stephens Scores/unER; Doerr Scores/unER; Moss Scores/unER
42 42 4 1 1951-06-03 (1) BOS @ CHW Marv Rotblatt ahead 6-5 t 8 1 --- 1 8 2 0.128 85% Home Run
1952 HRs #car #yr #gm Date @Bat   Pitcher Score Inn Out RoB RBI BOP Pos WPA bWE Notes Play Description
43 43 1 1 1952-04-17 SLB @ DET Hal Newhouser tied 1-1 t 8 0 --- 1 8 2 0.258 76% Home Run (Line Drive to LF-CF)
44 44 2 1 1952-04-18 SLB CHW Chuck Stobbs behind 0-1 b 5 0 --- 1 8 2 0.160 56% Home Run
45 45 3 1 1952-07-14 SLB @ BOS Willard Nixon ahead 5-0 t 3 2 --- 1 5 2 0.036 93% Home Run
1953 HRs #car #yr #gm Date @Bat   Pitcher Score Inn Out RoB RBI BOP Pos WPA bWE Notes Play Description
46 46 1 1 1953-05-12 SLB @ PHA Bobby Shantz tied 2-2 t 4 1 --- 1 6 2 0.128 60% Home Run
47 47 2 1 1953-07-19 (1) SLB WSH Al Sima ahead 3-1 b 5 2 --- 1 6 2 0.081 87% Home Run
1955 HRs #car #yr #gm Date @Bat   Pitcher Score Inn Out RoB RBI BOP Pos WPA bWE Notes Play Description
48 48 1 1 1955-04-16 BAL @ BOS Ellis Kinder behind 4-6 t 8 1 --- 1 6 2 0.102 21% Home Run
49 49 2 1 1955-04-21 BAL @ NYY Bob Turley behind 1-14 t 9 0 --- 1 5 2 0.000 0% Home Run
50 50 3 1 1955-06-28 CHW DET Duke Maas behind 0-4 b 5 0 -2- 2 8 2 0.117 29% Home Run; Dropo Scores
51 51 4 1 1955-07-03 CHW @ CLE Ray Narleski behind 6-14 t 9 2 12- 3 6 2 0.000 0% Home Run; Fox Scores; Kennedy Scores
1956 HRs #car #yr #gm Date @Bat   Pitcher Score Inn Out RoB RBI BOP Pos WPA bWE Notes Play Description
52 52 1 1 1956-05-29 CHW @ KCA Tom Gorman tied 0-0 t 2 0 --- 1 7 2 0.102 60% Home Run
53 53 2 1 1956-05-30 (2) CHW @ CLE Mike Garcia ahead 1-0 t 2 0 --- 1 7 2 0.093 69% Home Run
54 54 3 2 1956-05-30 (2) CHW @ CLE Don Mossi ahead 5-0 t 6 1 --- 1 7 2 0.023 97% Home Run
55 55 4 1 1956-07-22 CHW @ WSH Bob Wiesler behind 0-1 t 4 1 1-- 2 7 2 0.224 60% Home Run; Dropo Scores
56 56 5 2 1956-07-22 CHW @ WSH Hal Griggs ahead 4-1 t 6 1 --- 1 7 2 0.059 91% Home Run
57 57 6 1 1956-07-26 CHW NYY Tommy Byrne behind 3-6 b 3 1 --- 1 6 2 0.088 30% Home Run
58 58 7 1 1956-08-02 CHW WSH Bob Wiesler behind 2-3 b 6 1 12- 3 6 2 0.364 83% Home Run; Doby Scores; Dropo Scores
59 59 8 1 1956-08-03 CHW BAL Connie Johnson ahead 11-3 b 4 0 1-- 2 6 2 0.006 100% Home Run; Dropo Scores
60 60 9 1 1956-08-04 CHW BAL Bill Wight ahead 2-1 b 3 2 -2- 2 6 2 0.164 82% Home Run; Minoso Scores
61 61 10 1 1956-08-28 (1) CHW @ WSH Chuck Stobbs behind 0-4 t 6 2 1-- 2 6 2 0.104 16% Home Run; Minoso Scores
1957 HRs #car #yr #gm Date @Bat   Pitcher Score Inn Out RoB RBI BOP Pos WPA bWE Notes Play Description
62 62 1 1 1957-06-26 CHW @ BOS Willard Nixon behind 0-1 t 2 0 --- 1 6 2 0.106 50% Home Run
63 63 2 1 1957-07-05 CHW CLE Cal McLish ahead 13-4 b 8 1 --- 1 7 2 0.000 100% Home Run

About the SABR Home Run Encyclopedia

Much of the data on Baseball-Reference.com'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. Baseball-Reference.com 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 1914 to 2014, 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.