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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)
Signed
by the Cleveland Indians as an amateur free agent in 1949. (All Transactions)
Debut: April 17, 1954 (Age 25.096)
Rookie Status: Exceeded rookie limits during 1954 season [*]
Teams (by GP): Indians/Tigers/Athletics/WhiteSox 1954-1965

Final Game: October 1, 1965 (Age 36.263)
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Standard Fielding

Year Tm Lg Age Pos G GS CG Inn Ch PO A E DP Fld% RF/9 RF/G lgFld% lgRF9 lgRFG SB CS CS% lgCS% PO Awards
1954 CLE AL 25 P 40 5 2 93.0 15 4 11 0 1 1.000 1.45 0.38 .959 2.01 1.99 1 3 75% 48% 1
1955 CLE AL 26 P 57 1 0 81.2 26 7 19 0 2 1.000 2.87 0.46 .956 1.99 1.97 1 0 0% 47% 0 MVP-24
1956 CLE AL 27 P 48 3 0 87.2 19 3 15 1 1 .947 1.85 0.38 .950 1.92 1.91 1 1 50% 44% 1
1957 CLE AL 28 P 36 22 6 159.0 28 7 21 0 2 1.000 1.58 0.78 .963 1.99 2.00 7 4 36% 47% 2 AS
1958 CLE AL 29 P 43 5 0 101.2 25 8 17 0 1 1.000 2.21 0.58 .963 1.95 1.93 3 1 25% 47% 0
1959 DET AL 30 P 34 30 15 228.0 51 12 38 1 5 .980 1.97 1.47 .955 2.05 2.03 4 2 33% 40% 2
1960 DET AL 31 P 23 22 9 158.1 29 2 27 0 2 1.000 1.65 1.26 .967 1.96 1.95 3 1 25% 40% 0
1961 DET AL 32 P 35 34 12 240.1 48 7 40 1 8 .979 1.76 1.34 .954 2.05 2.02 2 4 67% 36% 1
1962 DET AL 33 P 35 27 8 180.1 28 9 19 0 3 1.000 1.40 0.80 .958 2.08 2.07 5 1 17% 36% 0
1963 DET AL 34 P 24 16 3 122.2 26 6 20 0 1 1.000 1.91 1.08 .955 1.99 2.00 1 0 0% 33% 0
1964 CHW AL 35 P 34 0 0 40.0 7 2 5 0 0 1.000 1.58 0.21 .957 1.89 1.89 1 1 50% 37% 0
1965 KCA AL 36 P 51 0 0 55.1 9 2 7 0 2 1.000 1.46 0.18 .951 2.03 2.03 1 3 75% 34% 0
12 Seasons P 460 165 55 1548.0 311 69 239 3 28 .990 1.79 0.67 .957 2.01 1.98 30 21 41% 41% 7
12 Seasons TOT 460 165 55 1548.0 311 69 239 3 28 .990 1.79 0.67 .957 2.01 1.98 30 21 41% 41% 7
Note: Complete player games played data.
Fielding stats are a combination of official records and RetroSheet records. Both are likely to have substantial errors and will not match perfectly.
View Complete Notes on Fielding Data
Leagues historically made no effort to balance team, league, and player fielding stats. Since 1990 or so, computers have made this feasible, but prior to that there are hundreds or thousands of discrepancies each year in games played (even whether a player played a position), putouts, assists, double plays and errors.
  • Pre-1938 SB & CS data for catchers is estimated from catcher assists, games started and opposition stolen bases.
  • From 1938 on SB, CS, Pickoff, & WP data for catchers and pitchers is taken from play-by-play accounts in the retrosheet files. There are several hundred games without pbp from 1938 to 1973 and for those we may not have any data.
  • CG & GS come from the retrosheet data and should be complete and pretty accurate from 1914 on.
  • Innings played (like SB and CS) come from the retrosheet play-by-play data and should be considered mostly complete from 1938 to 1973 and complete from then on.
  • Stats (PO,A,G, etc) for LF-CF-RF positions (since 1914) is taken from play-by-play or box score data as available.
  • Stats (PO,A,G,etc) for C,P,1B,2B,3B,SS,OF positions is taken from the official reported totals and may have been corrected at various times since their publication.
  • For detailed information on which games retrosheet is missing play-by-play from 1938 to 1973, please see their most wanted games list
  • For detailed information on the availability of data on this site by year, see our data coverage page

Sabermetric Fielding

Year Tm Lg Age Pos Rtot Rtot/yr Rtz Rtzhm Rtzrd Rdp Rof Rctch Rdrs Rdrs/yr Rpm Rdp Rbnt Rof Rhr RerC RsbC RsbP
1954 CLE AL 25 P
1955 CLE AL 26 P
1956 CLE AL 27 P
1957 CLE AL 28 P
1958 CLE AL 29 P
1959 DET AL 30 P
1960 DET AL 31 P
1961 DET AL 32 P
1962 DET AL 33 P
1963 DET AL 34 P
1964 CHW AL 35 P
1965 KCA AL 36 P
12 Seasons P
12 Seasons TOT

Appearances

Year Tm Lg Age G GS Batting Defense P C 1B 2B 3B SS LF CF RF OF DH PH PR
1954 CLE AL 25 40 5 40 40 40 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1955 CLE AL 26 57 1 57 57 57 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1956 CLE AL 27 48 3 48 48 48 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1957 CLE AL 28 36 22 36 36 36 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1958 CLE AL 29 43 5 43 43 43 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1959 DET AL 30 36 30 36 34 34 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
1960 DET AL 31 23 22 23 23 23 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1961 DET AL 32 35 34 35 35 35 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1962 DET AL 33 36 27 36 35 35 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
1963 DET AL 34 24 16 24 24 24 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1964 CHW AL 35 34 0 34 34 34 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1965 KCA AL 36 51 0 51 51 51 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
12 Seasons 463 165 463 460 460 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 2
Appearances table is calculated solely from full RetroSheet play-by-play data available from 1973 on. A combination of RetroSheet (starting with the 1914 season) and non-RetroSheet data is used for other seasons.

Advanced Fielding -- P*

Putouts Assists Errors Double Plays
Year Tm Lg Age PA BIP% GBIP% Fld F2O% FC Tot Cgt 31 Tot 1B 2B Tot Cch Fld Thr ROE Tot 163 GB LD bFld bF2O%
1954 CLE AL 25 368 76% 20% 13 85% 1 4 1 3 11 5 2 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 1 0 2 100%
1955 CLE AL 26 344 75% 20% 22 91% 2 8 2 3 16 10 2 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 1 1 3 67%
1956 CLE AL 27 374 76% 17% 17 88% 0 4 0 4 16 12 2 1 0 1 0 1 1 0 1 0 5 80%
1957 CLE AL 28 684 80% 19% 24 83% 2 7 2 5 21 11 4 0 0 0 0 0 2 2 2 0 8 63%
1958 CLE AL 29 442 81% 24% 21 95% 1 7 1 3 18 17 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 2 50%
1959 DET AL 30 927 82% 26% 42 90% 0 12 3 8 36 23 10 1 0 1 0 1 6 5 6 0 5 40%
1960 DET AL 31 660 85% 25% 30 93% 0 3 0 3 28 23 5 0 0 0 0 0 2 2 2 0 6 83%
1961 DET AL 32 980 82% 21% 43 88% 1 7 6 1 38 27 4 1 0 0 1 0 8 3 3 5 6 50%
1962 DET AL 33 773 81% 21% 27 89% 0 9 2 4 19 14 5 0 0 0 0 0 3 3 3 0 7 57%
1963 DET AL 34 496 83% 27% 20 95% 0 6 0 6 19 18 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 1 0 5 80%
1964 CHW AL 35 163 75% 20% 6 100% 0 2 1 1 5 3 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 100%
1965 KCA AL 36 243 78% 19% 11 100% 0 1 0 1 11 9 2 0 0 0 0 0 2 2 2 0 3 100%
12 Seasons 6454 81% 22% 276 91% 7 70 18 42 238 172 38 3 0 2 1 2 29 19 22 7 53 68%
MLB Averages 80% 27% 89% 82%



* - Disclaimer & Completeness Note

* Many Detailed Statistics are based on play-by-play accounts accumulated by RetroSheet. These totals may be incomplete (3.6% of all plays from 1938 to 1973 are missing or have incomplete accounts, click link for year and team summary of data completeness) for some players prior to 1974 and even complete seasons may not match the official totals due to errors in both the official totals and the play-by-play accounts. Pre-1954 seasons have a substantial numbers of games missing play-by-play accounts and should be viewed as essentially incomplete.

Appearances on Leader Boards, Awards, and Honors

Stats are Year-Value-Rank · Glossary

MVP (yr lg (rk, shr))
1955 AL (24, 0%)
0.00 Career Shares (1750th)

Def. Games as P s c a p y
1955 AL  57 (2nd)
1956 AL  48 (4th)

Fielding % as P s c a p y
1957 AL  1.000 (1st)
1960 AL  1.000 (1st)
1962 AL  1.000 (1st)

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Name and misspellings: The Donald Sphinx dave Sphinx Louis Ears donald Don The Mossi

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