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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)
Rookie Status: Exceeded rookie limits during 1947 season [*]
Teams (by GP): Browns/WhiteSox/Orioles/RedSox 1946-1958

Final Game: September 1, 1958 (Age 33.110)
Died: August 29, 2012 in Longwood, FL
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Standard Fielding

Adv Fielding w/ run summary
Year Tm Lg Age Pos G GS CG Inn Ch PO A E DP Fld% Rtot Rtot/yr RF/9 RF/G lgFld% lgRF9 lgRFG PB WP SB CS CS% lgCS% PO Awards
1946 SLB AL 21 C 12 10 9 62 55 5 2 1 .968 5.00 .982 5.52 0 6 3 33% 46%
1947 SLB AL 22 C 96 84 69 412 362 43 7 6 .983 4.22 .985 5.02 6 6 39 24 38% 46% 1
1948 SLB AL 23 C 103 88 79 414 357 52 5 8 .988 3.97 .986 4.74 4 15 33 24 42% 44% 0
1949 SLB AL 24 C 83 79 62 334 283 41 10 9 .970 3.90 .985 4.76 4 14 22 19 46% 45% 1
1950 SLB AL 25 C 60 53 43 462.0 234 204 20 10 4 .957 4.36 3.73 .985 4.94 4.85 6 7 9 14 61% 49% 3
1951 TOT AL 26 C 81 64 59 617.0 378 335 36 7 5 .981 5.41 4.58 .982 5.03 5.01 6 17 25 16 39% 46% 2
1951 SLB AL 26 C 12 11 10 100.0 60 50 8 2 1 .967 5.22 4.83 .982 5.03 5.01 0 2 2 6 75% 46% 0
1951 BOS AL 26 C 69 53 49 517.0 318 285 28 5 4 .984 5.45 4.54 .982 5.03 5.01 6 15 23 10 30% 46% 2
1952 SLB AL 27 C 39 29 26 276.2 141 118 17 6 3 .957 4.39 3.46 .985 5.44 5.44 3 3 11 11 50% 46% 1
1953 SLB AL 28 C 71 61 51 558.0 324 296 21 7 4 .978 -4 -9 5.11 4.46 .985 5.18 5.15 4 12 21 15 42% 51% 1
1954 BAL AL 29 C 38 31 24 284.0 180 159 16 5 4 .972 -1 -4 5.55 4.61 .986 5.40 5.36 2 5 10 8 44% 48% 2
1955 TOT AL 30 C 49 25 19 269.0 167 156 10 1 5 .994 -4 -18 5.55 3.39 .988 5.58 5.54 3 11 18 7 28% 47% 0
1955 BAL AL 30 C 17 12 10 106.0 71 66 5 0 4 1.000 -2 -23 6.03 4.18 .988 5.58 5.54 2 7 11 5 31% 47% 0
1955 CHW AL 30 C 32 13 9 163.0 96 90 5 1 1 .990 -2 -15 5.25 2.97 .988 5.58 5.54 1 4 7 2 22% 47% 0
1956 CHW AL 31 C 49 30 22 303.0 160 149 10 1 1 .994 -3 -12 4.72 3.24 .988 5.91 5.86 4 10 11 4 27% 44% 1
1957 CHW AL 32 C 39 34 27 292.0 149 138 8 3 2 .980 -3 -12 4.50 3.74 .991 5.92 5.94 3 4 7 1 13% 47% 0
12 Seasons C 720 588 490 3061.2 2955 2612 279 64 52 .978 -15 -6 4.98 4.02 .985 5.34 5.14 45 104 212 146 41% 46% 12
13 Seasons TOT 720 588 490 3061.2 2955 2612 279 64 52 .978 -15 -6 4.98 4.02 .985 5.34 5.14 45 104 212 146 41% 46% 12
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
1946 SLB AL 21 C
1947 SLB AL 22 C
1948 SLB AL 23 C
1949 SLB AL 24 C
1950 SLB AL 25 C
1951 SLB AL 26 C
1951 BOS AL 26 C
1952 SLB AL 27 C
1953 SLB AL 28 C -4 -9 -4
1954 BAL AL 29 C -1 -4 -1
1955 BAL AL 30 C -2 -23 -2
1955 CHW AL 30 C -2 -15 -2
1956 CHW AL 31 C -3 -12 -3
1957 CHW AL 32 C -3 -12 -3
12 Seasons C -15 -6 -15
13 Seasons TOT -15 -6 -15

Appearances

Year Tm Lg Age G GS Batting Defense P C 1B 2B 3B SS LF CF RF OF DH PH PR
1946 SLB AL 21 12 10 12 12 0 12 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1947 SLB AL 22 96 84 96 96 0 96 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0
1948 SLB AL 23 107 88 107 104 0 104 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 5 0
1949 SLB AL 24 97 79 97 83 0 83 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 15 0
1950 SLB AL 25 84 53 84 60 0 60 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 25 0
1951 BOS AL 26 71 53 71 69 0 69 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0
1951 SLB AL 26 16 11 16 12 0 12 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 0
1952 SLB AL 27 52 29 52 39 0 39 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 15 0
1953 SLB AL 28 78 61 78 71 0 71 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 8 0
1954 BAL AL 29 50 31 50 38 0 38 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 15 0
1955 CHW AL 30 32 13 32 32 0 32 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 0
1955 BAL AL 30 29 12 29 17 0 17 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 13 0
1956 CHW AL 31 56 30 56 49 0 49 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 10 0
1957 CHW AL 32 42 34 42 39 0 39 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 0
1958 CHW AL 33 2 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0
13 Seasons 824 588 824 721 0 721 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 124 0
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 -- C*

Pitching Stats Putouts Assists Errors Double Plays
Year Tm Lg Age PA ERA RAvg Fld F2O% XI FC Tot Cgt Frc Tag SO Tot 1B 2B 3B K23 Tot Cch Fld Thr ROE Tot 263 n23 GB bFld bF2O%
1947 SLB AL 22 1959 4.63 5.06 41 93% 0 0 208 22 2 16 168 27 8 0 0 1 5 0 3 2 0 5 0 0 1 6 100%
1948 SLB AL 23 1663 5.04 5.58 25 88% 0 0 165 18 0 4 143 20 3 0 0 1 5 0 3 2 1 5 0 0 0 4 75%
1949 SLB AL 24 1896 5.39 6.21 33 85% 0 0 160 19 2 11 128 20 6 0 0 0 6 1 4 1 1 7 0 0 0 5 80%
1950 SLB AL 25 1436 5.42 6.26 28 96% 0 0 137 20 0 9 108 16 3 1 0 0 6 2 2 2 1 4 0 0 0 1 100%
1951 BOS AL 26 2245 4.40 4.98 34 91% 0 0 285 16 3 20 245 27 6 2 0 4 5 1 3 1 0 4 1 1 3 4 75%
1951 SLB AL 26 397 6.83 7.39 10 90% 0 0 42 6 0 6 30 6 1 0 0 1 1 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 1 0
1952 SLB AL 27 816 4.10 4.73 20 90% 0 0 79 17 2 4 56 15 1 0 0 1 6 1 2 3 0 3 0 1 1 0
1953 SLB AL 28 2234 3.86 4.17 35 89% 0 0 280 27 0 6 247 18 3 0 0 0 7 0 4 3 0 3 0 0 0 5 60%
1954 BAL AL 29 1212 3.52 4.15 24 83% 0 0 160 16 3 2 139 16 6 0 0 0 5 0 2 3 1 4 0 2 2 7 71%
1955 CHW AL 30 687 3.09 3.20 9 100% 0 0 92 8 0 1 83 5 0 1 0 2 1 0 0 1 0 1 1 0 1 1 100%
1955 BAL AL 30 515 8.24 8.75 6 100% 0 0 66 5 0 3 58 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 0 0 1 0
1956 CHW AL 31 1292 3.71 4.28 24 96% 0 0 152 20 1 5 126 10 3 0 0 2 1 0 1 0 1 1 0 0 0 2 100%
1957 CHW AL 32 1248 4.01 4.35 22 86% 1 0 141 17 1 2 121 7 2 0 2 0 3 0 2 1 0 2 0 1 1 1 0%
11 Seasons 17600 4.53 5.07 311 90% 1 0 1967 211 14 89 1652 192 42 4 2 12 51 5 27 19 5 44 2 5 11 36 78%
MLB Averages 4.02 4.52 95% 86%

Advanced Fielding -- C Baserunning*

Year Tm Lg Age PB WP SBO SB CS CSctch CS% SB2 CS2 SB3 CS3 SBH CSH PO PCS RBA RK SBlev CSlev
1947 SLB AL 22 5 6 809 17 15 15 47% 16 13 1 2 0 0 1 0 39 18 0.97 1.00
1948 SLB AL 23 2 15 671 24 10 10 29% 22 9 2 1 0 0 0 0 51 19 1.08 0.80
1949 SLB AL 24 1 14 801 13 9 9 41% 12 9 1 0 0 0 1 0 37 14 1.53 0.77
1950 SLB AL 25 4 7 623 5 10 9 67% 4 10 1 0 0 0 3 0 30 14 0.78 1.03
1951 BOS AL 26 6 15 903 23 10 10 30% 18 8 3 2 2 0 2 0 62 19 0.99 1.23
1951 SLB AL 26 0 2 166 2 5 4 71% 2 4 0 0 0 1 0 0 6 6 1.11 1.14
1952 SLB AL 27 2 3 318 9 10 10 53% 8 9 1 1 0 0 1 0 20 14 0.95 1.14
1953 SLB AL 28 4 12 867 21 12 12 36% 17 10 4 2 0 0 1 0 46 13 1.63 1.55
1954 BAL AL 29 2 5 454 10 8 8 44% 9 7 1 1 0 0 2 0 23 13 1.09 1.47
1955 CHW AL 30 0 4 274 7 2 2 22% 7 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 12 2 1.31 0.19
1955 BAL AL 30 2 7 226 11 5 5 31% 8 5 2 0 1 0 0 0 28 6 0.81 0.61
1956 CHW AL 31 4 10 487 11 4 4 27% 7 3 2 0 2 1 1 0 29 7 0.88 0.71
1957 CHW AL 32 3 4 477 7 1 1 13% 6 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 15 2 1.81 0.18
11 Seasons 35 104 7076 160 101 99 39% 136 90 19 9 5 2 12 0 398 147 1.16 1.06
MLB Averages 44% 1.19 1.17



* - 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

Def. Games as C s c a p y
1947 AL  96 (5th)
1948 AL  103 (4th)
1951 AL  81 (5th)

Putouts as C s c a p y
1948 AL  357 (5th)
1951 AL  335 (5th)

Assists as C s c a p y
1948 AL  52 (4th)

Errors Committed as C s c a p y
1947 AL  7 (5th)
1948 AL  5 (5th)
1949 AL  10 (2nd)
1950 AL  10 (3rd)
1951 AL  7 (5th)
1953 AL  7 (5th)

Double Plays Turned as C s c a p y
1948 AL  8 (4th)
1949 AL  9 (4th)

Passed Balls s c a p y
1947 AL  6 (4th)
1949 AL  4 (3rd)
1950 AL  6 (2nd)
1951 AL  6 (4th)

Stolen Bases Allowed as C s c a p y
1947 AL  39 (1st)
1948 AL  33 (2nd)

Caught Stealing as C s c a p y
1947 AL  24 (4th)
1948 AL  24 (4th)

Caught Stealing %s c a p y
1949 AL  46.3 (4th)

Range Factor/9Inn as Cs c a p y
1951 AL  5.41 (3rd)

Fielding % as C s c a p y
1951 AL  .981 (4th)

Youngest s c a p y
1946 AL  born 1925-05-14 (6th)

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