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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, Oklahoma, United States
Died: August 29, 2012 in Longwood, Florida, United States
High School: Central HS (Tulsa, OK)

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Register Batting

Year Age AgeDif Tm Lg Lev Aff G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS TB GDP HBP SH SF IBB
1942 17 -4.6 Americus GAFL D CHC 109 391 117 23 2 3 .299 .391 153
1943 18 -7.4 Elmira EL A PHA 96 279 86 18 3 3 .308 .427 119
1946 21 -7.7 Toledo AA AAA SLB 121 430 390 44 116 21 1 13 54 2 32 49 .297 .360 .456 .816 178 17 6 2
1946 21 -8.6 SLB AL MLB SLB 12 39 35 4 13 3 0 0 5 1 0 3 5 .371 .436 .457 .893 16 0 1 0
1947 22 -7.3 SLB AL MLB SLB 96 312 274 17 43 5 2 6 27 0 0 35 48 .157 .255 .255 .510 70 4 1 2
1948 23 -6.0 SLB AL MLB SLB 107 381 335 35 86 12 1 14 46 0 0 39 50 .257 .334 .424 .758 142 16 0 7
1949 24 -4.8 SLB AL MLB SLB 97 330 278 28 81 11 0 10 39 0 1 49 32 .291 .399 .439 .838 122 10 1 2
1950 25 -3.8 SLB AL MLB SLB 84 250 222 24 59 6 0 8 34 0 1 26 32 .266 .343 .401 .744 89 7 0 2
1951 26 -3.0 2 Teams AL MLB BOS-SLB 87 285 249 23 48 8 0 4 33 0 0 31 42 .193 .285 .273 .558 68 12 1 4
1951 26 -3.0 SLB AL MLB SLB 16 53 47 5 8 2 0 1 7 0 0 6 8 .170 .264 .277 .541 13 3 0 0
1951 26 -3.0 BOS AL MLB BOS 71 232 202 18 40 6 0 3 26 0 0 25 34 .198 .289 .272 .562 55 9 1 4
1952 27 -1.7 SLB AL MLB SLB 52 135 118 11 29 3 0 3 12 0 1 15 13 .246 .331 .347 .678 41 6 0 2
1953 28 -0.7 SLB AL MLB SLB 78 259 239 21 66 14 1 2 28 0 1 18 31 .276 .329 .368 .698 88 10 1 1
1954 29 0.6 BAL AL MLB BAL 50 141 126 7 31 3 0 0 5 0 0 14 16 .246 .321 .270 .591 34 3 0 1 0
1955 30 1.5 2 Teams AL MLB CHW-BAL 61 131 115 10 34 3 0 4 13 0 1 13 14 .296 .372 .426 .798 49 1 1 2 0 2
1955 30 1.5 BAL AL MLB BAL 29 63 56 5 19 1 0 2 6 0 1 7 4 .339 .413 .464 .877 26 1 0 0 0 1
Year Age AgeDif Tm Lg Lev Aff G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS TB GDP HBP SH SF IBB
1955 30 1.5 CHW AL MLB CHW 32 68 59 5 15 2 0 2 7 0 0 6 10 .254 .333 .390 .723 23 0 1 2 0 1
1956 31 2.6 CHW AL MLB CHW 56 147 127 20 31 4 0 10 22 0 0 18 15 .244 .338 .512 .850 65 7 0 2 0 0
1957 32 3.3 CHW AL MLB CHW 42 137 115 10 31 3 0 2 12 0 0 20 18 .270 .375 .348 .723 40 4 0 1 1 1
1958 33 4.5 CHW AL MLB CHW 2 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 .000 .500 .000 .500 0 0 0 0 0 0
1959 34 6.4 Indianapolis AA AAA CHW 43 108 94 5 21 2 0 0 12 0 10 7 .223 .295 .245 .540 23 0 3 1 2
1960 35 7.1 San Diego PCL AAA CHW 3 3 1 0 0 0 .333 .333 1
MLB (13 seasons) MLB 824 2549 2234 210 552 75 4 63 276 1 5 282 316 .247 .333 .369 .702 824 80 6 26 1 3
Minors (5 seasons) Minors 372 1211 1157 49 341 64 6 19 66 2 42 56 .295 .410 474 17 6 5 1 2
All Levels (17 Seasons) 1196 3760 3391 259 893 139 10 82 342 3 5 324 372 .263 .383 1298 97 12 31 2 5
AAA (3 seasons) Minors 167 541 487 49 138 23 1 13 66 2 42 56 .283 .415 202 17 6 5 1 2
A 7890 (underlined) value in the totals indicates career mark is incomplete.

Register Fielding

Year Age Tm Lg Lev Aff G GS CG Inn Ch PO A E DP Fld% RF/9 RF/G PB WP SB CS CS% lgCS% PO
1942 17 Americus GAFL D CHC C 109 562 502 46 14 .975 5.03
1943 18 Elmira EL A PHA C 85 523 461 52 10 .981 6.04
1946 21 Toledo AA AAA SLB C 105 684 590 70 24 12 .965 6.29 16
1946 21 SLB AL MLB SLB C 12 90.0 62 55 5 2 1 .968 6.00 5.00 0 6 3 33%
1947 22 SLB AL MLB SLB C 96 737.0 412 362 43 7 6 .983 4.95 4.22 6 39 24 38%
1948 23 SLB AL MLB SLB C 103 806.0 414 357 52 5 8 .988 4.57 3.97 4 33 24 42%
1949 24 SLB AL MLB SLB C 83 674.0 334 283 41 10 9 .970 4.33 3.90 4 22 19 46%
1950 25 SLB AL MLB SLB C 60 461.0 234 204 20 10 4 .957 4.37 3.73 6 9 14 61%
1951 26 2 Teams AL MLB BOS-SLB C 81 617.0 378 335 36 7 5 .981 5.41 4.58 6 25 16 39%
1951 26 SLB AL MLB SLB C 12 100.0 60 50 8 2 1 .967 5.22 4.83 0 2 6 75%
1951 26 BOS AL MLB BOS C 69 517.0 318 285 28 5 4 .984 5.45 4.54 6 23 10 30%
1952 27 SLB AL MLB SLB C 39 277.0 141 118 17 6 3 .957 4.39 3.46 3 11 11 50%
1953 28 SLB AL MLB SLB C 71 557.0 324 296 21 7 4 .978 5.12 4.46 4 21 15 42%
1954 29 BAL AL MLB BAL C 38 284.0 180 159 16 5 4 .972 5.55 4.61 2 10 8 44%
1955 30 2 Teams AL MLB CHW-BAL C 49 269.0 167 156 10 1 5 .994 5.55 3.39 3 18 7 28%
1955 30 BAL AL MLB BAL C 17 106.0 71 66 5 0 4 1.000 6.03 4.18 2 11 5 31%
Year Age Tm Lg Lev Aff G GS CG Inn Ch PO A E DP Fld% RF/9 RF/G PB WP SB CS CS% lgCS% PO
1955 30 CHW AL MLB CHW C 32 163.0 96 90 5 1 1 .990 5.25 2.97 1 7 2 22%
1956 31 CHW AL MLB CHW C 49 303.0 160 149 10 1 1 .994 4.72 3.24 4 11 4 27%
1957 32 CHW AL MLB CHW C 39 292.0 149 138 8 3 2 .980 4.50 3.74 3 7 1 13%
1959 34 Indianapolis AA AAA CHW C 30 132 127 5 0 2 1.000 4.40 3
MLB (12 seasons) MLB C 720 5367.0 2955 2612 279 64 52 .978 4.85 4.02 45 212 146 41%
Minors (4 seasons) Minors C 329 1901 1680 173 48 14 .975 5.63 19
All Levels (15 Seasons) C 1049 5367.0 4856 4292 452 112 66 .977 4.85 4.52 64 212 146 41%
A 7890 (underlined) value in the totals indicates career mark is incomplete.

Managing

Year Age Tm Lg Lev Aff G W L W-L%
1963 38 Lynchburg SALL AA CHW 1 of 1 140 79 61 .564
1968 43 Chicago AL MLB CHW 1 of 3 162 67 95 .414
1971 46 Shreveport DIXA AA CAL 1 of 1 143 69 73 .486
1972 47 Salt Lake City PCL AAA CAL 1 of 1 148 80 68 .541
1973 48 Salt Lake City PCL AAA CAL 1 of 1 145 79 65 .549
1975 50 Montgomery SOUL AA DET 1 of 1 134 73 61 .545
1976 51 Montgomery SOUL AA DET 1 of 1 137 81 56 .591
1977 52 Evansville AA AAA DET 1 of 1 133 65 68 .489
1978 53 Evansville AA AAA DET 1 of 1 136 78 58 .574
1979 54 Detroit AL MLB DET 1 of 3 161 85 76 .528
1980 55 Midland TL AA CHC 1 of 3 136 64 72 .471
11 Seasons 1575 820 753 .521
AA (5 seasons) 690 366 323 .531
AAA (4 seasons) 562 302 259 .538
MLB (2 seasons) 323 152 171 .471

W-L Totals are for the entire season even if they managed only part of the season.
Sequence may not be in order actually managed. Rank or Pennants Won may not be given for some seasons.

Teams Played For

Year Age Tm Lg Lev
1942 17 Americus Pioneers Georgia-Florida League D
1943 18 Elmira Pioneers Eastern League A
1946 21 Toledo Mud Hens American Association AAA
1946 21 St. Louis Browns American League MLB 1
1947 22 St. Louis Browns American League MLB 1
1948 23 St. Louis Browns American League MLB 1
1949 24 St. Louis Browns American League MLB 1
1950 25 St. Louis Browns American League MLB 1 1950-04-23 1950-10-01
1951 26 St. Louis Browns American League MLB 1 1951-04-17 1951-05-13
1951 26 Boston Red Sox American League MLB 2 1951-05-18 1951-09-29
1952 27 St. Louis Browns American League MLB 1 1952-04-16 1952-09-28
1953 28 St. Louis Browns American League MLB 1 1953-04-14 1953-09-27
1954 29 Baltimore Orioles American League MLB 1 1954-04-29 1954-09-20
1955 30 Baltimore Orioles American League MLB 1 1955-04-11 1955-06-05
1955 30 Chicago White Sox American League MLB 2 1955-06-19 1955-09-13
1956 31 Chicago White Sox American League MLB 1 1956-05-17 1956-09-30
1957 32 Chicago White Sox American League MLB 1 1957-05-18 1957-08-30
1958 33 Chicago White Sox American League MLB 1 1958-06-22 1958-09-01
1959 34 Indianapolis Indians American Association AAA
1960 35 San Diego Padres Pacific Coast League AAA

Sabr ID: ff26b317

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