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Les Moss

  • Birth 14 May 1925 Tulsa, Tulsa County, Oklahoma, USA
  • Death 29 Aug 2012 Longwood, Okaloosa County, Florida, USA
  • Burial Unknown
  • Memorial ID 96488261

Major League Baseball Player, Coach, Manager. For thirteen seasons (1946 to 1958), he played at the catcher position with the St. Louis Browns, Boston Red Sox, Baltimore Orioles and Chicago White Sox. Born John Lester Moss, he was signed as an amateur free agent by the St. Louis Browns in 1942 and served with the Merchant Marines during World War II, prior to making his Major League debut on September 10th, 1946; he appeared in 12 games that season and recorded 13 hits. In 1948 while with the Browns, he yielded career-highs in hits with 86 and home runs with 14 while playing in 107 games as St. Louis' starting catcher. In 824 regular season games, he compiled 552 hits with a .247 batting average. After retiring as a player, he served as a Minor League manager and had stints as a coach with the Chicago White Sox (1967 to 1968 and 1969 to 1970). He served as manager of the White Sox for part of the 1968 season. Moss succeeded Ralph Houk as manager of the Detroit Tigers in 1979, but gave way to Sparky Anderson during that season. He went onto serve with the coaching staffs of the Chicago Cubs (1981) and Houston Astros (1982 to 1989). Moss totaled 26 seasons in the Major Leagues as a player, coach and manager. He died after being in declining health for several years.

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