1951 Bowman – Les Moss #210 (Catcher) (b. 14 May 1925 – d. 29 Aug 2012 at age 87) – Autographed Baseball Card (St. Louis Browns)

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1951 Bowman – Les Moss #210 (Catcher) (b. 14 May 1925 – d. 29 Aug 2012 at age 87) – Autographed Baseball Card (St. Louis Browns)

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1951 Bowman - Les Moss #210 (Catcher) (b. 14 May 1925 - d. 29 Aug 2012 at age 87) - Autographed Baseball Card (St. Louis Browns)

– on back of card – Traded to Boston Red Sox May 1951…

John Lester Moss (b. May 14, 1925 – d. August 29, 2012 at age 87) was a professional baseball player, coach, scout and manager. He played in MLB as a backup catcher for almost all his career.

June 6, 1955: Traded by the Baltimore Orioles to the Chicago White Sox for Fritz Dorish.

In a 13-year major league career, Moss played in 824 games, accumulating 552 hits in 2,234 at bats for a .247 career batting average along with 63 home runs, 276 runs batted in and a .333 on base percentage.

Moss succeeded Ralph Houk as manager for the 1979 Detroit Tigers. In his time with the Tigers he went 27–26. He actually was not fired for cause or because he was ineffective, but rather because Sparky Anderson had unexpectedly become available.

Late in his on-field career, Moss served as pitching coach of the Cubs in 1981 and, then for the Houston Astros from 1982 to 1989, helping the Astros win the 1986 National League Western Division title.

Teams – As Player:
St. Louis Browns (1946–1951)
Boston Red Sox (1951)
St. Louis Browns (1952–1953)
Baltimore Orioles (1954–1955)
Chicago White Sox (1955–1958)

As Manager:
Chicago White Sox (1968)
Detroit Tigers (1979)

Career highlights and awards:
The Sporting News 1978 Minor League Manager of the Year award winner

Link to all of his issued baseball cards – www.tradingcarddb.com/Person.cfm/pid/4130/col/1/yea/0/Les…

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