C 1946-58 Browns , Red Sox, White Sox
Manager in 1968, 79 Tigers
Moss spent virtually his entire major league career fighting Sherm Lollar for playing
time, first with the Browns and later with the White Sox. With St. Louis in 1948,
before Lollar arrived from the Yankees, Moss reached career highs with 107 games,
14 home runs, and 46 RBI. He scouted, coached, and managed in the White Sox and Tiger
organizations for nearly 30 years. He was interim manager of the White Sox while
Al Lopez was hospitalized in 1968, and he managed the Tigers for the first third
of 1979 before being replaced by Sparky Anderson.
|FROM THE BASEBALL CHRONOLOGY|
|» May 17th, 1951: The Browns trade C Les Moss to the Red Sox for C Matt Batts, P Jim Suchecki, Jim McDonald, and $100,000.|
» November 28th, 1951: The Browns trade C Gus Niarhos, acquired yesterday, to Boston for catcher Les Moss and Tom Wright. The team also signs SS Marty Marion, former Cardinal manager.
» June 6th, 1955: The White Sox trade veteran P Harry Dorish to the Orioles for C Les Moss.
» July 23rd, 1968: Al Lopez undergoes an emergency appendectomy. Les Moss will serve as White Sox manager during his 36-game absence.
» June 12th, 1979: The Tigers fire manager Les Moss, hiring Sparky Anderson.