Les Moss was a fine defensive catcher from the late 1940's through the 1950's. In 1949 his .291 batting average led all major league backstops. Moss caught for the old St. Louis Browns for eight years and went with the club when they moved to Baltimore in 1954. Although his batting average never approached his high in 1949, he did hit .266 with 8 homers, 34 RBI's in 1950.
Injuries caused him to miss most of 1951, he hit only .171 in 16 games and from then on was used mainly as a backup catcher to Browns' Sherm Lollar and later the Orioles Clint Courtney. Les Moss was rated a top handler of pitchers, excellent at knowing the batters weaknesses and calling for the correct pitches. From 1956-58, he was a backup catcher for the Chicago White Sox after they obtained Sherm Lollar from the Browns. After Moss' playing days were over he coached for several major league teams. Less Moss' caught in the American League for 13 seasons And his career stats are: .247 BA, 75 doubles, 63 home runs, 276 RBI's in 824 games. baseballhistorian.com archives