Don Mossi

1959 Topps

Mossi won 101 games in 12 years pitching in the big leagues. He came up with the Cleveland Indians in 1954 and pitched out of the bullpen for the Tribe for the next three seasons, saving 27 games over the span. He made 22 starts in 1957 and won 11 games. He also earned his lone All-Star Game selection that season. Mossi joined the Detroit Tigers in 1959 and had his best season as a starter. He went 17-9 that year with a 3.36 ERA. He pitched 15 complete games for Detroit, three of which were shutouts. Mossi won 15 games for the Tigers in 1961 and 11 more in 1962. He finished his career pitching in relief for the Chicago White Sox and Kansas City A’s, saving seven games for each team in 1964 and 1965.


Mossi mentions he pitched in the World Series, which he did in 1954 for Cleveland. While the Indians were swept in four games by the New York Giants Mossi pitched well, throwing four scoreless innings over three games. In 2014 Mossi was named one of the 100 Greatest Cleveland Indians.

Don Mossi – career stats

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Writer, historian, father, intrepid traveller, journalist, aging punk ... I am actually in a Hall of Fame.

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