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Catalog Number 2009.030.129
Description Plaque commemorating Don Mossi being inducted into the San Mateo County Sports Hall of Fame on May 17, 1989. Plaque includes image of Don Mossi and a brief biography: "Don Mossi, a graduate of Jefferson High School in Daly City, caught the fancy of Major League baseball fans in 1954. The left-handed pitcher was a rookie with the Cleveland Indians and a relative unknown at the time. He joined one of the greatest pitching staffs ever assembled in the American League. / As a reliever, Mossi won six games and lost one. His .857 winning percentge was a record. He had a 1.94 earned run average in 93 innings of relief. He pitched four innings in three World Series games that year and allowed no runs. / During his Cleveland career, he saved 32 games. He was named to the 1957 American League All-Star Team. Traded to the Detroit Tigers a year later, Mossi, nicknamed "The Sphinx" became a starter and recorded a 17-9 mark in 1959. The 17 victories were the most in his Major League tenure. / Mossi later pitched for the Chicago White Sox and the Kansas City Athletics. The durable southpaw worked for 12 seasons in the American League. He had lifetime record of 191-80. His overall ERA was 3.43. His strikeouts-to-walks ratio was better than 2 1/2-to-1. He saved a total of 50 games in his career."
Object Name Plaque, Award
Collection 3D - Personal Symbols
Title John Mossi Sports Hall of Fame Plaque
Date May 17, 1989
Species Plaque
Inscription Text "Alpine's specially hand-crafted hand-rubbed wood plaques offer you a quality product for rock bottom prices / Alpine / Awards / Inc." (black and gold sticker on back complete with locations and addresses)
Provenance Plaque and induction was sponsored by The Times of San Mateo.
Dimensions H-12 W-9 D-1 inches
Search Terms Sports
Jefferson High School
Mossi, Don
Subjects Awards
Baseball players
People Mossi, Don