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Howard Glenn Moss [Howitzer] (October 17, 1919 - May 7, 1989) was a professional baseball player. Listed at 5' 11.5", 185 lb., Moss batted and threw right-handed. He was born in Gastonia, North Carolinamarker. Although Moss played in Major League Baseball, he had to endure three failed tryouts. After being shutout in his first season in 1942, going 0-for-14 with the New York Giants, he did not improve much in 1946, hitting .121 with the Cincinnati Reds and Cleveland Indians, finishing his major league career with a .097 batting average in 22 games.

An outfielder/third baseman, Moss built his legacy as one of the most feared sluggers of the International League in the 1940s. In 1944, he guided the Baltimore Orioles to the Governor's Cup championship title after led the league hitters with 27 home runs, 141 RBI and 178 hits, while batting .306 with 122 runs and a .549 slugging percentage. For his heroics, he received the IL Most Valuable Player Award.

In 1945, Moss served for one year for the United States Coast Guard during World War II. After being discharged from service, again led the league in home runs for three consecutive seasons, hitting 38 in 1946, 53 in 1947, and 33 in 1948. His single-season home run mark of 53 has not been reached since then in the International League. He also is the only player in IL history to lead the circuit in home runs four times. In 1960, Moss was inducted into the International League Hall of Fame. Moss died in Baltimore, Marylandmarker, at the age of 69.

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