Mo Mozzali

Mo Mozzali

Maurice Joseph "Mo" Mozzali (December 12, 1922 — March 2, 1987)[1] was an American professional baseball outfielder, scout and coach. Born in Louisville, Kentucky, Mozzali threw and batted left-handed, stood 5 feet, 10 inches (1.78 m) tall and weighed 158 pounds (72 kg).

Mozzali played all but one full season of his 12-year (1946–48; 1950–58) career in the St. Louis Cardinals' organization. The year he did not, 1947, was spent in the New York Giants organization with the Minneapolis Millers. Although he never reached Major League Baseball as a player, he was a fixture at the Triple-A level as a member of the Columbus Red Birds and the Omaha Cardinals of the American Association. After spending one season as the playing manager of the Albany Cardinals of the Class D Georgia-Florida League, Mozalli retired from the field. He batted .298 with 80 home runs in 1,463 minor league games.[2]

Mozzali then became a scout for the Cardinals, serving from 1959 through 1976. He spent the 1977 and 1978 seasons as a member of the big-league Cardinals' coaching staff, during the managerial tenures of Vern Rapp and Ken Boyer. He then resumed his former job as a Redbird scout.

Mo Mozzali died in Lakeland, Florida, at the age of 64.

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External links

  • Playing record, from Baseball Reference
  • Retrosheet