SAL president, dies
John Henry Moss, who served as president of the South Atlantic League for 50 years before retiring in 2007, died on Wednesday. He was believed to be 89.
Moss had been living in Kings Mountain, where he also served as mayor for 24 years. His tenure as the SAL president is believed to be the longest of any executive in baseball.
He formed what is now the South Atlantic League in 1958. It was known as the Western Carolina League in the beginning.
"Like anything else, running in a race or climbing a hill, there are times that require extra dedication," Moss said in 2007. "That's what made my life so pleasing."
A good fielding
but light-hitting second baseman, Moss spent most of the 1930s in the
Washington Senator's minor league system.
When the war ended
Moss returned to Kings
Funeral arrangements are pending.