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James Forrest Morrison (born September 23, 1952), is an American former professional baseball second baseman and third baseman, who played in Major League Baseball (MLB) for the Philadelphia Phillies, Chicago White Sox, Pittsburgh Pirates, Detroit Tigers, and Atlanta Braves from 1977 to 1988. He was named Most Valuable Player for the Pirates in 1986.[citation needed]

Jim Morrison
Third baseman / Second baseman
Born: (1952-09-23) September 23, 1952 (age 66)
Pensacola, Florida
Batted: Right Threw: Right
MLB debut
September 18, 1977, for the Philadelphia Phillies
Last MLB appearance
September 28, 1988, for the Atlanta Braves
MLB statistics
Batting average.260
Home runs112
Runs batted in435



From 1988 to 1990, Jim Morrison spent two seasons in Milan, Italy as the director for Mediolanum Milano; the Italian Baseball league started by Silvio Berlusconi.

After retiring from baseball, Morrison bought and ran a hotel in Port Charlotte/Punta Gorda, Florida which was rumored to have been a Frank Lloyd Wright design. The hotel was sold in 2003 and then destroyed in Hurricane Charley.[citation needed]

Jim Morrison is married to Nancy Morrison who owns and operates Nancy Elle Wellness, an organic skincare company. The couple have four children.

Morrison managed the Charlotte Stone Crabs, a Class A affiliate of the Tampa Bay Rays, until 2012. Previously he was manager of the Columbus Catfish, another Rays Class A affiliate, and led them to the South Atlantic League Championship in 2007.[1] Currently he is the manager of the Gulf Coast League Rays[2]

Career statisticsEdit

In 12 seasons covering 1089 games, Morrison compiled a .260 batting average with 371 runs, 112 home runs and 435 RBI. He finished his career with a .963 fielding percentage.


  1. ^ "VB D-Rays Announce 08 Coaching Staff". Retrieved 2008-02-08.
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