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John Daniel Morris (born February 23, 1961), is an American former professional baseball outfielder, who played seven seasons in Major League Baseball (MLB) for the St. Louis Cardinals, Philadelphia Phillies, and California Angels.[1]

John Morris
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Outfielder
Born: (1961-02-23) February 23, 1961 (age 58)
Freeport, New York
Batted: Left Threw: Left
MLB debut
August 5, 1986, for the St. Louis Cardinals
Last MLB appearance
August 5, 1992, for the California Angels
MLB statistics
Batting average.236
Hits145
Home runs8
Runs batted in63
Stolen bases15
Games played402
Teams

Morris was drafted by the Kansas City Royals, in the first round of the 1982 amateur draft, out of Seton Hall University, where he played baseball for the Pirates under head coach Mike Sheppard. He played in the Royals organization until May 1985, when he was traded to the Cardinals for outfielder Lonnie Smith.[1]

In 1988, after coming back from surgery for a ruptured disc, Morris was limited to 38 at-bats, for the Cardinals.

In 1991, while playing with the Philadelphia Phillies, Morris was mired in a 20-game hitless streak. Then, on September 1, he entered the game in the eighth inning, as a pinch-runner, scoring the tying run and remaining in the game, playing center field. When Morris led off the 10th inning, Atlanta Braves relief pitcher Mark Wohlers, hardly knew what hit him: Morris came through, hitting a game-winning walk-off home run, leading the Phillies to 5-4 victory.[2]

Morris won the 1983 Southern League Most Valuable Player Award.[3]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "John Morris Stats". baseball-reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. 2019. Retrieved April 20, 2019.
  2. ^ "Philadelphia Phillies 5, Atlanta Braves 4". Retrosheet. retrosheet.com. September 11, 1991. Retrieved April 19, 2019.
  3. ^ "John Morris (morrijo07) BR Bullpen: Notable Achievements". baseball-reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. 2019. Retrieved April 20, 2019.

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