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John Dewey "Jughandle Johnny" Morrison (October 22, 1895 – March 20, 1966) was a professional baseball player. He was a right-handed pitcher over parts of ten seasons (1920–1927, 1929–1930) with the Pittsburgh Pirates and Brooklyn Robins. For his career, he compiled a 103–80 record in 297 appearances, with a 3.65 earned run average and 546 strikeouts. May was a member of the 1925 World Series champion Pirates, pitching three times during their seven-game defeat of the Washington Senators. In World Series play, he recorded no decisions in 3 appearances, with a 2.89 earned run average and 7 strikeouts.

Johnny Morrison
Johnny Morrison (baseball).jpg
Born: (1895-10-22)October 22, 1895
Pellville, Kentucky
Died: March 20, 1966(1966-03-20) (aged 70)
Louisville, Kentucky
Batted: Right Threw: Right
MLB debut
September 28, 1920, for the Pittsburgh Pirates
Last MLB appearance
June 19, 1930, for the Brooklyn Robins
MLB statistics
Win–loss record103-80
Earned run average3.65
Career highlights and awards

Morrison was born in Pellville, Kentucky, and later died in Louisville, Kentucky, at the age of 70, and was buried at Rosehill Elmwood Cemetery. His son, Dwane Morrison, was a college basketball coach, most notably at Georgia Tech.[1]

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  1. ^ Oscar Fraley (January 22, 1952). "Pro Coaches Choice Team selected". Greensburg Daily Tribune. Retrieved May 9, 2011.

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