Julian Morgan

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Julian Traynham Morgan Jr

  • Bats Right, Throws Right
  • Height 6' 1", Weight 185 lb.

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Biographical Information[edit]

Pitcher Julian Morgan managed 9 teams in 5 years. By 1956 he was a scout for the Atlanta Crackers. His playing career lasted from 1938-1953, with a career record of 66-69.

In 1949 when Morgan was released after just 4 games, 14 players sent a protest wire to the club president, saying Morgan "had been given a bad deal" [1]. In 1953, when he was dismissed by the Middlesboro Athletics, Morgan filed a petition with George Trautman to be paid for the whole year. Trautman wanted the two sides to reach a compromise, but when they couldn't he ruled in favor of Morgan in December. The ballclub appealed, and in February of 1954, Ford Frick agreed to review the case.

Morgan scouted for the New York Mets from their inception through at least the mid-1980s.

Year-by-Year Managerial Record[edit]

Year Team League Record Finish Organization Playoffs Notes
1949 Palatka Azaleas Florida State League 2-2 -- none -- replaced by Bitsy Mott (74-60) on April 18
Vidalia-Lyons Twins Georgia State League -- none -- replaced Michael Rossi April 23
replaced by Joe Santomauro May 23
Elizabethton Betsy Local Appalachian League 7th none replaced Andy Belick June 21
1950 Ozark Eagles Alabama State League 51-75 8th none
1951 Laredo Apaches Gulf Coast League 20-11 -- none -- replaced by Marty Errante (7-21) on May 12
Sweetwater Swatters Longhorn League 7-15 -- none -- replaced Joe Bratcher (3-8) on June 20
replaced by Julian Pressley (19-41) on July 10
Laredo Apaches Gulf Coast League 35-34 4th none Lost in 1st round replaced Boyd SoRelle (13-22) on July 11
1952 Ardmore Indians Sooner State League 8th none replaced Clyde Baldwin on July 13
1953 Middlesboro Athletics Mountain States League -- none -- replaced Ben Pardue on June 27
Sandersville Wacos Georgia State League 6th Milwaukee Braves replaced Luscius Morgan on July 31

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