Mike Morrison

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Michael Morrison

  • Bats Right, Throws Right
  • Height 5' 8", Weight 156 lb.

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Biographical Information[edit]

Mike Morrison played for a team known as the Erie Jarecki Manufacturing nine in 1884, and in 1885 he played with a team known as the Erie Olympics ([1]).

Morrison was purchased from the New York Metropolitans for $500 in January, 1887, and he played in his first big league game on April 19th of that year. That season he went 12-25 with a 4.92 ERA in 316 2/3 innings. In 40 games started, he had 35 complete games, 205 walks and 158 strikeouts. He led the American Association in home runs allowed (13) and walks allowed, he finished second in strikeouts per nine innings (4.49), fourth in hit batsmen (22), sixth in strikeouts and losses, and eighth in earned runs allowed. His 22 hit batsmen are tied for ninth most all time among rookie pitchers. ([2])

He appeared in only four games in 1888, going 1-3 with a 5.40 ERA.

In 1890, Morrison split time between two teams, the Syracuse Stars and Baltimore Orioles. He went 7-11 with a 5.53 ERA that season, making 21 appearances (18 starts) and completing 16 games. His 21 wild pitches were seventh in the league and his three games finished were ninth. His 4.82 strikeouts per nine innings were also ninth in the league.

Statistically he is most similar to Les Tietje, according to Similarity Scores (through February 2021)

Following his death, Morrison was buried in Trinity Cemetery in Erie, PA.

Notable Achievements[edit]

  • 200 Innings Pitched Seasons: 1 (1887)
  • 300 Innings Pitched Seasons: 1 (1887)

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