Morris Nettles

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Morris Nettles

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Morris Nettles played two seasons in the major leagues, both for the California Angels, getting 469 at-bats. In that time he scored 77 runs, partly on the strength of 42 stolen bases. His minor league career ran from 1970 to 1976 in the United States, and from 1977 to 1982 in the Mexican League. He hit .369 for the Idaho Falls Angels in 1970, .338 for the Shreveport Captains in 1971, .332 for the El Paso Sun Kings in 1973, and .328 for the Salt Lake City Angels in 1974. He appeared for the Toledo Mud Hens and for the Iowa Oaks in 1976.

On Opening Day 1975, he batted lead-off, ahead of Mickey Rivers. Nolan Ryan was the pitcher.

Morris and Tommy McCraw both attended Venice (CA) High School and both played for the 1974 California Angels.

Nettles died in January 2017 from complications of pancreatic cancer.

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