Ed Morris (1880s pitcher)
September 29, 1862|
Brooklyn, New York
|Died: April 12, 1937
|May 1, 1884 for the Columbus Buckeyes|
Last MLB appearance
|October 1, 1890 for the Pittsburgh Burghers|
|Earned run average||2.82|
Edward Morris (September 29, 1862 – April 12, 1937), nicknamed Cannonball, was a 19th-century Major League Baseball pitcher. He played for the Columbus Buckeyes (1884), Pittsburgh Alleghenys (1885–1889), and Pittsburgh Burghers (1890). A native of Brooklyn, New York, the left-hander stood 5 ft 7 in (1.70 m) and weighed 165 lbs.
On May 29, 1884 he pitched a no-hitter against the Pittsburgh Alleghenys, winning 5–0. He was purchased by the Alleghenys from the Buckeyes five months later.
Morris finished in his league's top ten several times for many pitching categories, including wins, earned run average, strikeouts, and shutouts. In 1886 he led the American Association with 41 wins and 12 shutouts.
Career totals for 317 games played (311 as a pitcher) include a 171–122 record, 307 games started, 297 complete games, 29 shutouts, 4 games finished, and 1 save. His lifetime ERA was 2.82. At the plate he was 179-for-1,113 (.161) with 1 home run, 63 runs batted in, and 100 runs scored.
Morris died from an infection that began in an injured toe.
- List of Major League Baseball leaders in career ERA
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- List of Major League Baseball no-hitters
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May 29, 1884
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