Cy Morgan baseball card, 1910
November 10, 1878|
|Died: June 28, 1962
Wheeling, West Virginia
|September 18, 1903, for the St. Louis Browns|
|Last MLB appearance|
|September 1, 1913, for the Cincinnati Reds|
|Earned run average||2.51|
|Career highlights and awards|
Harry Richard Morgan (November 10, 1878 – June 28, 1962) born in Pomeroy, Ohio was a pitcher in Major League Baseball who played for the St. Louis Browns (1903–05, 1907), Boston Red Sox (1907–09), Philadelphia Athletics (1909–12), and Cincinnati Reds (1913).
He helped the Athletics win the 1910 and 1911 World Series. The 1912 Reach Guide credits him with helping carry the pitching burder for the 1911 team while stars Jack Coombs and Chief Bender were less effective than usual early in the season.
Notable career achievements
- Led the American League in Hits Allowed per 9 Innings Pitched (6.26) in 1909. This is also an Athletics' single season record.
- Athletics' Career Leader in Hits Allowed per 9 Innings Pitched (6.86).
- Ranks 42nd on MLB Career ERA List (2.51).
- Ranks 25th on MLB Career Hits Allowed per 9 Innings Pitched List (7.35).
In 10 seasons he had a Win–Loss record of 78–78 in 210 Games, 172 Games Started, 107 Complete Games, 15 Shutouts, 29 Games Finished, 3 Saves, 1,445 ⅓ Innings Pitched, 1,180 Hits Allowed, 586 Runs Allowed, 403 Earned Runs Allowed, 18 Home Runs Allowed, 578 Walks Allowed, 667 Strikeouts, 95 Hit Batsmen, 59 Wild Pitches, 5,497 Batters Faced, 5 Balks, and a 2.51 ERA.
He died in Wheeling, West Virginia on June 28, 1962 of coronary artery disease.
- "The American League 1911 Teams". 1912 Reach Guide. 1912.
- "The Baseball Bug". Thanhouser Company Film Preservation, Inc. Retrieved 2016-01-22.
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