Jim Morrison (baseball)
|Third baseman / Second baseman|
September 23, 1952 |
|September 18, 1977, for the Philadelphia Phillies|
|Last MLB appearance|
|September 28, 1988, for the Atlanta Braves|
|Runs batted in||435|
James Forrest Morrison (born September 23, 1952), is a former professional baseball player who played second and third base in the Major Leagues from 1977 to 1988. During his baseball career, Morrison played for the Philadelphia Phillies, Chicago White Sox, Pittsburgh Pirates, Detroit Tigers, and Atlanta Braves. He was Most Valuable Player for the Pirates in 1986.
After retiring from baseball, Morrison bought and ran a hotel in Port Charlotte/Punta Gorda, Florida which was rumored to have been a Frank Lloyd Wright design. The hotel was sold in 2003 and then destroyed in Hurricane Charley.
Jim Morrison is married to Nancy Morrison who owns and operates Nancy Elle Wellness, an organic skincare company. The couple have four children.
Morrison managed the Charlotte Stone Crabs, a Class A affiliate of the Tampa Bay Rays, until 2012. Previously he was manager of the Columbus Catfish, another Rays Class A affiliate, and led them to the South Atlantic League Championship in 2007. Currently he is the manager of the Gulf Coast League Rays