John Morris (outfielder)

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John Morris
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Outfielder
Born: (1961-02-23) February 23, 1961 (age 56)
Freeport, New York
Batted: Left Threw: Left
MLB debut
August 5, 1986, for the St. Louis Cardinals
Last MLB appearance
August 5, 1992, for the California Angels
MLB statistics
Batting average .236
Hits 145
Home runs 8
Runs batted in 63
Stolen bases 15
Games played 402
Teams

John Daniel Morris (born February 23, 1961) is a former professional baseball player who played seven seasons in the major leagues for the St. Louis Cardinals, Philadelphia Phillies, and California Angels.

Morris was drafted by the Kansas City Royals in the first round of the 1982 amateur draft out of Seton Hall University, where he played baseball for the Pirates under head coach Mike Sheppard. He played in the Royals organization until May 1985, when he was traded to the Cardinals for outfielder Lonnie Smith.

He was limited to 38 at-bats after coming back from surgery for a ruptured disc in 1989.

He went hitless in 18 games with the Philadelphia Phillies. And in his 19th game he faced Mark Wohlers and scored a game-winning home run to lead the Philadelphia Phillies to 5-4 victory against the Atlanta Braves.

Morris won the 1983 Southern League Most Valuable Player Award.

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