John Morrissey (baseball)

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John Morrissey
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Third baseman
Born: (1856-12-30)December 30, 1856
Janesville, Wisconsin
Died: April 29, 1884(1884-04-29) (aged 27)
Janesville, Wisconsin
Batted: Unknown Threw: Unknown
MLB debut
May 2, 1881, for the Buffalo Bisons
Last MLB appearance
May 14, 1881, for the Buffalo Bisons
MLB statistics
Games 12
Hits 10
Average .213

John J. Morrissey (December 30, 1856 – April 29, 1884) was an American Major League Baseball player from Janesville, Wisconsin, who played third base for the 1881 Buffalo Bisons. His Major League career lasted 12 games over the course of 13 days. From May 2 to May 12, he batted 47 times, collected 10 hits for a .213 batting average. In the field, he committed five errors for a .865 fielding percentage. His brother Tom Morrissey also played Major League Baseball.[1]

Morrissey died of consumption (tuberculosis)[2] in his hometown of Janesville, and is interred at Mount Olivet Cemetery.[1]


  1. ^ a b "John Morrissey's career statistics". Retrieved 2008-10-24. 
  2. ^ "Too Young To Die". Retrieved 2008-10-24. 

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