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265. Ed Morris
  1. General
  2. Awards
  3. Career Stats
  • Born: September 29, 1862 in Brooklyn, NY USA
  • Weight: 165 lbs.
  • Height: 5'7"
  • Bats: B
  • Throws: L
  • Debut: May 01, 1884
  • Final Game: October 01, 1890
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Ed Morris is described by some baseball historians as one of the first great lefthanders.  That may or not be accurate, but he was the ace of a professional baseball team, and that can't be disputed.

In the 1880s, Morris played mostly for the Pittsburgh Alleghenys, the team that would eventually become the Pirates.  The southpaw was a rookie for the Columbus Buckeyes in 1884, but he joined Pittsburgh after Columbus folded.  With the Allegheny in 1885, Morris led the American Association in Innings Pitched (581), Strikeouts (298), and WHIP (0.964), and in 1886, he was atop the league in Wins (41) and WHIP (1.032).  He would have another two years of good ball before arm fatigue caught up, and he left the Major League level in 1890 with a record of 171-122. 

As Morris did not play ten pro seasons, he is not considered Hall of Fame eligible; however we will rank him anyway based on overall accomplishments.

The Bullet Points

  • Country of Origin: Brooklyn, New York, U.S.A.
  • Eligible In: Wednesday, 01 January 1936
  • Position: Pitcher
  • Played For: Columbus Buckeyes, Pittsburgh Alleghenys, Pittsburgh Burghers
  • Major Accolades and Awards:

    World Series Rings (None) 
    Highest bWAR for Pitchers (1) (AA) (1885)
    Most Wins (1) (AA) (1886)
    Lowest WHIP (2) (AA) (1885 & 1886)
    Lowest H/9 (2) (AA) (1884 & 1885)
    Most Games Pitched (2) (AA) (1886) (NL) (1888)
    Most Innings Pitched (1) (AA) (1885)
    Most Strikeouts (1) (AA) (1885)
    Most Games Started (2) (AA) (1885) (NL) (1888)
    Most Complete Games (2) (AA) (1885) (NL) (1888)
    Most Shutouts (2) (AA) (1885 & 1886)
    Lowest FIP (1) (AA) (1884)

  • Other Points of Note:

    4 Top Ten Finishes (bWAR for Pitchers)
    4 Top Ten Finishes (ERA)
    4 Top Ten Finishes (Wins)
    4 Top Ten Finishes (WHIP)
    3 Top Ten Finishes (H/9)
    7 Top Ten Finishes (BB/9)
    3 Top Ten Finishes (SO/9)
    4 Top Ten Finishes (Games Pitched)
    3 Top Ten Finishes (Innings Pitched)
    3 Top Ten Finishes (Strikeouts)
    4 Top Ten Finishes (Games Started)
    4 Top Ten Finishes (Complete Games)
    4 Top Ten Finishes (Shutouts)
    4 Top Ten Finishes (SO/BB)
    4 Top Ten Finishes (ERA+)
    7 Top Ten Finishes (FIP)

  • Notable All Time Rankings:

    32.  WHIP: 1.108
    39.  BB/9: 1.674
    44.  Complete Games: 297

  • Vote Percentage Received for the Hall of Fame: N/A.
  • Should be Inducted As A: Pittsburgh Allegheny

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