Ed MorrisEd Morris PitcherBorn: September 29, 1862
Brooklyn, New YorkDied: April 12, 1937(aged 74)
Pittsburgh, PennsylvaniaBatted: Both Threw: Left MLB debut May 1, 1884
for the Columbus BuckeyesFinal game October 1, 1890
for the Pittsburgh BurghersCareer statistics Win-Lossrecord 171-122 ERA 2.82 Strikeouts 1,217 Teams
- For the 20th century baseball pitcher, see Ed Morris.
- For other uses see Edward Morris (disambiguation).
Edward Morris (September 29, 1862 - April 12, 1937) was a 19th century Major League Baseball pitcher. He played for the Columbus Buckeyes (1884), Pittsburgh Alleghenys (1885-1889), and Pittsburgh Burghers (1890). A native of Brooklyn, New York, the left-hander stood 5'7" and weighed 165 lbs.
On May 29, 1884 he pitched a no-hitter against the Pittsburgh Alleghenys, winning 5-0. He was purchased by the Alleghenys from the Buckeyes five months later.
Morris finished in his league's TOP TEN several times for many pitching categories, including wins, ERA, strikeouts, and shutouts. In 1886 he led the American Association with 41 wins and 12 shutouts.
Career totals for 317 games played (311 as a pitcher) include a 171-122 record, 307 games started, 297 complete games, 29 shutouts, 4 games finished, and 1 save. His lifetime ERA was 2.82. At the plate he was 179-for-1,113 (.161) with 1 home run, 63 runs batted in, and 100 runs scored.
Morris passed away at the age of 74 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
- His nickname was "Cannonball."
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