Johnny Morrison
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Born: (1895-10-22)October 22, 1895
Pellville, Kentucky
Died: March 20, 1966(1966-03-20) (aged 70)
Louisville, Kentucky
Batted: Right
Threw: Right
MLB debut
September 28, 1920, for the Pittsburgh Pirates
Last MLB appearance
June 19, 1930, for the Brooklyn Robins
MLB statistics
Win–loss record103-80
Earned run average3.65
Career highlights and awards

John Dewey "Jughandle Johnny" Morrison (October 22, 1895 – March 20, 1966) was a professional baseball player. He was a right-handed pitcher over parts of ten seasons (1920–1927, 1929–1930) with the Pittsburgh Pirates and Brooklyn Robins. For his career, he compiled a 103–80 record in 297 appearances, with a 3.65 earned run average and 546 strikeouts. May was a member of the 1925 World Series champion Pirates, pitching three times during their seven-game defeat of the Washington Senators. In World Series play, he recorded no decisions in 3 appearances, with a 2.89 earned run average and 7 strikeouts.

Morrison was born in Pellville, Kentucky, and later died in Louisville, Kentucky, at the age of 70, and was buried at Rosehill Elmwood Cemetery. His son, Dwane Morrison, was a college basketball coach, most notably at Georgia Tech.[1]

See also


  1. ^ Oscar Fraley (January 22, 1952). "Pro Coaches Choice Team selected". Greensburg Daily Tribune. Retrieved May 9, 2011.