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Jim Morrison (baseball)

Jim Morrison
Infielder
Born: (1952-09-23) September 23, 1952
Pensacola, Florida
Batted: Right Threw: Right
MLB debut
September 18, 1977 for the Philadelphia Phillies
Last MLB appearance
September 28, 1988 for the Atlanta Braves
Career statistics
Batting average .260
Doubles 170
Runs batted in 435
Teams

James Forrest Morrison (born September 23, 1952 in Pensacola, Florida), is a former professional baseball player who played second and third base in the Major Leagues from 1977 to 1988. During his baseball career, Morrison played for the Philadelphia Phillies, Chicago White Sox, Pittsburgh Pirates, Detroit Tigers, and Atlanta Braves. He was Most Valuable Player for the Pirates in 1986.

Background

From 1988 to 1990, Jim Morrison spent two seasons in Milan, Italy as the director for Mediolanum Milano; the Italian Baseball league started by Silvio Berlusconi.

After retiring from baseball, Morrison bought and ran a hotel in Port Charlotte/Punta Gorda, Florida which was rumored to have been a Frank Lloyd Wright design. The hotel was sold in 2003 and then destroyed in Hurricane Charley.

Jim Morrison is married to Nancy Morrison who owns and operates NancyElle.com[1] an organic skincare company. The couple has four children named Brook, James, Sarah and Molly. Brook provides consulting services for N.E.W. and their son, James Morrison plays minor league baseball; most recently for the Schaumburg Flyers.

Currently, Jim Morrison is the manager of Charlotte Stone Crabs, a Class A affiliate of the Tampa Bay Rays. Formerly, he was manager of the Columbus Catfish, another Rays Class A affiliate, and led them to the South Atlantic League Championship in 2007.[2]

External links

  • Career statistics and player information from Baseball-Reference

References

  1. ^ NancyElle.com;
  2. ^ "VB D-Rays Announce 08 Coaching Staff". Retrieved 2008-02-08. 
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