Johnny Morris

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Johnny Morris was a football All-Stater at Lewes High School, where he also starred in basketball and baseball in the late 1950’s. Signed by the Phillies in 1960, he pitched six years in the
minors before being called up in 1966. A southpaw, he pitched 132 games in the majors with the Phils, Orioles, Seattle Pilots (who selected him from Baltimore in the 1968 expansion draft), Milwaukee
Brewers (where he worked in 63 games in 1970-71), and San Francisco Giants. Used mostly in relief, he faced Mickey Mantle in his first start and struck him out. Morris’ professional career
encompassed 15 years, 1960-74. In 1961, his first year as a pro, Johnny led the New York-Penn League with an ERA of 2.02 while winning 10 games, five of them shutouts.



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