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Guy Morton

Guy Morton
Pitcher
Born: (1893-06-01)June 1, 1893
Vernon, Alabama
Died: October 18, 1934(1934-10-18) (aged 41)
Sheffield, Alabama
Batted: Right Threw: Right
MLB debut
June 20, 1914, for the Cleveland Naps
Last MLB appearance
June 6, 1924, for the Cleveland Indians
MLB statistics
Win–loss record 98–88
Earned run average 3.13
Strikeouts 830
Teams
Career highlights and awards
  • June 11, 1916: Tied a major-league record by striking out four batters in one inning (7th inning, vs. A's).[1]
  • Led the AL in K/9IP in 1918 and 1922.
  • Selected as one of the 100 Greatest Cleveland Indians[2]

Guy Morton, Sr. (June 1, 1893 – October 18, 1934), nicknamed "Moose", was a Major League baseball pitcher for the Cleveland Indians. Morton was born in Vernon, AL.

His best years were from 1915 to 1919, where his ERA was below 3.00 every season, and he won 10 games four times.

Morton died at the age of 41 in Sheffield, AL from a heart attack,[3] and was buried in Vernon City Cemetery in Vernon, AL.[4]

Contents

  • Fact 1
    • See also 1.1
  • References 2
  • External links 3

Fact

See also

References

  1. ^ Baseball-Library.com.Retrieved October 22, 2006.
  2. ^ "Top 100 Greatest Cleveland Indians Players". Cleveland State University Library. Retrieved 2007-11-29. 
  3. ^ TheDeadBallEra.com - Obituary. Retrieved October 22, 2006. Archived May 7, 2006 at the Wayback Machine
  4. ^ Baseball-Almanac.com. Retrieved October 22, 2006.
  5. ^ Baseball-Reference.com - Guy Morton, Jr.. Retrieved October 22, 2006.

External links

  • Baseball-Reference.com - career statistics and analysis
  • Guy Morton, Sr at Find a Grave


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