John Morrill

First Base
  • Card series: Beginnings: 1880's
  • City: Boston
  • Team: Beaneaters
  • League: National League

John Francis Morrill (1855-1932) was a successful player/manager, primarily for the Beaneaters, in a career spanning 1876-90. His team’s third pennant came in ’83, the year after he took over as manager at Boston. “Honest John” hit .319, played six positions, and piloted the club to victory, winning 33 of its final 44 games.

  • Batted .260 over his 15 year career
  • Received a 5-minute ovation upon his return to Boston after a brief stint w/Washington

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