John Morrill

For the English historian, see John Morrill (historian).
John Morrill
Infielder, Manager
Born: (1855-02-19)February 19, 1855
Boston, Massachusetts
Died: April 2, 1932(1932-04-02) (aged 77)
Brookline, Massachusetts
Batted: Right Threw: Right
MLB debut
April 24, 1876, for the Boston Red Caps
Last MLB appearance
July 8, 1890, for the Boston Reds
MLB statistics
Batting average .260
Hits 1,275
Runs 821

As player

As manager:

Career highlights and awards

John Francis Morrill (February 19, 1855 – April 2, 1932), nicknamed "Honest John", was an American first baseman and manager in Major League Baseball who played from 1876 to 1890. Over the years he played all positions. Although he pitched a couple of games each season, he was primarily an infielder, and had a career batting average of .260. In an incredible season in 1883, he batted .316, played six different positions, and led the Boston Beaneaters to the National League pennant after taking over as manager from Jack Burdock in midseason.[1]

Morrill's parents were Irish emigrants to Boston. He was born in Boston, and raised five children. He died at the age of 77 in Brookline, Massachusetts, and interred at the Holyhood Cemetery.[2]

See also


  1. "John Morrill's career statistics". Retrosheet, Inc. Retrieved 2009-05-20.
  2. John Francis Morrill at Find a Grave

External links

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