Here’s the next “Founders” card in the long-running series of mine, this one of former Boston Red Stocking John Morrill:
A man who every position during the course of his 15-year career, he was
predominantly a first baseman, playing all but one season for Boston,
including his final season in the Players League in 1890 playing for the
Playing his 1st pro season in 1876, the inaugural National League season
that gave birth to the current Major Leagues, Morrill, batted .263
while mainly handling second base and catcher.
He would finish his career with a .260 batting average, while collecting 1275 hits over 4912 at-bats in 1265 games.
He would also manage the Red Stockings between 1882 and 1888 (now the
Beaneaters), while also managing the Washington Nationals in 1889,
finishing his managerial career with a 335 and 296 record, winning the
Pennant in 1883.