Joseph Anselm Morrissey
- Bats Right, Throws Right
- Height 6' 1½", Weight 178 lb.
- School College of the Holy Cross
- High School La Salle Academy (Providence)
- Debut April 12, 1932
- Final Game September 23, 1936
- Born January 16, 1904 in Warren, RI USA
- Died May 2, 1950 in Worcester, MA USA
Jo-Jo Morrissey is another College of the Holy Cross player who made it good in major league ball. Morrissey starred three years on the college team, playing at the shortstop position. He broke into professional baseball with the Hartford Senators of the Eastern League in 1927. The Cincinnati Reds acquired Jo-Jo from the St. Paul Saints of the American Association after the 1931 season, where he had his career year, hitting .331 with 22 home runs in 167 games and also stealing 14 bases.
Morrissey hit .242 with the Reds in 1932 and .230 in 1933, playing at shortstop and second base. He would drop back into the minors in 1934 and 1935 and then wind up his major league time with the Chicago White Sox in 1936. This was it for Jo-Jo in the majors and he finished out his three year run with a career .232 batting average in 254 games while fielding at a .971 clip.
Jo-Jo played nine seasons in the minors (1926-1939), had his best year with St. Paul in 1931, and finished out his pro baseball time with the Seattle Rainiers of the Pacific Coast League in 1939 with a career batting average of .297 along with 59 home runs while appearing in 1,055 games.