Ray Morgan

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Raymond Caryll Morgan

  • Bats Right, Throws Right
  • Height 5' 8½", Weight 155 lb.

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Biographical Information[edit]

Ray Morgan and George McBride made a double-play combo for the dead-ball era Washington Senators for years. Morgan was also a decent hitter, with his best year in 1916 when he had a .398 OBP, good for fourth in the league.

He was a year younger than Walter Johnson.

On June 23, 1917, Ernie Shore of the Boston Red Sox pitched the most notable game of his career against the Washington Senators. Babe Ruth started the game for Boston but walked the leadoff batter, Ray Morgan. After an altercation with the home plate umpire, Ruth was ejected, and Shore came in to the game to relieve him. Morgan was caught stealing, and Shore retired the next 26 men he faced. At the time, he was credited with a perfect game, but since then, the criteria have been revised, and Shore's name has been removed from the record books (although he still gets credit for a combined no-hitter).

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