Jim Morrison

Jim MorrisonIn 1986 at the age of 33, when Morrison was a starting position player for only the third time in his big league career, he hit 23 home runs and was named Most Valuable Player of the Pirates. That was the high point of a career that was otherwise typified by seasons spent as a spare infielder known for a good stick but a mediocre glove. He was a perfect platoon player but he never had the fortune to play for Earl Weaver or another manager who would exploit that skill. Morrison was known as a “Cub Killer” — he hit .362 with 10 homers in 185 at-bats and a .611 slugging percentage against Chicago.