The ace of the last-place 1928-29 Red Sox, this fireballer later injured his arm
during a scuffle in a St. Louis hotel elevator. He was stabbed to death at a Florida
fish fry before spring training in 1932.
FROM THE BASEBALL CHRONOLOGY
»May 18, 1930: George Pipgras tosses his 3rd shutout of the season as the Yankees again support his pitching by bombing the Red Sox, 11–0, in Boston. Babe Ruth clocks an Ed Morris pitch over the RF bleachers, one of the longest homers ever at Fenway.
»September 1, 1931: Gehrig hits his 3rd grand slam in four days and his 6th home run in consecutive games when he connects in a 5–1 2nd game win over the Red Sox. The blast, his 40th of the year, comes in the 3rd inning of Ed Morris. Gehrig connects in the opening 11–3 win against Milt Gaston, belting his 39th homer in the 7th inning. Lou finishes the day with six RBI and has knocked in 21 runs in the past six games. With the A's losing to Washington, New York is a half-game out of 2nd place.
»March 3, 1932: In Century, Florida, Boston Red Sox P Ed Morris, 32, dies of knife wounds inflicted in a fight at a party given in his honor two days ago in Brewton, Alabama. Sox owner Bob Quinn is reported to have had a Yankee offer of almost $100,000 for the pitcher.