A solid performer, especially on offense, Morrison had a career season with the 1986
Pirates (.274, 23 HR, 88 RBI). He set a major league record that year for fewest
chances accepted by a third baseman (150 games) in a season. With the 1980 White
Sox, he led American League second basemen in assists and errors. However, his versatility
and offense made him a valued performer; he played every position except catcher
in his career.
FROM THE BASEBALL CHRONOLOGY
»June 15, 1987: In Pittsburgh's 3–1 win over the Cardinals, Pirate base runner Jim Morrison sets a major-league record by getting caught stealing home twice in the 8th inning. The first time he makes it back to 3B on an error, but it goes as a caught steal. Undaunted, he tries to steal again on reliever Ricky Horton and is out at home.