FAVORITE BRAVES PLAYERS OF THE 1980'S
#71 JIM MORRISON
ATLANTA BRAVES 1988
During the Braves late 80's doldrums, the team actually put together a fairly productive bench of reserve players. These players were dubbed "The Bomb Squad" by former all-star Ted Simmons and charter member of the "BS." For my version of the Bomb Squad, I use the phrase in more general terms for eighteen players the Braves got at the wrong end of their career during that decade.
|Jim Morrison 1989|
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"THE BOMB SQUAD: 1980'S FORMERLY PRODUCTIVE
MAJOR LEAGUE PLAYERS THE BRAVES ACQUIRED
NEAR THE END OF THEIR CAREER"-Jim Morrison
Career: Before coming to the Braves during his last major league year of 1988, Jim played in parts of 12 seasons in the bigs. Career highlights included playing in all 162 games for the White Sox in 1980. He finished with a career high of 174 hits that season. He hit a career high of 24 home runs as a member of the Pittsburgh Pirates in 1986.
The Bomb squad: Jim signed as a free agent for the Braves midway through the 1988. He managed to hit only .152 in 92 at-bats for the Braves the remainder of that season. He did hit a home run in his penultimate game that season on September 27, 1988 to send that game into extra innings. The Braves eventually lost that game when Alex Trevino (an ex-Brave) drove in Rafael Ramirez (another ex-Brave!) with the game winning run. Jim also pitched in three games for the Braves that season without giving up a run, but a potential new career as a closer was not to be and 1988 proved to be his last major league season.
|Jim Morrison 1980|
|Jim Morrison 1968|