Tuesday, November 29, 2011

1977 Topps Baseball #24 - Carl Morton

  • Carl Morton was included in the big trade before the 1977 season that brought Jeff Burroughs to the Atlanta Braves. The Braves got Burroughs and the Texas Rangers got Adrian Devine, Ken Henderson, Dave May, Roger Moret, Morton, and $250,000.
  • Carl didn't make the Texas ballclub in 1977 and was released on April 1
  • Morton was given a shot with the Montreal Expos, but they cut him at the end of spring training.
  • Morton signed with the Philadelphia Phillies in mid-April and spent the entire season pitching for AAA Oklahoma City.
  • The Phillies released Morton in September 1977.
  • 1977 Statistics
    • 9-12, 3.32 ERA in 26 starts for Oklahoma City
  • Morton was invited to spring training by the Pittsburgh Pirates in 1978. He didn't stay with the club very long -- Carl was released in mid-March.

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