Carl Morton Stats

Carl Morton was born on Tuesday, January 18, 1944, in Kansas City, Missouri. Morton was 25 years old when he broke into the big leagues on April 11, 1969, with the Montreal Expos. His biographical data, year-by-year hitting stats, fielding stats, pitching stats (where applicable), career totals, uniform numbers, salary data and miscellaneous items-of-interest are presented by Baseball Almanac on this comprehensive Carl Morton baseball stats page.

"You'd thought that Atlanta Braves pitcher Carl Morton would have dreamed of becoming a right-handed Sandy Koufax . You'd have thought wrong. 'I always wanted to be another Hank Aaron ,' the golden-haired Morton confessed. 'I always thought of myself as a hitter, not a pitcher. I never dreamed my baseball career would take the turn it did.' Carl Morton was signed as an outfielder by the Braves in 1965 and spent two seasons in that position in the Braves' farm system before it was decided to convert the 190-pound 6-footer into a pitcher. 'I really couldn't argue the point,' said Morton, 'Despite my plans to become a great hitter, I hardly hit my weight those two years (.239 and .227). My father, who was a pretty good pitcher in his school days, had me doing a lot of pitching when I was small and I kept it up right through school.'" - The Panama City News-Herald (UPI, April 26, 1973, 'Morton Favored Hitting,' Page 8B)
Carl Morton

Carl Morton Autograph on a 1972 Topps Baseball Card (#134 | <a href='../baseball_cards/baseball_cards_oneset.php?s=1972top01' title='1972 Topps Baseball Card Checklist'>Checklist</a>)
Carl Morton Autograph on a 1972 Topps Baseball Card (#134 | Checklist )

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Birth Name:
Carl Wendle Morton
Nickname:
None
Born On:
01-18-1944  (Capricorn)
Place of Birth Data Born In:
Kansas City, Missouri
Year of Death Data Died On:
04-12-1983 ( 500 Oldest Living )
Place of Death Data Died In:
Tulsa, Oklahoma
Cemetery:
Memorial Park Cemetery, Tulsa, Oklahoma
High School:
Daniel Webster High School (Tulsa, OK)
College:
Batting Stances Chart Bats:
Right
Throwing Arms Chart Throws:
Right
Player Height Chart Height:
6-00
Player Weight Chart Weight:
200
First Game:
04-11-1969 (Age 25)
Last Game:
08-21-1976
Draft:
Not Applicable
Carl Morton

Carl Morton Pitching Stats

G GS GF W L PCT ERA CG SHO SV IP BFP H ER R HR BB IBB SO WP HB BK HLD
1969 25 Expos 8 5 1 0 3 .000 4.60 0 0 0 29.1 136 29 15 15 2 18 3 16 0 2 1 -
1970 26 Expos 43 37 1 18 11 .621 3.60 10 4 0 284.2 1,218 281 114 123 27 125 17 154 2 4 3 -
1971 27 Expos 36 35 1 10 18 .357 4.80 9 0 1 213.2 958 252 114 129 22 83 13 84 6 4 1 -
1972 28 Expos 27 27 0 7 13 .350 3.92 3 1 0 172.0 722 170 75 84 16 53 6 51 1 3 2 -
1973 29 Braves 38 37 1 15 10 .600 3.41 10 4 0 256.1 1,074 254 97 114 18 70 7 112 3 4 0 -
1974 30 Braves 38 38 0 16 12 .571 3.15 7 1 0 274.2 1,176 293 96 110 10 89 12 113 3 2 0 -
1975 31 Braves 39 39 0 17 16 .515 3.50 11 2 0 277.2 1,199 302 108 122 19 82 3 78 1 3 1 -
1976 32 Braves 26 24 0 4 9 .308 4.17 1 1 0 140.1 630 172 65 79 6 45 4 42 2 5 1 -
G GS GF W L PCT ERA CG SHO SV IP BFP H ER R HR BB IBB SO WP HB BK HLD
8 Years 255 242 4 87 92 .486 3.73 51 13 1 1,648.2 7,113 1,753 684 776 120 565 65 650 18 27 9 -
Carl Morton

Carl Morton Hitting Stats

G AB R H 2B 3B HR GRSL RBI BB IBB SO SH SF HBP GIDP AVG OBP SLG
1969 25 Expos 8 7 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 3 0 0 0 0 .000 .125 .000
1970 26 Expos 43 93 6 15 2 0 2 0 7 6 0 29 11 2 0 0 .161 .208 .247
1971 27 Expos 36 77 7 14 0 0 2 0 6 3 0 23 2 1 0 0 .182 .210 .260
1972 28 Expos 35 52 5 7 2 1 0 0 2 4 0 20 4 0 1 2 .135 .211 .212
1973 29 Braves 40 94 7 17 4 0 3 0 15 4 0 25 2 0 1 0 .181 .222 .319
1974 30 Braves 38 89 8 10 1 0 0 0 1 6 0 33 12 0 0 2 .112 .168 .124
1975 31 Braves 39 94 9 15 2 0 0 0 5 4 0 30 5 0 0 0 .160 .194 .181
1976 32 Braves 27 45 2 8 0 0 0 0 6 2 0 15 5 2 0 0 .178 .204 .178
G AB R H 2B 3B HR GRSL RBI BB IBB SO SH SF HBP GIDP AVG OBP SLG
8 Years 266 551 44 86 11 1 7 0 42 30 0 178 41 5 2 4 .156 .201 .218
Carl Morton

Carl Morton Fielding Stats

POS G GS OUTS TC TC/G CH PO A E DP PB CASB CACS FLD% RF
1969 Expos P 8 5 88 10 1.3 10 3 7 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 3.07
1970 Expos P 43 37 854 73 1.7 71 29 42 2 2 n/a n/a n/a .973 2.24
1971 Expos P 36 35 641 67 1.9 65 28 37 2 4 n/a n/a n/a .970 2.74
1972 Expos P 27 27 516 50 1.9 49 24 25 1 0 n/a n/a n/a .980 2.56
1973 Braves P 38 37 769 64 1.7 62 26 36 2 2 n/a n/a n/a .969 2.18
1974 Braves P 38 38 824 62 1.6 61 25 36 1 3 n/a n/a n/a .984 2.00
1975 Braves P 39 39 833 71 1.8 69 29 40 2 3 n/a n/a n/a .972 2.24
1976 Braves P 26 24 421 45 1.7 44 18 26 1 1 n/a n/a n/a .978 2.82
POS G GS OUTS TC TC/G CH PO A E DP PB CASB CACS FLD% RF
P Totals 255 242 4,946 442 1.7 431 182 249 11 15 n/a n/a n/a .975 2.35
8 Years 255 242 4,946 442 1.7 431 182 249 11 15 n/a n/a n/a .975 2.35
Carl Morton

Carl Morton Miscellaneous Stats

SB CS SB% PH PR DH AB/HR AB/K AB/RBI K/BB K/9 BB/9
1969 Expos 0 0 .000 0 0 n/a 0.0 2.3 0.0 0.89 4.91 5.52
1970 Expos 0 0 .000 0 0 n/a 46.5 3.2 13.3 1.23 4.87 3.95
1971 Expos 1 0 1.000 0 0 n/a 38.5 3.3 12.8 1.01 3.54 3.50
1972 Expos 0 0 .000 0 8 n/a 0.0 2.6 26.0 0.96 2.67 2.77
1973 Braves 0 0 .000 1 1 n/a 31.3 3.8 6.3 1.60 3.93 2.46
1974 Braves 0 0 .000 0 0 n/a 0.0 2.7 89.0 1.27 3.70 2.92
1975 Braves 0 0 .000 0 0 n/a 0.0 3.1 18.8 0.95 2.53 2.66
1976 Braves 1 0 1.000 0 1 n/a 0.0 3.0 7.5 0.93 2.69 2.89
SB CS SB% PH PR DH AB/HR AB/K AB/RBI K/BB K/9 BB/9
8 Years 2 0 1.000 1 10 n/a 78.7 3.1 13.1 1.15 3.55 3.08
Carl Morton

Carl Morton Miscellaneous Items of Interest

1969 Montreal Expos 44 $7,500.00 - -
1970 Montreal Expos 44 $9,000.00 - -
1971 Montreal Expos 44 $27,000.00 - -
1972 Montreal Expos 44 $27,000.00 - -
1973 Atlanta Braves 49 Undetermined - -
1974 Atlanta Braves 49 Undetermined - -
1975 Atlanta Braves 49 Undetermined - -
1976 Atlanta Braves 49 Undetermined - -


Did you know that Carl Morton was the first Montreal Expos player to win Rookie of the Year ? Morton won eighteen games for the last-place Expos in 1970 , including ten complete games, four shutouts, and a 3.60 earned run average. Other National League rookies who received votes that year were Bernie Carbo (33%), Larry Bowa (12%) Cesar Cedeno (4%), and Wayne Simpson (4%).

Carl Morton Newspaper Story
Carl Morton | The Montana Standard | November 28, 1970 | Page 13
Carl Morton made his Major League debut on April 11, 1969 , the first game the inaugural Expos ever played in Wrigley Field. Morton pitched nine-innings, allowed six hits, no runs, and left the game with a no-decision. He took the mound that day wearing #44 , the first player in team to wear the number.

Carl Morton Baseball Card
Carl Morton | 1972 Topps Baseball Card (#134 | Checklist ) | Baseball Almanac Collection
In 1965, Carl Morton played 121 games in the outfield -- 56 with the Yakima Braves and 65 with the West Palm Beach Braves. A year later, he played 90 games in the outfield with the Kinston Eagles, where he would successfully convert to pitcher in 1967, and never play outfield again.

Last-Modified: March 8, 2019 4:43 PM EST

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