William "Buster" Morgan
 

 

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WILLIAM E. MORGAN

Born: 1916
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Died:  
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Height: 5-11
Weight: 175

Home: 
Princeton, Kentucky

Nicknames: 
Buster, Willie

Batted: Left
Threw: Left

Positions:
Third Base
Outfield

Kitty League Teams:
Hopkinsville Hoppers
Jackson Generals

Kitty League All-Star Team 1935

 


William "Buster" Morgan played five seasons in the Kitty League with the Hopkinsville Hoppers and Jackson Generals. He began his pro baseball career as an 18-year-old third baseman in 1935 with Hopkinsville.

On July 16, 1935, Morgan and teammate Roy Forrester were involved in a automobile accident on their way back to Hopkinsville. While both slept in the back of a topless old Model T, the driver struck a horse and buggy and threw both players out of the car and onto the gravel road. Both suffered only minor facial injuries.

Prior to beginning his professional career, Morgan played for the Regulars, an independent club in his hometown of Princeton, Kentucky.

 

 

 

Kitty League Batting Statistics

YEAR CLUB BA G AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB
1935 Hopkinsville .298 86 336 61 100 12 6 0 46 3
1936 Hopkinsville .279 112 451 92 126 17 11 3 65 9
1938 Hop-Jackson .270 128 470 85 127 24 6 9 85 12
1939 Jackson .292 84 308 44 90 15 2 5 52 3
Total 5 seasons .283 410 1565 282 443 68 25 17 248 27

 

 

 

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