Matt Morris

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Matt Morris MLB Career Stats

121-92 3.98 1806.0 1214 1.32

Matt Morris Bio

  • Full Name: Matthew Christian Morris
  • Born: 8/9/1974 in Middletown, NY
  • Draft: 1995, St. Louis Cardinals, 1st rd. (12th overall)
  • College: Seton Hall
  • Debut: April 4, 1997
  • Ret., Final Game: 4/26/2008
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MLB Career Stats 121 92 3.98 307 276 4 1806.0 1214 1.32


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Matt Morris Awards

NL All-Star

Year Team League
2001 St. Louis NL
2002 St. Louis NL

NL Player of the Week

Week Team League
08/19/2001 St. Louis NL
05/25/2003 St. Louis NL

MLB Players Choice NL Comeback Player

Year Team League
2001 St. Louis NL

Matt Morris Leaderboards

Earned Run Average

Season ERA Rank
1997 3.19 13th in NL
2001 3.16 6th in NL
2002 3.42 18th in NL
2003 3.76 16th in NL


Season W Rank
1997 12 18th in NL
2001 22 1st in NL
2002 17 6th in NL
2004 15 9th in NL
2005 14 12th in NL


Season SO Rank
1997 149 21st in NL
2001 185 7th in NL
2002 171 13th in NL


Season WHIP Rank
1997 1.28 19th in NL
2001 1.26 17th in NL
2002 1.30 22nd in NL
2003 1.18 7th in NL
2004 1.29 20th in NL
2005 1.28 23rd in NL
2006 1.35 23rd in NL

Batting Average Against

Season AVG Rank
1997 .258 20th in NL
2001 .265 25th in NL
2002 .261 23rd in NL
2003 .252 20th in NL
2006 .268 22nd in NL

Games Started

Season GS Rank
1997 33 7th in NL
2001 34 4th in NL
2002 32 20th in NL
2004 32 21st in NL
2006 33 13th in NL
2007 32 20th in NL

Complete Games

Season CG Rank
1997 3 13th in NL
1998 2 22nd in NL
2001 2 14th in NL
2002 1 22nd in NL
2003 5 2nd in NL
2004 3 6th in NL
2005 2 15th in NL
2006 2 12th in NL
2007 3 2nd in NL


Season SHO Rank
1998 1 14th in NL
2001 1 7th in NL
2002 1 10th in NL
2003 3 1st in NL
2004 2 3rd in NL

Innings Pitched

Season IP Rank
1997 217.0 11th in NL
2001 216.1 13th in NL
2002 210.1 15th in NL
2004 202.0 18th in NL
2006 207.2 20th in NL
2007 198.2 22nd in NL

Strikeouts per Nine Innings

Season K/9 Rank
1997 6.18 18th in NL
2003 6.27 23rd in NL
2004 5.84 17th in NL
2005 5.47 17th in NL
2006 5.07 10th in NL
2007 4.62 5th in NL

Strikeout/Walk Ratio

Season K/BB Rank
1997 2.16 16th in NL
2006 1.86 17th in NL
2007 1.67 11th in NL

Bases on Balls

Season BB Rank
1997 69 16th in NL


Season H Rank
1997 208 11th in NL
2001 218 11th in NL
2002 210 11th in NL
2004 205 14th in NL
2005 209 21st in NL
2006 218 17th in NL
2007 240 4th in NL

Home Runs

Season HR Rank
2004 35 2nd in NL
2005 22 25th in NL
2006 22 22nd in NL

Matthew Christian Morris Bio Info

Matthew Christian Morris...Wife's name is Heather...Two children; son Brandon Matthew (1/17/00) and daughter Harper (10/30/07)...Is a 1992 graduate of Valley Central High School in Montgomery, NY, where he played baseball, soccer and basketball...Attended Seton Hall (NJ) University, where he was named a first-team All-American...Posted 21 wins in three seasons (1993-95) for Seton Hall, and was inducted into the Seton Hall Athletic Hall Of Fame in March, 2004...Played for Team USA in 1994. 2007 Went 10-11 with a 4.89 ERA and three complete games in 32 combined starts with the Giants and Pirates - his fourth straight season with 30+ starts and seventh overall...Went 7-3 with a 2.56 ERA (91.1ip/26er) in his first 13 starts thru 6/11 and 3-8 with a 6.88 ERA (107.1ip/82er) in his final 19...Tied with Los Angeles' Derek Lowe for second in the N.L. in complete games (Arizona's Brandon Webb led league with four)...Ranked fourth in the league in hits allowed (240) and third in runs allowed (123)...Began season with San Francisco and went 3-0 with a 2.49 ERA (18.0ip/4er) in his first four starts...Allowed one home run in first six outings (39.1ip) before serving up four in next two starts on 5/9 and 5/15...Suffered first loss after allowing five runs in 7.0 innings on 4/29 at Arizona...Scattered two hits while allowing one run in complete game victory on 5/20 at Oakland...Posted a 2-1 record and a 2.50 ERA (36.0ip/10er) in five starts during the month of June...Limited Philadelphia to one hit in 6.0 scoreless innings in a combined shutout at Citizens Bank Park on 6/1...Held Arizona to one run in 8.0 innings while pitching a complete game, but lost a 1-0 decision to Brandon Webb at Chase Field on 6/6...Tossed second straight complete game while picking up the win on 6/11 vs. Toronto...Went 0-4 with a 7.94 ERA (45.1ip/40er) in seven starts from 6/17 thru 7/29...Was acquired by Pittsburgh on 7/31...Made debut with Pirates on 8/4 vs. Cincinnati and threw just 80 pitches while giving up five runs (four earned) in 6.1 innings of work; also gave the Bucs a 1-0 lead with a solo home run in the 3rd inning - his second major league homer...Went 0-1 with a 6.87 ERA (18.1ip/14er) in first three starts with Pirates...Won first game with Bucs on 8/25 at Houston and went 1-0 with a 2.45 ERA (18.1ip/5er) in three-start stretch from 8/20-30...Pitched a season-low 3.1 innings in 9-7 loss at Houston on 9/15...Was victorious in final start on 9/26 vs. Arizona (7.0ip/1er)...Went 13-for-57 (.228) at the plate with two doubles, a home run and three RBI; hit .316 (6-for-19) with a homer and two RBI in his 11 games with the Pirates. 2006 Spent first season with San Francisco after signing a three-year deal with a club option for 2009 on 12/12/05...Led club in starts...Ranked second on the team in innings pitched and complete games and third in wins and strikeouts...Received the fourth-lowest run support average (4.16) in the National League, including the second-lowest among N.L. starters in the second half (3.02 runs per game)...Worked at least 6.0 innings in 25 of his 33 starts...Tossed first complete game as a member of the Giants on 6/15 at Arizona...Posted a 2.55 ERA (42.1ip/12er) while winning five straight decisions from 6/15 thru 7/14...Scattered three hits and one run while tossing 20th career complete game on 8/25 vs. Cincinnati...Went 0-4 with a 7.42 ERA (30.1ip/25er) in final five starts. ...Ranked third in the league in hits, second in doubles (four) and tied for 10th in RBI (six) among pitchers...His career-high 15 losses ranked second in the National League. 2005 Spent eighth and final season with St. Louis...Began the year on the 15-day disabled list recovering from offseason surgrey on his right shoulder...Made two rehab starts with Palm Beach (Cardinals' A) before being reinstated from D.L. on 4/19...Started that night at Pittsburgh and picked up the win after allowing one run in 6.0 innings of work...Went 8-0 with a 3.16 ERA (79.2ip/28er) in his first nine starts (the eight-game winning streak was tied for the longest of his career and the longest by a Cardinal since Frank DiPino went 9-0 in 1989)...Lost for the first time on 6/23 vs. Pittsburgh, falling one win shy of becoming the first St. Louis starter since Paul "Daffy" Dean to win his first nine decisions in 1934...Won 100th career game on 8/20 vs. San Francisco, becoming the first St. Louis pitcher to reach the century mark since Bob Forsch in 1982...Picked up 10th win on 7/4 (he and teammate Chris Carpenter joined Bob Gibson and Nellie Briles as the only Cardinals teammates in the past 50 years to reach double digit wins by 7/4)...Started the final regular season game at Busch Stadium on 10/2 vs. Cincinnati...Lost final five decisions to end the season...Was the winning pitcher in St. Louis' Division Series clinching victory in Game Three at San Diego. 2004 Tied for second on the National League champion Cardinals club in wins...Worked 6.0 or more innings in 26 of his 32 starts and at least 7.0 innings 16 times...Made third straight Opening Day start on 4/5 vs. Milwaukee, becoming the first St. Louis pitcher to do so since Joe Magrane from 1988-90...Tossed 9.0 scoreless innings but received a no-decision in St. Louis' 1-0, 10-inning win on 5/2 vs. Chicago...Scattered seven hits while recording first shutout on 7/25 vs. San Francisco...Surrenderd eight runs in 0.2 innings on 7/31 at San Francisco...Tossed career-best, two-hit shutout while striking out 11 batters on 9/3 vs. Los Angeles...Picked up his two postseason victories in Games Two and Four of the National League Championsip Series vs. Houston...Underwent right shoulder surgery on 11/30 (labral debridement procedure was performed by Dr. George Paletta). 2003 Posted double digit win totals for the third straight season...Tossed five complete games, including a National League leading three shutouts...Earned second straight Opening Day start on 3/31 vs. Milwaukee...Connected for first career home run on 4/16 at Milwaukee off Wayne Franklin...Earned National League Pitcher-of-the-Week honors for the week of 5/19-25 after tossing consecuitve shutouts vs. Chicago and at Pittsburgh...Became the first Cardinal to post back-to-back shutouts since Bob Tewksbury in 1990...Suffered a broken bone in his right hand after being struck by a Mark Kotsay line drive on 7/21 at San Diego...Was on the 15-day disabled list from 7/22 thru 8/23...Went 3-1 with a 2.68 ERA (47.0ip/14er) in seven starts after being reinstated from the D.L....Tossed 7.0 scoreless frames as part of a combined shutout on 9/2 at Chicago...Pitched a three-hit shutout on 9/7 vs. Cincinnati. 2002 Led St. Louis staff in wins while being named to second straight All-Star team...Made first career Opening Day start on 4/1 and was the winning pitcher in 8-2 victory vs. Colorado...Won first four starts before losing back-to-back assignments on 4/23 and 4/28...Tossed lone complete game on 5/13 vs. Chicago...Went 3-1 in six starts in May...Allowed two earned runs or less in five of his six starts in June...Went 7-3 in 13 starts following the All-Star break...Was on the disabled list from 8/24 thru 9/10 with a strained left hamstring...Went 1-2 with a 4.50 ERA in three postseason starts...Was victorious in Game One of the National League Division Series at Arizona after beating Randy Johnson in a 12-2 decision. 2001 Posted career highs in wins and starts while being named to first All-Star team...Posted the 45th 20-win season in the history of the Cardinals...Became the first St. Louis pitcher to win 22 games since Bob Gibson recorded 23 victories in 1970...Also became the first pitcher in the majors since Wilbur Wood in 1971 to win 20 games after not starting a game in the prior season. ...Swept National League Comeback Player-of-the-Year honors, earning recognition from Baseball Weekly, The Sporting News and the Players' Choice Awards...Finished third in the National League Cy Young Award balloting and 14th in voting for MVP...Established a Busch Stadium single-season record for wins, going 15-2 with a 1.62 ERA (122.0ip/22er) in 18 home starts (John Tudor held the previous record with 14 wins)...Took the mound on 4/5 at Colorado for first start since 9/27/98...Recorded a 12-3 record and a 3.09 ERA (102.0ip/35er) in 16 starts following the All-Star break, including wins in each of his six starts during the month of August. ...Established career high by winning eight straight decisions from 8/3 thru 9/19...Struck out a career-high 13 batters while picking up 20th win on 9/19 vs. Milwaukee...Posted a 1.20 ERA (15.0ip/2er) in two starts during Division Series vs. Arizona. 2000 Returned to the mound after missing the entire 1999 season while recovering from "Tommy John" surgery...Began the year in extended spring training before making five rehab starts between Double-A Arkansas and Triple-A Memphis...Was recalled from his rehab assignment and reinstated from the D.L. on 5/28...Pitched exclusively out of the bullpen...Made first career relief appearance on 5/30 at Arizona, tossing 3.0 scoreless innings to record first career save (was also his first game action in the majors since 9/27/98)...Earned win on 8/12 at Milwaukee for first win since 9/22/98...Recorded fourth and final save on 9/23 at Wrigley Field. 1999 Missed entire season after underoing "Tommy John" surgery on 4/13 (surgery performed by Dr. Frank Jobe)...Suffered right elbow injury during spring training and was placed on the disabled list on 3/26. 1998 Made just one start prior to the All-Star break due to a strained right shoulder...Was initially on the disabled list from 3/24 thru 4/10...Made start on 4/11 at San Francisco before being placed back on the D.L. from 4/12 thru 7/10...Returned following the All-Star break and posted a 2.48 ERA (108.2ip/30er) in 16 starts...Tossed first career shutout on 9/22 vs. Houston, allowing just five hits while striking out 10 batters. 1997 Took home Sporting News Rookie-of-the-Year honors...Tied for second in the BBWAA voting for National League Rookie-of-the-Year honors...Led all major league rookies in ERA and strikeouts, while pacing all senior circuit rookies in wins...Surrendered just 12 home runs in his 217.0 innings, which ranked fourth in the National League in home runs to innings ratio...Made major league debut on 4/4 at Houston, allowing one run in 5.0 innings in a no-decision...Retired first 17 batters on 5/1 vs. Florida while picking up first career win...Tossed complete games in each of his last two starts on 9/22 at Pittsburgh and 9/27 vs. Chicago. 1996 Led all Cardinals minor leaguers in innings pitched...Earned Texas League All-Star honors after pacing the circuit with four shutouts...Ranked third in the Texas League in starts, second in wins, fourth in innings pitched, fifth in strikeouts and 10th in ERA. 1995 Made professional debut with New Jersey (Cardinals' A) after being selected by St. Louis in the first round (12th player overall) of the First-Year Player Draft...Posted a combined record of 5-2 with a 2.20 ERA (45.0ip/11er) in eight starts.