Aderholt, Morrie

Position: Pinch hitter, Leftfield
Birthplace: Mount Olive

First, Last Names: Morris Woodrow
Date of Birth:  Sept. 13, 1915            Date and Place of Death: March 18, 1955, Sarasota, Fla.  
Burial: Appomattox Cemetery, Hopewell, Va.

High School: Undetermined  
College:  Wake Forest College, Wake Forest, NC

Bats: L             Throws: R        Height and Weight: 6-1, 188
Debut Year: 1939       Final Year: 1945          Years Played: 5
Teams and Years: Washington Senators, 1939-41; Brooklyn Dodgers, 1944-45; Boston Braves, 1945

Career Summary
G         AB       H         R          RBI      HR       BA.      OBP.    SLG.     WAR
106    262    70      36         32       3          .267    .317      .351      -0.2

Morrie Aderholt could hit a ball pretty good. Catching one, though, was another matter.

“He’s the world’s worst third baseman,” Brooklyn Dodgers’ President Branch Rickey bluntly told the press shortly after he brought Aderholt up from the minors in September 1944.[I]

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