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Peter Morris

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Peter Morris is a baseball researcher and author most famous for a two-volume book on the history of innovations in baseball entitled A Game of Inches, as well as for Baseball Fever, a history of baseball in Michigan and But Didn't We Have Fun?, a compendium of quotes from players and fans about old-time baseball. He has twice won the Seymour Medal. He is also known as a tremendous researcher, who has taken over the late Lee Allen's mantle as a sleuth who can unearth biographical details about obscure ballplayers from the past through his work for SABR's Biographical Research Committee. Ironically, one of the players he has helped to identify is his namesake, Peter Morris.

Morris was honored as one of the first nine winners of the Henry Chadwick Award in 2010. It was not his first time as a pioneer: in 1991, he won the first World Scrabble Championship. Born in the United Kingdom, he grew up in Toronto, ON where he went to university, obtaining a master's degree in English.

[edit] Further Reading

  • Bill Carle: "Peter Morris", in The Baseball Research Journal, SABR, Volume 39, Number 1 (Summer 2010), p. 126.
  • Peter Morris: Baseball Fever: Early Baseball in Michigan, University of Michigan Press, Lansing, MI, 2003.
  • Peter Morris: A Game of Inches: The Stories Behind the Innovations that Shaped Baseball the Game on the Field, Ivan R. Dee Publisher, Chicago, IL, 2006.
  • Peter Morris: A Game of Inches: The Stories Behind the Innovations that Shaped Baseball the Game Behind the Scenes, Ivan R. Dee Publisher, Chicago, IL, 2006.
  • Peter Morris: Cracking Baseball's Cold Cases: Filling in the Facts About 17 Mystery Major Leaguers, McFarland, Jefferson, NC, 2013. ISBN 978-0-7864-7545-2
  • Peter Morris et al.: Base Ball Pioneers, 1850-1870: The Clubs and Players Who Spread the Sport Nationwide, McFarland, Jefferson, NC, 2011. ISBN 978-0-7864-6843-0
  • Peter Morris et al.: Base Ball Founders: The Clubs, Players and Cities of the Northeast That Established the Game, McFarland, Jefferson, NC, 2013. ISBN 978-0-7864-7430-1

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