Pittsburgh Pirates: All Time ”Flash in the Pan” Team
3rd Base: Warren Morris, 1999
Although Morris was a second baseman, he will move to 3rd due to Tony Womack’s inclusion on the team. Morris will always be a hero in Baton Rouge due to his walk-off home run to win the 1996 College World Series for LSU. For a moment, it looked like he could become a hero in Pittsburgh too. As a rookie in 1999, Morris hit .288, blasting 15 big ones while driving in 73 and posting a respectable OPS of .787. His performance was good enough to place him 3rd in the NL Rookie of the Year voting for that year. However, this was as good as it got for ”Wo Mo”. Morris only played two more seasons in Pittsburgh before moving the Twin Cities in 2002, followed by a move to Detroit in 2003. The 2003 season would be Warren’s last in ”The Show”, as he retired before his 30th birthday.