After retiring from baseball following the 2000 season, Morris continued his education by graduating with an MBA from Stanford University.
Bucs Hire Hal Morris
The 43-year-old Morris played 13 seasons in the Major Leagues from 1988 through 2000 and compiled a .304 career average, 246 doubles, 76 home runs and 513 RBI in 1,246 games. He spent 10 of those seasons with the Cincinnati Reds, capturing a World Series title in 1990. The former first baseman finished second to Terry Pendleton in the 1991 National League batting race (.319 to .318) and ended the 1996 campaign with a career-high 29-game hitting streak. Morris also batted .335 during the strike-shortened 1994 season, ranking fourth in the N.L.
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