NORWALK, Conn. -- Happy birthday to Norwalk’s Kevin Joseph Morton!
Morton, who grew up in Norwalk, turns 46 on Sunday. The former pitcher was born Aug. 3, 1968, in Norwalk.
Morton was selected in the first round with the 29th overall by the Boston Red Sox in the 1989 amateur draft.
He made his major league debut on July 5, 1991, and pitched a complete game, beating the Detroit Tigers, 10–1, at Fenway Park. He finished the season with the Red Sox with a 6–5 record and a total of 45 strikeouts in eighty-six and one-third innings.
He spent the rest of his professional career in the minor leagues, remaining in Boston's system with the Pawtucket Red Sox for the 1992 season before moving on to the Memphis Chicks (Kansas City Royals AA team) in 1993, the Norfolk Tides (New York Mets AAA team) in 1994, and the Iowa Cubs(Chicago Cubs AAA team) in 1995 before retiring.
In the minors, he compiled an 11-33 record with four complete games and 254 strikeouts in 441 innings.