If a movie were to be made about this man’s life in baseball, it would have to be titled "The Curious Case of Charlie Morton."
Not just because Morton’s journey has been curious (although it has been, in spades), but also because Morton seemingly has reversed the aging curve. Now 34, Morton has evolved into the best version of himself as a pitcher.
In 2017, Morton — a native of Redding, Conn. — rewrote the long-standing narrative of his story from underachieving and oft-injured pitcher to postseason hero.
Last year, Morton submitted a terrific regular season for the Houston Astros as the team’s third starter. He finished with a record of 14-7 with a 3.62 ERA in 25 starts.
But it was during the postseason that Morton cemented his legacy. Morton became the first player in MLB history to be the winning pitcher of Game 7 of both a league championship series and the World Series in the same season.