Joe Morgan

Joe Morgan

Birth
Bonham, Fannin County, Texas, USA
Death 11 Oct 2020 (aged 77)
Danville, Contra Costa County, California, USA
Burial Burial Details Unknown
Memorial ID 216847422 · View Source
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Hall of Fame Major League Baseball Player, Broadcaster. For twenty-two seasons, (1963 to 1984), he played at the second base position with the Houston Colt .45s/Astros, Cincinnati Reds, San Francisco Giants, Philadelphia Phillies and Oakland Athletics. A prolific player, he was the recipient of two MVP awards (1975 and 1976), five Gold Glove Awards and achieved all star status ten-times. Morgan, (along with Johnny Bench, Tony Perez and Pete Rose) was a major component of the 1970s Cincinnati Reds' offense affectionately known as the "Big Red Machine" who captured three National League Pennants (1972, 1975 and 1976) which include two world championships (1975 and 1976) under the guidance of manager Sparky Anderson. Born Joe Leonard Morgan, he was raised in the San Francisco Bay-area where he attended Castlemont High School. He played collegiate baseball at Oakland City College prior to being signed as an amateur free agent by the Houston Colt. 45s in 1962. He made his Major League debut two days after his twentieth birthday on September 21, 1963 and played in eight games that season. During the course of his career, he displayed the rare combination of speed, power and defense, and accomplished this at the stature of five feet, seven inches. After a brief stint with the Giants, he was reunited with Pete Rose and Tony Perez on the 1983 Philadelphia Phillies team which captured the National League Pennant. In 2,649 career regular seasons games, he compiled 2,517 hits, 689 stolen bases and a .271 lifetime batting average. He produced a .235 batting average in 23 World Series contests. After retiring as a player, he served as a baseball analyst and was paired with Jon Miller on ESPN Sunday Night Baseball broadcasts. He was inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1990. He is a member of the Cincinnati Reds Hall of Fame and his uniform number 8 was retired by the Reds in 1998.

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  • Originally Created by: C.S.
  • Added: 12 Oct 2020
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