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Joe Morgan

MLB Hall of Fame Infielder and Broadcaster Joe Morgan

Full Name: Joe Leonard Morgan
Profession: MLB Hall of Fame Infielder and Broadcaster

Nationality:
United States of America
American

Why Famous: Morgan is considered one of the greatest second basemen in Major League Baseball history.

He played for 6 clubs most notably the Houston Astros and Cincinnati Reds with whom he won two World Series in 1975 and 1976, claiming the National League MVP award in both those years. He was also a 10-time MLB All Star and 5-time Gold Glove winner.

Morgan became an excellent baseball broadcaster after retiring from the playing field. He worked for the Reds, Giants, ABC, ESPN, and in the mid-to-late '90s he teamed with Bob Costas and Bob Uecker on NBC’s post-season telecasts.

Morgan was inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1990.

Born: September 19, 1943
Birthplace: Bonham, Texas, USA

Generation: Silent Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Goat/Sheep
Star Sign: Virgo

Died: October 11, 2020 (aged 77)
Cause of Death: Leukemia

Historical Events

  • 1965-07-08 Joe Morgan is 1st Houston player with 6 hits in a game
  • 1972-07-25 43rd MLB All Star Game, Atlanta Stadium, Atlanta, GA: NL beats AL, 4-3; MVP: Joe Morgan, Cincinnati Reds, 2B
  • 1975-11-19 Reds 2nd baseman Joe Morgan is named NL MVP
  • 1976-11-24 Reds Joe Morgan wins his 2nd straight NL MVP Award
  • 1978-04-23 Reds Joe Morgan ends record streak of 91 consecutive errorless games at 2nd
  • 1978-08-27 Reds Joe Morgan is 1st to hit 200 HRs & have 500 stolen bases
  • 1984-06-24 Joe Morgan sets career HR mark for 2nd basemen with #265
  • 1990-01-09 Jim Palmer & Joe Morgan elected to Baseball Hall of Fame
  • 1990-08-06 Jim Palmer and Joe Morgan are inducted into Baseball Hall of Fame, Cooperstown, NY

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