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Encyclopedia > Joe Morgan
Joe Morgan
2nd Baseman
Born: September 19, 1943 (1943-09-19) (age 64)
Batted: Left Threw: Right
MLB debut
September 21, 1963
for the Houston Colt .45's
Final game
September 30, 1984
for the Oakland Athletics
Career statistics
Hits     2517
AVG     .271
HR     268
Teams
Career highlights and awards
  • 10-Time N.L. All-Star
  • 1972-ML-AS MVP
  • 1975-ML-Major League Player of the Year
  • 1975-NL-MVP
  • 1976-ML-Major League Player of the Year
  • 1976-NL-MVP
Member of the National
Baseball Hall of Fame
Elected     1990
Vote     81.8% (first ballot)

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Contents

Playing career

Morgan was signed by the Houston Colt .45's as an amateur free agent in 1962. Early in his career, Morgan had trouble with his swing because he kept his back elbow down too low. Teammate Nellie Fox suggested to Joe that while at the plate he should flap his back arm like a chicken to keep his elbow up. Morgan followed the advice, and his flapping arm became a familiar sight to baseball fans. Major league affiliations National League (1962–present) Central Division (1994–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 5, 24, 25, 32, 33, 34, 40, 42, 49 Name Houston Astros (1965–present) Houston Colt . ... The following are the events of the year 1962 that happened world-wide throughout the sport of baseball. ... Jacob Nelson Nellie Fox (December 25, 1927 – December 1, 1975) was a Major League Baseball second baseman for the Chicago White Sox and is a member of the Baseball Hall of Fame. ...


Cincinnati Reds

Although Morgan played with distinction with Houston, the Astros wanted more power in their lineup. As a result they traded Morgan to the Cincinnati Reds as part of a blockbuster multi-player deal on November 29, 1971, announced at baseball's winter meetings. While the Astros got power-hitting Lee May, the deal is now considered one of the most one-sided trades in baseball history. To this day it is considered an epoch-making deal for Cincinnati. Included in the deal to the Reds were Cesar Geronimo (who became their regular center fielder) and Jack Billingham, who soon joined the Reds pitching rotation as a leading starter. The deal facilitated a shift in Reds team philosophy towards speed over power, with Morgan and outfielder Pete Rose now two key figures batting back-to-back. Morgan added unusual home run power for a second baseman (for the time) to outstanding fleetness afoot in the field and on the basepaths. Many have referred to the trade as the best in Reds history. Conversely, it is considered one of the worst, if not the worst, trades in Astros history. Major league affiliations National League (1890–present) Central Division (1994–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 1, 5, 8, 10, 13, 18, 20, 24, 42 Name Cincinnati Reds (1958–present) Cincinnati Redlegs (1953-1958) Cincinnati Reds (1882-1953) Cincinnati Red Stockings (1876-1882) Other nicknames The Redlegs, The Big Red Machine... Lee Andrew May (born March 23, 1943 in Birmingham, Alabama) is a former first baseman/designated hitter in Major League Baseball. ... C sar Ger nimo [THAY-sar hay-RO-ne-mo] (b. ... John Jack Eugene Billingham (born February 21, 1943 in Orlando, Florida) is a former right-handed Major League Baseball pitcher who played for the Los Angeles Dodgers (1968), Houston Astros (1969-1971), Cincinnati Reds (1972-1977), Detroit Tigers (1978-1980) and Boston Red Sox (1980). ... Peter Edward Pete Rose, Sr. ...


After joining The Big Red Machine, Morgan's career reached a new level. This includes eight consecutive All-Star Game appearances (1972-1979) to go along with his 1966 and 1970 appearances with Houston. The Big Red Machine is also the publicly used name of the Hells Angels biker gang. ... The Major League Baseball All-Star Game, also popularly known as the Midsummer Classic, is an annual baseball game between players from the National League and the American League, currently selected by fan vote for the starting position players and by the respective managers (from the previous years World...


Morgan, along with teammates Pete Rose, Johnny Bench, Tony Pérez and Dave Concepción, led the Reds to consecutive championships in the World Series. He drove in the winning run in Game 7 of the 1975 World Series, now ranked as one of the greatest World Series of all time, so fantastic that it revived interest in baseball for years. Morgan was also the National League MVP in 1975 and 1976. Peter Edward Pete Rose, Sr. ... John Lee Bench (born December 7, 1947 in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma), is a former baseball player for the Cincinnati Reds from 1967 to 1983, and is widely regarded as one of the greatest catchers in Major League Baseball history. ... Atanasio Pérez Rigal, better known as Tony Pérez (born May 14, 1942 in Ciego de Ávila, Cuba), is a former player in Major League Baseball. ... David Ismael Concepción Benitez (born June 17, 1948) is a former star shortstop in Major League Baseball. ... For other events named World Series, see World Series (disambiguation). ... The 1975 World Series was between the Boston Red Sox and Cincinnati Reds. ... For other uses, see National League (disambiguation). ... In the game of baseball, both amateur and professional, it is tradition to annually recognize the one player in the league who has contributed the most to the success of the players team. ... This article is currently under construction // This year in baseball Events January-June January 23 - Ralph Kiner is elected to the Hall of Fame by the Baseball Writers Association of America. ... This article is currently under construction // This year in baseball Events January 14 - Ted Turner completes the purchase of 100 percent of the Atlanta Braves. ...


Morgan was an extremely capable batter -- especially in clutch situations. While his lifetime average was only .271, he hit between .288 and .327 during his peak years with the Reds. Additionally, he drew many walks, resulting in a superb .392 on base percentage. He also hit 268 home runs and 545 doubles and triples, excellent power for a middle infielder of his era, and was considered by some the finest base stealer of his generation (689 steals at greater than 80% success rate). Besides his prowess at the plate and on the bases, Morgan was an exceptional infielder, and captured the Gold Glove Award from 1972 to 1976. In American baseball, the Rawlings Gold Glove Award, usually referred to simply as the Gold Glove, is the award annually given to the Major League player judged to be the most superior individual fielding performance at each position (in each league), as voted by the managers and coaches in each... The following are the events of the year 1972 that happened world-wide throughout the sport of baseball. ... This article is currently under construction // This year in baseball Events January 14 - Ted Turner completes the purchase of 100 percent of the Atlanta Braves. ...


After his career ended, he was inducted into the Cincinnati Reds Hall of Fame in 1987, and his jersey number 8 was retired. This article is currently under construction // This year in baseball Events January 14 - Catfish Hunter and Billy Williams are elected to the Hall of Fame by the Baseball Writers Association of America. ...


Later career

In 1980, he returned to Houston to help the young Astros win the NL West. The Astros then lost the National League Championship Series to the Philadelphia Phillies. Morgan went to the San Francisco Giants for the next two seasons. It was his home run in the last game of the 1982 season that eliminated the Dodgers from the division race. He won the 1982 Willie Mac Award for his spirit and leadership. Then, he went to the Phillies where he rejoined ex-teammates Pete Rose, and Tony Pérez. After losing to the Baltimore Orioles in the World Series, Morgan finished his career with the Oakland Athletics. This article is currently under construction // This year in baseball Events January 9 - Al Kaline and Duke Snider are elected to the Hall of Fame by the Baseball Writers Association of America. ... In Major League Baseball, the National League Western Division, or NL West, is one of three subdivisions of the National League. ... The 1980 National League Championship Series was played between the Philadelphia Phillies and the Houston Astros from October 7 to October 12. ... Major league affiliations National League (1883–present) East Division (1969–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 1, 14, 20, 32, 36, 42 Name Fightin Philadelphia Phillies (1884–present) Philadelphia Quakers (1883-1889) (Also referred to as Blue Jays 1943-1945 despite formal name remaining Phillies) Other nicknames The Phils, The Phightin... Major league affiliations National League (1883–present) West Division (1969–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers NY, NY, 3, 4, 11, 24, 27, 30, 36, 42, 44 Name San Francisco Giants (1958–present) New York Giants (1885–1957) New York Gothams (1883–1885) Other nicknames Jints, Gigantes, G-Men Ballpark AT... The following are the baseball events of the year 1982 throughout the world. ... Major league affiliations National League (1890–present) West Division (1969–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 1, 2, 4, 19, 20, 24, 32, 39, 42, 53 Name Los Angeles Dodgers (1958–present) Brooklyn Dodgers (1932-1957) Brooklyn Robins (1914-1931) Brooklyn Dodgers (1913) Brooklyn Trolley Dodgers (1911-1912) Brooklyn Superbas (1899... Willie McCovey The Willie Mac Award is named in honor of Willie McCovey. ... Peter Edward Pete Rose, Sr. ... Atanasio Pérez Rigal, better known as Tony Pérez (born May 14, 1942 in Ciego de Ávila, Cuba), is a former player in Major League Baseball. ... Major league affiliations American League (1901–present) East Division (1969–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 4, 5, 8, 20, 22, 33, 42 Name Baltimore Orioles (1954–present) St. ... Dates: October 11 – October 16 MVP: Rick Dempsey (Baltimore) Television: ABC Announcers: Al Michaels, Howard Cosell and Earl Weaver Umpires: Marty Springstead (AL), Ed Vargo (NL), Al Clark (AL), Frank Pulli (NL), Steve Palermo (AL), Dutch Rennert (NL) ALCS: Baltimore Orioles over Chicago White Sox (3-1) NLCS: Philadelphia Phillies... Major league affiliations American League (1901–present) West Division (1969–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 9, 27, 34, 42, 43, (As) Name Oakland Athletics (1968–present) Kansas City Athletics (1955-1967) Philadelphia Athletics (1901-1954) (Referred to as As) Other nicknames The As, The White Elephants, The...


In the New Bill James Historical Baseball Abstract, Bill James named Morgan the best second baseman in baseball history, ahead of #2 Eddie Collins and #3 Rogers Hornsby. He also named Morgan as the "greatest percentages player in baseball history," due to his strong fielding percentage, stolen base percentage, walk-to-strikeout ratio, and walks per plate appearance. That data was shown with the caveat that many players in baseball history could not be included in the formula due to lack of data. [1] George William “Bill” James (born October 5, 1949 in Holton, Kansas) is a baseball writer, historian and statistician whose work has been widely influential. ... Edward Trowbridge Collins Sr. ... Rogers Hornsby (April 27, 1896 in Winters, Texas - January 5, 1963 in Chicago, Illinois), nicknamed The Rajah, was a Major League Baseball second baseman and manager. ... In baseball statistics, walk-to-strikeout ratio (BB/K) is a measure of plate discipline and great knowledge of the strike zone. ...


In 1996, Ryne Sandberg came out of retirement and the next year broke Morgan's record for most home runs by a second baseman. Morgan was notably absent during Sandberg's Hall of Fame induction, leading to speculation that Morgan disapproved of the act. However, both former players have maintained a front of civility.[2] The following are the baseball events of the year 1996 throughout the world. ... Ryne Dee Sandberg (born September 18, 1959 in Spokane, Washington), nicknamed Ryno, is a former second baseman in Major League Baseball who spent nearly his entire career with the Chicago Cubs. ...


In 1999, Morgan ranked Number 60 on The Sporting News' list of the 100 Greatest Baseball Players, and was nominated as a finalist for the Major League Baseball All-Century Team. The following are the baseball events of the year 1999 throughout the world. ... The Sporting News (TSN) is an American-based sports newspaper. ... In 1999, MasterCard sponsored the Major League Baseball All-Century Team. ...


The Morgan-Concepción tandem at 4-6 is considered one of the best middle infield combos of all time.[3]


Broadcasting

Morgan started his broadcasting career in 1985 for the Cincinnati Reds. On September 11, 1985, Morgan along with his television broadcasting partner Ken Wilson were on hand to call Pete Rose's record breaking 4,192 career hit. A year later, Morgan started a nine year stint as an announcer for the San Francisco Giants. Morgan added one more local gig when he joined the Oakland Athletics' broadcasting team for the 1995 season. This article is currently under construction // This year in baseball Events January 7 - Outfielder Lou Brock and knuckleballer Hoyt Wilhelm are elected to the Hall of Fame by the Baseball Writers Association of America. ... is the 254th day of the year (255th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Ken Wilson is an American sportscaster and former play-by-play hockey announcer for the St. ... Peter Edward Pete Rose, Sr. ... This article is currently under construction // This year in baseball Events January 8 - Willie McCovey is the only player elected this year to the Hall of Fame by the Baseball Writers Association of America, and becomes the 16th player elected in his first year of eligibility. ... Major league affiliations National League (1883–present) West Division (1969–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers NY, NY, 3, 4, 11, 24, 27, 30, 36, 42, 44 Name San Francisco Giants (1958–present) New York Giants (1885–1957) New York Gothams (1883–1885) Other nicknames Jints, Gigantes, G-Men Ballpark AT... Major league affiliations American League (1901–present) West Division (1969–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 9, 27, 34, 42, 43, (As) Name Oakland Athletics (1968–present) Kansas City Athletics (1955-1967) Philadelphia Athletics (1901-1954) (Referred to as As) Other nicknames The As, The White Elephants, The...

From 1988-1989, Morgan served as an announcer for ABC where he helped announce Monday Night Baseball games, the 1988 American League Championship Series with Gary Bender and Reggie Jackson, and served as a field reporter for the 1989 World Series. Morgan was on the field at San Francisco's Candlestick Park alongside Hall of Famer Willie Mays the moment the Loma Prieta earthquake hit at 5:04 p.m. Major League Baseball on ABCs Wide World of Sports. ... This article is currently under construction // This year in baseball Events January 12 - Former Pittsburgh Pirates slugger Willie Stargell is the only player elected this year to the Hall of Fame by the Baseball Writers Association of America. ... 1989 in baseball - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia /**/ @import /skins-1. ... The American Broadcasting Company (ABC) operates television and radio networks in the United States and is also shown on basic cable in Canada. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... The 1988 American League Championship Series was a best-of-seven series that pitted the Eastern Division Champion Boston Red Sox against the Western Division Champion Oakland Athletics. ... Image:Garybenderheadshot. ... Reginald Martinez Reggie Jackson (born May 18, 1946), nicknamed Mr. ... Dates: October 14, 1989–October 28, 1989 MVP: Dave Stewart (Oakland) Television: ABC CBS Radio Network (Jack Buck, Johnny Bench and John Rooney Announcers: Al Michaels, Tim McCarver and Jim Palmer Umpires: Rich Garcia (AL), Paul Runge (NL), Al Clark (AL), Dutch Rennert (NL), Vic Voltaggio (AL), Eric Gregg (NL... San Francisco redirects here. ... Monster Park (colloquially Candlestick, after its original name of Candlestick Park, and sometimes just simply The Stick) is an outdoor sports and entertainment stadium located in San Francisco, California. ... The National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum, located at 62 Main Street in Cooperstown, New York, is a semi-official museum operated by private interests serving as the central point for the study of the history of baseball in the United States and beyond, the display of baseball-related... Willie Howard Mays, Jr. ... The Loma Prieta earthquake was a major earthquake affecting the greater San Francisco Bay Area of California. ...

From 1994-2000, Morgan teamed with Bob Costas and Bob Uecker to call baseball games on NBC. During this period, Morgan helped call three World Series (1995, 1997, and 1999 respectively) and four All-Star Games (1994, 1996, 1998, and 2000). Morgan had spent a previous (1986-1987) stint with NBC calling regional Game of the Week telecasts. An NBC Sports camera capturing the action at Dodger Stadium. ... The following are the events of the year 1994 that happened world-wide throughout the sport of baseball. ... The following are the baseball events of the year 2000 throughout the world. ... Robert Quinlan Costas (born March 22, 1952) is an American sportscaster, on the air for the NBC network since the early 1980s. ... Robert George Uecker ((IPA pronunciation: [], a homophone of the card game Euchre) (born January 26, 1935 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin) is an American former Major League Baseball player, later an award-winning sportscaster, comedian and actor. ... This article is about the television network. ... Dates October 21, 1995–October 28, 1995 MVP Tom Glavine (Atlanta) Television network ABC Games 1, 4, and 5, NBC Games 2, 3, and 6 Announcers ABC: Al Michaels, Jim Palmer, and Tim McCarver NBC: Bob Costas, Joe Morgan, and Bob Uecker Umpires Harry Wendelstedt (NL), Joe Brinkman (AL), Bruce... Dates October 18, 1997 – October 26, 1997 MVP Liván Hernández (Florida) Television network NBC Announcers Bob Costas, Joe Morgan and Bob Uecker Umpires Ed Montague (NL), Dale Ford (AL), Joe West (NL), Greg Kosc (AL), Randy Marsh (NL), Ken Kaiser (AL) The 1997 World Series is regarded as... Dates October 23, 1999–October 27, 1999 MVP Mariano Rivera (New York) Television network NBC Announcers Bob Costas and Joe Morgan Umpires Randy Marsh (NL), Derryl Cousins (AL), Gerry Davis (NL), Rocky Roe (AL), Steve Rippley (NL), Jim Joyce (AL) The 1999 World Series matched the defending champion New York... This article is currently under construction // This year in baseball Events January 8 - Willie McCovey is the only player elected this year to the Hall of Fame by the Baseball Writers Association of America, and becomes the 16th player elected in his first year of eligibility. ... This article is currently under construction // This year in baseball Events January 14 - Catfish Hunter and Billy Williams are elected to the Hall of Fame by the Baseball Writers Association of America. ... The Major League Baseball Game of the Week is the defacto title for over-the-air, nationally televised, coverage of regular season Major League Baseball games. ...

Currently, Morgan is a member of ESPN's lead baseball broadcast team alongside Jon Miller. Besides teaming with Miller for Sunday Night Baseball telecasts, Morgan has also teamed with Miller for World Series broadcasts on ESPN Radio. He is also a broadcaster in the MLB 2K series from 2K Sports. Although Joe Morgan's partnership with Jon Miller began in 1990, it wasn't the first time that Morgan associated himself with ESPN. From 1985-1988 Morgan called college baseball games for ESPN. During the 2006 MLB playoffs the network had Morgan, their lead baseball analyst, pull double duty by calling the first half of the Mets-Dodgers playoff game at Shea stadium before travelling across town to call the Yankees-Tigers night game at Yankee Stadium.[4] ESPN Major League Baseball is a promotion of Major League Baseball on ESPN and ESPN2, with simulcasts on ESPNHD or ESPN2HD. Major League Baseball on ESPN debuted on April 15, 1990 with Sunday Night Baseball, ESPN Major League Baseball is guaranteed to remain on air until 2013. ... Jon Miller (born October 11, 1951 in San Francisco, California) is an American sportscaster, known primarily for his broadcasts of Major League Baseball. ... Sunday Night Baseball is the Major League Baseball game of the week that is televised Sunday nights at 8 p. ... ESPN Radio is a national sports radio network based in the United States. ... Major League Baseball 2K6 or in short, MLB 2K6, is an MLB licensed baseball simualtion video game developed by Visual Concepts and published by 2K Sports. ... 2K Sports is a subsidiary of Take-Two Interactive Software, Inc. ... The following are the baseball events of the year 1990 throughout the world. ... College baseball is baseball as played on the intercollegiate level at institutions of higher education, predominantly in the United States. ...


Morgan won a CableACE award in 1990 and Emmy awards for sports analysis in 1998 and 2005. The CableACE Award was an award that was given from 1978 to 1997 to honor excellence in American cable television programing. ... The Sports Emmy Awards are Emmy Awards that are given away for coverage of sports from the previous calendar year. ...


Morgan and Moneyball

Joe Morgan is one of the more prominent critics of Billy Beane and the "Moneyball" sabermetric style of building teams which focuses on statistical analysis to evaluate player performance and value, even though he has not read Michael Lewis's book Moneyball.[5] Among Morgan's statements are that he has nothing to learn about baseball from a writer or statistician who has never played the sport as a professional, and that "[...] anytime you're trying to make statistics tell you who's gonna win the game, that's a bunch of geeks trying to play video games." William Lamar Billy Beane (born March 29, 1962 in Orlando, Florida) is a former Major League Baseball player and the current general manager of the Oakland Athletics. ... Moneyball: The Art of Winning an Unfair Game is a book by Michael M. Lewis in 2003 about the general manager of the Major League Baseball team Oakland Athletics, Billy Beane, and his teams approach to running the organization. ... Sabermetrics is the analysis of baseball through objective evidence, especially baseball statistics. ... Michael Lewis (born 1960, New Orleans, Louisiana) is an American contemporary non-fiction author. ... Moneyball: The Art of Winning an Unfair Game is a book by Michael M. Lewis in 2003 about the general manager of the Major League Baseball team Oakland Athletics, Billy Beane, and his teams approach to running the organization. ...


Career statistics

G AB R H BB 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS AVG OBP SLG
2649 9277 1650 2517 1865 449 96 268 1133 689 162 .271 .392 .427

See also

Gold Glove Awards for defensive excellence were introduced in 1957. ... The Bay Area Sports Hall of Fame honors sports figures who have made a significant impact in the San Francisco Bay Area. ... In the sport of baseball, a home run is the act of hitting the ball in such a manner, whether out of the park or in (see inside the park home run), that allows the batter to safely reach home and score in one play. ... Below is the list of Major League Baseball players who have reached the 2,000 hit milestone. ... It has been suggested that this article or section be merged with List of Major League Baseball all-time leaders in doubles. ... Below is the list of 295 Major League Baseball players who have reached the 1,000 Runs milestone. ... Below is the list of 252 Major League Baseball players who have reached the 1,000 RBI milestone. ... Below is the list of 36 Major League Baseball players who have reached the 500 stolen base milestone. ... This is a list of Major League Baseball leaders in career stolen bases. ... Major League Baseball recognizes runs scored champions in the American League and National League each season. ... Below is the list of 65 Major League Baseball players who have reached the 400 stolen base milestone. ...

References

  1. ^ Bill James, The New Bill James Historical Baseball Abstract (Washington: Simon & Shuster, 2001), 479-481.
  2. ^ http://www.azcentral.com/sports/columns/articles/0728onbaseball0728.html
  3. ^ battersbox.ca
  4. ^ http://www.courierpostonline.com/blogs/2006/10/joe-morgan-to-call-two-wednesday.html
  5. ^ Craggs, Tommy (2005-07-06). Say-It-Ain't-So Joe. SF Weekly. Retrieved on 2006-08-17.

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External links

  • Career statistics and player information from Baseball-Reference, or The Baseball Cube
  • baseballhalloffame.org – Hall of Fame biography page
  • San Francisco Chronicle - Joe Morgan's clutch homer knocked the Dodgers out of the pennant race on the final day of the 1982 season and made the Braves champions.

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