Sep. 19th, 1943
Bonham, Texas, USA
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Joe Morgan played major league baseball for 22 seasons. Spending time with the Houston Colt .45's/Astros, Cincinnati Reds, Philadelphia Phillies, and Oakland A's. A two-time National League Most Valuable Player, Joe was part of Cincinnati's famous "Big Red Machine" in the 1970s. He was elected to the Hall of Fame in 1990. Joe is currently lead baseball analyst for ESPN's Sunday Night Baseball.
- Made major league debut on 21 September 1963.
- Cincinnati Reds Career On Base Percentage Leader (.415).
- The only second baseman to win consecutive MVPs (1975 and 1976).
- Member of 1972 National League Champion Cincinnati Reds team. Member of 1973 and 1979 National League Western Division Champion Cincinnati Reds teams. Member of 1975 and 1976 World Series Champion Cincinnati Reds teams. Member of 1980 National League Western Division Champion Houston Astros team. Member of 1983 National League Champion Philadelphia Phillies team.
- He used to flap his arm so as to keep him in the proper batting stance.
- A tough clutch hitter, he delivered a couple of game-winning hits for the Reds in the 1975 World Series. He won Game 2 with a bases-loaded single in the bottom of the tenth and the deciding Game 7 with a bloop single in the ninth.
- At the time of his retirement, he held the record for most homeruns by a second baseman (since broken by Ryne Sandberg in 1997).
- His number was retired by the Reds in 1998.
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