On November 1 , 1962 — Colt .45s sign 19-year-old infielder Joe Morgan as a free agent. Morgan relates in later years how few ballclubs were willing to give the 5-7 player a chance, deeming him too small to be a big-leaguer. Morgan made his major league debut in 1963, kicking off a 22-year Hall of Fame career.


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