On September 19, 1943 Hall of Fame 2B Joe Morgan Is Born in Bonham, Texas, and raised in Oakland, California, Morgan was nicknamed “Little Joe” for his diminutive 5’7″ stature. He was a standout at Castlemont High School before being signed by the Houston Colt .45s as an amateur free agent in 1962.

One of the greatest second basemen in MLB history, Bill James considers him one of the smartest.

he was a solid player for the Colt’s but he came into his own after being traded to the Cincinnati Reds. He was a key member of the “Big Red Machine” Cincinnati Reds teams of the 1970s that won 2 World Series titles (1975-76).

Morgan won 2 NL MVP Awards (1975-76), was a 10X All-Star, and won 5 Gold Glove Awards. His uniform #8 is retired by the Reds. In his 22-year career (1963-1984), Morgan had 2517 hits, 268 HR, 689 SB (11th all-time), 1133 RBI, 1650 runs, 1865 BB (5th all-time), .271 BA, .392 OBP, .427 Slg., & .819 OPS.

Joe was inducted into the Hall of Fame in 1990 (81.8% on the 1st ballot).

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