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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