Joe Morgan

Joe Morgan
Birthdate 9/19/1943
Death Date 10/11/2020
Debut Year 1963
Year of Induction 1990
Teams Astros, Athletics, Colt 45s, Giants, Phillies, Reds
Position Second Base

Joe Morgan experienced the pinnacle of his career in 1975 and 1976 when he won back-to-back NL MVP Awards and World Series titles.

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The Houston Colt .45s signed 19-year old Joe Morgan in 1962

The Houston Colt .45s signed 19-year old Joe Morgan in 1962

Joe Morgan’s professional career started when he signed on with the Houston Colt .45s in November, 1962. In the collection is the team’s press release announcing the signing of the future Hall of Fame second baseman. Having just completed their first year of competition in the National L
Mogan played more seasons in Houston (10) than Cincinnati (8)

Mogan played more seasons in Houston (10) than Cincinnati (8)

After signing with the Colt .45s, Joe Morgan played parts of two seasons in the minors before coming up to Houston to stay in 1965. Morgan’s first nine big league seasons were in Houston, two when they were the Colt .45s. He also played for the Astros for the 1980 season after leaving the Reds
Knee problems caused Morgan to miss all but 10 games in '68

Knee problems caused Morgan to miss all but 10 games in '68

Joe Morgan was still with Houston when this card came out in 1968. Ligament damage in his left knee limited the second baseman just ten games that season. The Astros traded Little Joe to Cincinnati as part of an eight-player deal in November, 1971. Morgan went on on appear in eight straight All Star
Morgan and Cincinnati's Big Red Machine toured Japan after the '78 season

Morgan and Cincinnati's Big Red Machine toured Japan after the '78 season

The 1978 Reds team won 92 games, finishing 2 1/2 in back of the Dodgers. At the conclusion of the season the squad went on a goodwill tour to Japan. In the collection is the “Visa Application Form to Enter Japan” for Cincinnati second baseman Joe Morgan. The document shows October 26, 19
Joe Morgan's induction into the Baseball Hall of Fame came on August 5, 1990

Joe Morgan's induction into the Baseball Hall of Fame came on August 5, 1990

Heading into the first year of the 1990s, only 25 men reached the Baseball Hall of Fame their first time on the ballot. That summer two more baseball legends were added to the list, 3-time Cy Young Award winner and 8-time 20-game winner Jim Palmer and ten-time All Star, five-time Gold Glover, and tw

One response to “Joe Morgan”

  1. joseph boyer says:

    Did you know Pete Rose should be in the HOF………………………..now that’s a crime. Check his stats……………………….For A few bets on baseball, his team and others. And what did the Astros get. No player suspensions and Managers out of baseball for a year. Now that’s a crime. Manfred and baseball should be ashamed.

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