Joe Morgan

Birthdate9/19/1943
Death Date10/11/2020
Debut Year1963
Year of Induction1990
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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Original 1962 Colt .45s press release announcing the signing of 19-year old Joe Morgan

Original 1962 Colt .45s press release announcing the signing of 19-year old Joe Morgan

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
Autographed Joe Morgan rookie card

Autographed Joe Morgan rookie card

After signing with the Colt .45s, Joe Morgan would play 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. Shown here is Morgan’s rookie card autographed by
The Big Red Machine goes to Japan -- Joe Morgan's Japanese Visa application for the trip

The Big Red Machine goes to Japan -- Joe Morgan's Japanese Visa application for the trip

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
1968 Topps Joe Morgan autographed baseball card

1968 Topps Joe Morgan autographed baseball card

Joe Morgan was still with Houston when this card came out in 1968. The Astros would trade Little Joe to Cincinnati as part of an eight-player deal in November, 1971. Morgan went on on appear in eight straight All Star games as a Red, capping it off with back-to-back regular season MVP awards and Wor

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