Joe Leonard Morgan is an American former professional baseball second baseman who played Major League Baseball for the Houston Astros, Cincinnati Reds, San Francisco Giants, Philadelphia Phillies, and Oakland Athletics from 1963 to 1984. He won two World Series championships with the Reds in 1975 and 1976 and was also named the National League Most Valuable Player in each of those years. Considered one of the greatest second basemen of all-time, Morgan was inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1990. After retiring as an active player, Morgan became a baseball broadcaster for the Reds, Giants, and ESPN. He currently hosts a weekly nationally-syndicated radio show on Sports USA, while serving as a special advisor to the Reds.
About Joe Morgan
Hall of Fame second baseman and 10-time All-Star for the Houston Astros and Cincinnati Reds. He won World Series Championships in 1975 and 1976 as a member of the famous Big Red Machine in Cincinnati.
He earned the nickname Little Joe from being 5' 7".
After retiring from baseball, he became an analyst on ESPN.
He married Theresa Morgan in 1990 and he has four daughters, Angela, Ashley, Lisa and Kelly. His parents were Ollie and Leonard Morgan.
He was teammates with Pete Rose on the Cincinnati Reds.
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- Gold Glove Award winners