EbeneNews – United States – Joe Morgan, Cincinnati Reds second baseman and heart of the 1970s ‘Big Red Machine’, dies at 77

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    Joe Morgan, the small powerhouse that ran Cincinnati’s « Big Red Machine » series in the mid-1970s, has died, a family spokesperson told The Associated Press

    Morgan died at his home in Danville, Calif., on the outskirts of San Francisco on Sunday, the family spokesperson said

    The Oakland native was named National League MVP in 1975 and 1976, leading Cincinnati to World Series titles in those two seasons

    He was inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1990, after a 22-season career with the 45-year-old Houston Colt, Reds, San Francisco Giants, Philadelphia Phillies and Oakland A

    The 10-time All-Star Game selection was a complete offensive force, hitting 268 home runs and stealing 689 goals He also had a keen eye for home plate, forcing pitchers to step it 1,865 times, which increased his career base percentage to 392

    Morgan was also a wizard on defense, winning five Gold Glove awards as his league’s best second baseman

    Morgan’s death comes less than a week after Hall of Fame New York Yankees pitcher Whitey Ford passed away at the age of 91

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    EbeneNews – United States – Joe Morgan, Cincinnati Reds second baseman and heart 1970s  » Big Red Machine, dies at 77


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