Baseball Hall of Famer, Former Phillie Joe Morgan dies at 77
While Joe Morgan will be remembered for his time with the "Big Red Machine" Cincinnati Reds teams, he did have a memorable season with the Philadelphia Phillies.
Morgan passed away on Monday at the age of 77.
The Hall-of-Fame second baseman was a member of the 1983 N.L. Champions and hit two home runs in the 1983 World Series as the Phillies lost in five games to Baltimore, and tripled in his final at-bat.
During his one season with the Phillies he hit .230 with 16 home runs, 59 RBI and 18 stolen bases.
Here the Phillies statement from the passing on Morgan:
Morgan was inducted into baseball’s Hall of Fame in 1990.
After his playing career, he spent years as an announcer for ESPN's Sunday Night baseball and other network games.
In a 22-year career, Morgan scored 1,650 runs, stole 689 bases, hit 268 homers and batted .271. He was a two-time NL Most Valuable Player, a 10-time All-Star and won five Gold Gloves.
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