A report on Joe Morgan

Morgan with the Cincinnati Reds in 1977
Morgan at bat for the Giants in 1981.
Morgan in the Baseball Hall of Fame parade in 2011.

American professional baseball second baseman who played 22 seasons in Major League Baseball (MLB) for the Houston Colt .45s / Astros, Cincinnati Reds, San Francisco Giants, Philadelphia Phillies, and Oakland Athletics from 1963 to 1984.

- Joe Morgan

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Cincinnati Reds

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American professional baseball team based in Cincinnati.

American professional baseball team based in Cincinnati.

Cincinnati Reds baseball team in 1909
Hall of famer Edd Roush led Cincinnati to the 1919 World Series.
Ted Kluszewski (1953)
Crosley Field (pictured in 1969), the Reds' home stadium from 1912 to 1970
Riverfront Stadium (pictured in 1974), the home stadium of the Reds from 1970 to 2002
Pete Rose at bat in a game at Dodger Stadium during the 1970s
George Foster slugged 52 home runs in 1977, earning the NL MVP award.
Eric Davis in 1990
Opening day at Riverfront Stadium, 1995
Great American Ball Park, the Reds' home stadium since 2003
Ken Griffey Jr. played in his hometown of Cincinnati from 2000 to 2008.
Joey Votto, first baseman (2007–present)
Great American Ball Park opened in 2003 along the Ohio River.
Logo (1915–1919)
Scott Rolen wearing the current Reds away uniform, featuring classic lettering.
Barry Larkin playing in Riverfront Stadium in 1990
Frank Robinson
Eppa Rixey
Ernie Lombardi
The Ohio Cup trophy
Marty Brennaman, the Hall of Fame "voice of the Reds"

After the disastrous season (the only year in the decade in which the team finished with a losing record), the Reds reloaded by trading veterans Jimmy Stewart, May and Tommy Helms to the Houston Astros for Joe Morgan, César Gerónimo, Jack Billingham, Ed Armbrister, and Denis Menke.

Houston Astros

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American professional baseball team based in Houston.

American professional baseball team based in Houston.

1905 Houston Buffaloes team photo
Colt .45s uniform
Houston Astrodome Scoreboard pictured during a June 7, 1969 game between the Astros and Cardinals
The Astrodome in 1965
Hall of Famer Joe Morgan (1963–1971, 1980) was traded to Cincinnati following the 1971 season
Cesar Cedeno (1970–1981) is the franchise's all-time leader with 487 steals
José Cruz (1975–1987), his #25 was retired by Houston
Astros starting pitcher Nolan Ryan in 1983
Mike Scott won the 1986 NL Cy Young Award and NLCS MVP
Final Astros regular season game in the Astrodome on October 3, 1999
The Astros moved into Minute Maid Park in 2000
2005 National League championship banner at Minute Maid Park
Astros' outfielder Orlando Palmeiro, 2007
Astros second baseman José Altuve in 2014
Many buildings in the skyline of Downtown Houston participated in cheering for the Astros during the 2017 World Series.
The Houston Astros began wearing this patch during the 2017 season as the Houston area recovered from the destruction caused by Hurricane Harvey.
2017 World Series MVP - George Springer
The 2017 team at the White House with President Donald Trump, March 2018
Justin Verlander, 2019 AL Cy Young Award winner
Jeff Bagwell (1991–2005), Hall of Famer
Craig Biggio (1988–2007), Hall of Famer
Lance Berkman (1999–2010)
Orbit, Houston Astros mascot from 1990 to 1999, 2013–present

Jimmy Wynn, Rusty Staub, and Joe Morgan all made their major league debuts in the 1963 season.

Costas in 2016

Bob Costas

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American sportscaster who is known for his long tenure with NBC Sports, from 1980 through 2019.

American sportscaster who is known for his long tenure with NBC Sports, from 1980 through 2019.

Costas in 2016
Costas and Jill Sutton at the 2014 Miami International Film Festival

For baseball telecasts, Costas teamed with Sal Bando (1982), Tony Kubek (from 1983 to 1989), and Joe Morgan and Bob Uecker (from 1994 to 2000).

Armbrister in 1975

Ed Armbrister

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Bahamian professional baseball player.

Bahamian professional baseball player.

Armbrister in 1975

He was included in a blockbuster trade on November 29, 1971, when the Cincinnati Reds acquired him from the Houston Astros along with Jack Billingham, Cesar Geronimo, Denis Menke, and Joe Morgan, in exchange for Lee May, Tommy Helms, and Jimmy Stewart.

Tommy Helms

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American former professional baseball player and manager.

American former professional baseball player and manager.

On November 29, 1971, Helms was part of a blockbuster trade that brought Joe Morgan, Denis Menke, César Gerónimo, Ed Armbrister and Jack Billingham from the Houston Astros for Helms, Lee May and Jimmy Stewart.

Rose in 2008

Pete Rose

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American former professional baseball player and manager.

American former professional baseball player and manager.

Rose in 2008
Rose walks onto the field at Shea Stadium with the Cincinnati Reds in 1976

During the fifth inning of Game 3 of the series, Rose was on first base when Joe Morgan hit a double play ball to Mets first baseman John Milner.

Denis Menke

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Professional baseball infielder and coach.

Professional baseball infielder and coach.

Along with Menke, the Reds received future Hall of Fame second baseman Joe Morgan, starting pitcher Jack Billingham, center fielder César Gerónimo and utility outfielder Ed Armbrister, while the Astros received second baseman Tommy Helms, first baseman Lee May and utility infielder Jimmy Stewart.

Pete Rose pictured during the Big Red Machine era

Big Red Machine

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Nickname for the Cincinnati Reds baseball team that dominated the National League from 1970 to 1979 and is widely recognized as being among the best in baseball history.

Nickname for the Cincinnati Reds baseball team that dominated the National League from 1970 to 1979 and is widely recognized as being among the best in baseball history.

Pete Rose pictured during the Big Red Machine era
Riverfront Stadium, where the Reds played during the 1970s

Rookie and future-Hall of Fame manager Sparky Anderson headed the Big Red Machine, which at its peak featured Pete Rose, Johnny Bench, Joe Morgan and Tony Pérez, and was supported by Dave Concepción, George Foster, César Gerónimo and Ken Griffey, Sr. The Cincinnati Reds of the 1970s garnered more World Series appearances than any other team during that decade, and compiled an overall record of 953 wins and 657 losses.

The Baseball Network title card

The Baseball Network

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American short-lived television broadcasting joint venture between ABC, NBC and Major League Baseball .

American short-lived television broadcasting joint venture between ABC, NBC and Major League Baseball .

The Baseball Network title card
The list of dates for Baseball Night in America on ABC and NBC respectively for the 1994   and 1995  seasons.

The NBC broadcast team consisted of Bob Costas on play-by-play, with Joe Morgan and Bob Uecker as analysts.

Major League Baseball on ABC logo circa 1989.

Major League Baseball on ABC

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De facto title of a program that televises Major League Baseball games on ABC.

De facto title of a program that televises Major League Baseball games on ABC.

Major League Baseball on ABC logo circa 1989.

Bender worked the backup Monday Night Baseball broadcasts (with Tim McCarver in 1987 and Joe Morgan in 1988) as well as serving as a field reporter for ABC's 1987 World Series coverage.