Tommy Helms

American former professional baseball player and manager.

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Joe Morgan

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

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.

Power-hitting Lee May, All-Star second baseman Tommy Helms, and outfielder/pinch hitter Jimmy Stewart went to the Astros.

Second baseman

Fielding position in the infield, between second and first base.

The position of the second baseman
Nap Lajoie was the first second baseman to be inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame.
Cover of a 1905 how-to booklet

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Cincinnati Reds

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"

Starting in the early 1960s, the Reds' farm system began producing a series of stars, including Jim Maloney (the Reds' pitching ace of the 1960s), Pete Rose, Tony Pérez, Johnny Bench, Lee May, Tommy Helms, Bernie Carbo, Hal McRae, Dave Concepción, and Gary Nolan.

Phil Garner

American former professional baseball player and manager.

Garner with the Astros in 2006

Before the 1977 season, the Athletics traded Garner, Chris Batton, and Tommy Helms to the Pittsburgh Pirates for Tony Armas, Rick Langford, Doug Bair, Dave Giusti, Doc Medich, and Mitchell Page.

Houston Astros

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

Houston sent second baseman Joe Morgan, infielder Denis Menke, pitcher Jack Billingham, outfielder César Gerónimo and prospect Ed Armbrister to Cincinnati for first baseman Lee May, second baseman Tommy Helms and infielder Jimmy Stewart.

Tony Armas

Venezuelan former professional baseball player.

During spring training in, Armas, Doug Bair, Dave Giusti, Rick Langford, Doc Medich and Mitchell Page were dealt to the Oakland Athletics in exchange for Chris Batton, Phil Garner and Tommy Helms.

1970 World Series

The championship series of Major League Baseball's 1970 season.

Brooks Robinson
Boog Powell
Brooks Robinson
Dave McNally
Lee May
Merv Rettenmund

The Reds had Bernie Carbo on third and Tommy Helms on first when Ty Cline, batting for Woody Woodward, hit a high chopper in front of the plate.

Denis Menke

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.

Doug Bair

American former professional baseball pitcher.

Bair in 2006

On March 15, 1977, Bair, Tony Armas, Dave Giusti, Rick Langford, Doc Medich, and Mitchell Page were traded to the Oakland Athletics for Chris Batton, Phil Garner, and Tommy Helms.

Lee May

American professional baseball player and coach.

May at bat in 1977 as a member of the Baltimore Orioles.

Teammate Tommy Helms nicknamed May "The Big Bopper from Birmingham" which later was shortened to "The Big Bopper."