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Castlemont High School where Joe Morgan studied.
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California State University where Joe Morgan received a Bachelor of Arts degree.
The Gold Glove Award that Joe Morgan received in 1976.
Joe Morgan in 1960s.
Joe Morgan plays for the Houston Astros.
Joe Morgan plays for the Oakland Athletics.
Johnny Bench and Joe Morgan.
Joe Morgan in 1970s.
Joe Morgan as a broadcaster for ESPN-TV.
Former Cincinnati Reds players Pete Rose, Barry Larkin, Joe Morgan and Johnny Bench walk on the field prior to the 86th MLB All-Star Game at the Great American Ball Park on July 14, 2015 in Cincinnati, Ohio.
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Joe Morgan attended Castlemont High School before being signed by the Houston Colt .45s as an amateur free agent in 1962.
Joe Morgan studied at California State University where he received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Physical Education, in 1990.
Joe Morgan started his career as a baseball player in 1962 when he joined the Houston Colt .45s as an amateur free agent. From 1962 to 1971, he played ten seasons for the Astros and established himself as both an accomplished fielder and a formidable hitter, and he twice represented the team as an All Star. However, in 1972, Morgan was traded to the Cincinnati Reds team. After that, the team became known as the “Big Red Machine,” and it readily established itself as the premier team in the National League. In 1981, Morgan joined the San Francisco Giants and played two seasons with this team before joining the Philadelphia Phillies. He finished his career as a baseball player with the Oakland Athletics in 1984.
In 1985 he began providing commentary for college games broadcast by ESPN-TV, and in 1986 he became an announcer for San Francisco Giants games. He worked as ESPN’s college broadcasts until 1988 and then became a broadcaster at the American Broadcasting Company where he worked until 1989. He helped announce Monday Night and Thursday Night Baseball games. From 1994 to 2000 Morgan worked as a broadcaster at the National Broadcasting Company. He called the Little League World Series Championship with Brent Musburger and Orel Hershiser on ABC in 2006. He was also a broadcaster in the MLB 2K series from 2K Sports.
Joe Morgan wrote his first book Baseball my way in 1976. In 1999 he teamed with Richard Lally to write Long Balls, No Strikes: What Baseball Must Do to Keep the Good Times Rolling. He also wrote Joe Morgan: A Life in Baseball and Baseball For Dummies.
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"I take my vote as a salute to the little guy, the one who doesn't hit 500 home runs. I was one of the guys that did all they could to win. I'm proud of my stats, but I don't think I ever got on for."
"I don't see myself as a Larry King or somebody. When you do interviews, sometimes it turns to interrogations. I'm more of a conversationalist, not throwing hardball questions."
Joe Morgan married Gloria Morgan. In 1988, Joe and Gloria divorced and in 1990 Joe Morgan married Theresa Morgan. The marriage produced four daughters.